Featured Videos: In the Studio

Adam Miller: “Parker”

Sponsored By

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.

 


Category: Featured Video

Related Featured Videos

Mike Compton and Joe Newberry: “Singing As We Rise”

The old-time duo plays the Joe Newberry original that won IBMA’s Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year for 2012, live in the Peghead Nation studio.

Matt Munisteri: “Picking the Guitar”

Peghead Nation jazz guitar instructor plays a solo version of the great Nick Lucas composition.

Joe K. Walsh, Bruce Molsky, Darol Anger, and Brittany Karlson: “Innisfree”

Peghead Nation mandolin instructor plays an original composition set to a W.B. Yeats poem, with his fellow Peghead Nation and Berklee College of Music instructors.

Steve Baughman: “Home Sweet Home”

Peghead Nation clawhammer guitar instructor plays an American folk classic.

California Banjo Extravaganza: “Angeline the Baker”

A performance from Bill Evans, Chris Coole, and Ned Luberecki, with a Peghead-packed band of Sharon Gilchrist, Chad Manning, John Reischman, and Jim Nunally.

Flynn Cohen and Marla Fibish: “The Famous Ballymote” and “The Morning Star”

Peghead Nation’s Irish Backup Guitar instructor flatpicks a set of reels with our Irish Mandolin instructor.

Comments and Discussion

Leave a Reply


Captcha Code

Click the image to see another captcha.



PEGHEAD PARTNERS

Article Thumbnail
Nov 24, 2020
A great mandolin duet of Sarah Jarosz’s original tune, recorded live at the Marshall Mandolin Summit.




Start Learning Today

One Course: $20/month or $200/year
Two Courses: $30/month or $300/year
Access to All Courses: $100/month

Peghead Nation’s String School is your source for roots music instruction, bringing you full courses in guitar, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, fiddle, and Dobro, featuring talented instructors, high-quality video instruction, accurate notation and tab, and fun songs to play right from the beginning. Enroll and become a Peghead today!