UPDATE: May 6, 2021

Quick heads up! The educational PDFs for my “song” lessons are being temporarily removed – while I work out some copyright issues. I’m currently working out licensing arrangements with the copyright holders, so they can be properly credited & compensated. Fortunately, 100% of my video lessons remain available on YouTube – and I have plenty of educational PDFs for my non-song lessons!

👉 For more about the copyright situation, check out this update I posted on Patreon (no login required). Thanks!

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Songs I have video lessons for

📝 PDFs for my "song" lessons temporarily unavailable! I'm working out a proper copyright solution that will fairly credit & compensate the rights holder of each song. Get the latest info here (last updated May 6, 2021)


A Star is Born

Ben E. King

Billy Strings

Bob Dylan

Bob Marley

Bonnie Tyler

Brent Cobb

Bruce Springsteen

Bryan Adams

Camila Cabello

Cat Stevens

Cheap Trick

Chris Cornell

Chris Stapleton


Colter Wall

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Dire Straits

Elvis Presley

Eric Clapton

Game of Thrones

Gram Parsons

Greatest Showman

Green Day

Guns N' Roses

Guy Clark

Harry Chapin


Ian Munsick

Jack Johnson

Janis Joplin

Jenny Lewis

Jerry Jeff Walker

John Denver

John Lennon

John Prine

Johnny Cash

Jose Feliciano

Julia Michaels

Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick

Kacey Musgraves

Kenny Rogers

La La Land

Led Zeppelin

Leonard Cohen

Little Feat

Loggins and Messina

Lukas Graham

Lyle Lovett

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Maggie Rogers

Maren Morris

Maroon 5

Marty Robbins

Morgan Wallen

Nathan Evans

Neil Diamond

Neil Young


Old Crow Medicine Show

Paul Simon

Pearl Jam

Pete Seeger

Pink Floyd

Post Malone



Radney Foster

Randy Newman

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Ricky Nelson

Simon and Garfunkel

Steve Earle

Stone Temple Pilots

Sufjan Stevens

Taylor Swift

The Animals

The Beatles

The Church

The Eagles

The Highwaymen

The Kinks

The Lively Ones

The Lumineers

The Righteous Brothers

The Rolling Stones

The Rooftop Singers

The Shirelles

The Smashing Pumpkins

The Steeldrivers

The White Stripes

Tom Petty

Tom T. Hall

Townes Van Zandt

Tyler Childers

Uncle Lucius

Vincent Neil Emerson

Waylon Jennings



Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard

Wyclef Jean

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