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Welcome to David DeLoach's guitar teaching page!

 

Greetings!  I hope my site can help you grow as a musician.  New material will be added to the site periodically.  If you would like to be notified when that happens, you can join the mailing list by clicking HERE.

 

You can also connect for additional guitar ramblings from me by clicking on the icons below...

 

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Check out my blog, Guitar Planet, for additional insights and somewhat unique thoughts about guitar playing, creativity, and music.

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Thanks, and happy picking!

 



 

Click on the "RoadMap" tab at the top of the page to see the continually growing list of videos/lessons on this site.

 


September 2013

My Band

 

 


December 2012

Played guitar on a jazz Christmas tour in Virgina, Tennessee, and Texas with a great band.

 

 


 

June 14, 2012

I just returned from an incredible 2 week trip to Musaka, Uganda were I worked at an orphanage.  The team I went with had a dentist and doctor each of whom were able to examine and treat the 200 kids who live there.  We were also able to provide materials and help build a building which 11 teachers will be able to live in (which will help attract and retain better teachers for the children).  They have no electicity or running water.  These kids were incredible - it was so hard to leave.

 

I was able to bring 2 guitars along and teach the kids a few chords.  I left the guitars there and have hopes that in this very musical cultture the kids will get good use out of them.  One young man could play G, C, Em, and D chords perfectly after his first hour of instruction!

 

You have more than you think you do.

 


 

Jan. 3, 2012

Out of the 1.1 million books that are listed for sale

on Lulu.com, my guitar book,

Play Skillfully - Volumes 1, 2, & 3,

is ranked #200 in sales.

Thanks so much for making this happen!

 

Learn more about this book HERE

 

If your New Year's Resolution includes mastering the fretboard in 2012, this book will be a great resource for achieving that goal.

 


 

Photo from recent gig with Meghan Shanley

 

 

 


 

Announcing my new song book!

 

We Three Kings

Songs Of Christmas For Solo Guitar

 

This book contains my solo guitar arrangements for 15 classic Christmas songs.  I'll be posting some videos in the "Christmas" section of this web site in the near future to give you an idea of the type of arrangements I've put together.  I think you're going to like this one!

 

You can see previews and get it here 

 



 

 

Photo from a recent gig at The Hard Rock Cafe

Dec. 3, 2011

 

Got to crank up the amps and hear those tubes complain.  So nice to play high energy soul-rock with Sharif Iman and an incredible band at the Hard Rock Cafe in Nashville

 

 


 

For additional insights into guitar playing, check out my new blog, GUITAR PLANET

Nov.14, 2011

 

I created this blog as a place of dialogue, questions & answers, and somewhat random pontifications about all things musical and guitar related.  You can check it by clicking on the link below...

 

Guitar Planet - the blog

 

 


 

Check Out This Recent Session I Did In Nashville

Nov. 11, 2011

 

I recently played on a couple songs for a Christmas CD project for Erica Lane in Nashville.   The two songs I played on were THE CHRISTMAS SONG, and HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS - which were both guitar/vocal duets in which a single acoustic guitar track had to carry the instrumentation.  Having only one day's notice to work up the arrangements kept me on my toes.  Played each tune thru 4 times in the studio and we were done.  I envisioned a 1940s black & white movie with a singer and guitarist playing these tunes and went after that feel.

 

You can hear the second song here.  And you can hear a portion of the first song here (its song #5 on that page).  I was playing my Dell'Arte dreadnaught with Curt Mangan strings.  Grammy award winning producer/engineer Bryan Lenox worked wonders on capturing the guitar's tone and creating great sounding songs.  

 

 

 


 

Photo from a recent gig

Nov. 8, 2011

 

In addition to teaching, I'm really into learning.  And there's no better way to learn than to gig.  Thought I'd share this shot from a gig in Nashville playing guitar for Meghan Shanley

 

 

 


 

Welcome to MasterGuitarists.com!!

Nov. 6, 2011

 

 

Its early November 2011 and the site JUST went live.  Click on the video categories by the guitar on the left of the page to see free lesson videos and accompanying printed material.

 

I'll be adding many more videos in the days ahead, so please sign up for the Newsletter to be informed when new material is added to the site (I won't give out your e-mail address to anyone).

 

Also, I'd appreciate you letting any of your guitar playing community know about this site (via guitar forums, etc.).  My hope is that I can get some good momentum here and add several hundred lessons.  I've got them in my head already - its just gonna take the time and effort to crank them out.

 

In the "MUSIC THEORY" category, I plan to eventually have a track of lessons that will give you the equivalent of a college education in music theory applied to the guitar.  It is my hope that this site will open doors for a lot of guitarists who do not have access to a local teacher or music school.

 

The more resources this site brings in, the faster I'll be able to get these lessons created.  

 

  • If you know of anyone who may want to advertise on this site, please have them contact me (via the CONTACT link on the top menu).  

 

  • Or, if you feel inclined to throw some coin in the case, you can do so via PayPal or check by clicking on the DONATE link.  No contribution is too small and ANY contribution is GREATLY appreciated.

 

  • Also, I'll have some links to Amazon on the page, and if you click on those links to buy ANYTHING on Amazon, it will help to fund this site.

I really want to make this site a good positive resource for guitarists (and lap steel, uke, and mandolin players).  I appreciate any feedback on how I can improve the site, or suggested lessons you'd like to see.  Just click on the CONTACT link on the top of the page.

 

Thanks so much and happy picking!

 

David DeLoach