Martin Carthy – British Fingerstyle Guitar

Feb 12 2016

Martin Carthy – British Fingerstyle Guitar

Martin Carthy has forged his own personal and unusual approach to fingerstyle guitar. Musician Magazine recently cited him as one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of the 20th Century. He has developed his own tunings and right hand techniques to enable him to play British traditional folk music. This body of music is rooted in a vocal tradition of hundreds of years as well as a strong dance culture. It is not bound by any time or bar structure. The guitarist must find ways to explore, reinforce, accent and embellish these melodies.
Martin has successfully done this with the C G C D G A tuning. He plays with a heavy percussive attack reminiscent of a country bluesman and the gritty rhythm of a diatonic accordion player. He has a unique sense of phrasing and a strong emotional and atmospheric feel for his music.
In this video lesson, Martin explains in detail his playing techniques and style for seven of his most popular arrangements:

  • Old Tom of Oxford
  • The Heroes of St Valery
  • The Siege of Delhi
  • La Cardeuse
  • McVeagh
  • The Harry Lime Theme
  • Seven Yellow Gypsies


Language: English
Year: 1993
Country: USA
Running time: 00:55:21
Quality: DVD5
Video: MPEG2 NTSC 4:3 (720×480) VBR
Audio: AC3, 2/0 ch, 192Kbps
Booklet: Yes (PDF)
Size: 3.3 Gb

Martin Carthy - British Fingerstyle Guitar

Martin Carthy – British Fingerstyle Guitar

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  1. flyingpoet /

    Thank you my friend

  2. ucapass /

    very interesting, thank’s a lot Admin

  3. MatheusLellis /

    Dude, srsly, it’s very helpful, but since it’s a music lesson, it doesn’t need to be 4gb, the quality is low, that means that there a ton of others videos and lessons with 1h or more with much less space

  4. papaver /

    Thank you very much :-)

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