Brandon Lee Adams sings in a timeless, Americana design– and he’s a hell of a flatpicker, too.

For his AG Sessions in Location, Adams carries out “I Wish for Seventeen,” a tune he composed and tape-recorded with the bluegrass terrific Tony Rice. Though arranged for voice and one guitar, the piece sounds abundant and full, thanks to Adams’ vibrant solos, bass runs, and chord voicings– not to mention his early ’70s Martin D-41. (The identification number falls close to completion of 1971 or start of 1972.).

Enjoy past the efficiency to learn Adams’ crosspicking patterns and fretting-hand methods. For anybody writing their own tunes, there’s a ton of great details here on keeping plans fresh and avoiding the dullness of playing just a few chords the exact same method over and over for the period of a tune.

” I’m constantly thinking of bass notes,” Adams says, “It can sound almost like you’re playing 2 instruments if you keep [the bass] hectic.”.

So, grab your guitar and get motivated!

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