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Contemporary Instrumental Guitar

with Doug Smith

GRAMMY-award winner Doug Smith guides you through six of his stunning solo guitar arrangements.

“Inviting melodies . . . stunning fingerpicking”
– Billboard Magazine


Instrument Guitar

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  • 51 pages of TAB notation
  • Unique learning format with constant multi-angles
  • On-demand lifetime access to all lessons
  • Available on desktop, mobile and tablet
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13 lessons · 95m 43s

GRAMMY-award winner Doug Smith guides you through this high-quality course, a must-have if you're a fan of solo guitar.

Doug's various influences come together to produce some of the most striking and beautiful solo guitar arrangements ever heard. With a background in classical guitar and composition, Doug Smith brings diverse influences to his contemporary instrumentals.

By the end of this course, you'll know how to play six of Doug's most exciting tunes and have a good understanding of the music behind the notes.

Lesson tunes:

  • Crest of the Revolution 
  • Order of Magnitude
  • Out Of The Darkness
  • Renewal
  • Sunday Sonata
  • The Tempest
  • BONUS tune: August 23rd

Please note: The original source for this online course is a DVD. The artist/teacher may refer to a DVD and sometimes a book, neither of which are included with your purchase. Instead, you will have lifetime access to stream the course on all your devices and PDFs of the transcriptions from the book. DVDs get damaged and lost and books can go missing, but these courses are available to you whenever you want and wherever you are!

Lesson Plan

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Renewal (performance)

Order Of Magnitude (performance)

Sunday Sonata (performance)

Crest of the Revolution (performance)

Out of the Darkness (performance)

The Tempest (performance)

Doug Smith

Acoustic Guitarist Doug Smith is a Grammy Award Winner and the 2006 winner of the prestigious Winfield International Fingerstyle Guitar Competition.

His playing has been heard on the big screen in the popular 2007 film August Rush and his original compositions are heard everywhere from NPR to TCM to Martha Stewart to Good morning America. His playing combines folk, classical and jazz elements and has been called “a cross between Chet Atkins, Leo Kottke and Michael Hedges.”

He has shared the stage with such guitar luminaries as Laurence Juber, Tommy Emmanuel, and Andy McKee, and he recently finished up another tour of Japan.

“Inviting melodies . . . stunning fingerpicking”
--Billboard Magazine

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