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Featured Course

Fingerstyle Blues Songbook

Fingerstyle Blues Songbook

Bring the blues to life and learn open tunings with this collection of fingerstyle blues songs taught by performer and multi-instrumentalist Steve James.

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Blues Rhumba and Ballad Rhythms

Learn two great non-shuffle rhythm patterns commonly associated with the blues.

Adding Melody to Chords

This lesson explores ways to add melodic movement to your chord shapes—both with the pick and with some simple fingerpicking. You will learn how play suspended chord sounds (as on the Who’s “Pinball Wizard”), plus minor chord progressions that contain descending melodic lines (as in “Stairway to Heaven”) and chord patterns with ascending melodies (as you might hear in your favorite spy movies). You will also explore the neck a little more by moving some examples to other areas of the fretboard. All these exercises will give you new confidence to add melodic movement to your chords in all sorts of contexts.

Instructors

Patrick Francis

Patrick Francis

After picking up a guitar at age 12, Patrick Francis immersed himself in the...

Danny Carnahan

Danny Carnahan

Danny Carnahan has been performing, writing, and recording Celtic-inspired mu...

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Paul Reed Smith Acoustic Guitars

PRS offers a full line of the finest quality acoustic guitars. Watch Paul Reed Smith discuss the origins of the line and the new SE Acoustic, with Tony McManus and Martin Simpson.

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