This award-winning DVD showcases Edgar Cruz’s notorious solo guitar arrangement of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. Also includes solo fingerstyle renditions of We Are The Champions, Killer Queen and Crazy Little Thing Called Love which are performed and then taught in great detail. Edgar demonstrates the process he uses to distill the essence of these rock classics with all of their familiar harmonies and orchestrations onto a single guitar. He covers all the techniques necessary to execute the difficult passages, and simplified variations are presented to make the arrangements accessible to students of many levels.
Learn how to construct compelling fingerstyle blues performances. Nicolo Paganini and Robert Johnson sold their souls to the devil. That’s a pretty high price to pay to master one’s instrument. We can certainly sympathize with their urgency because who wants to spend twenty or more years shedding day and night? Who has that kind of time any more? So hey, to each his own.
Fingerstyle Funk will completely overhaul your thinking of what can be played with ten fingers and six strings. With your faithful fingerstyle guru at your side, Jamsire Ernoir (aka Ernie Jackson), will teach you how to create insane grooves, layer chords over the groove, and play a melody over the top - and then play it all at the same time.
The blues has always been spiced with suggestive metaphors. This collection of bawdy blues songs celebrates the off-color blues repertoire. Fred shows you how to accompany yourself singing the songs, and how to fingerpick an instrumental version of each one. His easy-going instructional style, his tips on playing the arrangements, and his slowed-down, split-screen performances of each tune make learning easy. All the arrangements are written out in tab and music as well.