Folk guitar is the cornerstone of modern music. Migrating from Europe as the "common man's music", it soon flourished throughout the new world, branching into country, blues, rock 'n roll, and classical. This guitar driven sound influenced many contemporary folk artists the likes of Bob Dylan, Jim Croce, James Taylor, Joan Beaz, Joni Mitchell on up to modern folk artists like Jewel, Dave Matthews, David Gray, etc.
This lesson series focuses on many aspects of the acoustic folk sound, stressing on playing open chords and applying various picking and finger-picking patterns. The magic of this sounds comes together when you can apply these techniques together forming an orchestra of sounds, thus filling the room or recording with the sound of a single guitar. Many of these patterns are at the intermediate and above level, but most beginners will find some of these guitar patterns easy to learn and very inspiring to play as well!