Acoustic Icons

Sample Lesson

Each lesson is performed up to speed followed by a step-by-step breakdown.

In this video lesson we’ll examine the style of American singer-songwriter John Mayer. We’ll examine his use of legato and how he adds colour to simple chord progressions.

Style – Modern singer-songwriter
Tuning – Standard
Technique Focus –

  • Legato
  • Percussive slapping
  • Adding colour to chords
  • Accompaniment

Difficulty – Moderate


In the Acoustic Icons section we focus on the styles and techniques of the great singer songwriters.

Accompaniment skills are essential for any fingerstyle guitarist and in this section we’ll study different approaches to creating parts, how to lock in with the band and expand your knowledge of chords, rhythm and dynamics when accompanying vocalists and other musicians.

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