Effortless Guitar: Essential Acoustic Textures
* The samba style
* Bossa nova
* Authentic flamenco techniques
* Rasgueado and golpe techniques
* Innovative plucking and strumming
* Recommended guitars and strings
Richard Smith, professor, studio/jazz guitar, is an award-winning recording artist, performer and clinician. He has earned accolades such as Record of the Year (Tune Up Magazine), a nomination for Best Jazz Album of the Year (Ad Lib Magazine), best new artist (Radio and Records Magazine) and three top five jazz albums.
In his concertizing with such artists as Kirk Whalum, Marc Antoine, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, Dan Siegel, Warren Hill, Bob Hope and Brian Bromberg, he has made numerous visits to Asia, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean. Live performance highlights include Town Hall, New York; Orchestra Hall, Chicago; the Universal and Greek Amphitheatres, Los Angeles; the Montreal, Monterey, Jacksonville, JVC, Playboy, Taste of Chicago, Summerfest, World Trade Center, Madrid and San Diego Jazz festivals, as well as appearances for BET, VH-1, PBS, NPR and German television.
He has recorded on the Sony, CBS, Manhattan/Capitol, Bluenote, Bluemoon, Optimism, Pausa, Chase Music Group, Innercity, New World, Nova and Brainchild Record labels. He is also the associate director of the International Musicians Academy of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and has taught master classes throughout Europe, at the Musicians Academy, London, University of North Texas, the Musicians Institute, Hollywood, University of Oregon, the National Guitar Summer Workshops and the International Association of Jazz Educators. Mr. Smith is an artist/clinician for D'Addario, Gibson and Shure Corporations.