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NEW BOOK AVAILABLE NOW

This anthology of fingerstyle guitar is a compilation of tunes that I’ve written or arranged. They are examples of pieces that I perform, or use in my teaching as exercises, and range from quite simple to more advanced. The fifty seven tunes are sequenced in alphabetical order and create an interesting mix. There’s plenty of blues, and also a good measure of folk, ragtime and other styles.
Enjoy! Comes with audio support and video where available.
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£19.99
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LATEST COURSE OUT NOW!!
CHORD CREATIVE - Download Only
DIGITAL VIDEO |  PDF Manual

In this course I want to share some of the many ways you can get creative with chords and hopefully inspire you to experiment with them in your own learning and styles of playing; write songs, or simply sit there and chill out! The chords can be strummed or picked, and I'll give you some of my interpretations on the way. I don't want to get too technical or bogged down with 'chord chemistry' as they say, think of them as ideas to play around with - just a few of the many possibilities. If you're new to playing most shapes can be both a way to inspire and also to exercise those fingers! Topics include Messing With The Basics, Busting The Barres, Trying The Triads, Cool Chords, Slashing The Chords, Power Chord Creative, Diminished Dimensons, Essential Jazz and Tweaking The Tuning!! Over 100 video demos with on screen chord diagrams to help you
on your way.
Sit back and get creative with chords!
Course details and previews 
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Tablet Edition now available
 

   



BLUES AND RAG TAGS - Download Only
DIGITAL VIDEO | POWERTAB | PDF | MP3

Tags can give your blues and ragtime playing real style and panache!
You can turn a simple blues or ragtime invention into something special by having a solid stash of tags up your sleeve. Tags are commonly used at the beginning or end of blues and ragtime picking and also to turnaround phrases or verses. You can easily get stuck in a rut using the same old intros and outros, so I thought it about time to have a manual dedicated just to tags which you can dip into and spice up your playing.
I've used four of the common keys to demonstrate tag examples. These are
E G A and C. All the tags can be transposed into different keys, and you are encouraged to experiment and come up with your own variations.
So, if you want to grab the attention of your listener and add real style to your playing, this is a must have collection!
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Available as combo download with Blues Chord Buster

Available as individual key modules

Tablet Edition now available

 

   


GREAT BRITISH FINGERSTYLE CUITAR - Download Only
DIGITAL VIDEO | POWERTAB | PDF | MP3

Fingerstyle guitar has always been a melting pot of many different
styles and influences. It is hard to pin it down to one ingredient
that is unique to American or British fingerstyle. However when
you begin to stir the pot, the ingredients begin to separate, and
without being too patriotic you could say there really is a thing
called ‘Great British Fingerstyle’.

In this course we’ll be exploring the influences, styles and
techniques that make up the quintessential Great British
Fingerstyle. Styles include Classical, Spanish, Folk, American Roots
and Blues. Exercises and 12 study tunes all supported by video, audio
and interactive powertab.
Course details and previews 
 
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Study tune modules available to download now

Tablet Edition now available
 

   


HOOKER BLUES  - Download Only
DIGITAL VIDEO | POWERTAB | PDF | MP3

‘Of all the guitarists that I’ve listened to and studied over the years
John Lee Hooker is the one steeped in the real DNA of the blues.
You can’t help but be drawn into the primitive and simplistic way,
that with just a few riffs and chords, he conjured up the sound of
both the Mississippi Delta and the West African roots of the blues.
When I’m giving a blues guitar workshop I often say - if you want
to play authentic blues guitar there’s only one riff you need, and
that of course is one by the genius that was John Lee Hooker.

In this course I’ll be sharing some of these riffs, and exploring the
ways you can begin to sound just like the
‘Healer’ himself.
So, settle down, get your foot tapping and let’s play some
'
Hooker Blues’.

