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Music Examples

Here are a few categorical samplings with a very general “Skill Level” indication.  In other words, this would be the experience with the instrument, in terms of time, necessary to perform a particular piece.  This can perhaps give a better idea of what is possible or what can accomplished after a certain length of time. There are a handful of "live" recordings as well.  Just click on the player below the listing and give it a go.

  1. Alternating Thumb with Melody – ‘60’s Tune - Skill Level: 3 to 4 Years    

  

  1. Alternating Thumb Accompaniment – ‘70’s Tune - Skill Level: 1 to 2 Years    

 

 

  1. Bass - Fast ‘80's Bass - Skill Level: 1 to 2 Years    

 

  1. Bass - Funky G Blues - Skill Level: 2 to 3 Years   

   

 

  1. Bass - Space Bass - Skill Level: 1 to 2 Years    

 

  1. Beginner - Fast Arpeggio Tune - Skill Level: 2 to 4 Months 

 

  1. Beginner – C Major Arpeggio Tune - Skill Level: 2 to 6 Months   

 

  1. Beginner – “House Of The Rising Sun” with Strumming and Arpeggio - Skill Level: 3 to 6 Months   

 

  1. Beginner – ‘90’ Strumming Tune - Skill Level: 6 to 8 Months    

 

  1. Beginner – New Strumming Tune - Skill Level: 4 to 8 Months    

 

  1. Beginner – La Malaguena - Skill Level: 8 to 12 Months    

 

  1. Beginner - Sevillianas - Skill Level: 8 to 12 Months    

 

  1. Beginner – E13 Rhythm And Blues Riff, Plectrum Style - Skill Level: 12 to 18 Months   

 

 

  1. Blues with Band - Classic Rhythm And Blues Horn Riff - Skill Level: 1 to 2 Years   

 

 

  1. Blues/Minor, Live from 1993 – G Minor Blues Solo

 

  1. Blues - Stubbin’ Toe Blues, Solo Fingerstyle - Skill Level: 1 to 2 Years    

 

  1. Classical, Live from 1987 - Prelude from Cello Ste. No. 1 by J. S. Bach

 

  1. Classic Rock Lead Guitar Solo – ‘70’s Tune - Skill Level: 2 to 3 Years    

 

  1. Classic Rock Lead Guitar Solo – ‘60’s Tune - Skill Level: 2 to 3 Years   

 

 

  1. Celtic with Accompaniment - Bonnie Dundee - Skill Level: 2 to 3 Years    

 

  1. Celtic with Accompaniment - Elizabeth McDermott Roe - Skill Level: 2 to 3 Years   

 

 

  1. Contemporary Fingerstyle – Pop Tune - Skill Level: 3 to 4 Years    

 

  1. Country with Band – Cascading Country Riff - Skill Level: 2 to 3 Years     

 

 

  1. Country with Band - Cool Country Pull Off Riff - Skill Level: 2 to 3 Years    

 

  1. Current Popular/Rock – Four Introductions Medley - Skill Level: 6 to 12 Months   

 

 

  1. Flamenco, Live from 1987 – Farruca

 

  1. Funky Electric Jazz, Live from 1993

 

  1. Jazz, Solo Fingerstyle with Drums, Live from 1999

 

  1. Jazz, Solo Fingerstyle with Drums, Live from 1999

 

  1. Latin with Flute and Percussion, Live from 1999 – Tristeza Em Mim

 

  1. Latin with Band - Winter Bossa - Skill Level: 3 to 4 Years    

 

  1. Nuevo Flamenco with Band - Nuevo Flamenco #10 - Skill Level: 3 to 4 Years  

  

 

  1. Rockabilly, Live from 1991 -  Rockabilly Fun Guitar Solo

 

  1. Rock Etude - Borrowed Nightmares - Skill Level: 2 to 3 Years    

 

 

  1. Rock Etude – Classical Sweep Thing - Skill Level: 2 to 3 Years   

 

 

  1. Rock Etude - Etude Rhythmique - Skill Level: 2 to 3 Years    

 

  1. Rock Etude - Is It Too Late? - Skill Level: 2 to 3 Years    

 

 

  1. Rock Etude – Melon - Skill Level: 2 to 3 Years  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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