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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  

Learn the Song, “The Eye” by Brandi Carlile on guitar with tablature

Hey everyone! A lot of people ask me from time to time who some of my favorite artists are. Here lately it’s been a lot of Brandi Carlile. Me and my wife really enjoy here songs and have seen her perform in Nashville several times. Her music has certainly been my goto station on Pandora Radio.

I thought, as a fan, I would give a lesson of her new song, “The Eye”

Here’s their official video of the tune. Here’s where you can download the song The Eye – The Firewatcher’s Daughter

Isn’t it nice? Now for the fun part.. I challenge you to learn the song and enjoy for your self. Having the capo up high may be strange, but it sure is a pleasure to play.

Download the tab for only $5 (Just a cup of coffee or dessert)

Tab for The Eye $5.00Add to Cart

Now that you know I worked really hard to put this together, consider taking  Skype Guitar lessons with me, or sending me a tip to paypal. I really enjoy teaching and I’m fortunate enough to make a modest living doing so.

And Brandi and the twins… If you all find this somehow, I hope you will endorse it and perhaps we could hang out sometime in Nashville TN. I’ll buy you coffee at my favorite coffee house called Eighth and Roast. Thanks for being awesome!

Your fan and musical friend,

Lance Allen

Easy Classical Guitar Study in A minor

Hey Everyone,

Thanks for subscribing and listening to all I’ve had to say over the years. 🙂 Here’s a free lesson for you, especially if you’re in the beginning stages of playing fingerstyle guitar.

It’s a study in Am. Watch the video and download the tab here. As always, if you’ve enjoyed a free lesson from me, feel free to leave me a gratuity, buy my music, or listen on Pandora, or support the advertisers on my videos and site.

Download tab here -> A minor Study

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Jerry Reed Turnaround from Southern Nights

Lately I’ve been inspired by a lot of Glenn Campbell’s songs. “Southern Nights” has a very cool Jerry Reed turnaround in it where you have an ascending bass line and descending melody lick.

Here’s a video on how to do it and a free tab

Jerry Reed Turnaround

Also check out my performances of Rhinestone Cowboy and Wichita Lineman as well. I’m playing a new Ovation 2077AX. Pretty cool sound!


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