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Tom Rush is a gifted musician and performer, whose shows offer a musical celebration...a journey into the tradition and spectrum of what music has been, can be, and will become. His distinctive guitar style, wry humor and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world. His shows are filled with the rib-aching laughter of terrific story-telling, the sweet melancholy of ballads and the passion of gritty blues.

Rush's impact on the American music scene has been profound. He helped shape the folk revival in the '60s and the renaissance of the '80s and '90s, his music having left its stamp on generations of artists. James Taylor told Rolling Stone, "Tom was not only one of my early heroes, but also one of my main influences." Country music star Garth Brooks has credited Rush with being one of his top five musical influences. Rush has long championed emerging artists. His early recordings introduced the world to the work of Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and James Taylor, and in more recent years his Club 47 concerts have brought artists such as Nanci Griffith and Shawn Colvin to wider audiences when they were just beginning to build their own reputations.


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How I Play (Some of) My Favorite Songs

10 Easy-to-Play Classics
  • Taught By:
    Tom Rush
  • Skill Level 2

    110 Minute DVD, includes music and tab

  • Product Code: DVDRSHGT21
  • Suggested Retail Price: $29.95
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Tom Rush has always had an uncanny knack for finding - and writing -wonderful songs, many of which have continued to be played and re-interpreted by new generations of musicians. Play along with him as he personally teaches you ten of the memorable songs and guitar arrangements that have long made him one of America's most beloved performers.

You'll learn Tom Rush originals (No Regrets, Rockport Sunday, River Song), Joni Mitchell hits (Urge for Going, Circle Game), traditional folk and blues songs (Drop Down Mama, Diamond Joe, Panama Limited), Geoff Muldaur's instrumental Mole's Moan and Murray McLaughlin's compelling and timeless Child's Song. As a bonus, Tom closes the DVD with a hilarious performance of the song Remember?.

Tom performs these great songs in standard and various open tunings. He then carefully outlines the fingerpicking and flatpicking skills, chord changes, slide playing and other elements that help bring out the essence of each piece.

Players at all levels will learn essential techniques that can be used as a springboard for enhancing all your guitar accompaniments and arrangements.

"Tom was not only one of my early heroes, but also one of my main influences." -- James Taylor

Student Reviews:

"I wanted to compliment your production staff on the impressive, newTom Rush DVD. It is superb! The material, video/audio quality, performances and casual approach to the viewer, assure a first rate product." -- Bruce Tuller

"The Tom Rush DVD arrived Friday last. I've been glued to it every since. What a wonderful piece of music making. Tom is very self deprecating about his guitar playing - take it from me it is wonderful. The best renditions of circle game I'ver heard. Child's Song and No Regrets are equally moving. Great stuff - keep it coming!!" -- Jim Devlin

"Have been purchasing your tapes for over 20 years. T. Rush tape is a classic! Rate this along with Kaukonen and Block as superior." -- Dale Lindquist

Magazine Reviews:

"The first time I ever heard a guitar tuned in open tuning, it was Tom Rush playing "Panama Limited." It changed my life. On How I Play (Some of) My Favorite Songs, Rush demonstrates what makes his playing so special. His teaching is perfect for beginning acoustic guitarists.... He knows how to break a song down so you can work on the smallest details of his playing style.... Even if you don't plan to hit the folk club circuit, How I Play (Some of) My Favorite Songs contains more than a few nuggets that can be mined and incorporated into any style of playing." -- Vintage Guitar
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