Archive for January 2008

Resources…

January 31, 2008

Here’s probably the best 100% FREE resource I have found for newbie guitarists…

Guitar For Beginners.com Site and Forum

Make sure to join the forum, it is great! Also check out the lessons Kirk put up.

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Ray Lamontagne/Damien Rice Lesson…

January 20, 2008

Here’s a GREAT song that you can play. It’s a cover of the BeeGee’s “To Love Somebody” by Ray Lamontagne and Damien Rice. It’s pretty simple to play, just basic chords. I’ve posted the chords so you can play along. Keep playing friends!

        G
	There's a light
	Am
	A certain kind of light
	C                   G
	That never shone on me
	F                 G
	I want my life to be
	              D
	To live with you
	              C
	To live with you

	There's a way
	Everybody says
	To do each and every little thing
	But what does it bring
	If I ain't got you
	Ain't got... baby

        G                        D
	You don't know what it's like
	       C                        G
	Baby, you don't know what it's like
	             D
	To love somebody
	             C
	To love somebody
	           G
	The way I love you

	Mmm, in my brain
	I see your face again
	I know my frame of mind
	You ain't got to be so blind
	And I'm blind, so so so very blind

	I'm a man, can't you see what I am
	I live and I breathe for you
	But what good does it do
	If I ain't got you
	Ain't got... baby

       [repeat chorus]

	D         (G)
	I... love you

        [repeat chorus]

	D             (G)
	No-no-no-no-no-no

So you want to buy a guitar….

January 14, 2008

I’ve had a lot of people ask me, “Which guitar should I buy?” or “How do I know what to look for?” Well, I’ve found a great little video by my buddy David that explains what to look for, variations in different woods, sound differences, etc. Check it out below.

I own a Blueridge BR-160 (You can see it in my videos :)) and I really enjoy playing it. The wood has “warmed up” since I bought it and it sounds better everyday! Keep playing friends.

I highly recommend David’s videos and website. Many of them are free and they are excellent for beginners. He explains everything very clearly and it really helped my when I first started out (well it still helps me today to be honest).

You can check out Next Level Guitar (David’s lessons) here

Tears in Heaven – Lesson

January 8, 2008

Here’s a great lesson I found for Eric Clapton’s “Tears in Heaven” masterpiece. It gives you the first part of the lesson. To get the whole song you have to buy it from Mike Hurbert’s site. I’ve used his video lessons before and they are amazing at breaking down a song and showing you exactly how to play it. If you do get the video, you should have it down in no time! Hope you enjoy. Keep playing friends 🙂

You can check out Mike’s lessons by clicking here

Christiaan Oyens – Blues Performance

January 2, 2008

Amazing guitar player and amazing person!

http://www.christiaanoyens.com.br/