Kirk's Weekly Guitar Lesson: Kirks Back

Hi, fellow twanger ... it's been a long while since I've posted my Weekly Lesson here. Sorry about that, I've been up to here with 'stuff', not the least of which is a new baby daughter.

PlaneTalk - The Truly Totally Different Guitar Instruction Book/DVD -

Before I list the many lessons I've created since my last post, I'd just like to mention that my book/DVD PlaneTalk continues to fly out the door at an ever increasing rate. I've also changed the package recently to include "The Chord Tone Blues" stand-alone CD lesson. It's a five-movie in depth look at how to approach the Blues from a chord point of view rather than scale. We all know how to noodle through the 5 or 6 note 'boxes' to play the blues, but why restrict yourself to 5 or 6 notes when there are 12 to play around with? The progression I use is the one in "The Red Start Blues" movie I did a while back; this is an example of playing the blues without thinking scales/modes:

So the package now consists of 1) the Book -- explains in a very user-friendly way the 'trick' to seeing your whole fretboard as familiar territory; 2) the Slide Rule -- which graphically crystallizes it all; 3) The DVD -- it demonstrates the simple visualization technique in real time/real music examples; 4)The Chord Tone Blues -- the CD lesson described above. 5) Unrestricted access to the PlaneTalkers' Forum where we banter on about it all on a daily basis.

Guaranteed to advance your playing and understanding of the guitar and music by light years.

That's all at the PlaneTalk site:

Testimonials here:

Kirk's Weekly Guitar Lessons:

There are many of varying degrees of difficulty, check 'em out:

Funk E acoustic:

Way Back When:

Los Blues:

Danny Boy in G:

Danny Boy in D:

Pachelbel Canon Chord:

Pachelbal Canon melody:

Yankee Doodle:

Travis Picking:

Amazing Grace in D:

The Blue Danube:

Slinky A minor:

TipToe Through the Blues - 1:

TipToe Through the Blues - 2:

Rainy Day Blues:

Daydream Blues:

Capo Lane part 2:

Finger style 101 - part 1:

Finger style 101 - part 2:

House of the Rising Sun - part:

House of the Rising Sun - part 2:

That should keep you busy for a while!

There are also a couple of 'Master Lessons':

Maple Leaf Rag:

Rio Bound - Bossa Nova:

The Water is Wide:

Membership at Guitar for Beginners and Beyond is close to 80,000 now!

Slide Guitar in Standard Tuning -

There's nothing quite as spicy as tossing in a couple of slide lines in amongst your normal playing. Of course, to do that, you'd probably like to stay in familiar standard tuning. I got into it years ago and I can tell you that all flavors are there -- major, minor, maj7, min7, aug, dim, 11th, 9th, sus4 -- you just need to know where to look. I put together a 70 minute DVD showing all I know about the art. Check it out here: ... there are many video examples on the homepage there too.

Check out my YouTube site. I've had 1,180,000 views of my guitar videos there so far!

OK, back to it ... see? I have been busy. It's just that I've been forgetting to send this in to GuitarSite every Tuesday. Oh oh, little Georgia Lorange is bawling! Better go check on her ...

All the best,

Kirk Lorange

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