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John H. Clarke here. I built this website for anyone interested in learning a mix of finger-style, classical, and Spanish guitar techniques. I made a bunch of video tutorials for beginners and intermediate players that deal with basic practice techniques and fret board knowledge. I also include step by step video tutorials for my original compositions. My original tablature and standard notation files are also available for download a la carte or when you subscribe.
My guitar students are my highest priority. If you have any questions about this website please don’t hesitate to ask. There is a contact form on this website that you can use contact me.
Feel free to browse around the website. There are also many free lessons that you can check out without having to sign up.
- Membership includes all currently published tabs and standard notation files for my original compositions.
- By poplar demand, I have included in depth song tutorial videos for my original song, “THE MOST EVOLVED”.
- Also included in membership is a 12 unit beginner course for Spanish / classical finger style guitar technique.
- There are over 20 play along backing tracks that you can practice with. These backing tracks are the same ones produced in my studio and use fore live solo performances.
- There are also intermediate and advanced tutorials helping you master the guitar and fret board.
- Please join me and thousands around the world on this journey of learning and playing guitar. I charge a low monthly price so that anyone can learn. See you in classroom.
Sheet Music And TABS
This offer includes downloads for all John H. Clarke’s original sheet music and tabs, songs like The Most Evolved, Fuerte, and Aurora Borealis.
Cancel Anytime...and keep the sheet music you've downloaded.
Access to all Video Tutorials
Lessons Topics Covered:
- Strumming Patterns
- Reading TAB
- Memorization Techniques
- Fretboard Patterns
- Picado Technique
- Finger Independence
- Fretboard Knowledge
- Integrating Techniques
- How to change chords quickly
- Bar chord Mastery
- Using a Metronome
- Guitar Anatomy
- Finger Placement
- Triplet Strumming
- Stumming with hits (golpes)
Perfect for Beginners & Intermediate players to the Classical / Spanish guitar style.
- Aguila Cosmica
- Aurora Borealis
- No Pretense
- Pursuit of the Cygnus Thief
- Signal Urchin Rostrum
- To Live
- The Most Evolved
- A Walk to The Lake
- Un Tren
- With Love
Cancel Anytime and still keep the sheet music you’ve downloaded.
(If you cancel you will no longer have access to videos and downloads, but you can always resume membership at a later date.)
About the Teacher
I have been studying and playing guitar since 1988. I couldn’t imagine living without music. I first started performing as a solo guitarist in the subways of Boston in 1999. I went to Boston for a college field study project but practically quit to become a street performer. Playing in the subways changed my life. It gave me the confidence to play in public and made me realize that if I worked hard enough I could reach my dreams of doing music as a living. More importantly it showed me that through music I could effect peoples lives in a positive way.
That was more then 15 years ago. Now, I am a full time musician. I am not signed to any major label. I am completely independent and I run my own business. I produce my own videos for YouTube which have become more popular then I ever expected. I write and publish my own guitar music of which I have sold thousand of copies to guitar students all over the world.
I am very excited to be able to share this guitar lesson website with you. I have always had a great passion for learning AND teaching. I feel very proud and fortunate to be able to teach you what I know about playing guitar.
My goal with this website is to help you become a lifelong practicing guitarist. I don’t offer 24 hour quick learning schemes. To play the guitar well takes time and daily practice. I want you to play the guitar well. Playing music well is one of the most rewarding things to do in life.
I welcome you to use this site to help you build daily focused guitar practicing habits.
Practice is your friend
Try picking just a few videos to practice with each day. Research shows that if you can concentrate on a task every day for just 2 or 3 weeks, then you are well on your way towards developing it as a habit. But don’t be tempted to over due it. You must pace your self. Practice sessions should be enjoyable. All you need is 15 to 20 minutes a day at first. My video lessons are about 3 minutes long each. So if you picked just 4 or 5 of them to work with then you’d be meeting that daily requirement.
The best way to use this site is to use it on a regular basis. You must develop a daily practice routine. Therein lies your strength and power as a progressing guitarist. There is no limit to the excellence that you can achieve in music. As long as you practice on a regular basis through out your life, your relationship with music will continue to grow, blossom, and reward you.
P.S. I am a stubborn Do-It-Your-Self-Er. I am the sole creator and administrator of this site. I apologize in advance of any glitches and welcome your feed back :)