Advanced Acoustic Course



11 tunes | 88 step-by-step Guitar Lessons


In the advanced acoustic guitar course, we find huge chord extensions and unique chords using open strings. A few solos are incorporated as well, sometimes as overdubs, sometimes played completely on their own.

There is complete TAB for every single note played in the videos above but that’s just the beginning. Alongside learning the songs you will also be learning all about modes, arpeggios, and how to accurately name complex chords.

Perhaps most importantly, we create 2nd guitar parts for most of these songs, enabling you to play along with me and the singers as if we were a band.

This will not just teach you how to play these songs, but also how to write similar songs and guitar parts yourself.

Even though you as a member have unlimited access to all these lessons, I recommend you experience them in the order displayed below and practice all material in the 8 step-by-step lessons per tune.


#1 – Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here 8 step by step lessons

In this first series of lessons from the advanced acoustic course, we learn how to play Wish You Were Here step-by-step.

As this is not too difficult we also work on our minor and major pentatonic scales, play the intro licks, and the vocal melody in all shapes.


#2 – Sunshine Of Your Love

Sunshine Of Your Love 8 step by step lessons

The most difficult part of playing Sunshine Of Your Love is the solo. All those huge bends have to be changed to work on the acoustic guitar.

Learning the riff, the turnaround, and practicing the blues scale is in comparison super simple, this is a proper classic with so much to teach us.


#3 – Take Me To The River

Take Me to The River 8 step by step lessons

Take Me To The River is complex to grasp since what we attempt here is to replicate an entire soul band on just one acoustic guitar.

To get there, we simply break all of it down into smaller chunks and practice each part as an individual loop.


#4 – I Shot The Sheriff

I Shot The Sheriff 8 step by step lessons

To play I Shot The Sheriff on just one guitar, we must study what the bass is playing on the original recording.

Once this is established, everything else falls into place. After learning the complete song, we also play the vocal melody, in harmony!


#5 – Cannonball

Cannonball 8 step by step lessons

When we learn Cannonball, we play with a capo on frets 6 and 1. Each position gives us a different advantage, put together, we have a 2 guitar arrangement.

As well as playing the tune in two ways, we also practice the Aeolian mode. It’s essential to learn modes in the context of a song like this.


#6 – Roxanne

Roxanne 8 step by step lessons

Roxanne is, once you can play the verse, pretty easy. We’ll learn how to play it in just four steps in the course.

Following this, we play the vocal melody, practice Aeolian, and improvise using the mode over the verse progression.


#7 – Angels

Angels 8 step by step lessons

Robbie Williams’s Angels is an adventure in playing big, piano-like, guitar parts. Easier than it sounds, we achieve this in just four steps.

Following this, we play the vocal melody, practice the Ionian mode, and fit all our CAGED chords around each scale shape.


#8 – Scarborough Fair

Scarborough Fair 8 step by step lessons

The most difficult aspect of the Dorian-sounding composition Scarborough Fair, is to play at the original tempo. To get there, we practice at different tempos.

Following this, we develop a 2nd guitar part, practice Dorian, and develop the vocal melody. This will hammer home the sound of the Dorian mode.


#9 – Over The Rainbow

Over The Rainbow 8 step by step lessons

To play Over The Rainbow, like Eva Cassidy did, exactly note-for-note, can only be achieved by breaking down each section and practicing along with loops.

Before we do this, we look at how she developed it from a simple melody, via jazz, into her incredible version. We also practice Lydian.


#10 – Blackbird

Blackbird 8 step by step lessons

Blackbird by The Beatles is a legendary song that we simply must learn note-for-note, just like Paul McCartney played it.

Once this is achieved, we can learn from Blackbird by building a 2nd guitar part and playing the tune together, like a folk duo.


#11 – Tears In Heaven

Tears In Heaven 8 step by step lessons

Tears In Heaven by Eric Clapton has been transcribed note-for-note. The part is so well written that it stands up on its own, without the band.

The 2nd guitar has some excellent licks which have been transcribed, developed, and combined with some bass lines and extra chords.



Advanced Acoustic Course | More tunes with TAB


(Everything I Do) I Do It For You

(Everything I Do) I Do It For You Analysis + TAB T

In this lesson, we use a capo on fret 4 and think of (Everything I Do) I Do It For You as if in the key of A. It now becomes easy to play using just 4 TAB examples.

A (Aadd4) | Asus2 |
Look into my eyes you will see…


(They Long To Be) Close To You

Close To You Guitar Lesson + TAB T

In this guitar lesson, you get TAB for all of Close To You‘s sections, including the key change, arranged for one acoustic guitar.

Cadd9 | Bm | Bm7 | Em9 |
Why do birds suddenly appear, every time, you are near…


50 Ways To Leave Your Lover

50 Ways To Leave Your Lover Analysis + TAB T

In this lesson, you get the correct chords and TAB so you can play 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover exactly like the original recording.

