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Jim Campilongo is offering Guitar Lessons for download and through the mail! Audio and diagrammed transcriptions of "Twister" (Note For Note), "Mr Sandman" Solo (Note For Note), "Ed's Place" (Hank Garland) , "Sleepwalk" Concepts - Steel Guitar and Jazz approaches to melody, "Sweet Dreams" - Melody playing and Open Strings, "Workin' Man Blues" - Solo and Rhythm (Roy Nichols), "Bb Jazz Blues Concepts" - How to play over changes, Jimmy Bryant's "Night Rider" and "Bryant's Bounce" (Note For Note) and hundreds more.

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The Complete List

Title Description Level Download
Above Paradise SAMPLE CLIP: http://youtu.be/U3wIdpyQtO0
Above Paradise is a note for note rendition of the 10 Gallon Cat's classic from "Loose". Resurrected into a digital format because of popular demand, this arrangement clearly and beautifully demonstrates the application of arpeggios in a real world format. Clearly and slowly demonstrated with touch and dynamics prioritized, this is a lesson filled with subtlety that can bring the student guitarist to the next level, while he or she simply enjoys playing a pretty song.

An excellent follow up to "Arpeggios as Exercises"
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
All Blues SAMPLE CLIP http://youtu.be/Ps4uYvjEQQY

A "solo" guitar version of the Miles Davis Classic that includes tons of improvisational ideas. Simple "jazzy" blues scale licks, modal playing, scale exercises, arpeggios, and more. With over a dozen mixolydian scales to work on this is an in-depth scale workout that can keep the student challenged for months.

Difficulty: 5–10 High Intermediate – Advanced. Proceed to Blues in F, How's it Going?, Not Much, Bill Jennings' Solo on Bill Doggett's "Big Boy", Bryants Bounce, I Got Rhythm Changes.
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
All Of Me Concepts SAMPLE CLIP: http://youtu.be/MedcbSFgcWk
Chord melody plus... and instruction focusing on playing and nailing the changes using simple triads. Additional focus on embellishing improvisation using the melody. Good insights to one who want's to expand and play over "changes".
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Amazing Grace Chord Melody SAMPLE CLIP http://youtu.be/BjvSGHF-iok

Chord melody galore – four choruses of Amazing Grace played in traditional chord melody then expands to steel guitar bends, jazz chord voicings, behind the nut bending and more. A unique take on a timeless melody presented in a straightforward and easy to understand manner.

Difficulty: 4-8 intermediate-advanced. Proceed to Stardust, Polkadots and Moonbeams, When You Wish Upon a Star, Smoke Get's in Your Eyes, Danny Boy...
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
American Hips Note For Note SAMPLE CLIP http://youtu.be/z5D8zghWZ9Q

A Note for Note description of the song including behind the nut bending, harmonics, grungy rhythms and dozens of hot licks. In addition to learning the tune, the advanced student will receive additional instruction on "Keith Richard-like" improvisational ideas that fit nicely within the breakdown section of the song... Fun!

Difficulty: 5-8 Intermediate-Advanced. Proceed to Cat Under a Car, Twister, Chet Song, Wishful Thinking, Country Soul Guitar, Mr Sandman, Steel Guitar 101 and Beyond, Too Far Gone...
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Arpeggios As Exercises SAMPLE CLIP http://youtu.be/jXT1i2In3jg

Learn arpeggios (major/minor/diminished/augmented) with application tips and helpful exercises. Learning arpeggios is a great way to develop speed, improve strength and dexterity while simultaneously helping you to internalize and memorize chord tones. This is a great "long term" lesson that the intermediate and advanced student can work on in conjunction with other songs/lessons. Guaranteed to take your playing to the next level and applicable to all genres and styles of music.

