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. No 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