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Tim Sparks, Part 3: Tim’s Hoffman Guitar

This lesson is part of the course Advanced Fingerstyle Workshop with Teja Gerken.
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In this lesson, Ed Gerhard teaches his popular fingerstyle arrangement of the traditional tune “The Water is Wide.” Gerhard used dropped-D tuning and a capo at the third fret. Because he tunes his guitar down a half-step from standard pitch, this results in his performance sounding in the key of E. If you prefer, you can leave your guitar in standard dropped-D tuning and place the capo at the second fret instead. Gerhard stresses the importance of supporting the tune’s melody and gives pointers for effectively building an arrangement in a dynamic fashion. virtuerecords.com
 
 
 
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Tim Sparks, Part 3: Tim’s Hoffman Guitar
Tim Sparks, Part 3: Tim’s Hoffman Guitar
 
Tim discusses his custom 2004 Hoffman guitar. Built with a spruce top and koa back and sides, the guitar has a 000-size body with a cutaway and a short-scale neck. Tim also talks about his preference for low-tension John Pearse strings and his K&K pickups and preamp, and he demos the guitar (plugged into an AER Compact 60 amp) by playing his original “Reckless Persuasion.” timsparks.com

 
 
 
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