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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!
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."
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."
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.
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.
Guided Arrangements
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Fingerstyle Guitar Lessons: Jazz Blues Part 3

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I want to do this,
supplementary section, to blues
Because here, at ArtistWorks, we're gonna
use some of ArtistWorks',
great technology.
We have this overhead camera here.
And what they're actually gonna do is
they're gonna slow everything down
to half speed.
I'm gonna play some ideas very slow.
I'm gonna play for a few minutes.
Just bring in some little, simple ideas.
It won't be til near the end that I'll
start putting some other things in
that are a liittle more involved, a little
more complicated.
But because we've got this overhead
camera, you can see what I can see.
And we're gonna be at half speed, so it's
gonna be really,
really fantastic that you're, to use, to
be able to use this technology here.
It'll be a great help to you because as I
as I'm playing
I'll bring in various ideas.
You'll be able to see how they work.
You can then copy them, play them, and
incorporate them in your own ideas when
you, when you come to sit down and start
playing playing some blues improv as well.
You can incorporate some of my ideas, and
then extend them make then into your, into
your own.
So, so here we go.
We're gonna, I'm gonna play for a few
minutes some fairly simple ideas and
just, just a nice kind of things that you
can use and
incorporate in, in, in, in what you're,
you're gonna be playing.
And it won't be til right at the end that
I'll I'll play some other things that
are a little, a little more, little more
But this is gonna be, this is gonna be fun
for you.
Teach the world.