19. 07. 2017
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No. 9: Weird Guitar Quartet (Preview)

  Weird Guitar Quartet Lesson Available October 31st, 2017 To accompany the release of Halloween Baptizm – my guitar quartet recording for 6-string, 12-string, Nylon, and Bass – I will be releasing at least two video lessons regarding some of the...

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28. 05. 2016
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No. 8: Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite

The video for this lesson provides you with most of the information regarding equipment and technical details. In regard to the notes played: For the first part of the psychedelic soundscape, when using...

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07. 12. 2015
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No. 7: The Mahavishnu Orchestra

Normally I don’t think of John McLaughlin as a “weird” guitarist, but rather as innovative, cutting edge, and ahead of the pack. Nevertheless, this electric etude I recently wrote on McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu...

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17. 01. 2015
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No. 6: The Whole Tone Scale

I thought I’d share another “mainstream” weird guitar lesson. I’m so grateful that Premier Guitar has been so open to my “outsider” take on guitar playing. Lots of “weird” music here, from Claude Debussy to King...

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03. 01. 2015
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No. 5: Diatonic Dissonances

Watch the video for all you need to know! Sheet music below.

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03. 02. 2014
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No. 4: Harmonic Minor Modes

A “mainstream” weird guitar lesson. This is my latest lesson for Premier Guitar magazine, Feb. 2014. Click the link to read the full text and to find more audio links: Harmonic Minor Modes. ...

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09. 03. 2013

No. 3: Weird Fingerstyle Guitar

I didn’t think this was going to be Weird Guitar Lesson No. 3, but as I got into it I felt (hoped) I’d provided enough information in the texts to instruct those interested...

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01. 02. 2013

No. 2: Octave Displacement

Shawn Persinger is Prester John teaches Octave Displacement. Practical examples include excerpts from songs by Boud Deun, Prester John, and Persinger’s solo CD “Peerless.” The sheet music for this lesson can be found below (click...

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08. 01. 2013
No. 1: The Locrian Mode

No. 1: The Locrian Mode

This is a composition I wrote for my band Boud Deun for our 1998 recording The Stolen Bicycle. The theory explanation for this lesson is below the sheet music (click on the sheet music to download...

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