Kirk's Weekly Guitar Lesson: Here There Everywhere II + More

Hi again, fellow guitar enthusiast, I'm back yet again with not one but two lessons.

As you may have already seen, the lessons are now in the new Guitar for Beginners and Beyond Forum; there is no longer any need to go through the irritating voting routine to get to them, all you need to do is register ... once.

I finished off two previous lessons this week: Here There Everywhere part 2 is done ... a whole lot trickier to get around than part 1 as it changes key to B flat, a not-so-guitar-friendly key. There are quite a few barre positions ... good practice. The other lesson that has been sitting there as part 1 for many months now is 'Forbidden Games', that haunting classical piece, also known by the french translation 'Jeux Interdits', also known as 'Romanza'. The first half is in Em, the second half modulates to E major. Part 2 is MUCH more challenging than part 1.

Don't forget, if you're at the stage in your playing where you have the basics down, you know your chords, your scales, you understand the concept of modes ... you can fake a bit of improvisation (so long as it's 12 bar) ... but, you're still wondering how to get to the next stage, how to see the whole fretboard as usable, friendly, familiar territory ... then look no further than my book PlaneTalk - The Truly Totally Different Guitar Instruction Book. It reveals the 'trick' to doing just that. The private PlaneTalkers Forum, which you can join when you've bought the book/DVD, is a beehive of activity these days, with several hundred PlaneTalkers enthusiastically discussing the simple technique, overdubbing solos to backing tracks, quantum leaping their way to fretboard freedom. If you fall into the category of player described above, I can guarantee this is the lesson you've been waiting for. Money back.

Now that the revamp of GfB and Beyond is done, I will get back to my main project: the How To Play Slide Guitar In Standard and Dropped D Tunings dvd. It's been bubbling away for a few months now, it's a huge job, but my new dual-processor computer will make it all much easier to complete now. It's monstrously fast and powerful and renders video in a third of the time that I've been used to. It won't be too much longer now.

If you like slide guitar, why not join the Slide Guitar Forum and discuss the art with a very friendly bunch of sliders ... that's to be found at

Listen to my music at my Soundclick site!

Until next week,

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