The first video for 2014 is Simple Gifts by Mr. Anonymous. It can be found on page 86 of the Christopher Parkening Guitar Method, Vol. 1. I’m counting down the last few studies in my “project” to record the easy studies out of this book, six pieces to go. I wanted to go back and practice my practicing and found several good approaches to practicing a piece of music.
The final video for 2013 is the Etude in Em by Ferdinand Carulli. It can be found on page 85 of the Christopher Parkening Guitar Method, Vol. 1. I’ve been playing this one for a few years so it wasn’t to hard to bring together. Seven more pieces to complete this project. I’m hoping to be done by the end of March 2014.
I was planning to upload this before Thanksgiving, but alas, I had to wait an extra week and now I’m sick, blah. So, I did two recordings for it and this was the better of the two. This song can be found on page 84 of Christopher Parkening’s Guitar Volume 1.
Creative Simplicity was the first fingerstyle song I ever wrote. I had always imagined a second part to it, but didn’t know how to apply it until now. So, I wrote in the cello part and re-recorded it (the cello is over-dubbed). Hope you like it. I promise to leave it alone now. The guitar score, tabs and the cello score in the store.
Scottish Folk Song, the next in the series of studies. I like how this one came out and how quickly it came out. I think that I’ve come up with a good approach to studying these pieces (which was the idea behind this project). The only down side is that I’m ready to be finished with this project. Oh, it can be found on page 83 of Christopher Parkening’s Guitar Method Vol. 1.
Packington’s Pound is the next song in my series of studies that I have been doing to try to get better at playing. It was written by the infamous Mr. Anonymous and is on page 82 of Christopher Parkening’s Classical Guitar Method Vol. 1.
Here is the next Etude in my series of studies. I have a love-hate relationship with this piece. It’s a nice piece, but I’ve play Bach pieces that are easier than this thing. Anyway, it can be found on page 81 of Christopher Parkening’s Guitar Method Vol. 1.