Watch the Queenie's Waltz online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Acoustic Guitar 10: Advanced Fingerstyle Etudes

Queenie's Waltz - Overview is a video guitar lesson presented by Adrian Legg and is sourced from Fingerstyle Revisionist: Adagio Songbook.


This piece is called "Queenie's Waltz", I wrote it quite a long time ago, after I had been introduced to a tuning that was a variation on DADGAD. By dropping the 5th and the 6th down a further tone, we arrive at CGDGAD, which leaves the bottom string very slack (so don't hit it too hard!). We'll use it in this tune to mark the bass each bar as we go through it.

"Queenie's Waltz" is essentially in four sections, with nothing too terrible complicated in it - it doesn't require a strong right hand pattern, with a lot of the work being accomplished by hammer-ons and pull-offs in your left hand. It's a simple piece to play, but a very nice piece to listen to (and to dance to!).