Difficulty: 4-10 Intermediate-Advanced. Proceed to Proceed to Understanding Progression and Voice Leading
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Awful Pretty, Pretty Awful SAMPLE CLIP: http://youtu.be/ZnbFZYu5WjM
Note for Note from "Orange". Chet Atkins style double and triple stops, diminished lines, open string licks and useful applications for 6ths...all rolled into one.
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Back Bay Shuffle SAMPLE CLIP: http://youtu.be/DVXjXTjNDjc
The great Jimmie Rivers Note for Note. Jazz meets Blues meets Soul
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Backburner SAMPLE CLIP: http://youtu.be/5H6maWP1wvA
A Note for Note Transcription of the version from "Orange". Crazy behind the nut bends, crazy open string phrases, crazy triplestops and more. Not for the faint of heart.
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Barcelona $20.00 BEGINNER LEVEL SPECIAL
SAMPLE CLIP: http://youtu.be/0cPYdQVp2V0
A beautiful pseudo "Spanish" piece that only requires the beginning guitarist to play one barre chord and a few 1/2 barres. Surprisingly effective results from a minimum of technical demands... have fun!
Beginner / Intermediate  Add to Cart
Beautiful Dreamer SAMPLE CLIP: http://youtu.be/L8f83bpES-M
Embellishing melody with open strings in the context of a timeless classic
Intermediate / Advance  Add to Cart
B flat Blues Concepts SAMPLE CLIP http://youtu.be/Rxjh1axYIFU

Finally, break out of the box! Expand your musical horizons and take your blues playing to the next level. In this multi-tiered lesson, the intermediate/Advanced level guitarist will learn how to successfully and effortlessly "nail the changes" by utilizing a unique triad approach. Includes a solo that will guide the guitarist through a sophisticated and user friendly blues lead line over the B flat chord progression. This is a very popular lesson that helps blues guitarists "break out of the box" and a lesson that should provide a lifetime of improvisational ideas. See testimonials http://jimcampilongo.com/lessons/testimonials.php

Difficultly: 4-7 (Recommended that the student be familiar with basic jazz chords and the blues scale. A great follow up lesson for the student who has taken Playing the Blues Nailing the Changes. Proceed on to Blues in F, How's it Going?, Not Much, Bill Jennings' Solo on Bill Doggett's "Big Boy", Bryants Bounce, I Got Rhythm Changes.
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Big Bill SAMPLE CLIP http://youtu.be/Rxjh1axYIFU

A Jazz infused original Note for Note from "Jim Campilongo And The Ten Gallon Cats" You will learn diminished lines, double stops and chicken-pickin licks along with fully transcribed guitar solos. A fast paced scorcher for the Intermediate / Advanced player.
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Bill Jennings' Solo on Bill Doggett's "Big Boy" A must hear Blues meets Jazz solo. This is the second recorded version of "Big Boy" (Key of Ab) that features the genius of guitarist Bill Jennings. Mr Jennings superimposes jazz changes over I, IV, V. These lines can be internalized and easily applied on any blues format Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Blackbird Beatles (101) $20.00 BEGINNER LEVEL SPECIAL

SAMPLE CLIP http://youtu.be/-d67L7LnuYA

Improve your fingerpicking while Learning this classic Beatles tune from the White Album. This lesson is presented in a very user friendly format that should appeal to those who are already familiar with basic fingerpicking as well as for the novice fingerpicker who is looking for a good piece to start with. A sure fire crowd pleaser that is easier than it sounds.

Difficulty: 2-4 An excellent follow up lesson to Travis Picking and Beyond. Proceed to Mystery Train.
Beginner / Intermediate  Add to Cart
Blue Hen (from Jim Campilongo & The 10 Gallon Cats) SAMPLE CLIP: http://youtu.be/xv9Zn068ALg
The first instrumental I wrote and still my favorite. It is a note for note study of the original song from the Cats first record. Sweep picking on Steel-like chords, diminished lines and more. A tour-de-force of Country Jazz techniques
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Bryants Bounce The unbelievable Jimmy Bryant. Note For Note Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Buckaroo The incredible twang of Don Rich. Note For Note Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Bud's Bounce SAMPLE CLIP: http://youtu.be/tLK-7qmZKbg
Steel Guitar voicings and playing over the changes. A timeless Country classic
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Bye Bye Blues A "Note for Note" Transcription of the legendary Les Paul solo - "Bye Bye Blues". This includes a lick by lick explanation with all of Les's technical tricks demonstrated for easy understanding. Doublestops, triplestops and flashy phrases that changed the face of guitar playing (see -Jeff Beck's "Jeff's Boogie") Surprisingly easy and an encyclopedia of licks that can be used in every genre -rockabilly, jazz, blues and beyond.

