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Celtic, Blues and Beyond

with Al Petteway

Learn six original tunes from GRAMMY-winner Al Petteway, with Celtic, Blues and R&B influences.

"Possibly one of the greatest acoustic guitarists of my lifetime"
– Ricky Fitzpatrick , FIVE ON FIVE


Instrument Guitar

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  • 31 pages of TAB notation
  • Unique learning format with constant multi-angles
  • On-demand lifetime access to all lessons
  • Available on desktop, mobile and tablet
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Course Length
14 lessons · 85m 30s

Grammy-winner Al Petteway is a multi-instrumentalist whose compositions for acoustic fingerstyle guitar are strongly influenced by his love of Celtic music and his own roots in folk, rock and blues.

In this course, Al will walk you through six of his own compositions which incorporate Celtic, Blues and R&B influences. He'll also share some great tips on colouring compositions with techniques that make the music sing.

Lesson tunes:

  • Eureka Hotel
  • Meant To Be
  • She Moved Through The Fair
  • Smoky Mountain Morning
  • Spindrift
  • The West Wind

BONUS tunes: E Funk and After Dark.

This course is for intermediate-advanced level guitarists who want to discover the world of Al's music.

We've created this course to be as practical as possible – with constant multiple angle views of the guitar, you'll be able to see everything Al is doing at all times.

Please note: The original source for this online course is a DVD. The artist/teacher may refer to a DVD and sometimes a book, neither of which are included with your purchase. Instead, you will have lifetime access to stream the course on all your devices and PDFs of the transcriptions from the book. DVDs get damaged and lost and books can go missing, but these courses are available to you whenever you want and wherever you are!

Lesson Plan

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Spindrift (lesson)

Eureka Hotel (performance)

She Moved Through The Fair (performance)

Meant To Be (performance)

Smokey Mountain Morning (performance)

The West Wind (performance)

Al Petteway

A Grammy Award winning recording artist and performer, Al Petteway has played nearly every type of popular, folk and classical music. Though his primary instrument has always been the guitar, he has also studied lute, string bass, percussion and music composition. His compositions for acoustic fingerstyle guitar are strongly influenced by his love of Celtic music and his own roots in folk, rock and blues.

Al was awarded FORTY FIVE"Wammies" by the Washington Area Music Association including the top honors of "ARTIST OF THE YEAR" and "MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR". He was the recipient of two Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards for Music Composition and has performed at the Vice President's House and The White House. His playing is featured on more than sixty recordings by some of the World's best known Folk and Celtic musicians. In 2005, he was voted one of the Top Fifty Acoustic Guitarists of all Time by the readers of Acoustic Guitar Magazine and in 2008 he won Silver and Bronze medals in the magazine's Player's Choice Awards.  His CD "Caledon Wood" was voted one of the "Essential Albums of the Past Twenty Years" in Acoustic Guitar Magazine's 20th anniversary issue and his 2012 release "It's Only the Blues" was included on two of the Acoustic Guitar Magazine's Editor's "Top Ten Essential Albums of 2012" lists. In 2014 and 2015, he released two more solo albums "Mountain Guitar" and "Dream Guitars, Vol. II."

"Possibly one of the greatest acoustic guitarists of my lifetime, Al possesses an innate talent for something I call “Melodic Prosidy”. Prosidy is what a songwriter may possess, having the ability to convey lyrics in a natural, conversational manner. James Taylor, for example, would be the king of such a thing, as musical lyrics go. Al has this same gift, but expresses it in melodic lines that seem to be comfortable and almost anticipated, even upon a first hearing. It’s incredibly unusual, and is something that permeates every Al Petteway recording I’ve ever heard. Fascinating."
--Ricky Fitzpatrick , FIVE ON FIVE

"Al Petteway is quickly building a catalogue of some of the most beautiful instrumental guitar work ever recorded."

"An innovative instrumentalist known for his open tunings, Petteway offers a rich, dulcet sound that features a fusion of old and new."

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