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Larry Allen Brown
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  • Brattleboro VT
  • United States
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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician, Music teacher, Instructional material publisher (books/video/website), Guitar-related website, Guitar camp/workshop
How many years have you been playing guitar?
More than 30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Electric guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Kevin Ryan Nightingale
2 Fender Strats
What is your website address?
What type of music do you like to play?
Acoustic Fingerstyle, Folk/Americana
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
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Through the Trees, a Unicorn

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Larry Allen Brown's Blog

New CD

Hi to everyone. The new CD is finished. It's called Stories that We Wrote, and it was produced by Will Ackerman at Imaginary Road Studios in Vermont. I've moved to Vermont now, and I'm looking out at the falling leaves sailing past my window and couldn't be happier. The scenary is breathtaking and even after all the flooding the state has gotten things back together. Hope you like some of the music which I've posted. Along with the book and the DVD, it's been a busy time.…


Posted on October 5, 2011 at 9:30am

Playing in Open D Tuning by Larry Allen Brown

SunDolphin Productions, along with fellow AGC member Larry Allen Brown are excited to announce the release of “Playing Guitar in Open D” taught by Larry Allen Brown (“Through the Trees, a Unicorn” video). Larry is an accomplished guitarist and music instructor who co-developed a unique method for teaching how to play guitar in open tunings based upon color fretboard “zones”.

This course is not intended to teach someone how to play “a song”. It is designed to convey an understanding…


Posted on May 7, 2010 at 9:00pm

The Lydian Mode

The Lydian Mode

Expanding the Musical Vocabulary

© Larry Allen Brown

One of the interesting things that can be done when improvising over a major chord is to shift into the Lydian Mode. It's easy to do.

The characteristic note in the Lydian mode is the raised 4th. ( flatted 5th ). When improvising on the guitar for example, spotting that note in the heat of the moment can be difficult. There is a very simple way to do this.

Knowing the… Continue

Posted on November 18, 2008 at 5:29pm — 2 Comments

The Harmonized Major Scale

The Harmonized Major Scale

What is Diatonic Harmony?

© Larry Allen Brown

Oct 2, 2008

Where do chords come from in music and how are they constructed? It all begins with the major scale.

The importance of knowing and understanding the harmonized major scale is vital to any musicians ability to communicate something melodic when soloing over a chord progression or in composing music that makes sense.

What is the Harmonized… Continue

Posted on November 18, 2008 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

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