Fingerstyle guitar has always been the most satisfying ways of playing guitar. I started the long journey on the fingerstyle road when I had my first classical guitar lessons many years ago. From there my interest in grew into using folk styles of fingerstyle, especially after listening to players of the folk boom era of the the 60's and early 70's: Nick Drake, Paul Simon, Bert Jansch, Martin Carthy, John Renbourne and many more. I was amazed at the textures of sound you could get out of a simple six string, using either regular tuning, or the whole range of altered tunings just waiting to be explored. In this volume I'll be sharing with you some of the very first folk fingerstyle tunes that I tried on my road to playing guitar. Some are my arrangements of traditional tunes and a few are my own compositions in the folk style.
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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.