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Dublin Blues

by Guy Clark  •  Lesson #445

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Pretty Woman

by Roy Orbison  •  Lesson #441

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Aug 8, 2022

Alternating Bass Note Fun with "Don't Worry Be Happy"

Warm Up Exercise  •  Lesson #448

Here's a few fun ways you can use alternating bass (and some optional percussive slaps) to play along with Bobby McFerrin's 1988 classic.

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Aug 1, 2022

Beginner Blues Groove (Key of A-minor)

Warm Up Exercise  •  Lesson #447

An easy-going bluesy sequence played over a 12 bar progression. I'll show how you add 2 distinctive notes to the bass lines of Am and Dm to really capture a blues vibe.

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July 11, 2022

Updates to FretMonster (Interactive Fretboard Tool)

Tips & Techniques  •  Lesson #444

I've added some new features to FretMonster, the free web-based tool I created to help you navigate the guitar freboard. Select a key and scale, and it shows you a map of the matching notes. I've also added some new features I'll show you in this video.

July 6, 2022

Adding Melodic Licks & Fills to a Fingerstyle Groove (Key of G)

Warm Up Exercise  •  Lesson #443

I'll show you how to take an easy-going fingerstyle sequence, and easily dress it up with melodic licks & fills — all coming from the G major scale.

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June 22, 2022

How to Make Drum Tracks Using GarageBand's Beat Sequencer

Tips & Techniques  •  Lesson #442

A beginner's guide to using GarageBand's Beat Sequencer tool to create custom drum beats! Even if you're a total novice when it comes to drumming (like me), I'll walk you through the basic steps to create rich-sounding drum tracks to play over while practicing or performing.

May 27, 2022

Creating a Fingerstyle Arrangement of Tom Petty's "American Girl"

Practice Log  •  Lesson #438

A few years after learning American Girl the way Tom Petty plays it, I returned to it — this time determined to work out a low-key, easy-going fingerstyle arrangement. Here's how it went!

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