Guitar Lessons by Rick Payman

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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