Intermediate Lessons


Introduction to Travis picking

Posted on November 19th, in Intermediate Lessons. No Comments

This video is a reference for my lesson ‘Hollow Log’ – an introduction to Travis Picking.
The song ‘Hollow Log’ is by Beck, from his album ‘One Foot in the Grave’. I have tidied it up and it is a great intro to this style of picking.

Fingerstyle Travis 1 – Hollow Log – CLICK HERE FOR PDF


Rollin’ Solo

Posted on November 29th, in Can I Play?, Intermediate Lessons. No Comments

Here is a solo for Grade 5 Rockschool piece ‘Rollin’

and here’s the TAB
Rollin’ Solo



Rootie Tootie (solo in E major)

Posted on August 10th, in Blog, Intermediate Lessons, Sheet Music. No Comments

This is a solo on an old Hank Williams track by guitarist Zeke Turner.
It’s approachable for a beginner and has lots of good stuff to practise in there.
Here’s the sheet music;

And here’s the video.
I’ve played it twice. Once at speed and once slow.



Some jazzy chords to the tune of Dad’s Army.

Posted on July 10th, in Intermediate Lessons. 2 comments

Get jammin’ on this great old theme tune!



Intermediate Country Guitar Solo

Posted on April 20th, in Blog, Intermediate Lessons. No Comments

Here is a video analysing a simple country guitar solo, utilising a bit of ‘Chicken Pickin’ and a classic pedal steel style guitar lick. Tabs can be downloaded here and the GuitarPro file can be downloaded here