Effortless Guitar - Essential Acoustic Textures

Effortless Guitar - Essential Acoustic Textures

By Richard Smith

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This is guitar lesson course for expanding your playing into the more exotic personalities of the acoustic guitar. 'Essential Acoustic Textures' provides an easy-to-learn method for learning Caribbean, South American and Spanish styles that can work well in all musical situations, from rock and pop to blues and bossa nova. Learn about: - The samba style - rhumba - reggae - bossa nova - authentic flamenco techniques - rasgueado and golpe techniques - innovative plucking and strumming - recommended guitars and strings Richard Smith is a session player and recording artist who lives in Los Angeles, California. His nine recordings have garnished praise such as 'Best Contemporary Jazz Guitar Album' (Tune Up Magazine), a nomination for 'Record of the Year' (Ad Lib Magazine, Tokyo), and 'Best New Artist' (Radio & Records Magazine). Richard is also a Senior Professor and Chair of the Studio/Jazz Guitar department at the University of Southern California. His USC students are working with a diverse array of artists from Maynard Ferguson, Ray Charles and the L.A. Philharmonic, to Mark Anthony, the Back Street Boys, Madonna, Beck, Arrested Development, Snoop Dogg and Run DMC.

Technical Details

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  • Artist

    Richard Smith

  • Media

    Download, DVD

  • Media format

    PAL + NTSC

  • Genre

    Acoustic, Folk, Jazz, Blues, Modern Blues

  • Skill level

    Expert, Suitable For All

  • EIN No


  • TAB NOT Included

About The Tutor

Tutor Profile

Richard Smith

Richard Smith rivals Roy Buchanan as the greatest guitarist you probably never heard. A master of timing, tone, phrasing and composition, Richard really is a pleasure to listen to and an even greater pleasure to learn from. Having a long relationship with USC, Richard's role as an educator shines, but...

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