A good follow up from "Jeff's Boogie", any Jimmie Rivers Lesson, Blues in F. Proceed to Jimmy Bryant, "Bryant's Bounce.
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Cat Under A Car (from American Hips - Note for Note) SAMPLE CLIP: http://youtu.be/M7yiZeRuMdc
Harmonics supporting lead lines, minor key embellishments and more - Gives the student insights into "noir guitar"
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Cherokee Chord Melody SAMPLE CLIP: http://youtu.be/q6Snba9q5d4
Chord Melody of the Jazz Classic played in mostly popular chord grips... very doable.
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Chet Song (Main Street Breakdown) SAMPLE CLIP http://youtu.be/36RTFJo0JRc

As seen on YouTube http://youtu.be/-Z_SCQt2XUE . My favorite kind of song... sounds hard, but easy to play! A fun and user friendly introduction into Chet Atkins style that will benefit players of all levels. In this lesson the guitarist will learn Chet's Main Street Breakdown which incorporates some easy to apply hybrid picking (pick and middle). The second part of the lesson will demonstrate how to incorporate various soloing and improvisational ideas over the chord structure of the tune. A great lesson for players of all levels.

Difficulty level: 3-10. Some fingerpicking and a few quick pull offs that should not prove too difficult. Proceed to Tennessee Waltz, Twister, Wishful Thinking, Country Lead, Mr Sandman, Steel Guitar and Beyond.
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Country Lead in G SAMPLE CLIP http://youtu.be/O1A8834Rl_A

Country lead in G offers five choruses of hot country style lead lines over a the classic progression of G-C-D7. This lesson incorporates a large variety of lead techniques including hot doublestops, chicken picking, behind the nut bending, sweep picking, dramatic descending riffs and more... This is a fun, lick filled lesson that can expand your guitar horizons and show your band - you've been practicing!

Difficultly: 4-8 Intermediate - advanced. A great follow up to Playing the Blues Nailing the Changes, Proceed to Twister, Chet Song, Wishful Thinking , Country Soul Guitar Mr Sandman, Steel Guitar 101 and Beyond, Too Far Gone
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Country Soul Guitar SAMPLE CLIP http://http://youtu.be/RiGiqrYWq1A

In this installment of PLAYING THE BLUES we venture into some Country guitar phrases based in melody bringing to mind, the subtle stylings of Reggie Young, the poignant double-stops of Robbie Robertson and the steel guitar approach of Roy Buchanan. This lesson will help the guitarist incorporate some subtle country concepts in a medium tempo soulful context.
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
"Crazy" (Willie Nelson) in Steel Guitar Style SAMPLE CLIP: http://youtu.be/84KFweiOVkk
Steel guitar phrases, doublestops, sixths and thirds etc phrases on guitar all retaining the spirit and melody of Willie Nelson's classic song
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Cry Me A River The Classic Version Barney Kessell Transcription. Note For Note Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Danny Boy Chord Melody with chord substitutions while retaining the simple beauty of the classic song Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Django's Castle SAMPLE CLIP: http://youtu.be/j4zVitx_-j4
A Jazz tune influenced by the incredible Django Reinhardt. Django's Castle features lovely Chet Atkins inspired chord melody that showcases Django's compositional chops. After covering the song form we explore some ideas for improvisation and playing over the changes with several different approaches. A good lesson for the intermediate Jazz student discover more ideas about soloing and improvisation.
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Ed's Place The great Hank Garland. Note For Note Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Fly Me To The Moon SAMPLE CLIP: http://youtu.be/uKcNeJoUmg0
Chord Melody of the classic Jazz Standard
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
F Jazz Blues Concepts SAMPLE CLIP http://youtu.be/nRTRaJC1hd4

A lesson designed for the student who is looking to break out of the box by synthesizing jazz and blues. Learn three separate solos incorporating great phrases, turnarounds, doublestops and more all played over Jazz Blues changes in F. This is an excellent follow up lesson for the student who has internalized the lessons and concepts from B Flat Blues.