Course includes in-depth exercises and 11 study tunes in the Hooker style all supported by video, audio and interactive powertab.
Course details and previews
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Hooker Blues modules now available to download

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BLUES AND RAGS FINGERSTYLE COLLECTION - Download Only
DIGITAL VIDEO | POWERTAB | PDF | MP3      

‘I’ve been asked many times if any of my Blues and Ragtime tunes were
available in one collection. So, as requested I’ve chosen some of the old
and written a few more and put them together in this collection
‘Blues and Rags’.
As a guitarist I have always had a fascination for fingerstyle.
To simply strum with a progression of chords was never enough
for me, and I constantly wanted more from the guitar. Great players
like
Big Bill Broonzy, Rev Garry Davis, Bert Jansch, Ry Cooder became
my heros and provided me with my eureka moment.
The sixteen original tunes in this collection are all inspired by
these fingerstyle greats. It’s not a teaching manual, although there
are a few warm ups to get you in the mood. Simply enjoy and pick along!’

Free download of instrumental album 'Impressions'  with
download
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Blues And Rags modules now available to download

Tablet Edition now available
 

   



CHICKEN SKIN SLIDE  RY COODER STYLE - Download Only
DIGITAL VIDEO | MP3 | POWERTAB | PDF

Rick Payne has long been recognised as a master slide player. In this eagerly awaited course he will share with you the techniques and styles that have made Ry Cooder the undisputed king of slide guitar. Using exercises and warm up's you'll be well prepared to play the eight study pieces that will get you sounding like just like Ry Cooder. The tunes include tributes to his classic styles like Paris Texas, Vigilante Man, Feeling Bad Blues and more. Ideal for both acoustic or electric guitar.
Once again Video, Mp3 and interactive Powertab will get you sliding Cooder
style right away.
Free Mp3 download of the Slide Zone album with CD Rom or download.
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Chicken Skin Slide modules now available to download

Chicken Skin Slide and Fingerstyle Combo now available £24.99
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CHICKEN SKIN 2 RY COODER FINGERSTYLE
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DIGITAL VIDEO | POWERTAB | PDF | MP3          

Ry Cooder is undoubtedly best known for his slide playing, but he is also
acknowledged as one of the finest fingerstyle guitarist around.
As a follow up to Chicken Skin Slide,  Rick Payne explores the different
techniques which make up the 'Cooder Style' of fingerstyle guitar. Using
exercises inspired by the playing of
Joseph Spence, Blind Blake and Garry
Davis you'll discover the secrets that give Cooder his unique style.
The fingerstyle warm ups will get you get you primed for the
10 study
tunes, all derived from Cooder's playing.
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Chicken Skin 2 modules now available to download

Chicken Skin Slide and Fingerstyle Combo now available £24.99
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BEYOND THE DELTA SLIDE GUITAR  Download Only
DIGITAL VIDEO | POWERTAB | PDF | MP3      

Explore a whole range of slide guitar styles and tunings with Rick Payne's 'Beyond The Delta'. The journey begins in the Delta and moves through Texas and Chicago to Hawaii and beyond. The course includes exercises, tips, tunings and tricks that will inspire you to journey even further. Twelve study pieces and relative tuning guides will help you on your way.
This is an exciting new course and a must for all slide guitarists who want
to travel further.

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Course details and previews                        

Beyond The Delta modules now available to download

Tablet Edition now available
 

   



BLUES CHORD BUSTER
 
DIGITAL VIDEO | POWERTAB | PDF                        

Bust into the chords that form the basis of great blues playing. You will learn the essentials of blues chord playing through eight different styles which include Traditional Shuffles, R & B, Delta, Ragtime Blues, Jazz Blues and contemporary blues. Loads of exercises and examples all
supported by
video (with on screen chord diagrams), Pdf manual
and
interactive powertab.

'I've played many blues styles and am constantly amazed how the humble 12 bar can produce so many variations of chord shapes and sounds.
Each style has it's own unique twist to the way you might play the three chord trick of the blues progression'
Course details and previews
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Chord Buster modules now available to download

Tablet Edition now available
 

   


 
BROONZY BLUES - Download Only
 DIGITAL VIDEO | MP3 | POWERTAB | PDF
 
BROONZY BLUES In this course by Rick Payne you'll be exploring his
unique solo acoustic technique, using six classic Broonzy instrumentals:
'
The Guitar Shuffle', 'Hey Hey', 'House Rent Stomp', 'St Louis Blues', 'Slow Blues'and 'The Glory Of Love'. Also included is Rick Payne's tribute: 'Broonzy Blues'. If you're new to fingerstyle blues there are lots of warm up exercises to prepare you for his stomping style. Rick will play through all the pieces and give you bar by bar breakdowns so you can see how it's done.
All the tunes and exercises in this course are supported by
Video, Mp3,
and interactive
Powertab so you can use the methods that suit you best.
Course details and previews        
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Modules of Broonzy study pieces now available to download

