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Pete Huttlinger

Pete Huttlinger

The late Pete Huttlinger won the 2000 National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship and was one of the world’s most awe-inspiring acoustic guitarists. His unique arrangements, spellbinding musicality, and technical precision entertained audiences from Los Angeles to Milan. Huttlinger performed at three of Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Festivals and released numerous albums, including the critically acclaimed Finger Picking Wonder: The Music of Stevie Wonder. Visit for more information. Photo by Paul Schatzkin


Essential Gig Tips for Acoustic Guitarists

March 20, 2015
Fingerstyle wizard Pete Huttlinger shares his secrets for sounding great onstage.
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Acoustic Adventures: Rhythm of the Heart - Tackling the Bridge in “Rhythm” Changes

December 18, 2012
Work on your internal timing with Pete Huttlinger''s arrangement of "I''ve Got Rhythm."
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Acoustic Adventures: The Small Stuff - Playing Two Parts at Once

October 8, 2012
“The Small Stuff ” contains several compositional elements that really make a solo guitar piece—a good groove, nice melody, and a solid bass line with clear separation from the melody.
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Fretboard Workshop: A Bitter Pill to Swallow

January 10, 2012
I had been in the hospital for nearly four months with a heart condition. Two of those months I just laid flat in bed. So when I got back home and started to play again, I tried to pick up where I had left off. Wrong!
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Acoustic Adventures: Cascading Celtic Guitar

March 15, 2011
A medley of three Celtic tunes: "Drowsy Maggie," "The Morning Dew," and "The Cup of Tea."
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