world class guitarist and composer, presents Innovations for Acoustic
Guitar, an intensive study program designed for intermediate and advanced students of fingerstyle guitar.
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Innovations for Acoustic Guitar
will strengthen your fingerstyle technique, enhance your performance and
presentation of material, and spark innovative composition and arranging.
educational pedigree includes classical training at DePaul University and
intensive study with classical virtuoso Christopher Parkening and Nashville
legend Chet Atkins. Muriel is also the first
woman to have won the National Finger Picking Guitar Championship and today
travels the globe performing original compositions and
displaying impeccable technique to standing-room-only audiences.
Using her own
compositions as examples, Innovations for Acoustic Guitar reveals a
variety of Muriel's signature techniques and approaches for coming up with
new ideas and fresh approaches for composition, arrangement and performance.
Students will work on the following:
- approach the process of composing music, developing a theme and playing
Mister Chester -
work on phrasing and connecting notes in a rhythmic tune in the style of
Two Shores - explore
many different harmonic techniques with both Irish and Cuban influences and
A Baker's Dozen -
get a solid grip on 13/8 time, very common in Bulgarian folk music.
Medley - learn to imitate the sounds of a banjo, mandolin, bass and entire bluegrass band on guitar.
for Acoustic Guitar is optimized for intermediate to advanced
players and is presented on interactive software and DVD. It features
20 full-length video lessons, text overviews, practice tracks, standard
notation and interactive Power Tab so you can "see" and "hear" the tab and
notation played out at any tempo. TrueFire's video lesson player features
zoom, frame advance, looping and other handy controls.