Secrets of a Hot Nashville Picker
Take a private lesson with one of country music's most renowned stars. On this Homespun DVD, Steve Wariner dissects his award-winning guitar style, with its ear-catching riffs, beautiful melodies and complex harmonies. Playing his Fender electric, Steve analyzes his unique approach to fingerstyle guitar. He covers some of the instrumental tunes from his hit CD "No More Mr. Nice Guy," as well as some of the songs from his earlier albums. In a tribute to Chet Atkins, he shows the chord inversions, vibrato, hammers, pulls and multiple variations that are reminiscent of Chet's distinctive sound. Blues players will dig into Steve's groove-oriented showpieces, while fans of his ballads will enjoy playing his more melodic material.
Switching to his acoustic/electric Takamine signature model (the Steve Wariner 341), Steve adds his distinctive touches to a medley of fingerpicking gems, featuring traditional alternating bass rhythm with treble melody lines.
Throughout this session, Steve's focus on scales, banjo-like rolls, bluesy licks and picking techniques will help you build speed, fluidity and an arsenal of exciting ideas. The songs you'll be playing include Baby I'm Yours, Prelude/Practice Your Scales Somewhere Else, For Chester B., Sails, Next March, I Should Be With You, Back Home in Indiana and Copper Kettle.