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Peaceful Guitar and Instrumental Pop Spotify playlist

I want to endorse these two playlist that my music is on.

On August 14th I was notified by a friend that my music got on the Spotify curated playlist, Peaceful Guitar. WOW This was a goal of mine since May and my hard work paid off! I hope to see more of my song spinning on playlist like this. It gives me an opportunity as an artist to make some extra money and inspires me to continue writing great guitar music!

Just to give you an idea on how powerful playlist are for an artist.. My song, Rest your way home got over 120,000 spins in one week! Excited to see other playlist include my music!

Here’s the Peaceful Guitar Playlist on Spotify

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The other playlist I’ve been on and have also been enjoying listening to it is this guy right here!


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New Videos

Hi There everyone!

Here are a couple of new videos

Interestingly, I did Oasis Wonderwall on two separate guitars. Comment on the video which sound you like better. The latter vid is an arrangement of Green Day’s Wake Me Up When September Ends.

I also changed my to reflect that I’m creating cover songs. I’ve been working with a really talented violinist named Avery Bright and cellist Paul Nelson. I’m finishing up my next cover song right now and plan to release it this week. Get the inside scoop on all that by becoming a patron of my guitar-ing. I’d really appreciate it.

Here’s my arrangement of Mad World on Spotify. 25K streams in less than 3 weeks! Mostly due to being on this awesome playlist.

Instrumental Pop Covers

If you like what I’m doing and want to help, use to buy me a beer or coffee. I’ll send you a photo of my coffee, or toasty beverage! ūüôā

Thanks again for reading and being a part of my guitar adventures. This month I’ll be headed to NAMM to work for Batson Guitars and later will be attending the Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar championship. Stayed tuned my friends.

Spotify Goal of 60,000,000 Streams

Hello friends and subscribers! I hope all is well with you!

I’ve been having some success with Spotify and wanted to tell you about it! I’m quite grateful for it as it’s helping me to pursue my career as a musician and motivating me to write more new music.

¬†Here’s a link to my Spotify¬†Nothing but Guitarlancer playlist(That’s me), or you can just listen and follow me as an artist by clicking below.


Why this goal?

I made this goal after doing a few calculations based on my royalty history. YES! I get royalties from Spotify! ¬†If I get an estimated 60 million streams on Spotify, then I’ll be able to pay off my house. ¬†Who doesn’t want to pay off their house!?!?!!? ¬†I think it would really cool and amazing to say that my music and my friends/fans listened so much that it paid off my house! It’s totally possible too! I’m not Ed Sheeran (Who got this amount in like a few hrs time) but I’m good at what I do and people to do listen! So far I estimate I have a little over 5 million streams.

Why listen? 

The nice thing about my music is it has no lyrics and it can be played peacefully in the background while you work, sleep, or whatever.. Instrumental music is being played everywhere! Coffee shops, restaurants,, churches, concerts, TV, charities, events, dinners, and the list could go on.

-My son listens to it every night and falls to sleep to the gentle guitar sounds. ¬†It’s also great when walking or having a quite moment.

How I plan on achieving this goal.

It doesn’t have to be a secret about how I may go about achieving this goal. Other artist may be able to benefit as well.

Listening to my channel a lot is one way to bring the stream count up. Some other things that could help, is by being on Spotify generated playlist. Those are hard to get on and generally a good amount of luck is needed. But I can do this by making contacts and new friends in the business of curating playlist. So if you have a playlist that my music would fit in, then stick it in there and other potential listeners with hear it.

Currently, ¬†my music on the Acoustic Concentration playlist and is generating me the most streams from one song. I’d love to have 2 songs on there and also included on the Peaceful Guitar playlist, which is rapidly growing. I’m also included on some user generated playlist that have a good following. There are a bunch of these and I’ve been trying to get on more of them.

A big thing that will help and I’m going to try and do this, is get some sort of celebrity endorsement/s. I know it sounds crazy and every musician would want this to further their career or whatever, but it’s totally possible. I have a lot of ideas of who to contact and will be creating a press release that will reflect my goal.

I wanted to write this on my blog, so that you ¬†would see it and know that I have an incredible journey ahead. It’s also important for me to be reminded of this and to keep pursuing this with passion. I have this creed that I constantly remind myself of. It’s to pursue, persist and have patience. There’s a lot to each of those P’s, but I believe one can find success using those simple techniques. Being out of the ordinary is another thing that sets us apart. I’m doing something none of my competition is doing. Doing something different requires stepping outside of comfort zones. I’m okay with that, because I’ve experienced many new successes as a result of doing something different than everyone else!

Thank you for reading, and for listening. I’ll be getting to 60 million streams really soon!


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Melody Maker Tablature

Hello everyone! I’d like to now make my tablature available for my song “Melody Maker”, the title track to my Melody Maker album! It’s been quite popular on the Spotify Acoustic Concentration playlist and I’ve had numerous requests for it. ¬†So here it is! I hope you enjoy learning to play it. Show me your performance of it on youtube if you get a chance to upload it. It doesn’t have to be the whole tune. It can be your favorite part of it, or whatever you like.

 The important thing is just to enjoy learning and playing!

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New Video, Viking of Rimrock by Lance Allen

Hey everyone, I’m excited to show this video to you as it’s one of the best I’ve had done so far! I think it turned out really great! I have 2 more coming soon and I’ll share those as well!

-This tune was inspired by the show on History Channel called Vikings. I happen to live on a rimrock and resemble vikings from the show with my beard and all.. lol ! I’m the Viking of Rimrock! Hopefully you understand my story in the music.

-Hope you enjoy! Make sure you check out Michael Gomez and his studio that put this together!  West light Studios. Shoot him a message at his site or Facebook, letting him know he did wonderful! And consider hiring him for your own video like this!

Make sure you check out that special capo I have on there! Notice guitarlancer? It’s a g7th Heritage capo and its awesome and I’m very proud of it and glad to endorse!!

Don’t forget you can always listen to my music on Spotify and add me to your playlist! I’d love to be on there!

Also if your a fan of acoustic finger style guitar music, check out the playlist Acoustic Concentration. I have a tune on there! It’s a great playlist. Hoping they’ll put one of my new ones on there or perhaps on the 6 String Peacefulness one as well! If you’re a curator and found this post, please consider adding some of my music to some of your instrumental playlist!