Hello, and Welcome to the Lessons page! This is a place for musicians of all ages and abilities to get inspired. I’ve included inspirational quotes from musicians I respect, plus free video lessons for Beginning Level guitar players. You’ll also find a Recommended Resources section where I list books about creativity and music-making that I’ve personally found most valuable. Enjoy!
“When you tune your guitar in a different way, it lends itself to a new way of looking at your songwriting.”
“Being 16 years old and getting an electric guitar is never going to get old.”
~Dan Auerbach, The Black Keys
The Craft of Lyric Writing – by Sheila Davis
The War of Art – by Steven Pressfield
The Artist’s Way – by Julia Cameron
Songwriters On Songwriting – by Paul Zollo
Fretboard Logic (Volumes I and II) – by Bill Edwards
Ali’s guitar method teaches you how to play using real songs right away. Guitar For Girls is a fun, easy-to-use book/CD pack that doesn’t require the ability to read standard music notation, or even tablature. It’s a great resource for absolute beginners and budding songwriters alike.