Being able to visualize chords all over the neck as they happen is a great foundation for building melodic lines.
We spend a lot of time trying to find the right notes, or the best words for what we’re trying to say, but how we say something is what helps us leave our mark
Fahey’s version of “Uncloudy Day” was originally released on his 1959 debut, Blind Joe Death.
In this guitar lesson you'll learn a handful of techniques for making solo guitar arrangements of ballads and trail songs: active bass runs, cross-picking, and hybrid picking.
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.
Oscar Alemán had an impeccable sense of swing and played with exciting rhythmic punctuations, a horn-like attack, and sharp attention to detail.
Of his solo guitar composition, Diego Garcia says, “It’s simple Spanish cadences meet Merle Travis.”
This arrangement is in the guitar-friendly key of E minor and includes a steady eighth-note bass line that nods to the Clash version.
In this lesson, I’ll show you how to play an approachable ragtime piece of mine in open G6 called “Liberal Rag,” a title I chose not necessarily as a political statement but to indicate that it can be played at an easy and relaxed tempo, by players at all levels.
On paper, this gorgeous composition looks approachable, but it's not easy to make the guitar sing like Bill Frisell does!