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As we approach the holiday season, we are thrilled to bring out a
classic American tale; Alice's Restaurant by Arlo Guthrie. This is an
example of a ragtime fingerpicking progression acting as the
background for a long story. This style of talking blues is
frequently credited to Arlo's dad, Woody Guthrie. The lesson goes over
a slightly simplified arrangement as well as one that addresses more
complex ornamentation and variation.
My comment got lost a couple of minutes ago. I just read the comments of others studying "Alice's Restaurant" and e are still having the continuing problem. That is, I can't open and use the videos. Fix it, Dammit
written by marks3, October 30, 2015
Concert version PDFs for Alice's Restaurant won't download. Basic is fine.
written by chriscorran, April 16, 2015
Unless you have a lot of fingerpicking experience, and some improvising as well, I would recommend starting with the basic version to become familiar with the progression, and take a look at all the preliminary videos too.
written by TGNeil, November 04, 2013
Hey there. Nice! I've watched this all through once in preparation to learn this. I've been playing for a few years with some finger picking and classical in my lessons. I'm a righty, and I'm used to pinching and doing some fingerpicking patterns with my right and occasionally using my fourth finger on my left hand. I can do a travis picking pattern. My barre chords are okay. I never use my left thumb to fret the sixth string and I would rather not do that if I can avoid it. So, this will be a very big challenge for me, but I'd like to learn the concert version. Given where I am and what I want to do, should I first learn the basic and then change to the concert version? Or should I go straight to learning the concert version? Should I do the left hand and right hand lessons before I go to the concert version. I tend to be bad at "unlearning" things. I'm not sure how to approach this, and I'd like to have it for Thanksgiving in just over two weeks, giving it about an hour per day. Please advise.
written by Jtixtlan, November 04, 2013
Try it again, I think we have it fixed.
written by TGNeil, January 02, 2012
Sorry, should have said, "GP links for other songs on this site work fine."
written by crashcup, January 02, 2012
FYI: Links to Guitar Pro broken, or at least they won't open with my Guitar Pro. GP links for other sites open fine.