Modern singer-songwriters like John Mayer, Dave Mathews and Jason Mraz (and there are many others) elevated the art of guitar accompaniment to a whole new level. You hear fresh chord voicings, exciting rhythm patterns, bass lines, percussive elements, riffs and other melodic elements supporting their vocals — and they do it all with just six strings and a pick. That’s “acoustic groove” at its very best.
You don’t need to be a ‘fingerstyle’ player to take advantage of the guitar’s polyphonic wonders. Players who are more comfortable using a pick can also make their guitar accompaniments sound like a whole band is playing and that’s what Adam Miller’s Acoustic Groove is designed to do.
“Acoustic Groove is designed to show you how to translate the sound and feel of an entire band on to your 6 strings. There is a strong focus on bass lines and how to incorporate these into your chords. You'll learn about how chords work and scales to help you develop interesting bass lines to compliment the style. There are a huge variety of techniques for both you picking and fretting hand - and the majority of this is shown using a pick!”
In the first section, Adam demonstrates 14 key concepts and techniques to help you develop a modern polyphonic approach for guitar accompaniment: Simplified Chord Voicings Left-Hand Muting Chords, Thinking Like A Drummer, Muting With Single Notes, Right Hand Picking Technique, Left Hand Tips & Tricks, Fingerstyle Techniques, Simple Bass Lines, 1 to 5 Bass Lines, Scales To Use For Bass Lines, Walking Bass, Funky Bass, Straight 8 Bass Lines and Gear & Tone.
You’ll put all those new skills to work across the 5 Performance Studies that Adam steps you through in the second section: Empty Loungeroom, Groovin’ Texas Blues, Lord Mayor, The Sleazy Song and Shifting Straight Units.
All of the key demonstrations, performances and examples are tabbed and notated for your practice, reference and study purposes. You’ll also get Guitar Pro files so that you can loop and/or slow any section down as you work through the lessons.
Grab your acoustic guitar, favorite pick and get your groove on!