Below is a video of me playing an arrangement of, “Whiskey Before Breakfast.” I am playing it full speed here. If there is interest I would be happy to post tabs. This tunes seems to come up a lot at jam sessions so it is a good one to have a simple lead part worked […]
Here is a performance video where I play an arrangement of Ragtime Annie that I learned from listening to Doc Watson. It is a fun song to play and sounds great with a fiddle player. Doc’s playing is a major influence in the way I play the guitar.
This little warm-up routine is great for building strength in one’s little finger. Repeat it, make variations but make sure the notes fretted by your pinky ring clear. I got this from, “Jethro Burns Mel Bay Complete Mandolin Book,” by Jethro Burns and Ken Eidson. One of my favorite resources for playing outside the bluegrass […]
Using songs seems to be the most fun, and in turn, the most useful way to teach beginning concepts. I have chosen, “Red Haired Boy,” as the first song I will focus on. It is a traditional instrumental tune that is often played at jam sessions. It also translates well to many instruments. Below is […]
Here I play my Ibanez hollow body electric guitar. This video starts with a performance than introduces the harmonic minor scale which I plan on expanding on in the future. Enjoy. Questions and comments encouraged.
As I get into practicing scales I have found that my ear prefers some over others. The pentatonic was great when all I wanted to do was play like Dickie Betts, but eventually one can get bored with it. This weeks blurb is the first installment of an example of a scale that my ear […]