About Peter Simms

Peter Simms has been a full time musician and music teacher for over 25 years. His experiences range from Studio Musician, Freelance Stage Performer, Private Guitar Teacher, Clinician, Solo Instrumentalist, Arranger (jazz), Community Music Television Producer, and Music Event Coordinator. His has performance experience in: Jazz Ensembles, R&B Bands, Wedding Bands, Solo Guitarist (wedding ceremonies/private parties), Club Bands, Studio Sessions, and Television Shows.

May05

Peter Simms has written a little ditty that shows us how to make your single guitar sound like a small combo band. We’re going to focus on fingerstyle with a melody, bassline and chords.

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Feb09

Here’s a catchy little number written for you especially by Peter Simms, integrating a funky rhythm with some tasty blues lines. Enjoy!

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Nov24

Not so much a lesson as a nice chord melody arrangement of this beautiful Christmas song, courtesy of Peter. Never too early to get started on your holiday material.

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Aug26

This an intermediate level lesson for those of you who use only a guitar pick and would rather not work on finger-style playing, but would still like to play a complete song arrangement on your instrument.

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Jun15

Guitar Noise welcomes the long-awaited return of Peter Simms to our pages! Peter’s been very busy with performing and teaching this past year but wanted us to know he’s still thinking of the Guitar Noise readers. So much, in fact, that he wrote this song (and the accompanying lesson) just for us!

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Jun03
Playing a Guitar Solo

Time to tackle the notes on the third string of our guitars! Peter’s series on learning the notes of the guitar in standard notation continues along, complete with exercises and sound files.

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May15

Doug has come up with a lesson featuring two children’s favorites: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and London Bridge. Enjoy sharing these with people of all ages!

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Mar29

Learning to read music is easier than you might think. Peter Simms returns to Guitar Noise with a lesson on the notes found on the second (B) string, complete with some simple exercises to help you easily learn the notes.

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