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KIRK'S PLAIN ENGLISH MUSIC AND GUITAR PRIMER

Learn how music works without all the gobbledegook. I use plain English, graphics and video to teach you how music is structured and what it looks like down there on the fretboard.

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ALL ABOUT CHORDS

Chords are such a huge part of music that I have dedicated a whole section to them. I show you where chords come from, what the various flavors sound like, what they look like and where to find them on the fretboard.

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PLAYING THE GUITAR

There are countless ways to extract music from a guitar. In this section, I will tell you all about the various techniques, like pull-offs, hammer-ons, slide guitar, how to use a capo, how to read TAB, bending, muting, vibrato, finger picking, strumming ...

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FINGERSTYLE LESSONS

THIS IS FOR THE 'BEYONDS', THOSE WHO HAVE MASTERED THE BASICS AND LOVE FINGERSTYLE GUITAR

I love composing my own fingerstlye instrumentals and I also love arranging well known pieces from every era. In these video lessons, I cover the Blues, Bossa Nova, Country, Americana, Jazz ... you name it, I've played it. There's enough here to keep you busy for a lifetime and more arriving every week.

 

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COMMUNITY

THE GFB&B DISCUSSION FORUM HAS BEEN RUNNING SINCE 2000. WITH OVER 120,000 MEMBERS AND A QUARTER OF A MILLION POSTS, THERE IS VERY LITTLE ABOUT PLAYING THE GUITAR THAT HASN'T BEEN DISCUSSED AT LENGTH. ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS SEARCH OR, IF IT'S NOT THERE, ASK.