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Introduction To The Martin Taylor Guitar Academy
This "introduction" block sets the stage for what is to follow. Put down your guitar, and enjoy learning about Martin's background, influences, and philosophy about music and the guitar. If you are anxious to get going, you can skip ahead to the "Underlying Concepts" block or even "Learn By Playing Tunes" block. Just be sure to get back and watch these important videos!
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Underlying Concepts
The "Underlying Concepts" block starts very basic and progressively lays down the foundation for Martin's approach to fingerstyle guitar. Even if you are already an advanced guitarist, Martin asks that you go through all of these lessons. This block ends with Martin teaching two versions of the jazz classic "Satin Doll."
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Developing Technique & Musicianship
Here we switch almost entirely to music, musicianship, and advanced techniques for making music on the guitar. To get started right, Martin teaches a simple but soulful version of his own composition "True." Martin uses this tune as reference point throughout the curriculum. More techniques flow from Martin's presentation of jazz blues, "Somewhere Over The Rainbow", and "My Romance."
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Learn By Playing Tunes
Watch, listen, play. It's all here: A progressive collection of tunes that represent every skill and technique Martin employs in his fingerstyle guitar playing. For many of these tunes, Martin provides a very detailed analysis of all of the techniques employed. All of the tunes are presented with alternate camera angles (you can see exactly what Martin sees using the "topview" camera angle), and slow-motion versions. Many of the tunes have downloadable notation PDF files, though Martin prefers you to use you eyes and ears rather than the notation which can become a "crutch" and inhibit progress.
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Auxiliary Lessons
This is the place where material will be placed that relates to specific topics not covered in the core curriculum, such as accompanying a singer, gear, etc.
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Guided Arrangements
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30 Day Challenge
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Fingerstyle Guitar Lessons: Moving the 7ths Anchored by the Sixth String

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[MUSIC]
Now things
start getting really interesting because
I've shown you all these scales and
playing the scales in with the 10th, and
the, the seventh.
What I wanna do now, it gets, it gets
interesting, because now we're really
getting to the point where, we're, we're
really gonna start making music.
And what we're gonna do is rather than
having these things very static,
we're gonna start moving some of the lines
around.
And what we're gonna do is, if you
remember, I spoke, I gave the analogy
that the root note and the 10th, it, it's
a bit like the scaffolding.
It's the thing that keeps everything held
up, and what are we gonna do?
We're gonna use the, the root note and the
10th, but
we're gonna have some fun with the
seventh.
We're gonna move it, we're gonna move that
line around.
So, if you remember this.
[SOUND]
This movement, now what I'm gonna do is.
I'm gonna start moving this seventh around
a little bit.
So I'm gonna play a scale doing that.
Here we go.
This is on the sixth string.
[MUSIC]
Sounds nice.
You know, that's very reminiscent of
Johann Sebastian Bach.
The little lines going on in the middle.
We can then, we can do with it some other
little things with it.
Here we go.
Here, here's another example.
[MUSIC]
So you can start messing around
with that now and, and coming up with some
ideas of your own.
And feel free to [SOUND] this is, this is
the one that's gonna keep moving.
Keep the root note and the 10th, keep them
where they are.
That's gonna hold everything together,
that's gonna keep it together, but
have fun with the seventh.
[MUSIC]
So that's moving the seventh line
in a line around with the root note on the
sixth.
[MUSIC]
>> Teach the world.