New Age Pianist Wants to Learn Guitar


edweiss
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edweiss
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07/26/2009 6:39 pm
Hello everyone,

My name is Edward Weiss and I teach and play New Age piano. But now I'd like to learn guitar. Specifically, an ambient style that emphasizes fingerstyle playing.

Any advice?
Play New Age Piano
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nmguitars
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nmguitars
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07/28/2009 9:53 pm
You could try this tutorial
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=200

No videos I'm afraid as this is quite old but there are some ambient style ideas.
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LisaMcC
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LisaMcC
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07/29/2009 4:45 pm
Hello Edward, and welcome!

If you are just getting started with fingerpicking technique, this tutorial and the subsequent follow-up tutorials ought to get you into pretty good shape:

ACOUSTIC FINGERPICKING FOR BEGINNERS 1: GETTING STARTED
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=596

At the culmination of this series, there are a couple of fingerstyle instrumentals that may be interesting for you to learn.

Also, if you want to apply the fingerstyle technique to more ambient and improvisational sounds, you might enjoy trying "Open Barre" chords, putting the guitar into an alternate tuning, or using a "capo trick" to easily create some interesting harmonies and progressions.

DADGAD 1: INTRO, SWAMP THING, SHADY GROVE
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=502

COOL CAPO TRICKS
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=396

”OPEN BARRE” CHORDS
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=432

Let us know how it's going - best wishes, Lisa
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Douglas Showalter
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Douglas Showalter
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07/30/2009 12:51 am
I am curious to know what you mean by acoustic/ambient style playing? I am curious and perhaps can help. Can you share some examples of some sounds you are searching for?
Douglas Showalter
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gbert27455
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gbert27455
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12/11/2023 7:44 am

Thanks so much for the tutorial, I will look deeper into  acoustic playing styles 


 


 


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