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Green Day – “Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)”

Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) “Fingerpicking” with a pick 101: Green Day unplugged. This song had a profound effect on me as a young guitarist. I consider this to be one of those great “picking” songs. It has a … Continue reading

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Jars of Clay – “Worlds Apart” – EABEBE Tuning

Worlds Apart – EABEBE tuning (full chart) Worlds Apart – standard tuning (full chart) In my last post I spent some time talking about the influence that the band Jars of Clay had on worship music. This is particularly true of … Continue reading

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Shawn McDonald – “Here I Am”

This song has two musical components that are very common to contemporary guitar-driven worship music: This particular rhythm pattern (shown above). The key of E Major I graduated from a Bible college that will always be dear to my heart, … Continue reading

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The Doobie Brothers – “Long Train Runnin'”

The minor 7th chord would never be the same. While Tom Johnston (lead singer and guitarist for The Doobie Brothers, as well as the writer of this song and riff) may not have been the first to use a double … Continue reading

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Steppenwolf – “Magic Carpet Ride”

Let me preface this post by saying I have never experimented with drugs, nor do I have any interest in ever experimenting with drugs, nor do I have any interest in legalizing marijuana, etc. On the other hand, I have … Continue reading

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