Below is the lesson for “Pure Imagination” by Gene Wilder.
Experience the magic of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in this fingerstyle adaptation of one of its most beloved songs. There are two reasons why this piece serves as a great study for the intermediate player.
The first reason lies in the chord work. This song has a gorgeous harmony, which means there are a lot of chords to learn. You might encounter a few new shapes, others will give you practice with barring, and some may challenge you with their transitions.
But the second reason yields the most challenging and rewarding concept to work on. And that is: Finesse. Matt’s playing is lyrical in nature. It’s as if the notes come alive and you can feel the emotion in every pluck or strum. Which begs the question… How does he do it? Check out this lesson to find out.
Part 1 – Performance & Free Lesson