Tag: Fingerstyle


AUTUMN LEAVES with sheet music

Here is my transcription of Martin Taylor’s arrangement of the jazz classic ‘Autumn Leaves’. I’ve enrolled for a year with Martin’s Guitar Academy on the Artistworks website, and it’s given me great inspiration. I haven’t played this much guitar in years.

HERE is the sheet music.

and here is the video…



Skylark Jazz Arrangement

Here is my arrangement of Skylark, by Hoagy Carmichael. Adrian Ingram first introduced me to this song, and it’s fascinated me ever since.

The song is originally in Eb, but I’ve moved it down to D for guitar. The chord progression is always finding new ways to surprise us, and the middle section is especially inventive, moving from the key of D to G, Em then F#(!) before coming back home to D. Sublime! I will never stop loving this song!



Blackbird

Here’s my transcription of Blackbird by Paul McCartney
CLICK HERE FOR PDF



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


Louisa plays Moon River fingerstyle!

Posted on June 13th, in Wall of Fame. No Comments



Beginning to fingerpick in time with click.

Posted on April 21st, in Beginners Lessons, Online Lessons. No Comments

Fingerpicking in time.



Lucca Plays ‘Coffee Time Rag’ for GCSE performance.

Posted on May 1st, in Wall of Fame. No Comments

A sweet little fingerstyle piece played by Lucca.



You Got The Pocketbook, I Got The Key

Posted on March 28th, in Blog, Sheet Music. No Comments

Country blues guitar piece.



Rag To Riches – Another Guitar Ukulele Duet!

Here is the latest guitar ukulele duet from me and Philip.

A jaunty little rag, in which the guitar and ukulele bounce along with equal exuberance.



Guitar Ukulele Duet with Phil

Posted on March 6th, in Blog. No Comments

I recently wrote this little waltz for my friend Philip Hay and myself to play.

We have an ongoing project to write and video a series of duets in which the guitar and ukulele both have equally interesting parts.