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Preston Reed is a world renowned acoustic guitar player. He single handedly created his own style of guitar which he dubs the "Integrated Percussive Technique." In this series of lessons he will explain his method of playing and get you started on your path to guitar mastery.
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Preston demonstrates two of his popular tunes and talks about what he has in store for you.
Preston demonstrates the dazzling array of techniques that can be played on acoustic guitar. After watching this, you might look at your guitar in a different light. He also addresses some of the common questions about his style.
Preston's Style heavily revolves around alternate tunings. In this lesson, he discusses the advantages open tunings offer.
Preston talks about percussion, why he prefers not to call this style "tapping," and introduces the first basic exercise.
Preston explains how he is able to play his over-the-neck style without hurting his hands and uses a hammer-on to illustrate the point. This lesson is quick, easy and crucial to playing his style.
Preston talks about how the left hand is used in his "Integrated Percussive Technique". This includes left hand hammer-ons, pull-offs, overtones, and how to dampen strings.
Preston discusses how he uses his right hand to generate percussive sounds. This lesson covers hammer-ons, double hammer-ons, and "barre hammers". He also talks about combining left and right hand techniques.
Preston demonstrates a cornucopia of left hand techniques that use a barre. This includes "barre hammers," "barre pulls," "barre hammer slides," and the "barre hammer slide pulls".
This lesson's name might strike you as a bit esoteric, or even downright silly; nothing is silly about the sound these techniques make, however. Head on into the lesson and find out what they are, and how they are played in Preston's style.
In this lesson, Preston Reed demonstrates how to transform your acoustic guitar into a drum kit. The versatility of the guitar is magical!
Knowing when not to make sound is an important part of music that is often overlooked. In this lesson, Preston talks about the techniques he uses for dampening.
Preston demonstrates how to combine both of the hands for greater speed, variety, and musicality.
Preston talks about one of the most essential aspects of any musical piece, the groove. He uses one of his songs as an example.
Though Preston's technique generally features intense rhythms with soaring melodies, he is certainly not above standard thumb/finger picking. He talks about how he makes use of the technique and graces us with an elegant example.
Preston demonstrates how to play chords using his "Integrated Percussive Technique" with his favorite tunings.
Preston talks about how he combines his techniques to create thrilling arrangements.
Preston takes some time to share his thoughts on music, creativity and his style of playing. This lesson is in a lecture format.
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Awesome. This opens new doors.
Good explainations ... I like the way you work into the percussion and then add the bass drum.
I've always been interested in Preston's work - ever since my signing up for Homespun back in the mid-90's. You can not be anything but impressed by this phenom's work.
Looking forward to the class
Way to go, Preston. I look forward to a bourbon and some music with you on your return to the states!