Acoustic Course

Country Chord Changes

March 9, 2013 2 Comments

Learn a classic country chord progression in this lesson

Ray Lamontagne style chord progression

March 4, 2013 1 Comment

Today we’ll use drone notes to create a Ray Lamontagne progression that he might use in one of his folk ballads

Deer Tick Style Lick

January 31, 2013 1 Comment

Learn a dark country sounding riff in the style of Deer Tick using chromaticism and harmonic minor

Play Like Slowhand With The Clapton Scale

January 29, 2013 No Comments

Today we’ll modify the minor pentatonic scale like Eric Clapton to capture his signature unplugged sound.

Dreamy Lydian Chord Progression

December 29, 2012 2 Comments

Create an atmospheric, dreamy riff using the lydian mode in this guitar lesson

Open Mic Chord Progressions

December 18, 2012 1 Comment

Learn a funky chord progression that hearkens back to beatnik open mic nights.

Solo Guitar Has Never Been Easier!

January 10, 2012 No Comments

Today we’re looking at basic techniques used to create solo guitar pieces. Specifically, we’ll be discussing the concept of static melodies and changing chords for acoustic guitar.

Play Your Guitar Like a Drum

August 4, 2011 No Comments

Learn to play your guitar percussively, adding in thumps, taps, clicks, and harmonics to create a driving rhythm with your playing.

Arrange “My Coutry Tis of Thee” for Solo Guitar

August 4, 2011 No Comments

We’ve got a different type of lesson today, we’re going to look at how one might arrange a melody for solo guitar. To demonstrate, we’re going to use the classic tune “My Country Tis of Thee.”

Open Moveable Chords

August 4, 2011 No Comments

Today we’re going to explore a critical acoustic guitar concept – open moveable chords. These shapes create an open, full, beautiful sound perfect for pop, rock, and other styles. So let’s get started!

Create Your Own Chords

August 3, 2011 No Comments

This lesson is for you more creative players out there. Basically we’re going to take familiar shapes and then manipulate them in certain ways to get some brand new sounds. Enjoy guys!

Creative Capo Uses

August 3, 2011 No Comments

Today we’ve got a crazy capo trick to show you which will give you an awesome open sound unlike anything you’ve heard!

Bass Note Chords for Acoustic Players

August 3, 2011 No Comments

Today we’re going to share a neat acoustic approach to bass note chords that players like Dave Matthews have used to create some classic hits. It’s easy and sounds awesome!

Haunting and Dark Acoustic 7th Chords

August 3, 2011 1 Comment

In this lesson you’re going to see 7th chords in a whole new light, and the effect will be haunting and beautiful at the same time. So let’s get started!

1 String Scale With Open Strings

August 3, 2011 No Comments

We’ve got a super simple trick to show you today that will fill your sound out and give your riffs a jangly, almost Gaelic quality. We’ll show you how!