New Blues Guitar Tuition Site!

Blues Guitar Universe LessonsI’m delighted to announce that my new blues guitar video tuition site has now gone live at!
There are plenty of free video lessons, backing tracks and tab. The site will feature new content each month so if you are looking for quality blues guitar tuition and backing tracks please take a look and let me know what you think!

There will be some competition give-aways soon as well so please keep an eye on the site for updates.

The Tradition Recommended By Acoustic Magazine As Essential Stocking Filler!

The Tradition has been included in Acoustic Magazine’s “25 Essential Stocking Fillers” feature!

The Tradition Recommended By Acoustic Magazine
We make no claims that it will actually fit in a stocking but we urge you to test the theory by ordering your copy in time for Christmas!




To hear sample tracks and download sample chapters from the book, click here


Acoustic Magazine Cover with Froggy Bottom Guitar It doesn’t end there – Stuart’s Froggy Bottom model M is the cover star of this months issue!

New Solo Acoustic Fingerstyle CD On The Way!

I’m delighted to announce that I’ve nearly finished recording for my (long overdue) new solo acoustic fingerstyle album. I’ve recorded nine tracks over two sessions and will be recording one more session next month. I’ll be releasing some teaser tracks over the next couple of weeks so keep checking the site for updates! The CD will be called ‘The Way Home’ and will feature new compositions alongside several fingerstyle guitar arrangements.

I’m also pleased to announce that after the success and warm reception given to ‘The Tradition’ I’ll be releasing a new book/CD of guitar arrangements next year. This next one has the working title ‘The Heritage’ and will feature 11 of my favourite traditional American pieces arranged for solo fingerstyle guitar – this will include Classic Gospel, Spirituals and Blues pieces.

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‘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!



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!”