Kirk's Weekly Guitar Lesson: Classic Songs - Yesterday

Hi again, fellow music lover.

I'm afraid I have no adequate words to do so, but may I at least try express my sympathy to anyone caught up in the mess left by Katrina. I've been around for quite a while now, but never could I have imagined that an entire city would be so completely devastated, and that it would be New Orleans, the home of all the music I've loved all my life. My heart hurts, bigtime.

I did manage to get a new lesson for you. This time we have a look at one of the classic pop songs of all time, Yesterday. It's a finger style arrangement of the verse section; I'll do the chorus, or middle eight ... bridge? (sometimes it's hard to put a name to these sections) next week.

Go to Guitar for Beginners and Beyond, follow the Weekly Lesson link, get stuck into it.

Here's some nice feedback I got a couple of days ago from a recent buyer of my book PlaneTalk, Matt :

"Really like the forum. There is lots of good information which really complements Kirks book which I am still digesting - but by far the most simple explanation of music and guitar playing I have ever come across -(if I had this book 20 years ago, my guitar wouldn't have sat in the cupboard for 15 of them. Now I can't put the thing down!).

It's a fairly typical letter. There seems to be something about PlaneTalk -- its comic strip format, the slide rule that comes with it, the plain English approach to teaching the Big Picture -- that keeps turning big bright lights on for its readers, and they are always very happy to tell me so. If you think you'd like to see the whole fingerboard, from nut to 25th fret, as friendly territory not matter what the music is doing, then drop in and read more. Why be groping around the fretboard in the dark, tangled in countless scale and mode patterns, or worse yet, trapped in Pentatonic boxes? There IS a better way, and all 800+ forum members (you get to join when you've ordered) will attest to that.

Go to the PlaneTalk site.

Are you interested in getting into slide guitar? Here's a free download for you ... it's me playing a slide solo over a fairly well known Blues chord progression. If you're really interested, come and join the Slide Guitar Forum where you can ask any of dozens great sliders questions about the art. We have open tunings experts, standard tuning experts, history experts, hardware/software experts, a few lessons ...

Join the Slide Guitar Forum here.

OK, until next week,


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