Travis picking is a style of guitar playing that uses the thumb and fingers on the picking hand to play rhythm and melody independently. Syncopation is an important feature of this style, i.e. playing off the beat. In these two free lessons, I go through a series of exercises by Pete Madsen that was published […]
Chris Stern is a man who loves guitars. In fact I don’t know anyone with a bigger collection than Chris. He’s a big fan of Ralph Bown, Jim Olson and Jamie Kinscherff but his collection extends way beyond those three wonderful luthiers. We sat down at the 10th annual gathering of the Acoustic Soundboard UK […]
This is such a great song. I’d put this at intermediate level and it’s a really nice way to learn about independent thumbpicking.
One of my all time favourite songs, both the original Trent Reznor version from The Downward Spiral and the Johnny Cash version from American Recordings IV. Download a PDF of the tab
Interview with singer songwriter Richard Knott, recorded in September 2019.
Interview with Richard Lindsay, organiser of the Ullapool Guitar Festival.