Difficulty: 5 — 10 High intermediate — Advanced. A working knowledge of some Jazz chords and the blues scale is essential. Proceed to How's it Going?, Not Much, Bill Jennings' Solo on Bill Doggett's "Big Boy", Bryants Bounce, I Got Rhythm Changes.
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Four Wheel Drive SAMPLE CLIP http://youtu.be/hFDMAJCCwpw&feature=youtu.be

Four Wheel Drive is a tour-de-force of steel guitar chord voicings transposed to to guitar. I'm very proud of this lesson and I think most will be very happy with it... This lesson is unique in that it focuses on "hot" 6th chord and 9th chords that guitarist don't see too often in instructional videos/books etc. These chords aren't about bending, we concentrate on music, and inversions. Best thing, they aren't finger busters! All this is done in the context of Steel guitar genius Buddy Emmons great tune "Four Wheel Drive". Highly recommended!

Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Freddie Green Rhythm Style Freddie's unobtrusive rhythm harmonies always swing hard. The core and essence of jazz, western swing and Django style rhythm guitar. Jazz Blues, Up A Lazy River and other genre staples - Fairly easy to learn and forever applicable Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Freddies Midnight Dream Freddie King Note For Note Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced
Georgia SAMPLE CLIP: http://youtu.be/04Y8zKN_Fd4
Chord Melody of the timeless Classic - In the Hammond B-3 style
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Gotta Get Drunk SAMPLE CLIP: http://youtu.be/ChKoUW6HGTI
A Note for Note transcription from the hit track from the Little Willies debut record. Triple stops, chicken picking', behind the nut bending and other surprisingly demented country concepts played in that unique Little Willies style. Transcribed carefully- taught slowly.
Intermediate / Advanced Add to Cart
Hamster Wheel SAMPLE CLIP: http://youtu.be/qa-wGbLAaUA
Blues licks, Buchanan harmonic overtones, doublestops. Note For Note
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Hideaway Freddie King Note For Note Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Hillbilly Express Hank Garland Country Jazz. Note For Note Intermediate / Advanced
Honky Tonk Solo Billy Butler Jazz meet Blues meets genius. Note For Note Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
How's It Goin', Not Much SAMPLE CLIP: http://youtu.be/0jat4Kay270
An info filled piece - Jazz runs, open strings and more. Note For Note from "Heavy"
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
I Got Rhythm Changes SAMPLE CLIP: http://youtu.be/o0XeYuErU58
This lesson includes a note for note lead nailing the changes combining lead lines and a hip chord solo over AABA form. We also cover the rhythm comp that supports and drives. This lesson will help the guitarist "see" the changes so they can be free to leave the confines of over-thinking, and venture on to self-expression. All that said, it's kinda fun!
Upper Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Jeff's Boogie Classic lick - filled Jeff Beck with Yardbyrds - Note For Note Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Jammin' with Jimmie The unbelievable Jimmie Rivers - Note for Note A real Hot Lick festival - Jazz meets Blues meets Soul Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Jimmies Blues Note for Note transcription of Jimmie Rivers fantastic solo from "Brisbane Bop" Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Last Date Floyd Cramer style doublestops, steel guitar phrases, sixths and thirds etc phrases on guitar . A great timeless song and a bar-band classic. Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Lipton Tea (Stella) Note for Note from Live at the Du Nord Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Lonesome Fugitive The genius of Roy Buchanan - Pedal Steel/Roy Nichols Buchanan style Note For Note - A great study of the man who started it all- see "Amps & Guitars" section under "About" Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Low Man On the Totem Pole SAMPLE CLIP http://youtu.be/bbmqpBz7CKs

The great Jimmy Bryant and Speedy West tune NOTE FOR NOTE. Swinging blues lines, phrases that imply jazz changes and more! A sure fire way to add some new expression to your playing and a great introduction into the playing of Jimmy Bryant & Speedy West. Highly recommended.

