Here are some of the guitar lessons covered in the Martin Taylor Fingerstyle Guitar School. Each comes with associated guitar tab, where appropriate. It's the first time Martin has put it all together - in order - for beginner to advanced fingerstyle guitar players.

With the ArtistWorks Video Exchange™ Platform, you’ll have access to all these guitar lessons online, PLUS the advice and feedback Martin gives to all his students via video. It’s a never ending, ever-evolving learning environment.

Martin Taylor Guitar Lessons

Underlying Concepts

  • Your Playing Position
  • All About Tuning
  • Fretboard Orientation
  • Introduction to Fingerstyle Playing
  • Introduction to the 10ths: The Scaffolding
  • 10ths Anchored by the Sixth String
  • 10ths Anchored by the Fifth String
  • 10ths Anchored by the Fourth String
  • Finding Transition Points When Playing the 10ths
  • Adding 7ths Anchored by the Sixth String
  • Adding 7ths Anchored by the Fifth String
  • Adding 7ths Anchored by the Fourth String
  • Finding Transition Points When Playing the 7ths
  • Moving the 7ths Anchored by the Sixth String
  • Moving the 7ths Anchored by the Fifth String
  • Moving the 7ths Anchored by the Fourth String
  • Finding Transition Points While Moving the 7ths
  • Using 10ths with the Minor Scale
  • Harmonizing the Major Scale and Chord Progressions

Developing Technique

  • Learning To Play "True"
  • Learning To Play "True": Performance Of A Simplifed Version
  • Right Hand Technique In Depth
  • Using Thumb Upstrokes
  • Martin's Nail Salon
  • Using A Pick
  • Left Hand Expressive Technique
  • Advanced Expressive Techniques
  • Using Harmonics
  • Incorporating Single String Playing
  • Walking Bass Lines with Comping
  • Comping for Other Musicians
  • Phrasing
  • Jazz Blues Part 1
  • Jazz Blues Part 2
  • Jazz Blues Part 3
  • Jazz Blues Part 4: Summary
  • Improvisation Part 1: Using Both Hands
  • Improvisation Part 2: Listening
  • Improvisation Part 3: You're On!
  • Improvisation Part 4: Flow Of Ideas
  • Improvisation Part 5: Opening Your Mind
  • Improvisation Part 7: Melodic Improvisation
  • Improvisation Part 8: More Melodic Improvisation
  • Improvisation Part 9: Melodic Improvisation Single String Introduction
  • Improvisation Part 10: Melodic Improvisation Single String 2-5-1
  • Improvisation Part 11: Melodic Improvisation Single String 2-5-1 Examples Part 1
  • Improvisation Part 11: Melodic Improvisation Single String 2-5-1 Examples Part 2
  • Improvisation Part 12: Melodic Improvisation Single String 3-6-2-5 Part 1
  • Improvisation Part 12: Melodic Improvisation Single String 3-6-2-5 Part 2
  • Using Parallel Fourths
  • The Fair Haired Child - Performance
  • The Fair Haired Child - Breakdown
  • The Fair Haired Child - Chords
  • The Fair Haired Child - Melody and Root
  • The Fair Haired Child - Adding Harmony

Learn by Playing Tunes

  • True Version 1
  • Please
  • Martin's Blues
  • Chez Fernand
  • True Version 2
  • Norm
  • English Garden
  • The Fair Haired Child

Auxiliary Lessons

  • Accompanying a Singer
  • True: Performance with Alison Burns
  • True: Discussion with Alison Burns Part 1
  • True: Discussion with Alison Burns Part 2
  • Kissing Bug: Performance with Alison Burns
  • Kissing Bug: Discussion with Alison Burns
  • Equipment
  • Gear Part 1: Finding the Right Set-up
  • Gear Part 2: Pick-ups, Strings, and DI Boxes

Guided Arrangements

  • Introduction to Guided Arrangements
  • Serafina
  • Seven Steps

Performances & More

  • Solo Guitar Performance Set
  • Set with the Martin Taylor Band
  • Interview with Martin Taylor
  • Yoshi's 2010 Performance
  • Freight and Salvage 2011 Performance 

Interviews

  • Martin Talks with Tommy Emmanuel
  • Martin Interviews Bobby Cochran
  • Martin Interviews Scotty Moore
  • Martin Interviews Earl Klugh
  • With David Grisman
  • With Andreas Oberg
  • With Alison Burns
  • Martin Interviews Rabo
  • A Visit With Eugene Pao
  • Martin Interviews Dr. Richard Niles
  • Martin Chats with Muriel Anderson
  • Martin Interviews Mike Vanden
  • Martin Talks with Tony McManus
  • Martin Talks with Thom Bresh
  • Martin Talks with Bucky Barrett
  • Martin Talks with Bryan Sutton
  • Martin Talks with Julian Lage

Coffee Breaks

  • All The Things You Are
  • "Please" Eddie Lang -- Vintage Gibson L4
  • W G Barker Guitar
  • Jazz Blues Substitutions
  • Effective Practicing
  • Girl Talk
  • Girl Talk - Part Two
  • Pick to Fingerstyle Transition
  • The Art of Comping
  • Thoughts on TAB and Notation
  • Recording - Red Light Syndrome
  • Anticipation and Hesitation
  • Warming Up
  • Reharmonisation
  • Counter Lines
  • Inversions & Chord Extensions
  • Intros and Outros
  • Edginess
  • Slurred Scales
  • Unconscious Competence
  • Guitar Setup