Al Petteway: Celtic Instrumentals For Fingerstyle Guitar DVD 1
Jan 06 2014
Al Petteway – Celtic Instrumentals For Fingerstyle Guitar #1 DADGAD Tuning. Learn to play in DADGAD, the popular guitar tuning that gives many Celtic and British Isles instrumentals their special beauty and power. Al Petteway shows you how to play exquisite arrangements using droning bass notes, slides, bends, trills and other guitar tricks to imitate the haunting sounds of harps and pipes.
This wonderful lesson by one of today’s most admired fingerstyle players is filled with invaluable insights into playing in Celtic style, from strongly syncopated rhythm strokes to the ringing, harp-like sounds of “cross-string” picking. You’ll learn to locate the notes and chords in DADGAD, and how to use the capo to utilize open strings in different keys. Al explains how to play the modal scales that feature strongly in this kind of music, which allow you to improvise within the genre, and he provides important exercises for gaining maximum fluidity in all of your guitar playing.
Best of all, you’ll learn to take traditional tunes and make them unique to your own style and abilities. Al teaches five beautiful pieces from his vast repertoire including “Sligo Creek,” “Rise Up My Love,” “New Year’s Day,” “On Christmas Night” (a medley) and “Chesapeake.”
Guitarist Al Petteway is one of the world’s most accomplished fingerstyle soloists and accompanists. His signature sound is featured regularly on NPR and on more than forty recordings by internationally-known artists in the Celtic and Contemporary Folk world. His skills as an instrumentalist and composer have won him numerous awards, including the top honors of Artist of the Year and Musician of the Year from the Washington Area Music Association. Al’s Celtic-inspired original and traditional instrumentals can be heard on his many solo albums from Maggie’s Music as well as on the label’s collaborative effort “A Scottish Christmas.”
Running time: 70 min
Video: MPEG-2 720×480 (NTSC) 4:3
Audio: LPCM 2ch 48kHz 16bit
Booklet: Yes (PDF)
Size: 3.7 Gb