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The Smooth Guitar course teaches 5 key techniques for advancing as an acoustic fingerstyle guitarist. These techniques free both hands and allow you to unlock open tunings to write more expressive and memorable music. The course teaches 5 tunes to demonstrate the techniques, and provides tablature and performance of 7 challenging pieces.
The techniques are:
The DAAEAE tuning is used to demonstrate a universal approach to any new tuning. The rational for note selection and chord construction is described with accompanying chord and scale charts.
The course is designed to open doors to new techniques and ideas. For anyone looking for new challenges on the guitar, a fresh approach to song-writing and technical advancement, this course is ideal.
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|Section 1: Skills and Setup|
Chords and Scales for DAAEAE TuningPreview
|Lecture 2||28 pages|
This is the tablature PDF for the tunes in this course. Also included are 2 bonus tunes.
Basics of the DAAEAE tuning and use of the capo.
This lecture introduces the 5 key techniques: Cascade Picking, Celtic Ornamentation, Partial Barre Chords, Percussive Thuds and Nail Strum/Pick Combinations
|Section 2: Tune Breakdowns and Performance|
Little Harbour - Lesson
Shallow Sea - Lesson
Swim - Lesson
Dagger Woods - LessonPreview
Small Saturday - LessonPreview
|Section 3: Bonus|
The Laure Williams Guitar
"...one of the best steel string players in the world"
Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine - USA
Simon Fox is a unique voice in the acoustic guitar world. With a fluid and dynamic style, Simon brings elements of Celtic and Bluegrass music to his own melodic approach to the steel-string guitar.
Australian born, Simon is currently based in Vancouver Canada. A regular performer at folk festivals in Australia and Canada, Simon's performance is a rare blend of uplifting melodies, dark aires and a tinge of blues delivered always with a wry sense of humour.
In 2015 Simon released his 4th album "Shallow Sea" and his previous 3 albums have featured on Australian television programs, a Mel Bay instructional publication, 2 DVDs and a collection of guitar tablature. Simon teaches his approach to the guitar at festival workshops and to many students around the world online.