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Virtuoso acoustic wizard and fingerstyle master, Tim Sparks presents Fingerstyle Roots, Rags & Blues, an insightful exploration of Early Americana Roots music and intensive fingerstyle research study program for intermediate and sophisticated students. Fingerstyle Roots, Rags & Blues covers Delta Blues, Country Gospel, New Orleans, Ragtime, Early Jazz and the most incredible version of “The Mississippi Blues” that we’ve ever seen carried out or heard here at TrueFire.

The tunes in this collection evoke a time when American Roots music taken shape and was changed by the effects of recordings and radio. A few of these choices were written for guitar, others are adjustments from piano and jazz band plans. A long list of Roots Music fingerstyle guitarists especially influenced the product covered in Fingerstyle Roots, Rags & Blues; Duck Baker, Pat Donohue, Woody Mann, Steve James, Eric Lugosch, Eric Schonberg, Ernie Hawkins, Dakota Dave Hull, Phil Heywood, Person van Duser, Lasse Johansson, Andy Ellis and Teja Gerken.

Tim Triggers has actually been redefining the acoustic guitar collection considering that he won the US National Fingerstyle Champion in 1993 with a ground-breaking arrangement of Tchaikovskys Nutcracker Suite. Considering that then, Sparks has continued to surprise, obstacle, and thrill audiences with his diverse collection and spectacular technique. Equally at house within the Country Blues, Ragtime, Jazz or World Music categories, Triggers amazing capability to adapt practically any music to the solo guitar has earned him a global track record as one of the most ingenious guitarists working today.

Sparks has seven solo CDs to his credit consisting of The Nutcracker Suite, One String Causes Another and Guitar Bazaar on Peter Fingers Acoustic Music Records. He has also taped 4 tasks for John Zorns Tzadik label, Neshamah, Tanz, At the Rebbes Table and Masada Guitars, (with Expense Frisell and Marc Ribot).

Fingerstyle Roots, Rags & Blues presents 2 entirely various plans of “Incredible Grace,” a rendition of Mother Maybelle Carter’s “Victory Rag” and early Jazz and Blues by the likes of Jelly Roll Morton, Scott Joplin and Eubie Blake. Triggers breaks down each tune, passage by passage, in comprehensive video descriptions, notation and tabs that not only permit you to play the songs, however likewise offers you a treasure chest of chord voicings, licks, scales and turnarounds to utilize in your playing.

Fingerstyle Roots, Rags & Blues is enhanced for intermediate to advanced gamers and is presented on 2 CD-ROMs (Windows and Mac suitable). The course includes 34 full-length video lessons, text introductions, standard notation and interactive Power Tab so you can “see” and “hear” the tab and notation played out at any tempo. TrueFire’s video lesson player features zoom, frame advance, looping and other helpful controls.