Accent On Music – Mark Hanson – How to Arrange – Fingerstyle Guitar Solos
Grammy Award winning guitarist and acclaimed author Mark Hanson shares his arranging strategies for fingerstyle solo guitar, with the express purpose of teaching you to arrange your own solos! He won a Grammy for his arranging and playing contributions to the Henry Mancini Pink Guitar recording.
In this outstanding tutorial, Mark arranges each of five famous tunes at varying levels of complexity, from easy to advanced. He explains how to choose a key, a tuning, a style, and how to incorporate walking basslines, tapping, meter and mode changes, modulation, cascading harmonics and much more into your arrangements. Fingerpickers at every technical level will learn much from this skilled and experienced player/teacher. Plus, you will have five cool new tunes to play!
Songs include: When the Saints Go Marching In, Plaiser d Amore, Oh, Susanna, Joy to the World, Ode to Joy.
…perhaps the greatest teacher of fingerstyle guitar.”
A Prairie Home Companion guitarist Pat Donohue.
About the Actor
Grammy-award winning fingerstyle guitarist Mark Hanson is an experienced performer, composer, recording artist, and author. His recordings are heard regularly on major television programs, such as American Idol and Martha Stewart Living, and on syndicated radio.
Mark contributed two pieces to 2005 s Grammy winning Henry Mancini – Pink Guitar CD. In October, 2009, Mark played for President of the United States Barack Obama in San Francisco.
Called by A Prairie Home Companion s Pat Donohue “…perhaps the greatest teacher of fingerstyle guitar,” Mark is a prolific author and publisher in the guitar education field. He and his wife Greta Pedersen formed Accent On Music, LLC, in 1985. Since then, Mark has authored over 30 books and DVDs on many aspects of guitar playing, available at AccentOnMusic.com.
His articles appear in Acoustic Guitar and Fingerstyle Guitar magazines. In the ’80s, Mark was an editor and columnist at Frets magazine, interviewing such luminaries at James Taylor, David Crosby, Roger McGuinn, Jorma Kaukonen, and Leo Kottke.