'As a guitarist, I've always thought the most satisfying way of playing has got to be fingerstyle. Whether it's in a classical, folk, blues, ragtime or any style, it's like the whole spectrum of sound is being used and nothing wasted. When someone says to you, 'Go on, play us a tune', it's a must to be able to pull something out of the bag, and play a complete piece. This is what I've been doing for years. Slowly building up a repetoire, so yes, I can play a tune! This anthology of fingerstyle guitar is a compilation of tunes, that I've either written or arranged. They are pieces that I perform, or use in my teaching, and range from quite simple to more advanced. The fifty two tunes are sequenced in alphabetical order and create an interesting mix. There's plenty of blues, and also a good measure of folk, ragtime and other styles. I'm sure there is something for all lovers of fingerstyle guitar in this volume, and all the pieces will help further your own learning. As a last note, I have purposely left out fingering so you can choose your own. All chords marked on the scores are to reflect the tonality of the bars, and not always the true harmonic structure of the notes. Enjoy, and here's to the next volume'.
All tunes are supported by audio and where available video.
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About the Author
Rick Payne is an established acoustic blues guitarist with many national and international tours to his credit. He has become especially well known for his authentic acoustic blues finger picking, in the many traditional styles of the blues including delta blues, piedmont, ragtime and slide and has recorded several albums of this kind. Often compared with Ry Cooder, slide guitar maestro Rick Payne’s performances have taken him to prime time TV, to festivals and theatres throughout the UK and on tour to Europe, USA, Scandinavia and Greek Islands. He has provided music to a number of major TV productions, for programmes on Radio 4 and the BBC World Service. He has also featured on The Paul Jones and Mike Harding's show on BBC Radio 2. Rick has recorded a number of CDs, including the noted ‘Blue River Blues’ for Bennett House Records California. New CD - Radio City Blues now available CD or download Reviewers have described his sound as: heart wrenching and passionate, delicate and scorching, seriously brilliant, totally absorbing and spellbindingly evocative with raw and fiery vocals to match. As a teacher he has written and facilitated many courses and guitar workshop style sessions, teaching the art of Big Bill Broonzy, Robert Johnson, Blind Blake, Rev Garry Davis, Django, Ry Cooder and many more.