Guitar Newest Titles

Starting on July 20, 2021 Certain Guitar by Ear titles will not be available for 90 days due to an "Exclusivity Contract" with Audible.com. These titles will return to the Piano by Ear catalog after that time. To see the list of song-lesson titles on the list go to Blackout List.

Here are the newest Guitar by Ear titles.

Mr. Lonely (Flat-pick Solo)

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This arrangement takes the Bobby Vinton hit and makes it into a great sounding first year guitar solo. The lesson starts off with a full demonstration of the solo and then teaches the rhythm guitar part as well as the solo guitar part. 

The entire lesson is taught in short phrases, describing every note and finger used, totally "By Ear" without tab, music or video. At the end of the lesson there are backing tracks with no lead guitar on them for you to play along with.

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Layla (Unplugged Version)

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As performed by Eric Clapton. In this "By Ear" lesson you will learn each and every lick played by Eric in his unplugged version of "Layla." The lesson starts with a full demonstration of the song with backing tracks and then teaches you the rhythm and lead guitar parts in two to four measure sections. The lesson breaks down every phrase and lick in note-by-note detail including fingering, frets, and any unusual technique. At the end of the lesson there are backing tracks with no guitars, in three different configurations, for you to perform with.

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CD Layla Unplugged

Surfer Girl (Fingerstyle Solo)

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In this intermediate level Guitar By Ear lesson you will learn a fingerstyle arrangement of the Beach Boys hit "Surfer Girl." The entire arrangement is played at the beginning of the lesson and then you are taught every phrase, including fingering and technique tips, completely "By Ear" using no print, tab, or video.

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CD Surfer Girl FS Solo

Don't Lie to Me (Arlen Roth)

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You will learn each and every lick played by Arlen in this detailed all-audio lesson. The lesson starts with a full demonstration of the song and then teaches the rhythm and lead guitar parts in two to four measure sections completely "By Ear." At the end of the lesson you are given backing tracks in three different configurations to perform with.

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One Day At A Time (Flatpick Solo)

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This arrangement takes the Christy Lane hit and makes it into a great sounding first year guitar solo. The lesson starts off with a full demonstration of the solo and then teaches the rhythm guitar part as well as the solo guitar part, AND ITS HARMONY PART. This harmony part is taught so it can be played on a separate guitar or added to the melody guitarist part.

The entire lesson is taught in short phrases, describing every note and finger used, totally "By Ear" without tab, music or video. At the end of the lesson there are backing tracks to play along with in different configurations so you can practice with and perform each part with a back-up band.

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CD One Day At A Time

If I Fell (Jazz Solo) - Mike Pachelli

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 Intermediate level. Mike Pachelli's arrangement of this famous Beatles' tune is for two guitars. The rhythm guitar part is suitable for most first year students and is best played on an electric guitar since there are several bar chords used. The melody guitar part is best suited for late intermediate level or second year students since it involves some unusual chord shapes for some of the melody chords. 

The lesson begins with a full demonstration of the song and then moves into the lesson for each guitar part. The lesson is taught in phrases, describing every note and finger used, totally "By Ear" without tab, music or video. At the end of the lesson there are backing tracks to play along with in different configurations so you can practice with and perform each part with a back-up band.

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CD If I Fell Pachelli

Drive (For Daddy Gene) - Alan Jackson

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This upbeat and nostalgic country hit is a great beginner lesson for rhythm guitar players and a MUST LEARN for electric players because Bill Brown teaches even the pedal steel guitar licks of the song on the electric guitar! The lesson starts with a full demonstration of the song followed by a detailed "By Ear" lesson breaking down every phrase note-by-note and stroke-by-stroke. Any unusual fingering or useful theory is also pointed out and explained. Performance backing tracks in three different configurations are included for you to practice with and perform with.

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CD Drive

On A Clear Day (Barney Kessel)

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Early Advanced Level. In this 3 CD long Guitar By Ear lesson you will learn EVERY phrase and lick played on the Barney Kessel rendition of this great movie-based hit. The lesson starts with a full demonstration of the arrangement and then teaches the entire song in an all-audio format. At the end of the lesson there are backing tracks to play along with at two different speeds. If you are wanting to learn a wide range of great jazz licks and improv phrases this is a great lesson for you.

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CD On A Clear Day

Thrive (Casting Crowns)

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In this beginner level lesson you will learn all of the guitar parts including the acoustic guitar part taught in three different tunings. The original acoustic part was performed with both a regular capo and a cut capo but the part can also be played two other ways to make it easier on the acoustic guitar player. The other two, and sometimes three, electric guitar parts are taught as well. The lesson starts with a full demonstration of the guitar parts with bass, drums, and vocal cues. After that each part is taught completely "By Ear" without the use of music, tab, or video. At the end of the lesson there are backing tracks to practice with in three different configurations.

