March 2016 Posts

Wayfaring Stranger for Guitar!

Guitar- Wayfaring Stranger
Let's pick a couple solos in A minor! The first is a Carter-style basic melody presentation, while the second brings in the Tony Rice blues influence.

Wayfaring Stranger for Banjo!

Banjo- Wayfaring Stranger
We've got two breaks to learn for this classic and spooky tune in A minor! We'll learn a basic melody first, then bust out the bluesy licks and triplets turn it up a notch. We'll be playing out of the G minor position and using a capo on the 2nd fret!

Wayfaring Stranger for Mandolin!

Mandolin- Wayfaring Stranger
Let's learn two solos to this spooky yet beautiful tune in A minor! The first is a basic melody using tremolo to sustain the long melody notes, with the second break as a bluesy departure introducing all types of tricks and triplets!

Guitar Theory- Finding Harmony!

Guitar- Finding Harmonies- Oh Susanna
Don't let the simple "Oh! Susanna" preview fool you. This lesson is huge. We'll use "Oh! Susanna" to teach you some big league guitar theory. Many folks express to me their desire to build solos, improvise, or create licks. If you don't know how to find c
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