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Old 05-24-2021, 10:31 AM
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I posted something like this before, but I thought I would try again and see if I could get more ideas. I’m a decent strummer and fingerpicker. But I wanna improve my playing some to accompany my singing. Would love to hear of courses or individuals who would teach singer/songwriter type licks and fills. I have a TrueFire subscription. I am open to other classes or other platforms. I’d also love suggestions of players to just study and learn from. Thanks in advance.
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I recommend Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers. He does regular videos for the Acoustic Guitar Magazine. He covers the guitar licks and tricks of a number of well-known singer songwriters: Joan Baez, John Prine, Bob Dylan, etc. You can go to his website but also check out the Acoustic Guitar Magazine website. You might be able to get access for a small digital subscription fee. They also recently featured Cathy Fink going over some licks for song accompaniment. Worth checking out in my opinion. I have found the videos to be easy to follow and easy to apply to my own guitar playing. Also, try Homespun. Happy Traum has some great DVDs or downloads that cover guitar accompaniment for singers.

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Old 05-24-2021, 01:34 PM
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This is really helpful. Thank you!
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I posted something like this before, but I thought I would try again and see if I could get more ideas. I’m a decent strummer and fingerpicker. But I wanna improve my playing some to accompany my singing. Would love to hear of courses or individuals who would teach singer/songwriter type licks and fills. I have a TrueFire subscription. I am open to other classes or other platforms. I’d also love suggestions of players to just study and learn from. Thanks in advance.
Hi kevin…

Al Petteway - Sligo Creek - (I had students who learned/played/enjoyed this) - He rarely sings but writes prolifically - homespun.com?


Pat Donohue - Would You Like to Play the Guitar?
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Bob Bennett - I Saw Three Ships - amazing fingerstylist/singer - weaves his singing & playing - no lessons

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  • Phil Keaggy
  • Bruce Cockburn




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Hi kevin…

Al Petteway - Sligo Creek - (I had students who learned/played/enjoyed this) - He rarely sings but writes prolifically - homespun.com?


Pat Donohue - Would You Like to Play the Guitar?
lessons in the wild?

Bob Bennett - I Saw Three Ships - amazing fingerstylist/singer - weaves his singing & playing - no lessons

Add to my list
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  • Phil Keaggy
  • Bruce Cockburn




Hi Larry, What tuning is used in Sligo Creek?
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Hi Larry, What tuning is used in Sligo Creek?
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DADGAD

Al Petteway & Amy White (his wife) have a site. A ton of his scores are available there in TAB.

Al's TABs - CLiCk

Amazon has a few of his teaching DVDs, which are excellent, but I don't think they include TAB.

HOMESPUN music also has a lot of his teaching videos converted for download…(at a price of course). He's a very good teacher (the 3 DVDs I own were well done).

Homespun-dot-com's Al Petteway page - CliCk
- These are instantly downloadable teaching videos. I wish they had better indexing, but if you need Al's stuff it's there (& about 100 other guitar player's lessons).

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I posted something like this before, but I thought I would try again and see if I could get more ideas. I’m a decent strummer and fingerpicker. But I wanna improve my playing some to accompany my singing. Would love to hear of courses or individuals who would teach singer/songwriter type licks and fills. I have a TrueFire subscription. I am open to other classes or other platforms. I’d also love suggestions of players to just study and learn from. Thanks in advance.


Johnathan Byrd is one of my favourite contemporary singer songwriters. He comes up with some great licks and riffs to support his songs. Here he is breaking down the song in the video above. His style is probably a little more attainable for those of us who simply wield a flatpick.



He is a lovely guy to reach out to. And he runs weekend workshops by Zoom for folks looking for song writing and accompaniment inspiration.
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The wonders of open G.

Skip to about the 3 minute mark for the basics if you are of short attention. For the actual stuff you are asking about go to 4:18.

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Johnathan Byrd is one of my favourite contemporary singer songwriters. He comes up with some great licks and riffs to support his songs. Here he is breaking down the song in the video above. His style is probably a little more attainable for those of us who simply wield a flatpick.



He is a lovely guy to reach out to. And he runs weekend workshops by Zoom for folks looking for song writing and accompaniment inspiration.

I love that song and what he’s doing. I was just hoping he’d explain how to play those licks.
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Old 05-26-2021, 09:37 AM
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I love that song and what he’s doing. I was just hoping he’d explain how to play those licks.
There is a second video covering the licks. Go to his YouTube channel and you should find it. I'm on my phone with limited connection or I'd find it for you.
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