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Plain English Music and Guitar course

The guitar is considered to be an ancient instrument and can be traced back over 4000 years. It was defined to have a long, fretted neck, flat wooden soundboard, ribs, and a flat back, and most often with incurved sides. The term is used to refer to a number of chordophones that were developed and used across Europe in the beginning of the 12th century and later introduced in the U.S. It is possible that guitars originated from Babylonia with the evidence of a 3,300-year-old stone carving of a Hittite bard playing a stringed instrument.

It is the oldest iconographic representation of a chordophone and clay plaques showing people who are playing an instrument that has a strong resemblance to a guitar. To know more about guitars, you can use multihosters. It is a website where you can find several file-hosters that can let you access several files and search more information regarding guitars.

Finger style guitar lessons

If you're a little further down the track with your playing, check out Kirk's fingerstyle lessons. There's nothing quite as satisfying as weaving a bass line, melody line and chord fragments together into one piece of music. Kirk's lessons range from folk, through classical, blues and even jazz.

All the lessons consist of a split-screen video which includes the virtual fretboard, tablature, notation, explicit written commentary, mp3 and GuitarPro files. You will even find some slide guitar lessons there. Check out the free lessons first, the others are available as downloads for not much more than a cup of coffee.

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Join the GfB&B Community

If you have any questions about anything related to guitar and music—whether playing, theory, technique, brands, gear, building—you won't find a friendlier and more helpful bunch anywhere online to answer them. The forum has been active for over 10 years now and membership has grown to over 100,000. You'll find Kirk there most days.

You can also post examples of your playing, whether you're showing off or seeking constructive criticism. Many of the members are seasoned players who are more than willing to pass on their expertise and give advice. Or, if you're one of them, you might want to join to lend a hand.

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The book/DVD package Kirk put together for those who have the basics down but are 'stuck', wondering how to fit all the bits an pieces of the musical puzzle together, how to see the whole fretboard as friendly, well worn territory and how to make headway in the mysterious art of improvisation. It has its own site here. Testimonials.
slideSlide DVD

Guitarist extraordinaire Tommy Emmanuel describes Kirk as 'The best slide guitarist on the planet'. He plays in standard and dropped D tunings. This is DVD which reveals all he knows about the art. He also sells these beautiful custom-made slides, machined out of solid brass. Check it out here.
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