Advanced Fingerstyle Workshop instructor plays his original composition on a Ken Parker archtop.
by Teja Gerken
May 01, 2019
Australian guitarist Adam Miller has been making a name for himself on the contemporary fingerstyle scene for some time now. Playing both acoustic and electric guitars, he excels at applying his signature funky groove to solo compositions, but he also often works with the kind of band you can hear on his latest album, The Defining of Success. In 2014, Adam was one of the first guitarists featured in Peghead Nation’s Advanced Fingerstyle Workshop course, where he taught his funky solo guitar composition “Parker,” which was inspired by a guitar built by luthier Ken Parker and originally featured on Adam’s 2012 release, Delayed. Adam doesn’t own a Parker guitar and didn’t have access to one at the time, so he used his Jeff Traugott 00 for the lesson (check out the earlier video of the tune).
This past March, Adam again stopped by the Peghead Nation studio while touring in Northern California. This time he brought with him Ken Parker’s personal guitar Lucky, an instrument that frequently gets loaned to artists, so we asked Adam to record another take of the tune named for the renowned luthier.
To learn how Adam approaches “Parker,” enroll in Peghead Nation’s Advanced Fingerstyle Workshop, which includes 15 lessons from fingerstyle masters like Ed Gerhard, Muriel Anderson, Tim Sparks, Peppino D’Agostino, and others.
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