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Red Haired Boy

Hey Folks, I know I’m a fingerpicker, but every once in a while people ask if I know any bluegrass. I typically go straight to Red Haired Boy. Here is a simple version of this tune in G. It’s usually played in A with a capo on fret 2, but hey I just kept it in G since you don’t have a capo right where you’re sittin.


Here is a practice track at 100 bpm that I put together so that you can play the melody over the top of my strumming. Have a blast! And don’t forget if you enjoyed this post, buy me a cup of coffee, or a bag, whatever you like by using my TIP JAR

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Red Haired Boy TAB  

Wedding March on guitar

Hello, hey everyone! Here’s a very simple arrangement of the wedding march by Richard Wagner. I hope you enjoy learning it.

If you’re looking for a wedding musician, you’ve come to the right place, click here to find out more. I play many traditional and contemporary tunes for wedding ceremony

 Lance Allen Nashville Wedding Guitarist 

Tab is only $5, just a cup of coffee (And I love coffee!)
Add to Cart $5.00 

Here’s the lesson


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New stuff July 2015

Hi Everyone! I hope you’re enjoying the first week of July. Here in Nashville, it’s raining and thunderstorms everywhere. So I’ve been busy uploading videos and wanted to show them to you. Especially if you’re not a youtube subscriber. These are all finger style guitar songs. And you’ll notice that I have tabs for sale for a few of them.

First, is my song Us Together. It’s a lovely song inspired by just hanging out with family etc. It also reminds me of getting opportunities to play with my guitar heroes like Tommy Emmanuel, Phil Keaggy, and Pete Huttlinger. You can google them, they’re seriously good and I’m doing my best to follow in their leadership.

You can also buy the tab to this song here for only $4.95.  BUY NOW

Hope you enjoy the song.


This is another beautiful tune, Peaceful Dreamer. Written for my wife, who likes to sleep in in the mornings. Isn’t it lovely? Sleep… yes. Maybe this song can help you or a little one get some much needed rest.


And this is a song on my first album. It’s the title track, Sometimes in Life. I also have tab for this one as well.  BUY TAB. $4.95


Also happening….

I’m headed to NAMM next week, as well as the 2015 Chet Atkins Appreciation society convention. Busy week! And on top of that I have a gig on Friday the 10th in Nashville and a wedding to play on the 11th. As a guitarist making a living in Nashville area, I have to be on top of my professional behavior and do what I can to continue my dream job of playing guitar for a living. It’s a great challenge and I enjoy the rewards!

At NAMM I plan to meet the new guys at Takamine, which is now managed by ESP guitars, and meet a new friend that works with Lanikai Ukuleles! I’m excited about Lanikai, as I may be doing some ukulele lessons for their site. That typically means new, beautiful ukulele. 🙂 I’ll keep you posted about all that. I’ll also be checking out the main floor, looking at people products and services. I’ll keep you informed if I think it’s cool.


BTW Thanks for downloading any of my music on itunes last month. I took my family out to dinner and ice cream. Would be nice to pay my house off with my music, so keep telling people about Lance Allen music and listening on iTunes, Pandora, wherever.. My music will also be on Apple music, so if you’re a subscriber to that, please feel free to play my music over and over and over again.


End of month I’m competing in the Indiana Fingerstyle Guitar competition. Check it out and cheer me on!


I visited the Guitar Gallery today and played a few wonderful guitars. Again, a Julius Borges was friggin amazing! and I tinkered on a very beautiful sounding Delgado classical guitar. A Bown also stuck out to me as a wonderful and very resonant instrument! Check them all out I’ve included links.

Here’s their link to website

Julius Borges

Delgado Guitars

Thanks for listening and I’ll talk to you next time I have news.





One Busy Guitar Teacher

Hello followers and friends!! Thanks for subscribing.

I’ve been busy this last week, doing videos, and making connections etc.

Big Shout out to Mr. H for using my tip jar and leaving me a tip for all the hard work I put into guitar. Click on tip jar to leave me a tip, just as if I were a busker playing something you like. Thanks for the cup of coffee Mr. H. 🙂

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I want to share with you my arrangement of Brandi Carlile’s tune, The Story. I’m a fan of hers and thought I’d share.