Difficulty: 6–10 High Intermediate to Advanced.Proceed to: T–Bone Rag, Bryant's Bounce, Bill Jennings' Solo on Bill Doggett's "Big Boy".
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Lullaby Of Birdland Chord Melody of a great Classic Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Maceo Note for Note from "Orange" Drop D tuning, in a Ry Cooder meets slack key style. Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Michelle Note for Note from American Hips - A moody interpretation of the Beatles classic that employs open string licks, harmonics, sixths, thirds and other motifs to create melodic ambience. Insights into using partial chords and essential chord tones to establish harmony instead of well worn popular guitar grips. Fun and easy! Intermediate / Advanced Add to Cart
Monkey in a Movie (from Heaven is Creepy) Note for Note
De-tuning, swamp licks, Stones-style rhythms
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Mr & Mrs Mouse from Heaven is Creepy - Note for Note
Behind the nut bends, open string scales and more!
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Mr. Sandman Note for Note from "Heavy" SAMPLE CLIP http://youtu.be/qRpjaCqSdwE

This Chet Atkins inspired piece is a Note for Note transcription from Jim Campilongo and the 10 Gallon Cat's "Heavy" and the same version as the viral youtube clip. Les Paul double–stops, Emmons like steel guitar, Charlie Christian swing licks are all demonstrated slowly and clearly. A challenging piece filled with great licks and concepts.

Difficulty: 6–10 High intermediate –advanced. Proceed to Blues in F, How's it Going?, Not Much, Bill Jennings' Solo on Bill Doggett's "Big Boy", Bryants Bounce, I Got Rhythm Changes.
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
My Funny Valentine Chord Melody of the timeless jazz classic Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Mystery Train Scotty Moore Rockabilly with Elvis for "The Sun Sessions" - Note For Note Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Nang Nang (Note for Note from "Dream Dictionary") Crazy Country bends meet Thelonius Monk with Buddy Emmons Steel guitar voicings, Chet Atkins double stops and behind the nut mayhem - all laid out so crystal clear you'll simply have fun learning. Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Night Rider The genius of Jimmy Bryant - a really fun song Note For Note Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Nuages SAMPLE CLIP: http://youtu.be/NA1NUg0CxbE
An overview of the Django style -- leads, concepts and rhythm in the context of his most played song
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Over The Rainbow Chord Melody
SAMPLE CLIP http://youtu.be/x5w1rKhDhJg

Learn the chord melody of the timeless classic while having fun. An excellent piece for any guitarist looking to add new depth and color to their musical pallet. Playing a chord melody can dramatically and positively affect the student's playing while expanding your performance repertoire. In addition to the straight chord melody is a Freddie Green style rhythm that is also easy to incorporate and a load of fun to play!

Difficulty level: 3-8 (For students with rudimentary knowledge of jazz chords or for students looking for a good introduction to alternative chord voicings. Recommended as a follow up to Understanding Voice Leading ii V I vi with a "constant top"... then follow up with Stardust, Polkadots and Moonbeams, When You Wish Upon a Star, Smoke Get's in Your Eyes, Danny Boy...
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Panhandle Rag SAMPLE CLIP http://youtu.be/pMFbCyCqwdE

My favorite lesson that I offer and I'm proud of it's unique and simple focus on a subject that alluded me for years. A user friendly overview on how to superimpose jazz changes over basic chord progressions. This will enable the student to weave jazz lines over simple changes. This simple approach is applicable to Rockabilly, Blues, Swing etc... Includes dozens of improvisational ideas including steel guitar voicings, jazz chords and lines, triads, arpeggios, and more.

Difficulty: 4–10 Intermediate to highly advanced. Proceed on to Bb Blues Concepts, Blues in F, How's it Going?, Not Much, Bill Jennings' Solo on Bill Doggett's " Big Boy" , Bryants Bounce, I Got Rhythm Changes.
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Pat And Patsy SAMPLE CLIP http://youtu.be/pMFbCyCqwdE

