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2017 GUITAR BUYER GUIDE
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Acoustic Guitar Styles with Dave Isaacs #28: Country Blues Travis Picking

Travis Picking can be used generally to describe any fingerpicking technique where the thumb is alternating with the rest of the strings. This lesson will take the technique all the way back to its roots in Ragtime piano!
  • Apr 24th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Acoustic Guitar Styles with Dave Isaacs #27: Drop D

Drop your low E to low D and open up a whole new range of possibilities. Dave will go over the tuning process and share some tasty finger picked ideas for you to explore the tuning with.
  • Apr 22nd, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Acoustic Guitar Styles with Dave Isaacs #26: Movable Shapes in D

Get yourself out of the open position, and move up the neck while retaining the ringing of open strings as well. You'll do this by capitalizing on inversions.
  • Apr 21st, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Rockabilly With Stuart Ziff #33: Move, Hot Rod, Move Man

Let's look at some Cliff Gallup in this lesson. Cliff had a lot of influence on guys like Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. As usual, we'll look at the acoustic part of our track first. Become part of the groove and pursue it with all you have!
  • Apr 9th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Rockabilly With Stuart Ziff #32: I Couldn't Forget About You

Learn the solo like what Joe Maphis may have played from this track based on "Stood Up". It's based on a lot of cool rhythm stuff, but you're not just playing chords. Dig in and have fun!
  • Apr 8th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Rockabilly With Stuart Ziff #31: A Brokenhearted Jam

This lesson is going to be flavored like a jam between Joe Maphis and James Burton. You'll get to dive into two distinctive Rockabilly lead styles!
  • Apr 7th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Rockabilly With Stuart Ziff #30: Brokenhearted Again

Again, featuring Joe Maphis on guitar, you'll get to learn a style based on a song called "Stood Up". In this lesson, look at the rhythm part. It's simple and straight forward.
  • Apr 6th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Rockabilly With Stuart Ziff #29: Well, It's a One, Two...

In this lesson we're going to look at the solo from Joe Maphis based on the track that we worked on in the last lesson. Mr. Ziff reveres this solo as one of the best of all time!
  • Apr 5th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Rockabilly With Stuart Ziff #28: I Been 'a Waitin'

Work on a song based on the legendary "Waitin' In School" featuring Joe Maphis. Maphis was the kind of Country back in the 50s and 60s... A fantastic flatpicker! Combine some cool Country with some Rockabilly spirit! We're going to work on the acoustic rhythm first!
  • Apr 4th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Rockabilly With Stuart Ziff #27: We're Gonna Rock

Look at a solo by one of the greatest Tele players that walked the planet! They start out a bit like Chuck Berry, but higher up on the neck, and there is a bit more 'range' to them... Kinda like blending Chuck, with T-Bone!
  • Apr 3rd, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Style of George Harrison #18: Beatles Country in the Style of Act Naturally/What Goes On, Part 1

Join John as he covers George's country style as exhibited in the 64'-65' time period.
  • Apr 2nd, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Style of George Harrison #17: Beatles Ballad in the Style of "And I Love Her"

George especially excelled at playing ballads. In this lesson, John walks through some arpeggios and melody lines in the style of "And I Love Her."
  • Apr 1st, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Style of George Harrison #16: More Options for Octaves

We aren't done with octaves! In this lesson, we'll look at how to incorporate open strings in with octaves to create an even richer sound.
  • Mar 31st, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Style of George Harrison #15: In the Style of "From Me to You" and "I Want to Hold Your Hand"

Taking our octaves into the world of the Beatles, we are going to learn a song reminiscent of From Me To You an I Want To Hold Your Hand.
  • Mar 30th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Style of George Harrison #14: Using Octaves in Beatles Pop Tunes

In this lesson, John takes a look at the unique way that George used octaves in his playing.
  • Mar 29th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Style of George Harrison #13: Mixing and Matching the Blues Lick Library

Taking the licks learned in the last few lessons, John demonstrates how to mix and match them over 12-Bar Blues.
  • Mar 28th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Style of George Harrison #11: George's Blues Lick Library, Part 2

In this lesson, John teaches 3 new Harrison style licks over the second section of the 12-Bar Blues.
  • Mar 26th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Style of George Harrison #10: George's Blues Lick Library, Part 1

In this lesson, we're taking a look at George's bluesy early days, through the eyes of songs such as Long, Tall Sally, I'm Down, Roll Over Beethoven and the like.
  • Mar 25th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
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