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Fingerstyle Guitar (DVD)  

Mark Hanson

Mark designed this DVD to get you started with several popular fingerpicking patterns. After a review of necessary chords and hand positions, he has you picking with the thumb and three fingers in no time at all! You'll learn several instrumentals composed especially for this video that highlight various picking patterns and beautiful, easy-to-play chords.

Mark's composition "Canyon Canon," with its luscious harmonies and flowing melody, is destined to be a fingerstyle classic: a lovely tune that is really easy to play. Mark also provides considerable insight into "Travis Picking," the alternating-bass style of fingerpicking that is so popular in so many styles of guitar music.

With its wealth of advice, insights, and fun tunes, this informative DVD is a great introduction to the fascinating world of fingerstyle guitar!

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Canyon Canon - plays on NPR! Duet version recorded on The Power of Two
The Blues