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Sad But True
A tune based around transposable chord shapes, which seem to defy the peculiarities of standard guitar tuning.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 6123 Hits · 4.57/5 (7 ratings) · Last modified: 2/1/2013
 
Two Left Feet
A little finger-style tune based on a 3+2 beat, not recommended for dancing.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 2944 Hits · 4.50/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 6/30/2012
 
Speechless
A work in progress. For Nick De Guzman.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 3330 Hits · 4.88/5 (16 ratings) · Last modified: 5/16/2012
 
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
 
The DayDreamer
This relaxing piece is played up the neck and makes use of open first and second strings. Updated.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 16848 Hits · 4.96/5 (27 ratings) · Last modified: 5/12/2012
 
Groovy Blue Sea
A twelve bar groove, of sorts.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 2523 Hits · 4.12/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 5/5/2012
 
Prelude For An Angel
A little arpeggiated sequence which may be used for general practice, warmup, study or relaxation. [Renamed]
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 4811 Hits · 4.75/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 5/5/2012
 
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
 
Where Ever You Are
To Uncle Rex.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 3213 Hits · 4.91/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 7/24/2006
 
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
 
Please Don't Cry
Another piece in progress which appeared this morning ...
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 2452 Hits · 2.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 5/7/2006
 
The Crossing To Capri
A piece inspired by a short crossing from Sorrento to Capri in Italy.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 3706 Hits · 4.60/5 (5 ratings) · Last modified: 4/19/2006
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Pulse
16. Pulse (#10332)
by Rick Payman (10059)
Tricky picking.
Experimental · Intermediate · 2631 Hits · 4.40/5 (5 ratings) · Last modified: 10/28/2005
 
BrushStrokes
A picking style incorporating downward brush strokes.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 1886 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 10/28/2005
 
The Fox
18. The Fox (#10252)
by Rick Payman (10059)
A very old tune of mine.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 3144 Hits · 1.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 10/8/2005
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Rick's Old Rag
An old RagTime piece, based entirely around basic chord shapes.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 14383 Hits · 4.91/5 (23 ratings) · Last modified: 1/3/2005
 
The Bridal Bells
A new tune in development, which makes a good pull-off/hammer-on exercise for all left-hand fingers
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 1571 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 11/20/2004
 
No Rush
Fingerpick ... Loop ... Experiment ... Feel ... Enjoy ... No Rush ...
Experimental · Intermediate · 5642 Hits · 4.80/5 (10 ratings) · Last modified: 11/2/2004
 
OutBurst
A tune/exercise based around an (open-string) A Major arpeggio. Added a new fingerstyle 'sweep' picking section.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 7827 Hits · 5.00/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 10/31/2004
 
Plain Jayne Picking
A good piece of plain, simple picking with fingering charts.
Acoustic/Folk · Beginner · 4391 Hits · 4.00/5 (7 ratings) · Last modified: 10/22/2004
 
Stuck In The Groove
A simple groove that's fun to play and good for experimentation.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 2442 Hits · 4.50/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 10/9/2004
 
Spell Bound
A short sequence for experimentation.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 3512 Hits · 5.00/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 10/2/2004
 
Kirk's Groove
Initially inspired by a blues slide lesson of Kirk Lorange, the feel here ended up quite different ...
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 2996 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 3/29/2004
 
The Journey - A New Beginning
A new start and ending to my piece The journey.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 23480 Hits · 3.29/5 (31 ratings) · Last modified: 3/27/2004
 
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
 
Panic Attack
Don't Panic - Attack !
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 2934 Hits · No rating · Last modified: 2/16/2004
 
Untitled #1
A piece in progress, awaiting more inspiration and a title.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 3192 Hits · 4.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 1/19/2004
 
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
 
Prelude For Clive
This piece may be considered as an extended Open String Arpeggio exercise, or enjoyed in it's own right.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 9838 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 12/17/2003
 
Using Unusual Chords For Practice
This lesson demonstrates how unusual chord voicings can add interest to a simple picking exercise.
Acoustic/Folk · Beginner · 11482 Hits · 4.58/5 (12 ratings) · Last modified: 12/16/2003
 
The What-If Waltz
A fingerstyle Waltz based around an arpeggiated chord progression.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 2652 Hits · 4.33/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 11/23/2003
 
Foot In Mouth Disease
Well, there I go again ...
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 6095 Hits · 4.83/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 11/16/2003
 
The Journey
A Journey through some existing pieces, to make a piece for performance.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 14989 Hits · 4.88/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 11/8/2003