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Pierre Bensusan in Fingerstyle 360. An online magazine dedicated to fingerstyle acoustic guitarist

Hi there everyone!

Woke up this morning to my new issue of Fingerstyle360. Pierre Bensusan is on the cover and what a great interview Bill Piburn did with him!

I also did a workshop in this issue on my song “Just Thoughts”. In it you will find transcriptions and all sorts of great stuff!

Fingerstyle 360 is the¬†successor of the “defunct” Fingerstyle Guitar magazine. I would encourage you to subscribe to this online magazine and help it get a great start. It’s only $16.99 for a year of fun fingerstyle guitar music.



George Lowden Guitars Lance Allen Just thoughts arrangement

Some of the other artist include, Pierre Bensusan, Guy Van Duser, Jimmy Deheno, Adam Gardino, Steve Herberm, TIm Lerch, Zane Forshee, Jimmy DeHeno, Bill Piburn, Laskin Guitars, Rebecca Langan.

Top 5 Winner at International fingerstyle guitar contest in Winfield, KS.

This year marked my 4th year to compete in the International Fingerstyle Guitar Competition in Winfield, KS. I did really, really well and played nearly flawlessly. In the first round I played my smokin’ arrangement of the Beach Boy’s California Girls, and my original tune, Little Bit. I made it to the top 5, but was unable to bring home a trophy and new guitar. I did get a really nice plaque that will display nicely next to my other top 5 plaque that I received in 2010.

 I was hoping for a higher placement and felt a little disappointed, but I managed to have a little fun with my winning of a plaque and made a cool necklace out of it. Everyone at my campsite called me, Lance-O-Flav.

Walnut Valley International Fingerstyle guitar contest

This summer, I also competed in the Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar contest, which was a great precursor to the International contest in Winfield. This is a nice facebook post from one of the scoring judges. I was picked number one by her, but somehow averaged out and got a runner up position.

Lance Allen Guitar Lessons Fingerstyle Skype Teacher

I will keep trying to win until I do. It is a very fun event and look forward to it every year!

The top 5 winners were

First Place

Adam Gardino of Colorado Springs

Second Place

Shuhei Nishino from Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka Japan

Third Place

Maxwell Hughes from Fort Collins, CO

Runners up

Lance Allen and Glenn Roth

Here’s a video of me playing an arrangement of You’ve Got A Friend in Me. Inspired by a Bill Piburn Arrangement.