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CD Thrive

Blackbird (Fingerstyle Solo)

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In this intermediate level Guitar By Ear lesson you will learn a fingerstyle arrangement of the Beatles hit "Blackbird." The arrangement used is based primarily on the solo version by Mike Pachelli with some additional phrasing and stylistic changes by Bill Brown. The entire arrangement is played at the beginning of the lesson and then you are taught every phrase, including fingering and technique tips, completely "By Ear" using no print, tab, or video.

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CD Blackbird Fingerstyle Solo

The House That Built Me (Miranda Lambert)

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In this detailed "by ear" lesson you will learn the acoustic, electric and a slide-adapted steel guitar part to this reflective country hit. This is a great song for those interested in Travis style picking and drop D tuning and the electric part is chock full of the standard "new country" chord voicings including add 2 and major 7 chords. The lesson starts with a full demonstration of the song with bass and mild drums and then teaches all three guitar parts in two to four measure sections describing every note, fret and finger. The lesson concludes with backing tracks to play along with in three configurations.

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CD House That Built Me

Home Where I Belong (Gaithers Vocal Band)

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The 90's redo of this Gaither standard includes two beautifully executed guitar parts and you will learn both of them in this "By Ear" lesson. The lesson starts with a full demonstration of the song and then teaches both guitar parts without music, tab or video. At the end of the lesson there are backing tracks to practice and perform with in three different formats.

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CD Home Where I Belong

Till There Was You (The Beatles)

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This surprisingly jazzy song was pulled-off quite well by the Beatles though the style was not typical of their song list. In this "all-audio" lesson you will learn the jazz chord progression and the lead guitar fill-ins and solo without video, tab or music. Bill Brown, your teacher, also lays out some basic theory about the moveable chord shapes and how they are getting their names. The song has demonstration and backing tracks to practice and perform with.

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CD Till There Was You

Sunshine Go Away (Jonathan Edwards)

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The Vietnam War produced several "anthems of angst" and this one made the top of the list. This folk-rock hit made it to number 4 on the charts in 1971 and stayed in the hearts of Americans ever since. In this lesson you will learn the entire guitar part played by Edwards completely "By Ear." Bill Brown will demonstrate, and then explain in detail, every chord and strum without video, tab or music. The lesson includes both demonstration and backing tracks to practice and perform with.

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Sorrow (Greg Graffin)

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Greg Graffin, of Bad Religion fame, takes this punk standard and makes it a flat-picking ballad. If you love rock and punk you will want to learn this song. If you like modern bluegrass you will want to learn this song. This is about as eclectic as one could hope to get! The song contains a full demonstration of the guitar part and then a detailed "by ear" lesson teaching every phrase of the entire song without video, music or tab. Learn by Ear, Play by Ear.

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Town Without Pity (Arlen Roth Solo Version)

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In this lesson you will learn a guitar solo version of this minor key hit from this 60's. If you are new to Arlen Roth's style of guitar playing this is a good first song to learn since most of the bends in this arrangement aren't that too tough to master.  The lesson starts off with a full demonstration of the song followed by a detailed "by ear" lesson of every phrase and lick for both the rhythm and lead guitar parts. The lesson concludes with backing tracks in different configurations for you to practice and perform with!

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CD Town Without Pity

Overall Junction (SRV and Albert King) $19.95/$16.00

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In this three CD set you learn ALL of the rhythm and lead guitar parts of this twenty-one round blues solo extravaganza! The lesson starts with a full demonstration of the song and then teaches EVERY rhythm and lead riff and lick of both SRV and King. At the end of the lesson are backing tracks in three different configurations to perform with. If you are serious about the blues then you definitely need to work through this lesson.

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CD Overall Junction

I Just Wanna Make Love (Peter Frampton)

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In this Guitar By Ear lesson you will learn both the rhythm guitar and lead guitar parts without using music, tab or video. The lesson kicks-off with a full demonstration of the song followed by a detailed note-by-note description of every chord and note of the song. At the end of the lesson there are performance tracks in different configurations to practice and perform with.

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CD I Just Wanna Make Love

Redwing (Carter version)

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This Guitar by Ear lesson teaches Mabelle Carter's version of Redwing which is a great lesson in traditional flatpick style playing. The lesson starts with a full demonstration of the arrangement and then teaches the entire song in an all-audio format.

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Day After Day (Bad Finger)

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In this Guitar By Ear lesson you will learn both the rhythm guitar and slide guitar parts without using music, tab or video. The lesson kicks-off with a full demonstration of the song followed by a detailed note-by-note description of every chord and note of the song. At the end of the lesson there are performance tracks in different configurations to practice and perform with.

