Eight traditional carols in a 20-page PDF Ebook of advanced beginner arrangements. Only $12 for sheet music and tab, order here! Download a PDF arrangement of “Hark The Herald Angels Sing”.
There’s a long tradition in classical music of composers writing Etudes, literally “studies”: music written to help develop the player’s skill that is also satisfying to play and listen to. All the most significant composers for the guitar wrote sets of studies, and most of the music I’ve been practicing on the classical guitar the […]
This is a guest post by David Hamburger, a great fingerstylist, blues authority, and a teacher I respect greatly. Check out his lesson on “Statesboro Blues“. School is back, sort of, but getting there on time was never our strong suit, and now we’re rusty. We live close enough to walk, but some mornings when […]
As promised, this followup lesson looks at the verses, bridge, and outro of James Taylor’s “Carolina In My Mind”. You can download tab here. But I’d also suggest you download the chord chart. Remember, TAB gives you a sequence of events, a series of locations on the neck. And it’s possible to grasp the musical […]
Say you’ve been practicing your scales diligently. You know your formations up the neck and can play a major scale in any key in any position. Maybe you’ve moved on to modes, and maybe you’ve even fully absorbed those too. Or maybe you’ve never played a lick of lead guitar in your life. Either way, […]
The way you mow the lawn might teach you something important about how to practice. Everyone has a method. Do you start at one side and make repeating alternate passes, or circle the perimeter until you get to the center? Either way, it’s a straight line: a job with a beginning and end and a […]