Truefire - Richard Gilewitz : Fingerstyle Narratives
Publisher: Truefire | Language: English
Video: MP4, 864x486 (16:9), 770 Kbps 29.97 fps
Size: 1.02 Gb
"Music makes pictures and often tells stories, all of them magic and all of them true." Easy for you to say, John -- you had lyrics to work with! We fingerstyle players don't have it so easy with our instrumental compositions. Then again, we do have polyphony and our listener's imagination. Nonetheless, there must be millions of partial fingerstyle compositions and untold stories on the fingertips of players just waiting for that last bit of inspiration. And if it's inspiration you seek, just close your eyes and say Gilewitz three times.
Richard Gilewitz brings plenty of inspiration to the table with Fingerstyle Narratives in the form of fresh technique, novel harmonic approaches, creative arranging and a bookshelf full of insight for finger-painting stories with your guitar.
Richard walks you note-by-note through five of his original compositions, detailing his own compositional process while demonstrating all of the right- and left-hand fingerings and techniques.
You'll start with Bilingual Fantasy, learning how to establish the main motif of the piece. Richard walks you through all the hand positions, which are based on common chord shapes. You'll learn how to apply his "power attack" by adding another right-hand finger to the mix, along with other techniques such as vibrato, hammer-ons, and pull-offs, all of which are used for expressive purposes.
Richard shows you how to maintain a continuous sound using slides (glissandos) rather than letting notes die as you change position. There are other special effects you'll pick up such as rasgueado-like strums and finger rolls.