What do I learn next ?

What do I learn next ?. That’s a very common question from students of all ages and ability levels and although there’s a huge amount of music available, sometimes the sheer volume makes it hard for the student to know what they can learn or what piece will further their learning.

Well, as current students will know that’s where I come in as a teacher with many years of experience. There are many pieces of music that students can learn in all genres, however, there are also a few very well known pieces that are not only memorable, but quite easy to learn and involve excellent learning drills.

Over time I will be putting out short videos on pieces that everyone could learn to play, either finger picking as part of your classical learning or with a plectrum as part of your modern guitar learning. These will not be a how to do it style video, but more a prompt for you to see the varied pieces that can be played at your level.

Over time I will be able to build up a list below so that current and future students can easily look at a few ideas for pieces to learn.

Beginner to Grade 1 students.( Follow the link to see the article/video)

Your first guitar solo


Do I wanna know

Skye Boat Song (Theme from the Outlander TV program)

Time of Your Life by Green Day

Photograph by Ed Sherrin

Introduction to House of the Rising Sun.

Introduction to “Wish you were here”

Spanish Study…a simplified version

Grade 1 student

Georgia…a finger picking piece from Australian Vance Joy

Crossroads… a Blues classic

Sweet Home Alabama

Time of Your Like by Green Day

Imagine….finger picking

Grade 2 students

All I have to do is Dream….a piece from the Hal Leonard More Easy Pop Melodies book

Dust my broom…Classic Delta Blues

Heart Shaped Box…some classic Nirvana

Purple Haze…a legendary piece from Jimmy Hendrix

You’ve got a friend

Sweet Home Alabama

Imagine….finger picking ….a classic piece for modern and classical students


Grade 3 + students

Canarios…classical guitar piece

Gavotte…classical guitar piece

Handel’s Largo…Well known sombre classic piece


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