A WORD ON NOTATION
One of the missing pieces in fingerstyle guitar education is the availability of high quality transcriptions and pedagogical materials. As such, I am committed to providing students the highest quality materials to work from.
As an example of what students can expect, here is the first page of Bert Jansch's arrangement of "Angie" by Davey Graham.
Here is the first in a sequence of learning modules for developing the necessary skills to play beginning country blues repertoire such as Mississippi John Hurt’s “Spike Driver Blues.” It presents the fundamental building blocks for playing an alternating bass line, adding a melody over the bass line, and adding notes off the beat.
Technical studies are the building blocks for developing right- and left-hand technique. Here is an example of a right-hand arpeggio study with right-hand string-stopping.
I have extensive experience working with the printed music published by Stropes Editions, the premiere music publisher of accurate fingerstyle guitar transcriptions. View the complete list of individual transcriptions and books here.