Some call it country guitar with a dash of rock, blues and jazz. Others call it modern Nashville-style guitar.
We call it “Big Twang” and no one's better qualified to help you get a grip on the style than bonafide master twanger, Joe Dalton. Players like Albert Lee, Arlen Roth, Danny Gatton, Johnny Hiland, Ray Flacke, Leon McAuliffe, Brent Mason, Chet Atkins, Scotty Anderson, Red Volkaert, James Burton and Jimmy Bryant all have their own classic Big Twang signature sound and technique.
But today, contemporary players across all styles have incorporated twang influences in their signature sounds.
In this DVD, you will work through a wide variety of rhythm and soloing parts across five distinct Big Twang grooves that Dalton has prepared to illustrate the diversity of the style.
Key learnings include mastering the many different attacks required with the picking hand along with the essential “touches” required from the fretting hand.
As you work with the material Dalton will cover hybrid picking, chicken-picking, pull-offs, hammer-ons, double-stops, pedal steel emulation, ending, slides, pluck 'n cluck, staccato and legato effects, tips for crafting a good solo, syncopation, vibrato and tons of other tricks of the twang trade.
Release Date: 26 October 2009
Certificate: E - Exempt from Certification
Running time:133 minutes.