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Adam Rafferty

Adam is a virtuoso guitar player and teacher born and raised in New York City. He currently spends most of his time touring in the US and Europe, and conducting workshops. In 2006, he got “way deep” into fingerstyle guitar after hearing the one and only Tommy Emmanuel. And since then, he’s toured worldwide (Bangkok, USA, Germany, Italy, Austria, Scotland, Bermuda, Singapore, Malaysia, Czech Republic), released several fingerstyle instruction DVDS (teaching Stevie Wonder, Jackson Five and Jazz Guitar), and amassed over 10 million YouTube views.

 

Adam and Goldfinch Publishing

In order to produce his guitar instruction DVDs and streaming videos, Adam turned to Goldfinch Publishing (known simply as “Dircks” as the time). Already a publisher of his own work (Crescent Ridge), he needed help with video production. With our multi-camera setup, professional ProTools audio and Final Cut video studio, we’ve been able to help Adam publish a very successful line of DVDs and streaming media:

  • How To Play Stevie Wonder for Fingerstyle Guitar Vol 1
  • How To Play Stevie Wonder for Fingerstyle Guitar Vol 2
  • How To Play Jackson Five for Fingerstyle Guitar
  • Learn to Play Fingerstyle Favorites with Adam Rafferty

From Adam’s Blog

Adam Rafferty

How to Access Your Inner Guitar Genius When Learning a New Piece

Recently a student of mine on StudyWithAdam.com asked me an question which showed his honesty and vulnerability, and it really resonated with me. It’s part of the mental game that many of us face when working on our music. Adam, I have a teenage daughter who learns guitar songs off …

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Want Better Guitar Technique? Embrace Your Authenticity

The way that many of us have been taught to think about learning music is like this: we function like computers if we get musical data input, and practice it enough, we should be able to play it back if we can’t play it back, it means we need to …

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3 Tips for Breaking Out of Your Guitar Comfort Zone

Lately I have been working on some new guitar techniques that are taking me “outside my comfort zone.” Working on new things can be very unsettling – for all of us. Sometimes feeling like a beginner is fun, but at other times a lot of mental resistance comes up. (If …

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Tour News – Australia “Acoustic Guitar Spectacular” Aug 14 – 22, 2015

Hey Gang, I hope that if you are an Australian fan and guitar picker, you can come to one of these very special concerts! Michael Fix, Andrew Veivers and I will be doing the “Acoustic Guitar Spectacular” from August 14-22, 2015 in Australia. 14 August – Mt Tambourine 15 August …

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How to Practice Guitar Like Bruce Lee

When I am asked about practicing guitar, I usually preach the gospel of repetitive mindful practice. However – I have been wondering lately…”do I really know what the heck I am doing?” You can usually find me on tour in a hotel room practicing the pieces I play on stage …

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What do People See in YOUR Guitar Videos?

I recently had a guitar student upload a video to Study With Adam for coaching, the title read “In My Life, The Beatles, Arranged by Adam and Butchered by Craig” I had to laugh out loud. LOL!!!! It’s important to know that what we HEAR in our playing is different …

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