In this video, I discuss a variety of ways you can get yourself out of a guitar-playing rut. Many guitarists plod along for a long period of time without realising it.
I love this piece of music. It is so dramatic, recognisable and it makes classical guitar a joy to play and listen to. So many classical pieces out there that are recommended for the guitar are either pretty dull or aren`t recognisable. `Toccata and Fugue in D minor` is so far and away from those pieces. It just sounds amazing.
I recently got a reader question asking me “How do I improve rhythm skills on the guitar?” It`s a great question and one I get a lot so I decided to create a video on it. To find out 4 ways to improve your rhythm skills on the guitar check out the video HERE (and please like and comment). [Read more…]
Today we have the video for pattern number 7 in the free eBook “Fingerstyle 101: Learn 8 Beautiful Fingerpicking patterns That Every Guitarist Should Know”.
If you have already downloaded the free eBook – Fingerstyle 101: : Learn 8 Beautiful Fingerpicking patterns That Every Guitarist Should Know, then you will have come across this simple but wonderful sounding fingerpicking pattern.
Now you can watch the video too. Some guitarists learn better via video and some via tab and eBooks. Most however learn better with a combination of both, so get the eBook out and watch the video to learn this super cool pattern.
“Yeah, man, that`s the sh*t” while pouting like a rock star, only to realize with horror that this little `masterpiece` I wrote sounds just like another song!
Duh, duh, durn!
This is a great song right from my childhood. Many people hold this song closely because they are either big Oasis fans and/or they loved British 90`s comedy The Royle Family.
Personally, I loved both. This is a pretty stunning sounding guitar song that is a great workout for your open chord changes.
If you want to download two free eBooks (in both pdf and kindle formats) one of which is “Fingerstyle 101: Learn 8 Beautiful Fingerpicking patterns That Every Guitarist Should Know” head HERE.
Welcome to the Guitar Domination “Fingerpicking Classics Series”.
`Falling Slowly` is a great song from the film `Once` by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova.
There isn`t a sweeter sound in the history of the universe than a beautiful fingerpicked song played well.
I just love how sweet the lyrics are too – so much so I have written them out below.
Have fun and prepare to be loved when you perform this amazing song!
Falling Slowly Chords
C, Cadd9, F, Fadd9
Am, G, F, G,
C, F, Am, F
Falling Slowly Lyrics
I don’t know you
But I want you
All the more for that
Words fall through me
And always fool me
And I can’t react
And games that never amount
To more than they’re meant
Will play themselves out
Take this sinking boat and point it home
We’ve still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice
You’ll make it now
Falling slowly, eyes that know me
And I can’t go back
Moods that take me and erase me
And I’m painted black
You have suffered enough
And warred with yourself
It’s time that you won
Falling slowly sing your melody
I’ll sing along
If you want to improve your fingerstyle guitar playing even more, check this out.
Wow, what a modern classic this is. I love the guitar part to this. That intro is very lush, distinctive and down right groovy.
The song is tuned (from low to high) E,A,D,E,B,E which is a little unusual but just goes to show how Ed Sheeran thinks outside the box with his sophisticated guitar playing.
The chords are relatively simple due to the tuning of the song, but if you are like most players who are learning this you may want a little more help getting faster chord changes.