This book and CD combination is a part of the Acoustic Masterclass series, teaching Celtic music, blues music, and beyond. Al Petteway offers advanced guitar arrangements in this tome.
As an award-winning composer and guitarist, Al Petteway has developed a unique style for guitar solos that mixes up numerous different influences including folk music and Celtic music, R&B music, and blues.
In this book, all of the tunes that come from his CD “Shades of Blue” are presented along with several Celtic songs which have all been transcribed with every single note included. The songs included in this book and CD combination include all of the following songs from Al Petteway’s most recent CD release and a few extra Celtic songs for good measure:
– After Dark
– Alphonso Brown Is Back
– Darkest Hour
– E Funk
– Eureka Hotel
– Lightning Rod
– Meant to Be
– She Moved Through the Faire
– Slinky Soozie
– Smoky Mountain Morning
– St. Clair’s Rag
– Station to Station
– The West Wind
– Tony’s Rag
In this book and CD combination, Al Petteway is performing and teaching a half dozen of his favorite compositions, incorporating all of his different influences including Celtic music, blues music, jazz music, R&B music, and folk music just to name a few.
In the special lessons section that he provides, Al Petteway is going to walk you through all of the different techniques and key aspects that are required for each of his arrangements. You can even select from numerous different camera angles to watch the full performance or to zoom in so that you can see a close-up of either his right or left hand for a better view of his technique.
This is not the ideal instruction book for everyone looking to learn how to play the acoustic guitar, simply because Al Petteway’s influences are interesting and unique. However, if you have an interest in Celtic music, folk music, blues music, or music with an R&B influence, Al Petteway provides excellent instruction using music from his most recent CD.
All of his music has been transcribed note by note, and you can follow along on the helpful CD/DVD to watch him play the music as you read along in the book. If you have an interest in this specific music style, then you will enjoy what this book has to offer. As part of the Acoustic Master class series of book and CD/DVD combinations, this is an excellent addition to the library of anyone who has an interest in unique influences, Celtic music, or Al Petteway’s unique acoustic guitar style.