St. James Infirmary (Guitar Lesson)


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Peter Einhorn

St. James Infirmary

In this final lesson of his basic series, Peter provides instruction on the melody for "St. James Infirmary". To conclude, he also talks about why this approach to learning is important compared to more common guitar learning methods.

Taught by Peter Einhorn in Beginner Guitar with Peter Einhorn seriesLength: 11:34Difficulty: 1.5 of 5


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danonwheelsdanonwheels replied on August 28th, 2015

Confusing sorry Peter

MTMalsMTMals replied on February 19th, 2015

Thank Peter for teaching the intuitive concept. I liked this series and actually played my first song. The student places a lot of trust in an instructor hoping that time and work invested will have desirable results. I this case it did and I look forward to your next series. I purchased the Spider Capo and expect to go over some of these lessons several times. Until next time...thanks.

rubstrolrubstrol replied on April 8th, 2014

his capo screwing is distracting.

rubstrolrubstrol replied on April 8th, 2014

peter confuses me...

AaronMillerAaronMiller replied on April 9th, 2014

How so?

AdrielAdriel replied on December 27th, 2013

F#-7b5 F# A C E B7 IIm V7 Em - I Hugh Laurie Version B7 C7 B7

Beginner Guitar with Peter Einhorn

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Peter Einhorn teaches the basics of guitar playing from the standpoint of an altered standard tuning. This tuning allows the player to learn the instrument more like you would learn the piano.



Lesson 1

Series Introduction

JamPlay is proud to introduce jazz guitarist Peter Einhorn. In this lesson series, Peter will discuss and demonstrate a way of playing the guitar that differs from standard approaches to playing. By utilizing...

Length: 7:06 Difficulty: 1.0 FREE
Lesson 2

Getting To Know Your Guitar

In this lesson, Peter goes over some of the basics of the guitar before you get to playing. He covers how to hold the instrument and how to tune it. He'll also cover how the partial capo is applied and...

Length: 8:33 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Lesson 3

Notes and Solfeggio

In this lesson, Peter teaches the notes on the 1st string of the guitar as they correspond to the Solfeggio you likely learned in grade school. He explains how to play both "Mary Had A Little Lamb" and...

Length: 5:55 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Lesson 4

Notes on the Second String

In the fourth lesson of his basic guitar series, Peter talks about the notes lower in pitch from "do" in Solfege. When the partial capo is attached at the 3rd fret on the first and second strings, these...

Length: 4:32 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 5

Using More Fingers

In this lesson, Peter discusses and demonstrates why and how we should use the remaining fingers on our fretting hand. He also discusses positional playing on the fret board. He then applies these techniques...

Length: 10:34 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 6

Accompaniment and Harmony

In this lesson Peter introduces the concept of harmony and accompaniment. To add this to your playing, you'll need to learn about the fourth, fifth and sixth strings of the guitar.

Length: 8:24 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 7

Adding Expression

Now that you've been learning how to accompany melody, it's time to start adding expression to your playing. In this lesson, Peter walks you through the song "Amazing Grace" and points out tips that will...

Length: 6:16 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 8

Playing with a Pick

In the eighth lesson of his beginner guitar series, Peter discusses playing with a pick. Not every guitarist is going to want to play solely with their fingers. Playing with a pick can help with rhythm...

Length: 11:00 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 9

Bass Notes and Chords

Peter Einhorn discusses using bass notes as a scale in this lesson. He also talks about creating chords and how to read chord symbols. You'll then apply this knowledge to the song "The Water is Wide."

Length: 8:34 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 10

St. James Infirmary

In this final lesson of his basic series, Peter provides instruction on the melody for "St. James Infirmary". To conclude, he also talks about why this approach to learning is important compared to more...

Length: 11:34 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only

About Peter Einhorn View Full Biography Peter has performed and / or recorded with Joe Lavono, Jimmy Cobb, Steve Swallow, Placido Domingo, John Abercrombie, Steve Kuhn, Eddie Daniels, Roland Hanna, Walter Booker and many others.

Peter has honed his teaching skills from 20 years of service at the National Guitar Workshop, 10 years teaching guitar students and ensembles at Bard College in N.Y., and, to this day, maintains some private students. As a professional jazz & latin musician in New York City and Miami he has played in many top venues. His work at the Metropolitan opera in New York City over a period of three years should be noted. He has written for network television (NBC, ABC)) and for video (History Channel) and has over 25 scores to his credit. Peter has performed and / or recorded with Joe Lavano, Jim Hall, Steve Swallow, Placido Domingo, John Abercrombie, Steve Kuhn, Eddie Daniels, Roland Hanna and many others. Peter is licensed in Instrumental Music, K-12 in New York State. His guitar improvisational instruction books; "Introducing the Dorian Mode" and "Introducing the Mixolydian Mode", are currently available from Alfred Publishing. He lives in Woodstock, NY with his wife and two children.

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