This week, by request, we’ll be starting in on a tune that I wrote called Rygar. Julian Lage and I recorded it on our record, Mount Royal, that came out last year. While that was the first context in which I ever played the song, I have since worked up a solo arrangement that I will be teaching you over the next month. This solo arrangement draws upon a handful of techniques and approaches that we’ve studied in the past — bass/chords with melody at the same time, arpeggiated rhythm guitar accompaniment, double stops — and puts them in a more contemporary context.
This is an advanced series - there are parts that will be accessible to everyone, but there are other parts that I’m still very much working to refine, so if things feel hard, it's because they are! But it's my hope that you will find some things in here that are new.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Loop 0:00 Rygar Run-Through
Loop 3:17 Breakdown of Rygar A Part
Loop 17:52 Closing Thoughts