Tag: Lessons

Fingerstyle (Clapton) Blues + TAB

Fingerstyle (Clapton) Blues + TAB

“At first the music almost repelled me, it was so intense, and this man (Robert Johnson) made no attempt to sugarcoat what he was trying to say, or play. It was hard-core, more than anything I had ever heard. After a few listenings I realized […]

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Create Your Own Fingerstyle Guitar Arrangement: The G Position

Learn more about my Create Your Own Arrangement series The G Position The G Position is the second of my Create Your Own Arrangement series. The first was the The C Position. The C Position is the easiest to use and most of (composer) Hans […]

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Create Your Own Fingerstyle Guitar Arrangement: The C Position

Learn more about my Create Your Own Arrangement series The C Position The C Position is the first part of my series. The second is The G Position. The C Position is the easiest to use and most of (composer) Hans Zimmer’s music lends itself […]

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evan handyside

Blues Lead in A + TAB

Blues Lead in A (Listening is a highly underrated form of practice. Free download on SoundCloud.) Just playing around with some licks in A. As always I use a 1,4,5 (blues rhythm) backbone so it sounds complete. I blatantly stole the first half of this […]

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evan handyside

Dirty Blues in G (some chords & lead improvisation) + TAB

Dirty Blues in G Free Download on SoundCloud. This is a 12 Bar Blues improvisation in the key of G. Heavy quotes on the “improvisation” — as I knew exactly what I was going to play. I like this jam because it’s short, and covers […]

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British blues groove in A (lead & rhythm) + TAB

British blues groove in A (lead & rhythm) Free MP3 Download. Like every guitar player on earth, I love Blues guitar playing. I routinely develop little riffs for my guitar students to play, and I figured I share a few of those on this blog. […]

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evan handyside

Spanish Arpeggios and Trills (étude for guitar) + TAB

étude Free MP3 download on SoundCloud An étude is a short musical composition designed as an exercise to improve a specific technique or demonstrate a particular skill. This arpeggio exercise was a section from a mediocre song I wrote years ago. However, I feel this […]

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evan handyside

Tin Can: easy bluegrass guitar + TAB

Tin Can I wrote this song for a film I was working on last year. (I was let go of the project.) However, I kept all of the music to release on my blog and SoundCloud. Even though the film didn’t work out for me, […]

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jimi hendrix

No Cross to Bear: A Jimi Hendrix Concept by Evan Handyside + TAB

Free download on SoundCloud. There’s something about a solitary, lonesome black stratocaster, that makes me want to play Jimi Hendrix riffs. In the video above I created on original piece of music — a homage –that pays tribute to Jimi Hendrix’s guitar style. Specifically, his […]

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Evan Handyside: Angel in my Passway: a Jimi Hendrix Concept by Evan Handyside + TAB

Angel in my Passway is also an even higher quality, free download on Soundcloud I wrote this song while thinking about my wife — specifically when I first met her 18 years ago. As an instrumentalist, who writes ambient music on a classical guitar, you […]

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eric clapton

Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck: Blues lead guitar in the key of A + TAB

The great thing about being a guitarist, YouTuber, and blogger — is that I can create things just for me, and somewhere, someone wants to learn it. I’m particularly interested in creating (complete) blues guitar leads for myself and others to learn. What I mean […]

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Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa: British Blues Lead in G + TAB

I hope I won’t incur the same wrath as Bob Dylan, when he went electric at the Newport Beach Folk Festival in 1965. Not to worry though, I’ll still be delivering music on nylon string acoustic guitars. I just have another side to my playing […]

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