Written in Notes and Tab
Here's a course of study that teaches you flatpicking techniques on your guitar while inspiring you with classic songs of faith. Steve Kaufman teaches a dazzling set of challenging and beautiful gospel standards that are essential repertoire for every aspiring guitarist - great for playing at jam sessions and for family, church, camp or other venues for sacred songs.
As he has done in the past, Steve has constructed the lessons according to his unique teaching method: First, you learn to play the basic melody in an easy beginner's version; second, an intermediate arrangement will give your playing solid musicianship; finally, Steve has you playing a full-blown solo that any professional guitarist would be proud to perform. This instructional package will teach you chord progressions, help you improve your timing, enhance your knowledge of the fretboard and add twenty beautiful solos to your repertoire. Throughout, Steve provides encouragement and invaluable tips that will help all aspiring pickers build guitar technique.
As an extra training tool, Steve provides rhythm backup for productive and exciting practice sessions. Once you have learned the tune at any of the three levels, these tracks will get you ready for jamming with other players.
Here are the twenty instrumentals you'll learn: A Beautiful Life, Amazing Grace, Blessed Assurance, Bury Me Beneath the Willow, Church in the Wildwood, Fallen Leaves, Gather at the River, Go Tell It on the Mountain, I Saw the Light, Jesus Is Coming Soon, Jesus Loves Me, Kingdom is Coming, Leaning on His Everlasting Arms, Love Lifted Me, Nearer My God To Thee, This Train is Bound For Glory, Wayfaring Stranger, We Gather Together, Will the Circle Be Unbroken and Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee.
I attended your workshop in Avon, NC in January.
I purchased "Bluegrass Guitar Solos Vol 3" while I was there. Initially I thought the price was a bit steep. However, when I compare it to the price of lessons ($40/week) and the fact that it takes me about a week to really learn one of the intermediate arrangements, it's a real bargain!
I gave up my lessons soon after the workshop, and have been using your material exclusively.
While I doubt I'll ever be a performer, the sense of accomplishment that I feel when I am able to play a new arrangement is immeasurable.
Thank you for producing all this great learning material.