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Acoustic Guitar Tutorial

Making the Acoustic Guitar Rock

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    Tutorial 1

    Chapter 1

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    Tutorial 2

    Chapter 2

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    Tutorial 3

    Chapter 3

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    Tutorial 4

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    Tutorial 5

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    Tutorial 6

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    Tutorial 7

    Chapter 7

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    Tutorial 8

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    Tutorial 9

    Chapter 9

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    Tutorial 10

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    Tutorial 11

    Chapter 11

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    Tutorial 12

    Chapter 12

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    Tutorial 13

    Chapter 13

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James Nash is a guitarist who likes to take it to the edge, bringing a rock n roll sensibility to the acoustic guitar. That's what he does when he plays with his ambitious roots-rock band, The Waybacks, and he breaks down those formidable picking skills into accessible lessons for guitar players of all levels in this Homespun music instruction series.

James has amazing chops and he knows how to help you improve yours, providing building blocks to become a freer and more creative player with unique right and left hand exercises, rhythm patterns, major and minor scale strategies for covering the fingerboard, play-along jam segments, and much more.

From concepts like the Groove Center to electric guitar string bending techniques adapted to the acoustic, from Keith Richards and Neil Young rhythm exercises to improvisations over chord progressions of Bob Dylan and The Beatles, James shows you how to bring excitement and personality into your playing. And not forgetting his traditional roots, he turns Cherokee Shuffle and Blackberry Blossom into powerful vehicles for innovation and creativity.

The goal is to get the exercises into your ear and brain so you can just clear your mind, play, and have fun with the instrument... Watch "Making the Acoustic Guitar Rock" today!

soolan
Submitted 7 months ago

If you're electric don't let acoustic stop you.

I loved this DVD. James is an excellent speaker, you're always looking forward to the next lesson. One tip regarding holding a pick (2 ways) is what I now use. "Lots" of tips over 17 chapters (wish there were more).

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James Nash’s genre-bending approach to guitar has served him well for a decade as a lead guitarist, singer, and songwriter for the virtuosic Americana ensemble, The Waybacks, among other Bay Area bands. James has recorded a dozen albums and performed at countless festivals and venues across the country, serving as bandleader for ensembles with the likes of Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Bela Fleck, Bob Weir, Chris Thile and Jerry Douglas. He has been interviewed, featured, and had his solos transcribed in numerous magazines, including Wired, Guitar Player, Acoustic Guitar, Flatpicking, and Dirty Linen.

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    Making the Acoustic Guitar Rock

    James Nash brings rock n roll sensibility to the acoustic guitar and breaks down his formidable picking skills into accessible lessons for guitar players of all levels in this Homespun music video tutorial instruction series.

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Making the Acoustic Guitar Rock is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from If you're electric don't let acoustic stop you. I loved this DVD. James is an excellent speaker, you're always looking forward to the next lesson. One tip regarding holding a pick (2 ways) is what I now use. "Lots" of tips over 17 chapters (wish there were more).
Date published: 2016-08-26