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A Descent Chord Sequence
A slow, descending fingerpicked chord sequence. Updated - added Chord charts.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 103324 Hits · 4.12/5 (75 ratings) · Last modified: 9/4/2002
 
A Friend In You
A melodic finger-style piece with open string pull-offs and bass line.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 40901 Hits · 4.34/5 (73 ratings) · Last modified: 11/14/2005
 
A Little Waltz
Here's a simple little Waltz sequence which uses both fretted and open-string pull-offs.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 27820 Hits · 4.25/5 (61 ratings) · Last modified: 9/3/2002
 
A Summer Waltz
A familiar sounding Waltz for the Summer.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 11127 Hits · 4.15/5 (13 ratings) · Last modified: 7/25/2001
 
A Visit To Trumpton
A series of wonderful guitar duets by Freddie Phillips for the Childrens' series Trumpton from the 1960s.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 20608 Hits · 4.81/5 (21 ratings) · Last modified: 6/9/2006
 
Acoustic Echo Flanger
Can't afford an acoustic multi-effects unit? This piece mimics the sound of a flanger sweeping through harmonics or partials, with some delay thrown in for good measure.
Experimental · Beginner · 14394 Hits · 4.31/5 (29 ratings) · Last modified: 1/6/2001
 
African Echos
One of those elegant picking patterns that just appears from nowhere and demands to be played! Includes suggested left- and right-hand fingerings.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 16614 Hits · 4.94/5 (17 ratings) · Last modified: 5/14/2012
 
Another Little Waltz
Here's another little Waltz sequence you may like to try.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 5863 Hits · 4.09/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 8/20/2000
 
Arpeggio Study #1
An original fingerstyle arpeggio study, inspired by the guitar tudes of Villa-Lobos.
Classical · Advanced · 25038 Hits · 4.28/5 (68 ratings) · Last modified: 4/29/2005
 
At The End Of The Day
As good tunes go, they don't come much simpler than this.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 10072 Hits · 4.86/5 (22 ratings) · Last modified: 4/16/2002
 
Autumn Changes
This sequence appeared this evening, presumably brought on by the weather.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 52400 Hits · 4.75/5 (130 ratings) · Last modified: 11/7/2000
 
Bach Up To Speed
This lesson presents a familiar (to my readers) open string arpeggio picking sequence with simple left-hand fingering to allow practice and development of right-hand speed.
Acoustic/Folk · Advanced · 18603 Hits · 4.32/5 (34 ratings) · Last modified: 7/19/2000
 
Beginners Luck #1
Here is the first in a series of simple finger picking exercises aimed at beginners wishing to learn [my] arpeggio style playing.
Acoustic/Folk · Beginner · 30235 Hits · 4.26/5 (31 ratings) · Last modified: 8/2/2000
 
Beginners Luck #2
Here is the second in a series of simple finger picking exercises aimed at beginners. This lesson introduces left hand open-string pull-offs.
Acoustic/Folk · Beginner · 9542 Hits · 4.41/5 (17 ratings) · Last modified: 9/11/2000
 
Breakfast At WholeNote
Woke up this morning and cooked up a Tune for Breakfast at WholeNote. Bon Appetit!!
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 4739 Hits · 3.71/5 (7 ratings) · Last modified: 7/29/2000
 
BrushStrokes
A picking style incorporating downward brush strokes.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 1886 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 10/28/2005
 
Charlie
A slow Latin style rhythm piece, dedicated to Charlie Gacsi - Get Well Soon.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 10598 Hits · 5.00/5 (7 ratings) · Last modified: 8/5/2007
 
Classical Etude #1
A classical finger-style exercise.
Classical · Intermediate · 14832 Hits · 4.71/5 (7 ratings) · Last modified: 6/5/2001
 
Complex Time Arpeggio Patterns
Repetitive chord-based arpeggio patterns using complex-time signatures, suitable for both plectrum and finger-style playing.
Acoustic/Folk · Advanced · 12771 Hits · 4.47/5 (17 ratings) · Last modified: 7/1/2002
 
Could Have Fooled Me
A deceptively simple (or should that be difficult?) picking pattern, once again based on a count of 5 beats.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 4073 Hits · 4.12/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 3/8/2002
 
Counting The Times
A nice piece for fingerpicking in 10/8.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 3042 Hits · 4.00/5 (7 ratings) · Last modified: 11/20/2005
 
Country Girl (Pretty Polly)
A pretty ( , ) unusual picking pattern, backed by Polyrhythmic Country Mayhem.
Experimental · Intermediate · 5778 Hits · 3.73/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 4/24/2003
 
Country Girl 2 (PolyAnna)
A very satisfying piece of polyrhythmic country picking.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 5774 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 3/19/2004
 
Dancing With Doubt
This is an old sequence based on one of my favourite chord shapes.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 7716 Hits · 4.83/5 (23 ratings) · Last modified: 11/4/2000
 
Dedicated To WholeNote
I was playing around with one of my sequences, for no particular reason, and came up with this, which I dedicate to all of the Staff at WholeNote.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 7672 Hits · 4.06/5 (16 ratings) · Last modified: 3/2/2003
 
Deep Blue Skies
Part of an unfinished piece, for Sandra,
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 2327 Hits · 4.33/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 4/10/2005
 
Desperate Times
Desperate times call for disparate measures - these have 9 beats each.
Experimental · Intermediate · 4397 Hits · 4.43/5 (7 ratings) · Last modified: 2/15/2003
 
Double In B Minor (BWV 1002) By J.S.Bach
The third Double taken from Partita No. 1 for solo violin.
Classical · Intermediate · 3182 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 10/30/2005
 
Double Trouble
This double dose of trouble appeared this evening.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 3348 Hits · 3.75/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 9/17/2002
 
Easy To Hold
A simple tune which may be used as an exercise for developing left-hand finger independence through sustained melody, or just played for relaxation.
Acoustic/Folk · Beginner · 8006 Hits · 3.88/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 1/2/2001
 
Father To Son
Part of a piece intended to be played as a Duet with my son, Jonathan.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 3919 Hits · 5.00/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 3/19/2005
 
Feeble Fast Fake Finger Frippery
This exercise is intended to help develop a sustained fast right-hand finger picking technique, and to a lesser extent left-hand coordination.
Acoustic/Folk · Advanced · 6548 Hits · 3.25/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 7/24/2000
 
First Of The Year
A short piece to ring in the New Year.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 2205 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 1/3/2004
 
First Strings First
This lesson presents a simple excercise in using alternate right-hand fingering to repetitively play the 1st string, whilst providing an unusual alternating bass rhythm.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 4607 Hits · 3.25/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 7/17/2000
 
Foot In Mouth Disease
Well, there I go again ...
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 6095 Hits · 4.83/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 11/16/2003
 
Getting There (Slowly)
A relaxed groove, seasoned with some faster open-string arpeggios.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 4986 Hits · 4.85/5 (13 ratings) · Last modified: 10/18/2002
 
Gordon's Gift
A short acoustic lick using hammers and pulls, inspired by the playing of Gordon Giltrap.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 4657 Hits · 4.33/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 9/9/2001
 
Groovy Blue Sea
A twelve bar groove, of sorts.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 2523 Hits · 4.12/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 5/5/2012
 
High Bandwidth Access
Still using slow analog picking techniques? This high speed finger workout will bring you into the digital age.
Acoustic/Folk · Advanced · 3430 Hits · 4.50/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 3/18/2005
 
In The Morning
Here's an older tune (of mine), undoubtedly inspired by Anthony Phillips (of Genesis fame).
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 8286 Hits · 4.64/5 (14 ratings) · Last modified: 9/5/2000