‘The Tradition’ Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar Book – Now Available!

My book and CD of acoustic fingerstyle guitar arrangements, ‘The Tradition’ is now available! A huge thank you to all those who pre-ordered their copies, they will be sent out to you this week.

The book looks incredible! Don’t forget you can hear previews of some of the tracks by clicking here along with a downloadable pdf showing example chapters from the book!

 

Testimonials

Legendary fingerstyle guitarist, Thomas Leeb

“An instant classic: Stuart Ryan’s acoustic guitar book is well thought – and laid out – and last but not least, the arrangements are gorgeous!”

Free Weekly Fingerstyle Lessons – Lesson 5 – Fretting Hand Stretching

It’s a beautiful day and here is this week’s free fingerstyle guitar lesson! You can also find my weekly lessons on my Facebook Page:

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This lesson is on fretting hand stretching. My friend and mentor Eric Roche always stressed the importance of having a good reach on the fretting hand so here’s something to get you started!

Fingerstyle Lesson 5 – Fretting Hand Stretching

Free Weekly Fingerstyle Lessons – Lesson 3 – Percussive Grooves

Here’s this week’s free fingerstyle guitar lesson! You can also find my weekly lessons on my Facebook Page:

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So, on to this week’s lesson, building grooves in the style of John Mayer and Charlie Hunter. Make sure you use the fingering directions on the tab. I think I’ll probably film this as a video lesson as it’s such a cool style!

Fingerstyle Lesson 3 – Percussive Grooves

Free Weekly Guitar Chords – 31 May

Here is my free weekly post of my favourite guitar chords. I will be posting them on the website and also on my Facebook Page:

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Here are your chords for this week, some alternatives to your everyday E Major and minor chords. The first one is courtesy of John Mclaughlin, the second Tommy Emmanuel. In the second bar you’ll find their minor counterparts. Have fun!

Chords of the Week 31 May

Free Weekly Fingerstyle Lessons – Lesson 2 – Gospel Style Turnarounds

Here’s this week’s free fingerstyle lesson! You can also find my weekly lessons on my Facebook Page:

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In this lesson we are looking at gospel style turnarounds with moving basslines. A bit more sophisticated than standard blues turnarounds, these contain quite a bit of movement so try my suggested fretting and picking hand fingerings. More next week!

Fingerstyle Lesson 2 – Gospel Style Turnarounds