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THE GUITAR OF PRESTON REED

Released: 1994
Expanding the Realm of Acoustic Playing
Instructional DVD

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Track List:

  1. Tribes
  2. Slap Funk
  3. Border Towns
  4. Chattanooga (closing credits)




Notes:

Preston Reed's astonishing guitar technique will forever change the way you approach your instrument. His dynamic use of percussive devices in conjunction with unusual playing ideas gives his music a level of excitement that is unparalleled among today's guitarists. In his hands, a single guitar becomes numerous instruments, creating a multitude of sonic and rhythmic effects.
    On this fascinating video, Preston introduces you to the wide variety of sounds that you can coax from your guitar. He teaches the "rim shots" and "bongo hits", the slap harmonics, double hammer-ons, two-hand tapping, right-hand fretting and other techniques that will give your playing originality, movement and excitement.
    Preston plays and analyzes three of his show-stopping instrumental compositions - Slap Funk, Border Towns, and Tribes - detailing the techniques and tunings he uses to get his distinctive sound., By learning these tunes, you'll develop right- and left-hand coordination, new ways of generating sounds on your guitar and a myriad of ideas that you can use in developing your own solo guitar style.

Side Bar:
Preston Reed has virtually reinvented how the acoustic guitar is played. He generates a distinctly physical energy while performing ambidextrously on the neck, top, body, sides and fretboard of his guitar. Preston has played with a wide range of artists, from Linda Ronstadt to NRBQ, and has been featured on NPR's All Things Considered and Morning Edition, as well as on a Barbara Walters Special. He has recorded albums for Flying Fish, Universal Liberty, and Capitol Nashville.
"Exceptionally fine... compositional diversity and guitaristic brilliance." - Guitar Player

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