Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Celtic Guitar Lick with tab 2 "Dance among the heather"

I'm working on some Celtic style guitar licks in the hopes of busking this summer. This one I came up with uses a capo on the 5th fret. I'd like to work this one into an original song called "dance among the heather". The guitar tab is only a rough rhythm interpretation try to aim for a light dancing feeling.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Celtic Guitar Lick with Tab

I came up with this Celtic flavored guitar lick. The rhythm in the guitar tab is approximate so listen to the music for a better grasp of the phrasing. Note the dotted eight notes and the 16th note triplets which give this a Celtic rhythm.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Guitar Contests Vote Now

So June and July seem to be months for some great guitar contests. I've entered two so far. The Epiphone one is closed but you can still enter the jammit.com one yourself. I find if you need some motivation and a challenge these contests are a great way to move forward in your guitar playing. Here are the links to my entries again and a QR code as well. I'd encourage players of all abilities to enter. If your not in the contest I'd appreciate your vote and sharing these links with your friends on social media - especially guitarists and musicians who would hopefully enjoy them. 

The Epiphone link is: 

you can vote once a day NO registration needed on this one. My entry Dave Ward Charlottetown PE.  

QR code:

The jammit.com link is you need to register and can vote once. https://www.jammit.com/contest/entry/5747

QR code:

Monday, June 16, 2014

Epiphone Video Contest Voting Open

You can vote here for the 2014 Epiphone Video Contest!

Mine is  Dave Ward Charlottetown, PE, Canada. 

Guitar contests are a great motivator to share your music with other guitarists and musicians and are a lot of fun. My favorite source of information for various guitar contests in one place is the great site: www.truthinshredding.com

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Fusion Guitar Lick and Improv

Happy Father's Day. Hope your enjoying a nice Sunday with your respective Dads. Here is a little fusion guitar lick that I came up with. I tabbed out the main idea and the improvised over the backing track a little. There are only four chords in the rhythm guitar:

Here is the lead guitar lick:

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Crunch Time - Your Vote could win me a Schecter Guitar

I need your vote!!

The Jammit.com contest is heating up and I am trailing slightly. I'm determined to win this Schecter Guitar. You can help by voting now and sharing this link and asking everyone who is a guitar fan to vote.
 Here is the link please vote and share.


Monday, June 9, 2014

T minus 15 seconds

Well the Jammit 15 seconds guitar contest is heating up. Your vote counts so please take a minute and check out the entries and vote for your favorite. Here is the link to my entry http://www.jammit.com/contest/entry/5747

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Jammit 15 Seconds Contest

Another day another guitar contest. This one is short but sweet and involves jammin over a track from jammit.com for 15 glorious seconds. If you like my entry to this guitar contest please vote for it here.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Epiphone Video Contest 2014

*update looks like the voting starts in July now. In the meantime feel free to listen RT and give feedback at the link provided.

Here is the link to my video user "jimifan": http://disq.us/8instm