Advanced Acoustic Guitar Course



11 songs – 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 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.


1. Wish You Were Here

In this first series of lessons from the advanced acoustic course, we learn 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.

Go to Wish You Were Here guitar lessons.


2. Sunshine Of Your Love

The most difficult part of playing Sunshine Of Your Love is without a doubt the solo. All those huge bends have to be changed in order to work on the acoustic guitar.

To learn the riff, the turnaround, and practice the blues scale is in comparison super simple.

Go to Sunshine Of Your Love guitar lessons.


3. Take Me To The River

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 to individual loops.

Go to Take Me To The River guitar lessons.


4. I Shot The Sheriff

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 step by step we also tackle the vocal melody.

Go to I Shot The Sheriff guitar lessons.


5. Cannonball

When we learn Cannonball, we do it by playing using a capo both on fret 6 and 1. Each position gives us different advantages, put together we get a great 2 guitar arrangement.

As well as playing the song, we also practice the Aeolian mode.

Go to Cannonball guitar lessons.


6. Roxanne

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.

Go to Roxanne guitar lessons.


7. Angels

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.

Go to Angels guitar lessons.


8. Scarborough Fair

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

Following this, we develop a 2nd guitar part, practice Dorian, play and develop the vocal melody.

Go to Scarborough Fair guitar lessons.


9. Over The Rainbow

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

This takes six steps, for the final two we practice Lydian.

Go to Over The Rainbow guitar lessons.


10. Blackbird

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 song together.

Go to Blackbird guitar lessons.


11. Tears In Heaven

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

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

Go to Tears In Heaven guitar lessons.


Coming Soon


12. Don’t Wait Too Long

Don’t Wait Too Long by Madeleine Peyroux will soon be available as eight step by step guitar lessons.

Until then, there’s complete TAB for what I play in the video available.

Go to Don’t Wait Too Long guitar lessons.


13. Baby Won’t You Please Come Home

Baby Won’t You Please Come Home by Clarence Williams will soon be available as eight step by step guitar lessons.

Until then, there’s complete TAB for what I play in the video available.

Go to Baby Won’t You Please Come Home guitar lessons.


14. Angel Eyes

Angel Eyes by Matt Dennis will soon be available as eight step by step guitar lessons.

Until then, there’s complete TAB for what I play in the video available.

Go to Angel Eyes guitar lessons.


15. Dream A Little Dream Of Me

Dream A Little Dream Of Me by Mama Cass will soon be available as eight step by step guitar lessons.

Until then, there’s complete TAB for what I play in the video available.

Go to Dream A Little Dream Of Me guitar lessons.


16. Why Don’t You Do Right

Why Don’t You Do Right by Peggy Lee will soon be available as eight step by step guitar lessons.

Until then, there’s complete TAB for what I play in the video available.

Go to Why Don’t You Do Right guitar lessons.


17. I Wish

I Wish by Stevie Wonder will soon be available as eight step by step guitar lessons.

Until then, there’s complete TAB for what I play in the video available.

Go to I Wish guitar lessons.


18. Tenderness

Tenderness by Paul Simon will soon be available as eight step by step guitar lessons.

Until then, there’s complete TAB for what I play in the video available.

Go to Tenderness guitar lessons.

Dan Lundholm

I am Spy Tunes guitar guru.

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