Ed Gerhard, Part 2: Ed Teaches “The Water Is Wide”

From: Advanced Fingerstyle Workshop by Teja Gerken

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"The Water Is Wide"

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


Tags: Fingerstyle
Category: String School


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