Muriel Anderson, world class guitarist and composer, presents Innovations for Acoustic Guitar, an intensive study program designed for intermediate and advanced students of fingerstyle guitar.
Innovations for Acoustic Guitar will strengthen your fingerstyle technique, enhance your performance and presentation of material, and spark innovative composition and arranging.
Anderson's 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 to composition, arrangement, and performance. Students will work on the following:
Arioso - approach the process of composing music, developing a theme and playing expressively.
Mister Chester - work on phrasing and connecting notes in a rhythmic tune in the style of Chet Atkins.
Two Shores - explore many different harmonic techniques with both Irish and Cuban influences and flavors.
A Baker's Dozen - get a solid grip on 13/8 time, very common in Bulgarian folk music.
Angelina Baker Medley - learn to imitate the sounds of a banjo, mandolin, bass and entire bluegrass band on guitar.