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An Etive Lament

I was trying to combine happy with sad when I wrote thishttp://www.fingerpickingguitar.org/an-etive-lament/See More
May 29, 2013
Fingerpickingguitar posted a blog post

Ear to Instrument Playing

The challenge : to be able to transfer our musical ideas directly from our heads and onto our guitars. I created these interactive training videos to help the process http://www.fingerpickingguitar.org/ear-to-instrument-training/See More
Mar 17, 2013
Fingerpickingguitar posted a blog post

blues progression developed with added guide-tones

 In this exercise I’ve taken the developed blues chord progression from a previous post and added a guide-tone line.The first time around I play the guide-tone line with accompanying chords. The second time around I’m only playing the chords leaving space for somebody else to play the guide-tones. Fancy a jam on a 12 bar blues ? The TAB is given beneath the video…See More
Mar 5, 2013
Fingerpickingguitar posted a blog post

Blues Improvisation for Fingerstyle Guitar

My original blues progression developed giving me some different chords to suggest different guide-tone lines http://www.fingerpickingguitar.org/fingerstyle-guitar-blues-progression-2/See More
Feb 18, 2013
Fingerpickingguitar posted a blog post

Tibo : Original Composition

One of the most satisfying feelings when playing live is to have the awareness of the sound filling the room. In a quiet room it's almost like a meditative experience. With that in mind, when I wrote this song "Tibo" I was trying to evoke that experience. It's named after an establishment where I do a regular gig, "Cafe Tibo"http://www.fingerpickingguitar.org/tibo/See More
Feb 6, 2013
Fingerpickingguitar posted a blog post

Blues Improvisation for Fingerstyle Guitar

Looking at using guide-tones lines to improvise over the bluesBlues improviation using guide-tonesSee More
Jan 30, 2013
Fingerpickingguitar posted a blog post

Guide-Tone Lines

Learning how to improvise is an ambition of many guitarists and while it may seem at the outset a very difficult thing to achieve there are approaches to the subject that will help you get started. One of these is guide-tone lines.In the attached guitar video I’m creating guide-tone lines for fingerstyle guitar over standard chord progression movements which I then go onto embellish. A guide-tone line is a melodic line which comprises of tones from the chords of the chord progression being…See More
Jan 10, 2013
Fingerpickingguitar posted a blog post

Scottish Melodies

Some traditional Scottish melodies to ease you into the New Year, kicking off with Ae Fond Kiss then followed by The Dark Islandhttp://www.fingerpickingguitar.org/scottish-melodies/See More
Dec 31, 2012
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When You Wish Upon a Star with As long as There's Christmas

A Disney double. When You Wish upon a Star and As long as there’s Christmas. Brings back fond memories of the children when they were younger watching Disney movies at Christmas Time.http://www.fingerpickingguitar.org/when-you-wish-upon-a-star-as-long-as-theres-christmas/See More
Dec 21, 2012
Ray commented on Fingerpickingguitar's blog post The Nearness of You
"Elegant.  Beautifully done."
Oct 30, 2012
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Oct 30, 2012
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I'm beginning to See the Light

Some more footage of myself and singer Olivia Ennemoser from Cafe Tibo in Glasgow http://www.fingerpickingguitar.org/im-beginning-to-see-the-light/See More
Jun 13, 2012
Fingerpickingguitar posted a blog post

I'm Beginning to See The Light

Some more footage of myself and singer Olivia Ennemoser from Cafe Tibo in Glasgow http://www.fingerpickingguitar.org/im-beginning-to-see-the-light/See More
Jun 7, 2012
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Corcovado

Recent footage of myself and scottish Jazz singer Olivia Ennemoser performing the Carlos Jobim Classic, Corcovado at Cafe tibo, Glasgowhttp://www.fingerpickingguitar.org/corcovado/See More
May 11, 2012
Fingerpickingguitar posted a blog post

Love for Sale

Clip of me playing with singer Olivia Ennemoser, supporting British Jazz Singer Tina May at the Errigal Arts Festival, Letterkenny, Co Donegal http://www.fingerpickingguitar.org/love-for-sale/See More
Apr 23, 2012
Fingerpickingguitar posted a blog post

Autumn Leaves

Don't know how everybody goes about writing arrangements but I like to go back to basics. I'm working at the moment on an arrangement of the song autumn leaveshttp://www.fingerpickingguitar.org/category/guitar-blog/See More
Feb 25, 2012

Profile Information

Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician, Guitar-related website
How many years have you been playing guitar?
More than 30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Nylon-string guitar, Archtop guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Ibanez Joe Pass
Gibson Chet Atkins
What is your website address?
http://www.fingerpickingguitar.org
What type of music do you like to play?
Solo fingerstyle guitar
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I don't regularly read Acoustic Guitar

Fingerpickingguitar's Blog

An Etive Lament

I was trying to combine happy with sad when I wrote this

http://www.fingerpickingguitar.org/an-etive-lament/

Posted on May 29, 2013 at 2:19am

Ear to Instrument Playing

The challenge : to be able to transfer our musical ideas directly from our heads and onto our guitars. I created these interactive training videos to help the process

http://www.fingerpickingguitar.org/ear-to-instrument-training/

Posted on March 17, 2013 at 5:54am

blues progression developed with added guide-tones

 In this exercise I’ve taken the developed blues chord progression from a previous post and added a guide-tone line.

The first time around I play the guide-tone line with accompanying chords. The second time around I’m only playing the chords leaving space for somebody else to play the guide-tones. Fancy a jam on a 12 bar blues ? The TAB is given beneath the video…



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Posted on March 5, 2013 at 12:09pm

Blues Improvisation for Fingerstyle Guitar

My original blues progression developed giving me some different chords to suggest different guide-tone lines

http://www.fingerpickingguitar.org/fingerstyle-guitar-blues-progression-2/

Posted on February 18, 2013 at 7:48am

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