24K Magic - Bruno Mars
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
There has been somewhat of an acoustic guitar renaissance in the past few years. Mumford and Sons, Passenger and Ben Howard have had albums and singles that have topped worldwide charts. Ed Sheeran has seemingly taken over the world as well with his acoustic tinged pop. With the acoustic guitar you can cover pop, folk, reggae, soul and almost any other style.
Here 's a video of me playing a fingerpicking version of 24K Magic by Bruno Mars.
✓ If you want to play pop, folk or blues, the acoustic guitar is the perfect instrument to play as an accompaniment.
✓ It is transportable, relatively easy to learn the basics of and incredibly versatile.
✓ I can teach you how to play acoustic guitar from your first chord changes all the way to advanced fingerpicking and composition techniques.
There is nothing an acoustic guitar can't do. I have spent the past five years studying all different types of acoustic music and it's exciting to pass this knowledge onto students.
I can help teach you to use the acoustic guitar to play full solo arrangements of songs of your choice.
Whilst this involves more advanced techniques than simply strumming, we start by understanding the various rhythms and key features of a song and then working out how to apply those to the guitar.
Here's my arrangement of Shape Of You by Ed Sheeran.