The polyphonic, melodic and rhythmic
characteristics of guitar supply a never-ending source of inspiration,
creativity and invention. Triggering the creative process, however, is
not easy -- we’ve all experienced the guitarist’s equivalent of “writer's
block” in all aspects of our playing.
If your creative juices have been a little drippy
lately, rejoice because your fix is in hand. Fingerscapes’ rut-busting,
invigorating curriculum will cure all that ails your originality.
Fingerscapes is a cerebral course of study
for guitarists across all
styles. For the left brain; a palette
of tools and techniques for
creativity. For the
right brain; an “imaginarium”
to stimulate invention.
Fingerscapes is also chock-full of paradoxes. You’ll learn fingerstyle
moves, but this is not necessarily a fingerstyle course – flatpickers
are more than welcome. You’ll work with open tunings, but this is not an
open tuning course. You’ll learn how to compose original tunes, but no
harmony and theory here. The entire curriculum is presented on acoustic
guitar, but feel free to
plug-in the electric, pump up
the volume and wail away.
Fingerscapes tour guide, Richard Gilewitz is widely respected as one
of the most graceful fingerstyle guitarists on the contemporary scene.
Gilewitz has collaborated and appeared in concert with the likes of John
Renbourn, Mose Allison, John Fahey, Leo Kottke, Adrian Legg, The Little
River Band, Taj Mahal, John Hammond, Rory Block and Jorma Kaukonen.
Richard is also an excellent
instructor with an innovative approach for communicating and
demonstrating conceptual approaches for guitar-centric composition,
improvisation and performance.
During your Fingerscapes
adventures, you’ll play your way through a variety of motifs and
“grooves” to learn how to develop your own twists, turns and original
inventions. You’ll develop your creations in multiple tunings,
spanning open G, C, and D – as well as Drop D and standard.
You’ll discover how to push yourself out of
the comfort zone and propel
yourself to the creative zone.
You’ll learn how to texturize and colorize
your compositions and improvisations using techniques such as note
accenting (for vivid 3-D
effects), right-hand arpeggiated patterns, finger pairings, pinch
patterns, hammer-ons, rolls,
pull-offs and alternating bass styles. You’ll even learn a little
slide to spice up your Fingerscapes.
Rejuvenate with Fingerscapes!
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optimized for intermediate to advanced players, presented across 2
interactive video software CD-ROMs (Windows and Mac compatible), features 40
full-length video lessons, text overviews, standard
notation and interactive Power Tab so you can "see" and "hear" the tab and
notation played out at any tempo without changing pitch. TrueFire's video
lesson player features zoom, frame advance, looping and other handy controls
to accelerate the learning process.