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!

Free Weekly Fingerstyle Lessons – Lesson 8 – The Tradition Stylistic Studies 2

Here’s the next instalment of Style Studies for all you guys working through ‘The Tradition’ – these are some ways of playing D Major and minor scales in DADGAD tuning with some open string magic going on!

The Tradition Stylistic Studies 2

Fingerstyle Lesson 8 – The Tradition Stylistic Studies 2

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New CD Recorded!

I’m excited to have just finished recording my new solo fingerstyle guitar album. The CD will be called ‘The Way Home’ and features nine original compositions and two arrangements; including much requested pieces Kora Song and Albatross and previously unheard material.

The Froggy Bottom is sounding huge, thanks to engineering wizard Josh Clark of Get Real Audio, who also engineered Mike Dawes’ album ‘What Just Happened’.

The next stage is mastering, artwork and design and so we are looking at a late 2013/early 2014 release.

Free Weekly Fingerstyle Lessons – Lesson 7 – The Tradition Stylistic Studies 1

Free Fingerstyle Guitar Lessons are back! After a house move and some recording work I’ve finally got time to create some new lessons for you guys! The next few lessons are designed to develop the techniques you need for playing pieces from my book/CD ‘The Tradition’.

First up – these picking exercises will help you when working on pieces like ‘Nothing Will Sadden Us’ and ‘The Mason’s Apron.’

Many more to come which will focus on other arrangements/techniques!

The Tradition Stylistic Studies 1

Fingerstyle Lesson 7 – The Tradition Stylistic Studies 1

You can also find my weekly lessons on my Facebook Page:

Stuart Ryan Music

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!

 

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!”