A well-known, much-loved bluegrass session tune, St Anne’s Reel lends itself perfectly to a solo acoustic guitar arrangement. In this short video tutorial, acoustic soloist, sideman and Elixir Strings artist Tristan Seume takes you through his beautiful arrangement of this classic piece in his favorite Csus2 tuning. Tristan uses Elixir Phosphor Bronze Strings with NANOWEB Coating 12-56 for their long tone life and rich, full tone even at lower tunings. Check them out: https://www.elixirstrings.com/guitar-strings/acoustic-phosphor-bronze-nanoweb-coating
Tristan’s arrangement turns St Anne’s Reel into a cascade of harp-like arpeggios, double-stops and alternating bass notes. With everything tabbed out on screen you can follow along and you’ll be up to session standard in no time!
One of the UK’s leading acoustic guitarists, Tristan has toured all over Europe both as a soloist and a sought-after accompanist. His solo albums, You Just Know and Middle Child, mix handcrafted originals with beautiful interpretations of traditional and contemporary tunes. An experienced and enthusiastic educator, his CV includes countless contributions to some of the UK’s best-selling guitar magazines; Guitar Techniques, Total Guitar, Acoustic, and notably, over 130 consecutive monthly guitar tutorials spanning more than a decade of issues of Guitarist Magazine.