n this 2-hour DVD from bluegrass guitar veteran Tim Stafford you will learn the fundamental skills that will make you a better guitar player no matter what your current ability level. Tuning, Timing, Tone, Technique, and Taste are all essential skills that guitar players from beginners to professionals need to address on a regular basis. Tim's masterful presentation of these concepts and the practical, time tested methods he teaches you on this video will not only help you understand, improve and maintain these skills, but will advance your overall guitar skills considerably.
Tune: In this DVD Tim teaches you how to get your guitar in tune (and train yourself to do it by ear instead of relying on electronic devices). Timing: Tim teaches how to improve your timing by using a metronome, a drum machine, and playing along with records, and he discusses advanced timing issues such as syncopation and playing 'on top of the beat'. Tone: Tim teaches you how to improve your tone by adjusting your pick choice, your pick angle and attack and your right hand position. Technique: Tim teaches you left hand techniques ranging from simple hammers and slides to crosspicking and floating. Taste: Finally, Tim teaches you how to develop tasteful solos and song accompaniment. This is a 'must have' learning tool for all acoustic guitar players.