A Rockin' country tune Note for Note from The Ten Gallon Cats' "Heavy". Pat & Patsy is a fast paced country lesson where the student learns how to incorporate chromaticism into their country playing, while simultaneously learning useful arpeggio based licks that can be applied to many other songs and genres.
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Pee Wee's Big Adventure SAMPLE CLIP: http://youtu.be/DO4k16hAbVY
A Note for Note transcription of Pee Wee's Big Adventure from "Loose". Pull up a chair and pour a strong cup of coffee before checking out this wild tour de force of wild doublestops, chicken picking, Coltrane meets Atkins and other hot guitar phrases. These hot licks are applicable to many genres while still retaining a totally unique viewpoint. 50 minutes of dense, fun to follow instruction.
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Pepper (Note For Note) Although this song was from the album "Heaven is Creepy", this transcription is closer to the version played on the Fender Princeton video at 2:36. We received so many inquiries about "Pepper" we added it to the lesson menu. Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Pie Party SAMPLE CLIP www.youtube.com/watch?v=uftyuaxHtcc

Note for Note transcription from Dream Dictionary. Les Paul meets Chet Atkins in this little tour de force of phrases. Doublestops, harmonics, and triplestops are all melodically played, and explicitly explained.

Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Playing The Blues SAMPLE CLIP http://youtu.be/mf2blZCPO2Y

An hour plus of user friendly, fun and practical application of the pentatonic scales and the blues scale up & down the fingerboard. Eliminate those "dead zones"! Included for application are some tasty blues rhythms and lead lines that are easy to memorize and easily applicable in countless "real" playing situations. Also included in "Playing the Blues" is a valuable study in string bending with exercises for application - a tried and proven way to simultaneously improve your technique and your ear.

In addition, the lesson includes an original 12 bar blues entitled “Blues For Elmore“ that incorporates many ideas and concepts from the lesson while providing the student with a grab bag of fun an easily accessible licks.

A perfect lesson for both the beginning guitarist with some rudimentary knowledge of the blues and for intermediate players who are looking to gain fluency and freedom on the fingerboard while ultimately, expressing the blues.

Difficulty level: 3-5 Proceed to Playing the Blues - Nailing the Changes
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Playing The Blues - Nailing the Changes SAMPLE CLIP http://youtu.be/X6l6Zrec59g

This lick filled lesson continues where “Playing the Blues“ finishes by demonstrating how to nail the changes of a 12 bar blues in G (G7 C7 D7). This is a succinct and precise lesson chock full of useful tips and tricks that should easily result in immediate and dramatic results.

The student is walked through a bending exercise that demonstrates how to “bend the changes“ and how to work some passing tones into a lead lines via Buchanan, Albert, Burton, Clapton, and Nichols.

Difficulty: 3-8 Proceed to Bb Blues Concepts, F Jazz Blues Concepts
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Polka Dots and Moonbeams Hank Garland - Insights into the genius of Hank Garland. Beautiful voicings, poignant direct single note lines all explained and demonstrated. Note for Note. Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
The Prettiest Girl in New York (from Heaven is Creepy) Note for Note
Open string flourishes, hot doublestops, and melodic solo concepts
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Rockabilly Jazz SAMPLE CLIP http://youtu.be/MmE5g_P1Vck

Super-imposing Jazz lines and jazz chords over a Rockabilly Blues Progression is a great way to add depth and character to your rockabilly playing. Cliff Gallup jazz chords, Emmons like steel guitar voicings, mandolin inspired licks, unique "pull offs", Setzer like hot rockabilly licks and more.

Difficulty: 7–10 High Intermediate- Advanced. Proceed to Steel Guitar Bb Jazz Blues, How's It Goin', Not Much, I Got Rhythm Changes, Four Wheel Drive, Freddie Green Rhythm Style, Mr Sandman Solo
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Show Off SAMPLE CLIP http://youtu.be/MmE5g_P1Vck

