Synopsis by Mark Deming
As the leader of the legendary group the Byrds, Roger McGuinn helped fuse folk music with rock and roll and brought an exciting new sound to the charts. In this instructional video, McGuinn goes back to the essentials of his roots in folk music, demonstrating the basic techniques of the acoustic guitar and how to approach some of the classic songs of the American folk repertoire. Roger McGuinn's Basic Folk Guitar: Easy Arrangements For Traditional Favorites From The Folk Den features McGuinn's arrangements for "All My Trials", "Wayfaring Stranger", "Spanish Is The Loving Tongue", and many more; while the bulk of the lesson focuses on the six string guitar, McGuinn also shows off a bit of his trademark 12-string style on a few numbers.
acoustic-music, fingerpicking [music], flatpicking, folk-music, guitar, music-lessons, rock-music