Tablet Edition now available
 

   


       
LET'S DJANGO - Download Only
 DIGITAL VIDEO | MP3 | POWERTAB | PDF
 
Let's Django Rick Payne will share with you many of the Django techniques
he has learned on his journey as a guitarist. The exercises and study pieces
will give your playing a whole load of gypsy flavour and whatever the style
of your playing you will gain extra panache and appeal. In this course for
intermediate players Rick guides you through extensive rhythm and solo exercises all supported by interactive powertab, video and mp3 designed
to get you playing like Django. Includes seven original tunes
especially written in the Django style.
"A fabulous resource" - Acoustic Guitar Magazine Oct 2009

Course details and previews        
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Tablet Edition now available
 

   




             
ROCK IN A DAY - Download Only
 DIGITAL VIDEO | MP3 | POWERTAB | PDF
Rock In A Day is the latest in the series of "In A Day" easy guitar courses
by Rick Payne. Rock is the order of the day this time and Rick will guide the
beginner through all the best parts of playing rock guitar. 174 pages of
instruction and 129 video clips will keep you busy as you rock on with
power chords, soloing and rock styles. This is a fun course and will have you up and rocking in a day!!

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  FOLK IN A DAY - Download Only
 DIGITAL VIDEO | MP3 | POWERTAB | PDF
Folk In A Day is the second in the series of easy guitar courses written by
Rick Payne. This time the method is Folk, and is great for the beginner who wants to learn all the basics of playing this classic style.
Over 150 exercises all supported by video and powertab will guide you to
becoming the next Bob Dylan or Bert Jansch ( well, you never know! )

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BLUES IN A DAY - Download Only
DIGITAL VIDEO | MP3 AUDIO | POWERTAB
This course is dedicated to the legendary Bert Weeden and is a slant on his classic "Play In A Day" book. Rick Payne will get you playing blues in a day and gives you all the easy bits to really get you going. All you need is to master a few chords and give your thumb and fingers room on those strings. Ideal for beginners of both acoustic or electric guitar.
Course details and previews
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Recently published by Truefire Blues In A Day has been re vamped with extra features.
Course details and previews

CD ROM $29.00
   

Recently published by Truefire Blues In A Day has been re vamped with extra features.
Course details and previews

CD ROM $29.00
   



RICK PAYNE'S 60 DAY FINGERSTYLE BLUES CAMP

DIGITAL VIDEO | MP3 | POWERTAB | PDF
Less is more when it comes to fingerstyle blues. Just a few basic chords and open tunings to learn. And the fingerpicking techniques are easy for any player to pick up even hard-core flatpickers
.
Course details and previews

10 CD ROMS $125.00 for complete set.
 

   


 


RICK PAYNE'S
BLUENOTES 
2CD ROM
DIGITAL VIDEO | MP3 | POWERTAB | PDF
This course presents a fresh approach for applying blues scales, pentatonics and even the mysterious diminished connection to power up your blues solos.
Course details and previews

2 CD ROMS $55.00 for complete set.
 
   


 


FINGERSTYLE FUSION
DIGITAL VIDEO | MP3 | POWERTAB | PDF
Written by Rick Payne, Fingerstyle Fusion is your first step to getting a quick grip on contemporary fingerstyle. Step by step instruction on all the tunes featured in 'Instrumentally Yours'
Course details and previews

3 CD ROMS $75.00 for complete set.
 

   



 


FINGERSTYLE REPERTOIRES

DIGITAL VIDEO | MP3 | POWERTAB | PDF
Written by Rick Payne, Fingerstyle Repertoires is Truefire's BIG VALUE bundle of Fingerstyle Fusion, Fingerstyle Encores and Bluenotes
Course details and previews

 $99.00 for complete set.

   


FINGERSTYLE ENCORES
- 4CD ROM
DIGITAL VIDEO | MP3 | POWERTAB | PDF
Presented by Rick Payne. More Blues, rags and classic Fingerstyle techniques and tunes. 8 tunes broken down in detail and dissected on video. This is a real handful and will keep pickers pickin' for a month of Sundays!
Course details and previews

 $95.00 for complete set.