Learn this un-released Campilongo original from the "Live at the DuNord" days. This song is a great platform for learning simple but extremely impressive sweep picking and travis picking techniques all in the the context of a very pretty and enjoyable tune. These techniques can be used across the board in almost any guitar application. Sounds hard, but it's FUN!
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Sleepwalk concepts Steel Guitar Bends, Jazz Chord Substitutions, Harmonics Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Chord Melody) The old Platters tune gussied up with chord melody, jazz changes, substitutions and some improv tips. Intermediate  Add to Cart
Snakestretcher Note for Note from "Jim Campilongo and the 10 Gallon Cats". Open string blues phrases, behind the nut bends and more... Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Sore Thumb SAMPLE CLIP: http://youtu.be/jw1Ive9ZdPA
Here is an unreleased song which would have been on "Heavy". A fun, mind bending melody to learn. You will learn fingerpicking techniques, behind the nut bends, open string phrases double stops and more.
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Stardust Chord Melody A chord Melody of the classic Hoagy Carmichael song. Although Jim performed Stardust on Live at The DuNord this is a departure and in the style of beautiful solo guitar. Also, comes with an added bonus of some loose solo concepts. Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Steel Guitar Licks & Beyond SAMPLE CLIP http://youtu.be/LcHSMhEVJLU

Nothing captures emotional depth quite like a well played steel guitar riff. In this lesson, the intermediate and advance student will learn how to recreate a dozen pedal steel licks ala Emmons, Charleton, Burton, Buchanan over a GCD chord progression, right from the 6 strings of your electric guitar. Learn how to smoothly and effortlessly incorporate one and half step bends, bending triads, inverting 6th- 9th chords with steel guitar picking patterns, melodic harmonics, behind the nut bending and more... all within the context of haunting and soulful steel guitar style licks.

Difficulty: 5-10 High intermediate to Advanced. A great follow up to Playing the Blues Nailing the Changes, and a great companion lesson to go along with Country Lead in G. Proceed to “Crazy“ (Willie Nelson) in Steel Guitar Style, Too Far Gone, Steel Guitar Bb Jazz Blues, Four Wheel Drive
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Steel Guitar Bb Jazz Blues Steel Guitar Jazz voicings and bends on standard Guitar Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Step It Up and Go $20.00 BEGINNER LEVEL SPECIAL
SAMPLE CLIP: http://youtu.be/gaibRi1INeM
This is a country style blues tune which focuses on fingerpicking techniques in the context of a short little ditty. It has a classic blues style melody that serves as a nice lesson, and it's an effective little piece to play for friends.
Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Sugarfoot Rag SAMPLE CLIP http://youtu.be/4TQjWwC5I2M

Originally composed by Hank Garland as a left hand exercise that found it's way to be a timeless radio hit. Covered by hundreds, this note for note version of Hank's Sugarfoot Rag is designed (by Hank!) to help the beginning–intermediate student significantly develop their left hand technique. A fun little tongue twister.

Difficulty: 2–6 Beginner–Intermediate. Proceed to Arpeggios as Exercises, Travis Picking & Beyond, Playing the Blues, Chet Song (Main Street Breakdown), Over the Rainbow Chord Melody.
Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Suppose SAMPLE CLIP http://youtu.be/Vh-i8KUV68k
By popular demand! A Note for Note transcription of Jim's solo acoustic debut on "Dream Dictionary". Americana doublestops, arpeggios, pull offs, hammer ons and more are are clearly explained so the student can internalize the song and play it easily. A nice song to add to the repertoire.
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Sweet Dreams SAMPLE CLIP http://youtu.be/vmiJfsRYDNo

from Joe Goldmark's "All Hat No Cattle" Steel Guitar bends - Open String Licks - Note For Note
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Swingin' With The Cats Note For Note from "Jim Campilongo and the 10 Gallon Cats" Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
T-Bone Rag The genius of Jimmy Bryant Note for Note Surprisingly playable Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Table For One The title track of "Table for One" Note for Note. A beautiful solo guitar piece with Ry Cooder style phrases in G, thirds, elevenths and unique steel guitar bends. Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Teen Scene $20.00 BEGINNER LEVEL SPECIAL
"Teen Scene" cleverly interprets the classic blues "Hold It" via Chet Atkins in an easy and accessible way. Although I personally enjoy playing this tune for it's simplicity and clever usage of open string blues scale, I believe a total beginner/intermediate can proudly play this tune within minutes of learning it. Great fun!

