Watch the Higher Ground - 1 online guitar lesson by Richard Kiser from Gospel Fingerstyle Guitar

The song "Higher Ground" is an old camp meeting song written in 1898. It was originally played and sang sort of staccato but I chose to adjust the tempo to perform it in a "Chet" style. It lends itself really well to this tempo and makes for a really cool arrangement. I arranged this song to play on a CD which i recorded as a tribute to Chet Atkins titled "With All Due Respect" It has turned out to be a popular arrangement so I am happy to make it available for you to learn. It is a song that can be played either on an acoustic or electric guitar and still sound good. I like to use just a little bit of delay or "slap back" echo to really bring out the "Chet Atkins" sound.