Adam Levy's “Clandestino” begins with a playful single-note figure drawn from the D major pentatonic scale (D E F# A B), followed by a series of broken sixths.
Learn to play the Jon Stickley Trio's unique interpretation of the bluegrass tune “Blackberry Blossom” on guitar.
Matteo Carcassi’s 25 Etudes, Op. 60 are a rite of passage for the advancing classical guitarist. Learn how to flatpick this classic on acoustic guitar.
So, you want to play a composition like the 19th-century “Romanza,” eh? Here's how to make it sound beautiful on classical guitar.
This guitar lesson breaks down the mechanics of string crossing and applies it all to a classical guitar etude by Fernando Sor to help build up picking-hand precision.
“As in a painting, the melody should be the subject right up front, close to your eyes, and the bass should be the mountains in the background,” D’Agostino says.
Will Ackerman's “I Had to Go There,” from album Positano Songs, cohas a striking tuning of F C Eb Ab C Eb. Watch and hear him play it in this video and try your hand at playing along.
“Bill Cheatham” is the perfect example of a fiddle tune that's also a great way to learn flatpicking on guitar.
Tony Rice's take on “Cattle in the Cane” is not only a good introduction to fiddle tunes, but to flatpicking in general as it covers the hallmarks of the style.
In this lesson, Bruce Molsky demonstrates how the guitar tradition from Madagascar takes in not only local music elements but classical and pop influences from everywhere.