Fred Sokolow – Music Of Paul Simon

Apr 09 2021

Fred Sokolow – Music Of Paul Simon

Music Of Paul Simon Arranged for Fingerstyle Guitar. Learn how to play and sing nine classic Paul Simon tunes from start to finish. You will learn how to fingerpick backup arrangements while singing. You will Learn how to play instrumental solos and how to begin and end each song. While studying Freds arrangements of these Paul Simon hits you will also learn a lot about fingerpicking: backup patterns, soloing ideas and various chord positions. Each song is played at regular speed and then slowed down with a split-screen. That gives you a close-up look at the picking as well as chording hand. All the Arrangements are clearly written out in tab and music in the accompanying booklet along with lead sheets and lyrics.
Each of these instructional DVDs offers a good solid hour of insight into covering the tunes of their respective subjects. Both are taught by Fred Sokolow, an experienced, low-key instructor with a sense of humor. He chooses songs from varied periods of Simon’s and Dylan’s careers. Sokolow shows how to pick patterns while singing as well as how to create instrumental solos, and ideas for beginning and finishing each song. The patterns are clearly demonstrated on screen and there is accompanying written tab and notation.
This, along with some of his other artist DVDs is well made, well produced, and from a teacher who is not only a gifted player (they all are) but possesses the gift of teaching. He is able to anticipate student struggles, as well as breaks down the information in small portions, with the step forward, review, step forward like pattern that good instructors use.

Songs include:

  • The Boxer
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water
  • American Tune
  • Mrs. Robinson
  • Scarborough Fair
  • Hearts and Bones
  • Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard
  • 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)
  • Mother and Child Reunion


Language: English
Year: 2004
Running time: 90 min
Quality: DVD5
Video: MPG2, 720×480, 30.0fps
Audio: AC-3, 256.0kbps, 48.0kHz 32bit, 2 ch
Booklet: Yes (PDF)
Size: 3.49 Gb

Fred Sokolow - Music Of Paul Simon

Fred Sokolow – Music Of Paul Simon


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One comment

  1. ari albeniz /

    Cool !!!
    this is what I’m looking for
    many thanx!

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