FINGERPICKING ADVENTURES

VOLARE
TU VUO FA L'AMERICANO
GEORGIA ON MY MIND 
BLUE MOON

released with Stefan Grossman Guitar Workshop
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4 complete arrangements detailed video lesson.
Each section is clearly explained (phrase by phrase) and then played slowly on a split screen so you can see both hands.
Included is a
downloadable Score/Tab pdf.

Learn 4 arrangements in full depth! 

This is a very detailed video lesson, with comments from Alberto on all the minutia of the arrangements, not only the notes but also where the ideas come from. All sections are clearly explained bit by bit and then played very slowly on a split screen so you can see both hands at once. 
Also included is a full score / TAB of the music as a downloadable PDF. 
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The Arrangements

Volare is one of the most evocative songs ever. The original Italian song talks about a dream, where the singer paints himself blue and flies away. My arrangement echoes the era when Volare was first introduced. There are lots of harmonic movements that embellish the melody chord structure. I think the real goal of arranging this song was to keep it simple, yet interesting. This is a common but difficult task.

Tu Vuò Fa' L'Americano is an Italian song from 1956. There are many versions of this song. It was used in the film The Talented Mr. Ripley. Brian Seltzer has even recorded a rock-a- billy version. I wanted my arrangement to be swinging, danceable and - no fiddling around with changing harmonies but finding the best way to have chords, melody and rhythm work together as a song. I tried also to keep the clarinet/brass lines close to the original. I wanted a nice alternating bass for the rhythm combined with a walking bass line. Putting all the pieces together hopefully gives that swing-band sound.

Georgia On My Mind is an amazing song. There are many fingerstyle arrangements. My version is strongly based on Ray Charles's recording. I have adapted his string intro as well as playing this at the end using natural harmonics. Georgia was originally released in 1930. It was a dance tune with lots of "swing." So I added rhythm to the verse and chorus using an alternate bass. I combine this technique with some blues/soul licks here and there. I play it in the key of G and modulate to Bm for the chorus.

Blue Moon is a combination of Tommy Emmanuel's and my own arrangement. I learned 
Tommy's version while I was already working on mine. So I made a blend. My intro uses the chord structure from the Ella Fitzgeralds recording and the Frank Sinatra Brass stabs. Plus for the 2nd verse I have my own chord movements. I borrowed Tommy's rhythmic ideas as these truly swing. The strength of this tune is the rhythm.
TABS and Score
split screen slow play
very detailed explanation

Here's the 4 Arrangements

A few words from Stefan Grossman
Alberto's arrangements are rooted in the style of the great Chet Atkins and Tommy Emmanuel but also influenced by the 1950's big band sound. His arrangements of American and Italian classics, show the inventive harmonic movements from those great arrangers and composers of the times.

About Alberto's arrangements

The italian ace deploys his immense technique to serve the song, not the reverse
Pete Prown - Vintage Guitar Magazine
Alberto Lombardi’s debut solo project titled ‘Birds’ is a joy…a wonderful recording.. a very impressive and creative guitarist
Bill Piburn - Fingerstyle Journal

Alberto Lombardi

Guitarist, Producer, Artist
Italian virtuoso guitarist Alberto Lombardi is an internationally renowned acoustic solo fingerstyle and electric rock player, record producer and teacher. Has Toured all over the world, played with some of the most influential guitarists of our time, with the likes of Tommy Emmanuel and Peter Finger He's also been teaching for 30 years and released Instructional videos for various publishers like Stefan Grossman.  
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