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Home | Phillip Phillips | Guitar Tab

Home | Phillip Phillips | Guitar Tab

Here is a fun song from the American Idol finale. It was performed by Phillip Phillips who won yesterday. It has an interesting finger picking pattern as well as some aggressive strumming.  I know several of my students will like learning this one.  Enjoy and let us know what you think by commenting below!  Also let you friend’s know about it by clicking on the “like” button up above.

I will be posting a video tutorial of it soon for those who want to SEE how it’s played. 🙂

Click HERE to download the chart.

Enjoy and keep on Jammin!

Joey Archer
Studio Director & Guitar/Bass Instructor

Here is the studio recording if you haven’t heard the song yet.  It has a great feel to it.


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Student Video | Riley – Safe & Sound

Student Video | Riley – Safe & Sound

We are very proud of our student Riley. He is a very hard working student who has taken guitar lessons with studio director Joey for over 2 years now. At Jammin’ Music Studios we are passionate about getting our students playing music they enjoy. This is because it is often what originally caused the student to want to learn, and it is a huge motivator in getting them to practice. Fundamentals and proper technique are always taught as well.

With younger students (and adults) we learn to read music, and as they progress music theory is woven into the songs. Riley has worked through several guitar methods even though it isn’t necessarily his favorite part of guitar lessons. 🙂

We recorded this about five minutes into his 8:30 am lesson so cheer him on! We are very proud of you Riley. Keep practicing and honing your skills and you will be unstoppable!

Joey Archer
Studio Director
Guitar/Bass Instructor

A Rare Instance Where it is Better to Teach than be Taught

I’ve come to the conclusion that it is better to teach piano than to be the student. At least, I’ve enjoyed it much more.

Here are my reasons:

  • Instead of paying, you get paid
  • Recitals are actually exciting, not dreadful, because you get to listen and see how far your students have progressed instead of having to take the hot seat yourself.
  • You don’t have the pressure of a teacher scrutinizing your progress every week. It is more fun to scrutin (yes, scrutin) than be scrutinized.
  • You still learn, but the knowledge kind of presents itself to you instead of you having to work super hard to get it.

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