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CD Day After Day

Still Got the Blues (Gary Moore)

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You learn it ALL in this Guitar by Ear lesson! You will learn all of the rhythm and lead guitar parts as they were recorded as well as a lesson on some additional improvising ideas for the extended section at the end. Included is a full demonstration track as well as performance tracks in three different configurations for  you to practice and perform with!

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CD Still Got the Blues

Country Bumpkin (David Spinozza)

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In this Guitar by Ear lesson you will learn the rhythm and lead guitar parts to this Progressive Country instrumental without using music, tab or video. The song is fully demonstrated at the beginning of the lesson and then you are taught all of the guitar parts completely "by ear." This way you learn quickly and you memorize as you go. The lesson also includes three versions of the backing tracks for you to practice the different guitar parts with. This is rated at an intermediate level.

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Smokin' Gun (Robert Cray)

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You learn it all in this Guitar by Ear lesson. You learn the signature rhythm phrase based on the minor 9 chord and every lead guitar lick played from the beginning to the end. You do all of this "by ear" using no music, tab or video. A full demonstration and backing track are included.

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CD Smokin' Gun

Green Green Grass of Home (Elvis/Jones)

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This lesson uses Elvis' version of the song as the primary source of the acoustic and electric parts but also teaches an acoustic-only version based on the Tom Jones' version with the walking bass lines. In the Elvis version you will both the acoustic rhythm guitar part and the electric lead guitar part to the song. Everything in this lesson is taught "by ear" so there is no print or video to mess with. Also included is a full demonstration recording and backing tracks for the Elvis version.

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Purple Haze (Jimi Hendrix)

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In this lesson you will learn all of the rhythm and lead guitar parts from the studio version of "Purple Haze" by Jimi Hendrix. The lesson starts with a full demonstration of the guitar parts with backing tracks and then teaches every chord, lick and rhythm of the song completely "By Ear." At the end of the lesson there are backing tracks without the guitar part on them for you to practice and perform with.

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Something (The Beatles)

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In this "By Ear" lesson you will learn all three guitar parts to this iconic Beatles hit. A full demonstration of the guitar parts with drums and bass is included as well as backing tracks to practice with in several configurations.

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CD Something

Couldn't Stand the Weather (Stevie Ray Vaughan)

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In this "By Ear" lesson you will learn all the chords, rhythms, and licks to both the rhythm and lead guitar parts. A full demonstration and backing tracks, in three configurations, are included.

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CD Couldn't Stand the Weather

Blue Waves (The Manchesters)

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This song showed up in the early 60's on the album "Beatlemania" by The Manchesters. In this lesson you will learn both the rhythm and lead guitar parts completely "by ear." The lesson also includes a full demonstration of the song as well as backing tracks to practice with and perform with.

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CD Blue Waves

Even If (MercyMe)

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In this lesson you will learn both the acoustic and electric guitar parts to this popular contemporary Christian song without using music, tab or video. A full demonstration and backing tracks to practice and perform with are included.

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Me, My Guitar And The Blues (Walter Trout)

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In the style of Walter Trout. This double CD equivalent lesson teaches every lick from Walter Trout's version of the song completely "by ear," describing every fret and finger used. The lesson starts with a full demonstration recording and then works you through every verse and guitar solo measure by measure. Trout uses not only the standard blues licks you would expect but a new batch that are sure to become standards in your arsenal of great solo phrases. Backing tracks are included for you to play along with once you have learned the song.

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CD Me, My Guitar and the Blues

Layla (Derek and the Dominoes)

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In the style of Derek and the Dominoes. This Eric Clapton hit is taught totally by ear and you learn EVERY lick and phrase on both the rhythm and lead guitars. The extended slide solo played by Duane Allman at the end of the recording is taught as well. This lesson also includes a full demonstration and backing tracks in different configurations for you to practice with and, ultimately, PERFORM with!

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CD Layla (DD)

Loneliest Road That I Know (Guy Davis)

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In the style of Guy Davis. (Download) This is built around an acoustic thumb-style blues rhythm pattern coupled with an electric lead guitar. The blends makes for a memorable song and in this lesson you will learn every lick and phrase FOR BOTH GUITARS completely "By Ear." Full demonstration and backing tracks are included.

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CD Loneliest Road That I Know

A Hard Days Night (The Beatles)

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In the style of The Beatles. (Download) This iconic Beatles song is fast and easy to learn when you learn it "by ear.." In this lesson you will learn both the rhythm and lead guitar parts without the use of music, tab or video and there are performance and backing tracks to play along and perform with.

