Pete Huttlinger continues his exploration of the guitar arrangements that have won him accolades throughout the acoustic guitar world - and a National Fingerstyle Championship! An engaging and accomplished instructor, Pete brings his spectacular playing to learning fingerstyle players with dramatic performance pieces that are as challenging as they are fun to learn.
Pete starts out by teaching his Merle Travis-inspired chord/melody arrangement of the great Gershwin tune I Got Rhythm. His exciting version features lightning-fast fingerpicking and a total left hand workout.
Things calm down a bit as you learn Pete's somewhat easier "Chet-style" fingerpicking tune Darcy's Guitar. Then you're off and running again, this time with an in-depth teaching of Pete's most requested tune, the showstopper, The Santa Rita Connection.
McGuire's Landing in DADGAD brings us back to a mellow Celtic mood. Tommy in the Morning, written by Pete for fellow fingerpicker Tommy Emmanuel, and the lovely hymn On Eagles' Wings, played in James Taylor's evocative style, round out this terrific DVD lesson.
"This new Pete Huttlinger DVD is absolutely FANTASTIC! One of the best I have seen, and probably the best 30 bucks I've ever spent on guitar instruction (a close second being the Solo Arrangements #1 from Pete). Pete is an incredible player, teacher and arranger, that's obvious, but what I especially appreciate is the split screen showing both the left hand and right hand technique closeup in great detail. Also, the video quality on this DVD is particularly outstanding, really high quality - almost approaching film quality! Thanks for producing such a great instructional DVD!" - Robert Arpino