Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar, Volume Two composed by Tony McManus. For Guitar (Fingerpicking). Boxed, Solos. Grossman Guitar Workshop. Celtic/Irish. Intermediate-Advanced. DVD. Duration 68 minutes. Published by Grossman's Guitar Workshop (MB.GW961DVD).
In this second lesson on Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar, Tony McManus explores all the dance rhythms of Scottish music, with its pipe-marches, strathspeys, single and double jigs, slip jigs and reels. Three unusual tunings are presented: CGCGCD, CGDGCD and DAAEAE. These tunings are used to better maintain the integrity of the music and Tony has been notably successful in translating the complex music of the highland bagpipes to the guitar. The idea and playing of sets is presented as well as further exploration of ornamentation techniques. A detailed tab/music booklet is included as a PDF on the DVD.