David Laibman is regarded as one of the founders of modern finger-style classic ragtime guitar. He began working out
old-timey and classical rags in the 1960s; recording The New Ragtime Guitar with Eric Shoenberg, and Classical Ragtime Guitar (Rounder, 1980), both available on CD. In this DVD David performs a wide variety of his compositions and arrangements of rags by Scott Joplin, James Scott and Joseph Lamb. He talks about his musical influences, arranging and working out fingerings for these complex pieces, and how in recent times he has begun writing ragtime compositions for guitar.
As a bonus, some tunes are transcribed in tab/music PDF files on the