I’ve noticed that a lot of people have been coming to The AV in the hopes of finding acoustic song lessons. I admit, I’ve been neglecting to post many of late. But the people have spoken, and I’m not one to argue. So, I’m pleased to present a lesson for The Beatles’ Something. Three cheers for the brilliant author, George Harrison!
A lot of people have told us how much they enjoyed watching Rodrigo y Gabriela play Stairway to Heaven, so we thought we’d share a lesson from one half of the duo, Gabriela Quintero, on right hand playing. Before getting into the exercises, Gabriela emphasizes the importance of a proper warm-up routine and correct technique (it’s all in the wrist!). Then she takes us through three patterns: the basic up-down; the triplet; and working in the hit.
All too often rock guitarists see the fretboard as the only landscape for real musical growth. People like Gabriela, Tony Rice, and fingerpickers like Tommy Emmanuel (to be featured soon), different as they all are, show us how much you can add to your playing by focusing some time and energy into your right hand.
There have been a lot of emails asking to include online guitar lesson videos, so here’s the first one! While My Guitar Gently Weeps is a song that can be appreciated by many, regardless of your favorite genre of music. This is the first in an Acoustic Lessons category now. It is a slight variation of the original, but it’s an easy video to follow and should have you playing it in no time. If you have any requests, or links of songs you’d like to see here, please feel free to send an email and/or link to jay [at] theacousticversion dot com. Enjoy!
The site is regularly updated with new songs and videos so make sure to stop by! Different styles and artists will be explored to keep all you guitarists interested and challenged. Practice does make perfect, so try and set aside weekly (or daily, if you can) practice time. With a little dedication and patience you will become better and better. Whenever you get online to check your email or place some bets (http://www.partypoker.com/), come check out the new tunes here. Improve and expand your repertoire with the help of theacousticversion.com.
No matter what level you are, you will find something you like on the site. There are music lessons for beginners and advanced players. If you would like to share an acoustic version of your own, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Share your performance with the whole acoustic community. Thank you for stopping by and see you again soon!