Here is a slightly altered Bill Piburn arrangement of You’ve Got a Friend in Me from the Toy Story movie. I love playing this tune!

Here is my original song called The Violet Song. Written for one of my students named Violet.

And for all you ukulele enthusiast out there. I’ve created a playlist of ukulele lessons and stuff! It’s all good. I’m in the works of developing a relationship with Lanikai Ukuleles and you’ll be seeing me play some more uke as well as teach it. It’s such a fun instrument to play!


I will be attending the NAMM show in Nashville TN this summer as well as participating in the annual Chet Atkins Appreciation Society, not to mention being involved with the Indiana Fingerstyle Guitar competition coming in the end of July.

Busy Busy Busy.

Also signed up for a Fiver contest. You can vote on my hook. Just a short little diddy that I sing to my new son all the time. Would be cool to win that contest. 🙂 Or get in 2nd or 3rd place.


New Fingerstyle Guitar Videos on Youtube

I told you guys I would be back. I hope you had a great weekend. Mine was great, just hanging out with the family, celebrating my sons birthday with a water gun party, and enjoying some good coffee from Counter Culture subscription!

As I said I’m doing more on youtube and encourage you to check it out! Thanks to all my subscribers for keeping in touch! I’m going to allow comments on this post, so feel free to chime in and say hello!

First. This is my song Blue Ireland. I’ve never been to Ireland, but I flew over it once and looked out the plane window and all I saw was blue waters from high up. Also, it was a dream come true to have the great Phil Keaggy add to the tune. It can be bought on iTunes for like .99 or something. BUY HERE
And here’s my video performance.. Don’t be too shy to leave a tip using the tip jar below, if you think it was good. Look at it as if you’re buying me a cup of coffee, or a beer, soda,  lunch.. or a pack of socks.. whatever you think a guy like me may need.. hahahaha.

Now here we are to a free 5 Minute finger style guitar lesson. It’s way better than 6 minute ABs! Trust me! Hope you like the chick in the thumbnail. A little trick I learned to increase views on youtube, well… from dudes I guess. I hope I didn’t disappoint you. lol

And Last… Inspired by the playing of Tommy Emmanuel, my tune Just Thoughts. It’s beautiful ballad, thinking of my loved one every time I play it. I hope you’ll think of someone you love to. Sing along in the chorus.. “Just Thoughts of you, happen all the time… ” That’s about as far as I usually get.. 🙂 Hope you enjoy the quality of my new videos and would consider leaving a tip, or attaching a picture of you giving me a virtual “high 5” cuz I really enjoy doing this stuff.

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Summer Fingerstyle Guitar JAM in Nashville

Hi Everyone! I’ve been busy this week and you’ve already received several blogpost from me. I hope you don’t mind. There will be a few more. 😉

I just wanted to let you know I’m a part of this cool gig coming up during the week of NAMM show here in Nashville TN. Hope you can come if you’re in the area.

Time is July 10th at Belcourt TAPS. Mmmm Beer…

Nashville, TN Friday, July 10th, 6pm until 11pm with Tom Shinness (Multi-instrumentalist), Billy Dawson (Nashville’s Independent Artist of the Year 2014), Mark Kroos (Double Neck Guitar Guru), David Allen Williams (Founder of Nashville Guitar Festival) , Lance Allen (Award Winning Artist) & Travis Bowman (Winner of Andy McKee’s Guitar Prodigy Contest.) This will be a must see event for all of those attending Summer NAMM! There is no cover charge!


Should be a fun Evening, hope you can make it! Summer Fingerstyle Guitar JAM

Study in E minor Matteo Carcassi

Hey everyone. Thanks for listening again. Here’s my latest video of me playing on my beautiful Takamine TC135SC guitar. Mic’d only.

For more information about how to learn songs like this and get moving on the guitar for your enjoyment. Email me about Skype Guitar Lessons. 

Melody Maker Youtube Video

Hey everyone. I borrow my wife’s Nikon D800 and made this video. I love how it’s much clearer and 1080HD. Very cool! This is my tune Melody Maker. Hope you enjoy and may share with a friend or 2. 🙂

As always you can buy this record on itunes, or support me by thumbs up my music on Pandora Radio. I also license my music to companies and businesses. That may be of interest to you. Contact me personally to discuss.