On my main website I have a page that features guitar videos – mostly solo fingerstyle guitar videos, but there are exceptions. I’ve decided that I should provide more information on some of these videos, so I’m starting a “Video of the Month” feature. (Disclaimer: While I am calling this the Video of the Month, it may happen that a month (or more) might go by without a video being posted. Please accept my apologies in advance.)
This months video features Pete Huttlinger playing a tune that I’ve been working on learning for the past month or so titled “The View”. The song was inspired when Pete was staying with friends in Colorado who had a spectacular view of the Rocky Mountains from their home.
Currently living in Nashville, Pete Huttlinger is originally from Washington DC and took up the guitar at age fourteen. After high school he attended the Berklee College of Music and, in 1994, joined John Denver’s band and toured and recorded with him until his death in 1997. In 2000, Pete won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship and continues to actively perform and record as both a solo artist and accompanist.
You can get a transcription of “The View” from www.PeteHuttlinger.com, or as a PDF on the CD that accompanied issue #67 of Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine (2008). The tuning is DADGBD (double dropped D) and as you can see in the video, Pete plays with a capo at the second fret.