Totally Guitars Weekly Update August 12, 2022
August 12, 2022
Today I opened with a short practice session where I am relearning a passage I have played the same way for over 40 years. I recently took a new look at it and decided it was time to change the fingering I had settled on long ago. It brought back fond memories of meeting and playing with John Renbourn, and a renewed interest in mastering a part I have slogged through for too long.
The new stuff this week included a lot of instrumentals, including a couple new packs and a very challenging lesson on Bruce Cockburn’s If I Had A Rocket Launcher. It has been quite a while since I categorized a song as advanced, but I think that one qualifies.
Two of the new packs were instrumentals, Bob McAlpine’s Classic Rock Solos and Intermediate Fingerpicking Solos Volume 2. We also had a new one on Carole King songs, which are also somewhat difficult.
The short tip of the week was on right hand position when fingerpicking. I talked a bit about difficulties a couple students were having lately and went into some ideas to make things smoother on the picking end.
And that was it, ending with a short improv in the key of A.
See you next week,