David Anthony was born on November 9th, 1982, in the small town of Mount Hope, NY. As a child he absorbed the church flavored musical environment that his parents provided.
With this influence he realized at a young age that music would not simply be a passive experience for him. It was not until the age of 15 that he decided to string up his first guitar. Relying
solely on his father for his foundational chord knowledge, he quickly became enamored with the po... (more)
David currently offers 27 guitar lessons at JamPlay, with 16 beginner lessons and 11 intermediate lessons.
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David Anthony is an acoustic guitar aficionado. In this series you will learn basic concepts that are essential to playing any style of guitar music.
David explains the parts of the guitar. He also introduces one of the best methods for tuning the guitar.
Tablature is a short hand way of writing guitar notation that allows beginners to learn basic pieces of music.
David continues his discussion of tablature by introducing hammer-ons and pull-offs.
Building an extensive vocabulary of chords is absolutely essential to becoming a well-rounded guitarist.
This lesson covers the basic minor chords that are used in thousands of songs.
Dominant 7th chords are important to all styles of music. You will learn a few basic dominant 7th chord shapes in this lesson.
Learning the minor 7th chords will add more spice and variety to your chord vocabulary.
In this great lesson, David teaches two basic chord progressions to get you up and playing.
David explains the theory concept of relative minor chords. He demonstrates how to use them in your chord progressions.
David explains how to form a major 9th chord. Then, he demonstrates how to play some major 9th chord shapes.
David teaches a plethora of minor 9th chords in this lesson.
David covers the basic major 7th chord shapes in this lesson.
David demonstrates how you can mix different chord types to form rich, beautiful chord progressions.
David demonstrates some exercises that will increase finger strength and dexterity.
David Anthony introduces basic fingerstyle techniques. He applies these techniques to a few short pieces.
David Anthony takes the finger picking techniques he taught in the last lesson and applies them to some musical exercises.