Good ritual music engages the assembly and draws it into full and active participation. Consequently, to be a good pastoral guitarist, you must have more than proper technique and a good sense of timing to support and enhance worship with your music; sensitivity to the liturgy is also required. With the introduction of contemporary music to the liturgy, the demand for versatile pastoral guitarists who are capable of playing a multitude of styles has grown more and more prevalent. Specialized training tools were needed. The Pastoral Guitarist became the answer to that need.
Originally published in 1989 The Pastoral Guitarist remains an indispensable resource committed to improving the skills and abilities of liturgical guitarists at any level of expertise. Strumming, finger picking, improvisation, transposition, and the use of a capo are among the many techniques included in this book. The Pastoral Guitarist is an illuminating wealth of information for volunteer guitarists and professional music directors alike!