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Jim Bowley

Jim Bowley spent 20+ years as a performing and recording guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. He currently spreads the guitar gospel via his website, jimbowley.com, and his Bel Air, Maryland-based private studio. You can also find Jim on Facebook discussing all things six-string.

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9 Comments

  1. Thomas
    March 6th, 2012 @ 3:17 am

    Just brilliant. Please part 2 :-)

  2. Barnzie
    March 7th, 2012 @ 3:07 pm

    excellent, made me think. Looking forward to PT 2 Thanks

  3. Angel Sanchez
    March 8th, 2012 @ 7:53 pm

    Simple and to the point. Like articles like this. Keep up the good articles coming.

  4. Tod
    March 15th, 2012 @ 8:20 pm

    Also Looking Forward to Pt 2

  5. Sara Smothers
    April 13th, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

    Yes a refresher that makes sense. Thank you

  6. Namit Dua
    May 20th, 2012 @ 3:45 am

    I could never understand all of this until now. Thanks. Now moving to part 2.

  7. Shellley Ross
    July 12th, 2012 @ 12:09 am

    Finally the stuff I’ve been looking so hard for.
    I forgot all this and have missed it so.
    Thank you.

  8. Sonya Copening
    December 2nd, 2014 @ 9:36 pm

    I enjoyed the lesson. Since I do not have a background in music, I will go over this lesson several times to make sure that I really understand it. Thank you for making it easy. I can’t wait to move on to part 2, but I am going to make myself go over part 1 until I know it forwards and backwards.

  9. Jamila Vyent
    May 4th, 2015 @ 3:34 am

    Thank you sir for refreshing my knowlegde.I am glad I found you on the net.
    Greetings from Amsterdam