If one of your New Year’s Resolutions was to start (or finally) learn music notation, then help is here in a big way! As Peter points out: the only obstacle is that reading music takes a while to learn. If you truly want to learn, patience and consistent practicing will get you there.
Posts by Peter Simms:
Here’s an original song from Peter Simms – Key West – a perfect song for lounging on a lazy summer afternoon. Peter wrote this specifically for those of you who want to play chord melodies with a pick, so enjoy!
Because he’s been getting several requests for some easy solo guitar arrangements, Peter’s gone and written a song just for his Guitar Noise readers! Enjoy this fun piece, which shouldn’t take long to learn or master and that sounds great as well.
This piece involves putting a walking bass line underneath a standard jazz blues progression. You will agree it is worth the extra practice!
Part two of Peter Simms’ lesson on Latin Chord melodies is here! So get your guitars, warm up your fingers and get ready to dig in for a bit of work and a lot of fun!
Guitar Noise is pleased to welcome Peter Simms back to our pages. Peter’s got a new chord melody for you with a distinctive Latin feel to it. Get ready to provide both the bass and chordal rhythm/melody and to give your fingers (and thumb!) a workout.
Peter Simms adds his share to the finest gifts we bring with his wonderful chord melody arrangement of this Christmas carol. Using Drop D tuning to create a thrumming bass part, you’ll have everyone in your house going pa-rum-pa-pa-pum in no time!
Peter’s latest lesson is this wonderful standard that really swings! While simple in melody, this song is a lot of fun to play and also to use to develop your own style.