Free Downloads

These free downloads are updated regularly – keep an eye out for new additions. For now you’ll find a selection of example videos and recordings from courses, some articles produced for our Newsletters by course-going players,  basic information sheets, etc.

Exercise

Christmas exercise - chords and scales

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Article

Guitar upgrades

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Article

Part 1 - Guide to playing bass guitar

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Article

A weekender explains his fascination with chord melody jazz

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Course recording

Gravity (John Mayer)

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Information sheet

Basic open and barre chords

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Latest Newsletter

July 2020

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Information sheet

Learning the fretboard

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Exercise

Blues shuffle in E (also MP3 included)

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Exercise

Blues shuffle in E recording

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Information Sheet

Useful chord fragments

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Information Sheet

Play the Blues in any key

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Exercise

Alternating bass - fingerstyle

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Article

A Weekender expands on what Americana is

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Course recording

Pancho and Lefty

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Information sheet

Strumming with fills

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Information sheet

Diatonic chords (chords in a key)

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Information sheet

Circle of 5ths - part 1

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Information sheet

CAGED primer

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Article

Bass part to The River Boat Song

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This page holds roughly the following files:

Information Sheets: Circle of 5ths (Part 1), CAGED Primer, Basic open and barre chords, Learning the fretboard, Useful chord fragments, Playing the Blues in any key, Chords in a key (diatonic), Strumming with fills

Recordings: Gravity, Pancho and Lefty, Blues shuffle in E

Newsletter: May 2020: focus on I, vi, IV, V progression chord in E major, Bass part for The River Boat Song

Articles: Guide to playing the bass (part 1),  Chord melody jazz, What is Americana, Guitar Upgrades, Bass part to The River Boat Song

Exercise: Blues shuffle in E, Alternating bass (fingerstyle), Mixing chords and scales

Please let me know if you spot any ‘deliberate errors’! Also, if there’s anything specific you’re interested in – I’m sure we can slot something relevant into the page.

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