Proceed to "Playing the Blues"
Beginner / Intermediate  Add to Cart
Tennessee Waltz Explains and demonstrates the application of 3rds and 6ths while retaining the spirit and melody the classic song. A people pleaser...for people. Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
That's Allright Mama Scotty Moore Rockabilly with Elvis for "The Sun Sessions" - Note For Note Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Tic Toc SAMPLE CLIP http://youtu.be/Rxjh1axYIFU

Note for Note from "Heavy" with cascading open string phrases, down and dirty honky tonk, and Roy Nichols on steroids bending studies and double stops.
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Tiramisu SAMPLE CLIP: http://youtu.be/Yx6CcEI10LU
Note For Note - from "Heavy". A tour-de-force study in major key open string cascades, steel guitar phrases, sixths and thirds etc phrases on guitar. Plenty of concepts that can be applied in countless musical scenarios.
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Too Far Gone One of my all-time favorite album tracks this lesson demonstrates steel guitar phrases, doublestops, sixths and thirds etc in the context of one of the prettiest and deepest country songs ever written. Note For Note from "Table For One". Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Travis Picking & Beyond SAMPLE CLIP http://youtu.be/0DNFEEQ_-pQ

This is a basic/intermediate fingerpicking lesson that I'm very proud of and serves as a spring board to hot hybrid picking, country and rockabilly stylings. Regardless of your skill and experience level, beginner, intermediate, advanced etc., - one sure fire way of taking your playing to the next level. In this lesson we cover 3 easy basic Travis patterns that can be used in a multitude of playing situations. The guitarist will be taught the patterns and then given exercises that help develop speed, dexterity, proficiency and ultimately creative expression. See testimonials http://jimcampilongo.com/lessons/testimonials.php .

Difficultly: 2-7 Good for the guitarist who is brand new to fingerpicking and for the guitarist who has some fingerpicking background who want to hone in their skills. Proceed on to Working Man Blues, That's All Right Mama, Mystery Train.
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Twister ‒ Note for Note SAMPLE CLIP http://youtu.be/A-cGGXQi8B0

A Note for Note transcription from Twister on "Heavy". One of the best lessons offered here is Twister Note for Note... In this lesson, the intermediate and advanced guitarist will be guided through some hot Jerry Reed-like double-stops, Albert Lee classic country lines, open string Chet Atkins and classic Campilongo phrases that are much easier to play then they sound. Why? We slow down the difficult passages in a way that allows the guitarist to connect with the song on a basic level and then gradually speed things up as necessary. This tune is fun to play and should open your music to a whole new world of creative riff writing and lead playing.

Difficulty: 4-10 Some prior fingerpicking experience helpful, but not necessary. Proceed to Chet Song, Wishful Thinking, Country Lead, Country Soul Guitar Mr Sandman, Steel Guitar 101 and Beyond, Too Far Gone
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Understanding Progressions & Voice Leading SAMPLE CLIP http://youtu.be/ioIW_w8vXwY

This mind expanding lesson promises to open up your rhythm and lead playing regardless of your skill level. We will cover basic Jazz chord grips that almost EVERY guitar player should love - How to apply these chords and then ... Voice leading which provides insight into how to effortlessly create your own chord melodies. Highly recommended!

Difficulty: 3-10. Proceed to Over the Rainbow, Smoke Get's in Your Eyes, Danny Boy, Polkadots and Moonbeams, When You Wish Upon a Star, Smoke Get's in Your Eyes, Danny Boy
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Up A Lazy River Concepts SAMPLE CLIP http://youtu.be/fkSlRZysQQU

Using the immortal melody as a vehicle for hip jazz lines and interesting hot doublestops, the student can learn some hot guitar, while focusing on improv using simple triads. A lick filled study - guitar tour de force dedicated to the great Jimmie Rivers.
Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
When You Wish Upon a Star Note for Note from "Orange" -- Chord melody, using partial chords, harmonics and behind the nut bending... not as hard as it sounds. Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Wishful Thinking A beautiful Ry Cooder style guitar piece Note For Note from "Table For One" Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
Workin' Man Transcription of Roy Nichols lead and rhythm - from "Live at Muskogee" I highly recommend this one! Note For Note Intermediate / Advanced  Add to Cart
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