“There are guitarists, there are axe-wielding maniacs, and then there are wizards. Adrian Legg is one of the wizards. He has enough technique to do just about anything he wants, but also the sensitivity to honor the contours of a melody.”
Voted Guitarist of the Decade by Guitarist magazine and winner of multiple Guitar Player Reader's Polls for Best Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitarist, Adrian Legg is an extraordinary fingerstyle wizard indeed. Impossible to pin a style label on his music, Adrian mesmerizes audiences with his jaw-dropping technique, melodic inventiveness and a creative prowess that electrifies the listening experience.
“Legg is, above all, a guitarist of great power, invention and versatility… Through fast-fingered picking, spontaneously layering parts and occasional ringing harmonics, he sounds like an orchestra.”
We’re so proud to welcome Adrian to the family with his first TrueFire course, The Fingerstyle Revisionist: Origins, in which he presents many of the specific approaches that he undertook to develop his fingerstyle skills and artistry. The curriculum is ideal for players who are already familiar with the guitar (intermediate and beyond) and want to develop a solid foundation of essential fingerstyle skills.
”If you go to a traditional music school, they’ll define what you’re going to do. Outside of a formal education, we’re free to decide what we want to do. And that’s the path I followed. In this Origins edition of The Fingerstyle Revisionist, I share with you many of the principal techniques that I practiced to develop my own skills and creative approaches.”
Adrian organized the Fingerstyle Revisionist into two main sections. In the first section, Adrian presents five sets of technique development workouts: 6 Alternating Thumb Workouts, 3 Melodic Movement Workouts, 6 Fingerstyle Pattern Workouts, 7 Banjo Roll Workouts, and 3 Pedal Steel Workouts.
”The techniques I share with you in the Fingerstyle Revisionist will serve you as a foundation to achieve your own sound and extend yourself as a musician. No unnecessary theoretical baggage… you’re going to listen and then play your way through all of the material in the course.”
In the second section, you’ll apply all of the techniques, patterns and approaches that you learned in the first section across five Performance Studies, which are based parts of Adrian’s tunes: Gas Bill: Verse Part, Folky Little Finger, Coging’s Glory: Sections 1 and 2, St Mary's Intro, and Dying Embers: Steel Bends. Adrian also includes two bonus performances to further inspire you: Auld Lang Syne Etude and Mrs. Jack's Last Stand.
Adrian performs all of the Performance Examples and then breaks them down stepping you through the key concepts and techniques used in the study. All of the key examples and performances are tabbed and notated for your practice, reference and study purposes. You’ll also get Guitar Pro files so that you can play, loop and/or slow down the tab and notation as you work through the lessons.
So grab your guitar and let’s start developing you own fingerstyle prowess with Adrian Legg!