Em/G D6 | Cmaj7 B7b9 B7 |
The problem is all inside your head, she said to me…



Africa

Africa Guitar Lesson + TAB T

In this guitar lesson, you get TAB for how to play all sections of Africa, arranged for just one acoustic guitar.

| 4/4 B D#m7 | G#m7 B/F# | A/E E/F# | 6/4 G#m7 A G#m C#m |
I hear the drums echoing tonight, but she hears only whispers of some quiet conversation…


All In Love Is Fair

All In Love Is Fair Guitar Lesson + TAB T

In this guitar lesson, you get the TAB for how to play every section of All In Love Is Fair, all arranged for one acoustic guitar.

C#madd9 | C#madd9/B | C#madd9/A# |
All is fair in love, love’s a crazy game…


All Of Me

All Of Me Guitar Lesson + TAB T

In this guitar lesson, we look at how to comp All Of Me using the concept of the closest shape possible. With TAB, it will get you playing a Jazz standard.

Cmaj7 | Cmaj7 | E7 | E7 |
All of me, why not take all of me?



Angel Eyes

Angel Eyes analysis + TAB T

Angel Eyes will soon be available as eight step-by-step guitar lessons. Until then, there’s the complete TAB for what I play in the video available.

Am Am/G Am/F# Am/F | Am/E Am/Eb |
Try to think that love’s not around…

Arthur’s Theme

Arthur's Theme Guitar Lesson with TAB T

In this guitar lesson, you get TAB for how to play both sections of Arthur’s Theme, arranged for one acoustic guitar + the solo.

Dm7 G | C Fmaj13 |
Once in your life you find her, someone that turns your heart around…


Baby Won’t You Please Come Home

Baby Won't You Please Come Home chord analysis + TAB T

Baby Won’t You Please Come Home will soon be available as eight step-by-step guitar lessons. Until then, there’s the complete TAB for what I play in the video.

| D7 | B7 | Em7 | A7 |
Baby won’t you please come home, ’cause your mama’s all alone.



Blue Moon

Blue Moon Guitar Lesson + TAB T

In this guitar lesson, we look at how to play Blue Moon in three keys. You also get TAB for playing using the concept of “closest possible shape”.

Abmaj7 Fm7 | Bbm7 Eb7 | Abmaj7 Fm7 |
Blue moon, you saw me standing alone…


The Boxer

The Boxer Analysis + TAB T

In this lesson, you get the TAB for playing The Boxer (a two-guitar arrangement) on just one acoustic guitar.

C (C/G) | C G/B Am Am/E |
I am just a poor boy, though my story’s seldom told…


Can’t Take My Eyes off You

Can’t Take My Eyes off You Guitar Lesson + TAB T

In this guitar lesson, you get TAB for all sections of Can’t Take My Eyes off You, all arranged for one acoustic guitar.

E | E | Emaj7 | Emaj7 |
You’re just too good to be true, can’t take my eyes off of you…



Chicken Fried

Chicken Fried Guitar Lesson+ TAB T

In this guitar lesson, I’ve arranged all of Chicken Fried‘s sections to work on just one acoustic guitar, Even with the TAB, this is not easy.

G5 | G5 | D | D |
You know I like my chicken fried, a cold beer on a Friday night…


Cotton Eye Joe

Cotton Eye Joe Guitar Lesson + TAB T

In this guitar lesson, you’ll find TAB for the chorus, the main melody and even the Banjo solo of Cotton Eye Joe.

A5 | A5 |
If it hadn’t been for Cotton-Eye Joe, I’d been married a long time ago…


Creepin’ In

Creepin In Guitar lesson + TAB T

In this guitar lesson, you get TAB for how to play all sections of Creepin’ In, there’s also a Spytunes video lesson to follow.

G5 | Cadd9 | G5 | Dadd9 |
There’s a big ol’ hole, that gone right through the sole, of this old shoe…



Cry Me A River

Cry Me A River Guitar Lesson + TAB T

In this guitar lesson, you get TAB for how to play all sections of Cry Me A River on just one guitar. There are so many chords.

Em Emb6 | Em6 Em7 |
Now you say you’re lonely…


The Devil Went Down To Georgia

The Devil Went Down to Georgia Analysis + TAB T

In this lesson, you get a chord analysis, TAB for all sections, including The Devil Went Down To Georgia‘s scary fiddle melody.

Dm (hold) | Dm (hold) |
The devil went down to Georgia, he was lookin’ for a soul to steal…


Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

Don't Think Twice, It's All Right Analysis + TAB T

In this lesson, you’ll find 4 TAB examples detailing how to play Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right exactly like Bob did.

C C/G G G7 | Am7 Am/G |
Well, it ain’t no use to sit and wonder why, babe…



Don’t Wait Too Long

Don't Wait Too Long chord analysis + TAB T

Don’t Wait Too Long will soon be available as eight step-by-step guitar lessons. Until then, there’s the complete TAB for what I play in the video available.

| D G/B | E7 A7sus4 | D G/B | E7 A7sus4 |
You can cry a million tears, you can wait a million years.


Dream A Little Dream Of Me

Dream A Little Dream Of Me chord analysis + TAB T

Dream A Little Dream Of Me will soon be available as eight step-by-step guitar lessons. Until then, there’s the complete TAB for what I play in the video available.

