Hello, I'm Adrian Legg and welcome to The Fingerstyle Revisionist: Origins.
If you go to a traditional classical music school, they'll define within their established repertoire exactly what you're going to do. Outside of that formal education, we're free to develop and decide which ever way we want to go, and that's the path that I followed.
In this installment of The Fingerstyle Revisionist, I'll share with you several of the principle techniques that I practiced to develop my own skills and creative approaches. These techniques will serve you as a foundation to achieve your own sound and extend yourself as a musician in any direction you want to go. There is no extra theoretical baggage in this course, just listening and then playing through all of the material.
We've organized The Fingerstyle Revisionist: Origins into two main sections, focusing firstly on a series of five workouts, designed to equip you with the patterns and concepts you'll need to get through the rest. In the second section, we'll apply the approaches we've learned to six performance studies based on parts of my tunes.
As always, you'll get notation and tabs for each key example, and I'll break down each performance into manageable parts. Let's get started!