One of the qualities that attracts all of us to the guitar is the virtually infinite range of styles and techniques that are possible on the instrument. Having a grasp on a wide variety of styles and techniques not only broadens your musicality, it opens the door to many more playing opportunities with other musicians. You'll gain more clarity on the instrument overall and expressing yourself on it will become a richer experience. The video guitar lessons in this core course will diversify your skill set and help take your playing to the next level.
Play Acoustic Guitar 9: Advanced Style Variations is organized into 4 sections. In the first section, Fareed Haque presents bossa nova rhythm patterns and études. In the second section, Tony McManus presents key techniques and harmonic considerations for performing Celtic music on guitar. Renier Voet passes on essential gypsy jazz techniques and vocabulary in Section 3, and Alonzo Pennington wraps things up in the fourth and final section with some good ole Kentucky thumbpicking.
When you've completed the lessons here in Advanced Style Variations, you'll find more lessons focused on variations in Advanced Style Diversity, also a Play Acoustic Guitar 9 core course.
The educators demonstrate all of the key examples over jam tracks (where and when applicable) to simulate a real-world application, in a musical context. Key examples are also tabbed and notated for your practice, reference and study purposes. Take as much time as you need to work through each video guitar lesson before moving on to the next lesson. If you want to dig deeper or wider into any of the topics covered in this core course, check out the rest of the courses in the Acoustic Learning Path where you'll find more examples, techniques and insight from top TrueFire educators. Grab your guitar and let's get started!