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How to Arrange Fingerstyle Guitar Solos (DVD)  

Mark Hanson

Grammy Award-winning guitarist and acclaimed author Mark Hanson demonstrates his arranging process for fingerstyle solo guitar, with the express purpose of teaching you to arrange your own solos! He won a Grammy for his arranging and playing contributions to the Henry Mancini Pink Guitar recording. Mark teaches you how to choose a key, a tuning, a style, and how to incorporate walking bass lines, tapping, meter and mode changes, modulation, cascading harmonics and much more into your arrangements. Mark arranges each of five famous tunes at varying levels of complexity, from easy to advanced. Fingerpickers at every technical level will learn much from this skilled and experienced player/teacher.

Special Features: Ear Training Segment; Transposition Chart; Fingerstyle Technique Overview; Notation and Tab in PDF Format on Disc; Over 100 Tunes listed with suggested keys to use for arrangements, and Much More!

ALSO AVAILABLE: We also offer a printed score of the PDF files that are on this DVD as a separate product. Visit the Arrange Fingerstyle Guitar Solos Printed Score page in our Notation & Tablature section for more details.

This book and CD thoroughly describe the intermediate-to-advanced picking techniques associated with some of today's greatest fingerpicking professionals. There are fourteen solo instrumentals: originals and arrangements from Mark Hanson, plus pieces from John Renbourn and Martin Simpson. All exercises and tunes are played at half- and full- speed on the CD. You'll be able to add hot techniques and pieces to your repertoire with this package.

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When the Saints Go Marching In
Oh, Susannah!
Plaisir d'Amour
Beethoven's Ode to Joy
Joy to the World