C Gbdim7 | Ab6 G |
Stars shining bright above you…


Englishman In New York

Englishman In New York Analysis + TAB T

In this lesson, you’ll get the TAB detailing how to play Englishman In New York on one acoustic guitar, incorporating the bass and strings.

Em7 A | Bm Bmadd9 Bm/A |
I don’t drink coffee, I take tea, my dear…



Everybody’s Talkin’

Everybody's Talkin' Guitar Lesson + TAB T

In this guitar lesson, you get TAB for all of Everbody’s Talkin‘s fast finger-picked sections.

Cmaj7 G6 | Cmaj7 G6 |
Everybody’s talkin’ at me,..


Fly Me To The Moon

Fly Me To The Moon Guitar Lesson + TAB T

In this guitar lesson, you get TAB for how to comp Fly Me To The Moon arranged for just one acoustic guitar. We go from simple strumming to walking bass.

Am7 | Dm7 | G7 | Cmaj7 |
Fly me to the moon, let me play among the stars…


Get Here

Get Here analysis and TAB T

In this lesson, you get the TAB for how to play Get Here‘s intro, verse, and bridge on just one acoustic guitar.

Csus2 | G/B Amadd2/E |
You can reach me by railway, you can reach me by railway…



Have I Told You Lately

Have I Told You Lately Guitar Lesson + TAB T

In this guitar lesson, you get the TAB for the intro, verse and bridge of Have I Told You Lately, all built for one acoustic guitar.

E G#m | A B11 |
Have I told you lately that I love you?


I Wish

I Wish chord analysis + TAB T

I Wish will soon be available as eight step-by-step guitar lessons. Until then, there’s the complete TAB for what I play in the video available.

| Em7 A | Em7 A |
Looking back on when I was a little nappy-headed boy…


Killing Me Softly With His Song

Killing Me Softly With His Song Analysis + TAB

In this guitar lesson, you get 6 TAB exercises for the verse and chorus of Killing Me Softly With His Song which cover the entire fretboard.

Fm7 | Bbm7 |
Strumming my pain with his fingers…



The Look Of Love

The Look Of Love Guitar Lesson + TAB T

You can learn how to play The Look Of Love using TAB for all sections. Arranged to work on just one acoustic guitar.

C#m7 | C#7sus4 | G#m7 G#m7 |
The look of love is in your eyes…


Lovely Day

Lovely Day Guitar Lesson + TAB T

In this guitar lesson, we look at how to play Lovely Day using TAB for all sections, we do this for both the acoustic and electric guitar.

Emaj7 | C#m7 |
When I wake up in the morning, love…


Misty

Misty chord analysis and TAB T

In this lesson, you find a complex analysis of Misty as well as plenty of TAB for how to play this in a band or on your own.

Bbmaj7 (Bbmaj9) | Fm7 Bb7 | Ebmaj7 |
Look at me, I’m as helpless as a kitten up a tree…



My Baby Just Cares For Me

My Baby Just Cares For Me chord analysis + TAB T

In this guitar lesson, you get TAB for My Baby Just Cares For Me‘s verse, bridge, instrumental section and the 1st solo.

A /G# /F# /E | D /C# /B /E |
My baby don’t care for shows…


My Funnny Valentine

My Funny Valentine Guitar Lesson + TAB T

In this guitar lesson, you get TAB for how to play My Funny Valentine, supporting a singer or soloist. Learn the different examples before you develop your own version.

Cm | Cmmaj7 | Cm7 | Cm6 |
My funny valentine, sweet comic valentine…


Summertime

Summertime Guitar Lesson + TAB T

In this guitar lesson, we take Billie Holiday’s version of Summertime and develop an acoustic guitar arrangement.

Am7 Bdim7 | C6 Bdim7 | Am7 Bdim7 | C6 Bdim7 |
Summertime, and the living is easy…



Tenderness

Tenderness will soon be available as eight step-by-step guitar lessons. Until then, there’s the complete TAB for what I play in the video available.

C | B7 | Em G | C C#dim7 |
What can I do, what can I do? Much of what you say is true…


Ventura Highway

Ventura Highway Analysis + TAB T

In this lesson, you’ll get analysis and TAB for Ventura Highway‘s great intro melody as well as the strumming for all sections.

G | G | Dmaj7/F# | Dmaj7/F# |
Chewing on a piece of grass walking down the road…


What’s Love Got to Do with It

What's Love Got to Do with It Analysis + TAB T

In this lesson, you’ll find an analysis of the chords and an acoustic guitar arrangement in TAB for all sections of What’s Love Got to Do with It.

G#m11 | G#m11 | F#/G# | F#/G# |
You must understand, though the touch of your hand makes my pulse react…



Why Don’t You Do Right

Why Don't You Do Right chord analysis + TAB T

Why Don’t You Do Right? will soon be available as eight step-by-step guitar lessons. Until then, there’s the complete TAB for what I play in the video available.

Cm7 N.C | Ab7 G7 | Cm7 N.C | Ab7 G7 |
You had plenty money, 1922, you let other women make a fool of you…


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