The following samples have all been updated as of March 2011. The arrangement samples and lesson excerpts are much improved and higher resolution. The Tablature Key has been updated to conform more closely to tablature conventions used in standard guitar arrangements.
You can view, print, or download the following C6th samples along with the tablature key, which explains the notation symbols used for all arrangments.
Samples From My Private Lessons
Here are some instruction pages I use in my private lessons, which you are free to view, print, or download.
- Chord Study #1 – Using the prime frets over the V-I chord progression and using "lead-in" chords to expand melody.
- Chord Study #2 – Mixing 2- and 3-part harmony and using advanced slant bar positions to fully harmonize melodies.
Music Theory Primers
Here are some materials I use to help students get up to speed with music theory basics:
String Gauge Chart
The following is a handy, condensed version of my string gauge chart from the String Gauges for Steel Guitar page, which you can view, print, or download.