Tim Sparks plays his wonderful version of Jelly Roll Mortons 'The Pearls'. This is a bonus video from Tim's 'Roots Rags & Blues' instruction video, The 6 tunes taught on 'Roots, Rags & Blues' are:
Amazing Grace Mississippi Blues Victory Rag Maple Leaf Rag The Original Jelly Roll Blues Tanz Yidelik
All the tunes are broken down in detail, using split-screen video so you can see fretting and picking hand. Tablature and mp3 are also included with the package. For more details of 'Roots Rags & Blues' visit http://truefire.com/acousti......
'Roots, Rags & Blues' was produced by Steve Elliott of the Acoustic Guitar Workshop and Truefire.com
FINGERSTYLE FUSION DIGITAL VIDEO | MP3 | POWERTAB | PDF Written and presented by AGW's Rick Payne, Fingerstyle Fusion is your first step to getting a quick grip on contemporary fingerstyle. 8 fantastic pieces of fingerstyle in various styles to learn and play.
These superb tunes cover quite a number of bases in terms of techniques, picking patterns and styles. Master these Instrumentals and you'll get valuable musical insight in the styles of such luminaries as Bert Jansch, Jimmy Page, Big Bill Broonzy, John Renbourne, Davey Graham... Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar today is a kaleidoscope, an Aladdin's Cave of genres, a fascinating jigsaw puzzle of styles and genres. Such fun and so satisfying when it all fuses together sweetly and tunefully.
The collection of tunes on ROOTS RAGS & BLUES finds Sparks returning to his own roots, the music he learned growing up in rural North Carolina.
It was a world of tobacco fields, fire-breathing itinerant preachers, cornbread and collard greens, bluegrass and barbecue, moonshine on Saturday night and rapturous gospel singing on Sunday morning...and the country blues that seemed to come right up from the earth, out of the sun-baked, red clay Piedmont bottom land.
Tim Sparks plays and explains new and original versions of three classic fingerstyle standards: Willie Brown's Mississippi Blues, Scott Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag and The Victory Rag, made famous by Mother Maybelle Carter. In addition, he does a country gospel workout on Amazing Grace, shows some New Orleans style on the Original Jelly Roll Blues and finishes with a Klezmer classic recorded in the 1920's, Tanst Yiddlekh.