Sounding Good on One Guitar (11/2017)
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"So many useful tips in this one volume: the 'finger placement rule,' alternate approaches for troublesome chords, finger-picking patterns, walking bass, 'color chords,' and lots of inspiration. Rick has done a wonderful job of pulling all these elements together into one finger-friendly book."
Rick's new guitar instruction manual draws on his many years experience, having developed a versatile finger-style guitar technique to accompany himself in music styles from folk to standards and jazz.
This book can be used by a beginner, because the basics are covered, but will prove useful to any player along the beginner to advanced intermediate spectrum. It's rich in diagrams and fingering details, and covers a myriad of techniques and styles, with hints that will prove useful as the player develop and refine his own playing skills.
Of particular interest are Rick's discussions of different ways to fret certain chords, and the advantages he has found in playing one way versus another. For many players, it isn't always obvious when one fingering will allow easier chords changes than another.
For many of the techniques and progressions, Rick suggests a song where it fits or a You Tube video where a well known preformer is using it. At the end of the book he includes a list of songs — including Kingston Trio songs — where you can use the techniques that he has covered.
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