Sample Fingerstyle Guitar Lessons

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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 
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