I started playing guitar when I was 15 years old. That was a long time ago, but I still thank my parents for exposing me to this incredible instrument. I worked hard at it and finished a 2 year Mel Bay guitar course in 6 months. I started giving guitar lessons immediately after this at my local music store.
Giving lessons for 12 years, mostly in the evenings and all day on Saturday paid my way through college. I continued on with my playing giving performances at local colleges and playing for weddings.
I loved giving lessons and witnessing the joy my students experienced when they mastered a selection or song. Although I've been too busy working at my carrier to give lessons any longer, I would still like to pass along some of my knowledge learning to play the guitar.
While these lessons are primarily targeted for younger children, they certainly can be used by adults first learning to play as well. The lessons are very detailed and you should master each lesson after one week of playing before moving on to the next. If you find that you master the lesson and have a complete understanding of it in less than a week, by all means, start on the next lesson.
Complete the lessons numbered 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 etc. prior to trying to play the named songs. These lessons will show you how to plan both in standard notation (how to read notes) and tablature (tab), which will be very useful as many songs are written either in tab or notation.
Upon completion of these lessens you will be ready to move on to more complicated songs and tablature, which is available in will-stocked music stores or on the internet.
Please note that all the options in the Lesson Notes are no longer available such as the GuitarPro files. All these lessons are free downloads. Look for more free tabs coming as I get time to load them.
The Guitar & Ukulele Construction Guide has been in the works for several years now. The book is packed with guitar and ukulele building instruction to help you build your instrument quicker, more accurately, and with confidence and proper detail. Whether you are a first time builder or have a few instrument builds under your belt, this book will benefit you greatly!
We are now introducing an updated and expanded version of the original book with even more information, tips and tricks to give you a better experience.
More information on Slotted Headstocks for acoustic guitars.
Enhanced detail for wood binding construction and installation.
More detailed information of linings and info on hand-placed lining blocks.
ZipFlex abalone strip installation.
Much more information for fret installation, both bound and unbound fretboards.
Section added on Glued-In Frets
Additional Information added for acoustic guitar bridge installation
Sections added on fitting the nut, nut details and much more.
Section Added on The Construction Process - Step by Step Order. This section gives you a logical order in the building process.
Section Added on "Sample Dreadnought Plans" Shows an example of a typical set of guitar plans you will receive from GLS. (note these plans are not full resolution).
The Guitar & Ukulele Construction Guide takes you through all of the steps from selecting wood, assembling the proper tools and fixtures, and also includes the fine details on installation of braces, bending sides, installing kerfing, blocks, and much, much more.
It also provides recommendations of tools you'll need when starting out, as well as jigs, clamps and just about everything you'll need to build your acoustic or classical guitar or ukelele with ease!
Unlike most eBooks that give you a hundred pages of double-spaced text with large-type text just designed to fill up the pages, our book is packed with tons of instrument building information, as well as lots of illustrations and photos of the actual guitar building process.
When used with our detailed guitar building plans, this guide is the perfect instruction manual and will answer all the questions you have about making a stringed instrument.
Also included with the eBook is a comprehensive Glossary to define most of the terminology used in lutherie, which can be somewhat confusing to the beginning builder.
The page samples shown here, list the chapters in the eBook as well as a several select sample pages to give you a feeling of what is contained in this manual.
If you are purchasing a plan, be sure to put one of these books in your cart too. Get started the right way because there's nothing more irritating than ruining expensive wood, and wasting time!
I've developed these guitar tabs over the years both during my music teaching years and more recently, documenting the songs with the advanced notation software that is now available to all musicians.
Throughout most of my carrier, I've played finger style guitar. In the late 1990's I started to get into flat picking styles and fiddle tunes
The books featured here are all fiddle tune standards, and should be the songs you learn to build a base repertoire before moving on to more advanced material.
The books are setup in 3 levels of player experience - beginner, intermediate and advanced, which should satisfy most guitar players no matter what your level of experience. Also, each collection has 2 separate books with 12 songs in each book for a total of 24 songs
Each song has beginner, intermediate and advanced versions, giving you a lot of versatility in your playing.
Red Haired Boy (Little Beggerman)
St. Annes Reel
Whiskey Before Breakfast
How †o Read Guitar Tab
Correct Left & Right Hand Placements
Al†erna†ing Bass Chord Rhythm
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