Guitar Lessons by Rick Payman

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The Dancer
A quite tricky, but very beautiful folk picking, using hammer-ons and pull-offs.
Acoustic/Folk · Advanced · 7405 Hits · 4.44/5 (9 ratings) · Last modified: 7/24/2001
 
Prelude for Victor
Here is a dynamic work in progress, "Prelude for Victor" to Victor Kern. It is inspired by Victors' single string runs, adapted to my open-string arpeggio style playing.
Acoustic/Folk · Advanced · 7433 Hits · 4.43/5 (7 ratings) · Last modified: 8/6/2000
 
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
 
Music For A Found Harmonium
A solo version of Penguin Cafe Orchestra's Music For A Found Harmonium for plectrum guitar in dropped-D tuning.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 34465 Hits · 4.41/5 (29 ratings) · Last modified: 4/27/2003
 
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
 
Pulse
86. Pulse (#10332)
by Rick Payman (10059)
Tricky picking.
Experimental · Intermediate · 2631 Hits · 4.40/5 (5 ratings) · Last modified: 10/28/2005
 
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
 
Strange Blue Grass
Some bluesy arpeggio patterns using alternating open-string picking in a melodic bluegrass style.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 7763 Hits · 4.33/5 (15 ratings) · Last modified: 9/15/2002
 
Rick's Country Picking Licks
Here's a random selection of some of my more Folk/Country oriented picking licks. Ok, not exactly Country, but it sure ain't Jazz.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 19109 Hits · 4.33/5 (12 ratings) · Last modified: 7/30/2000
 
Irish Jig: The Kerfunken Jig
A traditional Irish Jig in dropped-D tuning, played in a slow, simple style inspired by fiddle player Martin Hayes.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 10584 Hits · 4.33/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 10/15/2002
 
Morning Glory
Part of a tune inspired by this glorious morning.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 4018 Hits · 4.33/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 9/19/2002
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Spanish Sequence
A short spanish (flamenco) style sequence which can be used as a right-hand finger workout.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 17367 Hits · 4.29/5 (7 ratings) · Last modified: 11/27/2000
 
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
 
Slow, Minor And Sad
Here's a slow, plain picked chord sequence (in 9/8) demonstrating the use of open strings to help play in Minor keys (in this case C Minor).
Acoustic/Folk · Beginner · 11956 Hits · 4.27/5 (15 ratings) · Last modified: 7/16/2000
 
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