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CD A Hard Days Night


I Feel Fine (The Beatles)

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In the style of The Beatles. Learn this fun Beatles hit without using tab, music, or video. You will learn both the rhythm and lead guitar parts completely "by ear" and there are performance and backing tracks to play along and perform with.

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CD I Feel Fine


Never is a Long Time (Glass Harp/Keaggy)

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In the style of Glass Harp. Strap in for some early Phil Keaggy at his best. Before he was a world-renown fingerstyle player he mad his mark in the field of progressive rock in the 1970's. This lesson teaches one his band's iconic songs completely "by ear." Included is a full demonstration of the song and backing tracks to practice and perform with.
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CD Never is a Long Time

I Still Haven't Found (U2)

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In the style of U2. Learn all of the great licks from Edge in this easy to follow "By Ear" lesson. A full demonstration and backing tracks are included with this lesson.
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CD Still Haven't Found

Ever Be (Bethel)

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as performed by Bethel Worship. In this lesson you will learn both the acoustic and electric guitar parts to this popular worship song without using music, tab or video. A full demonstration and backing tracks to practice and perform with are included.
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Chained to You (Daines/Killington)

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In this lesson you will learn all of the rhythm and lead guitar parts to this Daines/Killington minor blues hit. The lesson includes a full demonstration and several variations of practice tracks to play along with once you have mastered this song. The song is taught completely "by ear" using no print, video, or tab.
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CD Chained To You

House of the Rising Sun (Daines/Killington)

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This rock standard gets a rock/blues update in this Daines/Killington redo. The lesson includes a full demonstration and several variations of practice tracks to play along with once you have mastered this song. The song is taught completely "by ear" using no print, video, or tab.
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CD House of the Rising Sun Daines

Marry Me (fingerstyle solo)

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This love ballad by the band Train makes a wonderful fingerstyle guitar solo and you can learn how to play it completely "by ear!" This lesson starts with a full demonstration of the solo and is then followed by a detailed lesson teaching every note and phrase without music, tab or video.
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Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop (fingerstyle solo)

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This Landon Pigg love song translates into a very remarkable fingerstyle guitar solo. Bill Brown arranged this piece for a friend's wedding and has been playing it ever since. In this lesson you will learn it completely "by ear" as Bill Brown takes you through every phrase and note. He will also teach you alternate ways to play some of the more difficult parts based upon the strength and size of your hands. A complete demonstration of the song is included to listen to and play along with.
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CD Falling in Love Coffee Shop

Debra's Song (fingerstyle solo)

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In this lesson you will learn the fingerstyle solo, "Debra's Song," completely by ear. The lesson starts with a full demonstration and is then followed by a detailed "all-audio" lesson teaching every part of the song without music, tab or video.
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CD Debra's Song

Perfect (fingerstyle solo)

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Ed Sheeran's "Perfect" makes a wonderful fingerstyle guitar solo and you can learn how to play it completely "by ear!" This lesson starts with a full demonstration of the solo and is then followed by a detailed lesson teaching every note and phrase without music, tab or video.
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CD Perfect Solo

In My Life (fingerstyle solo)

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Learn a fingerstyle solo of this Beatle's hit without using music or tab. Lesson includes a full demonstration and a detailed "by ear" lesson teaching every phrase slowly and without music, tab, or video.
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Have You Ever Seen the Rain (CCR)

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In the style of Creedence Clearwater Revival.  (Downloadable) While this is one of the easiest CCR songs out there it is still one of the most moving. This lesson begins with a full demonstration of the song and has backing tracks to play along with once you have learned the guitar part. The entire song is taught "by ear" without music, tab or video.
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CD Have You Ever Seen the Rain

Too Late (Daines/Killington)

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In the style of Maria Daines and Paul Killington. Learn this soulful and morning hit from this UK superduo completely "BY EAR!" The lesson includes a full demonstration of the song as well as backing tracks to play along with. Both the rhythm and lead guitar parts are taught in this completely "all-audio" lesson.
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CD Too Late Daines

Born on the Bayou (CCR)

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In the style of Creedence Clearwater Revival. Let's learn some real CCR swamp music completely "BY EAR!" This lesson begins with a full demonstration of the song as well as backing tracks to play along with once you have learned the guitar parts. Both the rhythm and lead guitar parts are taught in this completely "all-audio" lesson using NO PRINT, TAB OR VIDEO!
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CD Born on the Bayou

Fortunate Son (CCR)

Song Sample Fortunate Son

Lesson Sample Fortunate Son

In the style of Creedence Clearwater Revival.  This lesson begins with a full demonstration of the song as well as backing tracks, in two different keys, to play along with once you have learned the guitar parts. Both the rhythm and lead guitar parts are taught in this completely "all-audio" lesson using NO PRINT, TAB OR VIDEO!
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