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Irish Jig: Jackson's Morning Brush
An arrangement of a traditional Irish jig for guitar in dropped-D tuning.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 8312 Hits · 5.00/5 (9 ratings) · Last modified: 10/13/2002
 
Using The Composer: First Steps
A Step-by-step Guide to creating your first Composer sequence. Under development.
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 13237 Hits · 5.00/5 (7 ratings) · Last modified: 11/19/2002
 
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
 
PolyRemnant
An excerpt (or remnant) from an exercise for practicing 3-finger picking and thumb independance.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 5949 Hits · 5.00/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 1/22/2001
 
No Particular Reason
This sequence combines an open string arpeggio with an occasional sustained melody note played on the 1st string.
Acoustic/Folk · Advanced · 4693 Hits · 5.00/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 7/12/2000
 
Just Good Friends
Two independent tunes which really don't belong together, but which seem to enjoy each others' company.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 3780 Hits · 5.00/5 (5 ratings) · Last modified: 4/14/2002
 
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
 
One For Sandra
Here's a simple (twelve-bar) sequence using the odd bass hammer-on, to Sanda Goodfellow.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 4547 Hits · 5.00/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 7/23/2000
 
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
 
Spell Bound
A short sequence for experimentation.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 3512 Hits · 5.00/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 10/2/2004
 
Slow PolyRhythmic Hammer Combo
This lesson presents a succulent combination of simple 2/3 polyrhythmic picking with a sprinkling of hammer-ons to taste.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 3096 Hits · 5.00/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 7/11/2000
 
Swift, Major And Glad
A little tune to cheer you up after playing Slow, Minor And Sad.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 5503 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 3/6/2001
 
Snotty Lizardsquirt
A little lick based on a coloured Hendrix chord. I have also now added a second part.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 4327 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 7/22/2001
 
The Lady Sandra
This was initially inspired by The Lord's Seat by Gordon Giltrap.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 3288 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 2/14/2001
 
The Perpetual Emotion Machine
An extended finger-picked open string arpeggio sequence.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 2783 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 3/14/2002
 
Whole Nut Arpeggio
This extremely brief sequence was inspired by the WholeNote Arpeggio Lessons and far too much Guinness ...
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 5577 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 7/11/2000
 
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
 
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
 
BrushStrokes
A picking style incorporating downward brush strokes.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 1886 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 10/28/2005
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Reflexion
A piece of reflection.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 3296 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 7/15/2001
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Start Over Again
Just another of my pieces you may like to try.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 4303 Hits · 4.92/5 (12 ratings) · Last modified: 8/5/2001
 
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
 
Where Ever You Are
To Uncle Rex.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 3213 Hits · 4.91/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 7/24/2006
 
Make Up Your Mind
A fairly simple fingerstyle tune using hammer-ons and pull-offs.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 8620 Hits · 4.90/5 (10 ratings) · Last modified: 9/22/2002
 
Using More Open Strings In Arpeggios
This lesson further demonstrates the use of alternating between open and fretted strings in creating arpeggiated chord sequences. An excerpt from my "Prelude for Clive" uses the technique for faster arpeggios with high melodic content.
Acoustic/Folk · Advanced · 7214 Hits · 4.90/5 (10 ratings) · Last modified: 8/3/2000
 
Welcome Changes
This is for anybody who liked my Lesson "Autumn Changes" (I know there's at least one of you out there).
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 5117 Hits · 4.90/5 (10 ratings) · Last modified: 5/12/2002
 
Up To You
Here's a (fairly) simple little tune, with a (partial) re-work in arpeggiated triplets.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 5793 Hits · 4.89/5 (9 ratings) · Last modified: 10/31/2000
 
Speechless
A work in progress. For Nick De Guzman.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 3330 Hits · 4.88/5 (16 ratings) · Last modified: 5/16/2012
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Foot In Mouth Disease
Well, there I go again ...
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 6095 Hits · 4.83/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 11/16/2003
 
Tick-Tock
A simple open-string pull-off exercise.
Acoustic/Folk · Beginner · 4493 Hits · 4.83/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 5/15/2001
 
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