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Eric Skye's Thirty Day Guitar Challenge: Week 2

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by Dan Gabel
June 11, 2015

Portland, Oregon-based Eric Skye has become a well-known figure on the fingerstyle guitar scene in the past several years, touring widely and playing guitar-industry events, workshops, and festivals around the country. His inventive, jazz-influenced playing also caught the attention of the Santa Cruz Guitar Co., who began building the 12-fret OO Skye model several years ago.

In early June, Skye launched the Thirty Day Guitar Challenge on his YouTube channel, posting (you guessed it) 30 videos in which he delves into some of his thoughts on playing, learning, and teaching guitar. More musings than actual lessons, Skye gives you insight into how he thinks about tone, groove, touch, and many other topics that shape his beautiful playing.

Here are the second week's videos. Enjoy!

Here are the videos from the first week if you want to review or catch up.

Here are the videos from the third week.

Here are the videos from the fourth week.

ortland, Oregon-based Eric Skye has become a well-known figure on the fingerstyle guitar scene in the past several years, touring widely and playing guitar-industry events, workshops, and festivals around the country. His inventive, jazz-influenced playing also caught the attention of the Santa Cruz Guitar Co., who began building the 12-fret OO Skye model several years ago.

In early June, Skye launched the Thirty Day Guitar Challenge on his YouTube channel, posting (you guessed it) 30 videos in which he delves into some of his thoughts on playing, learning, and teaching guitar. More musings than actual lessons, Skye gives you insight into how he thinks about tone, groove, touch, and many other topics that shape his beautiful playing.

We'll post Skye's videos here on Peghead Nation, starting with the first week's videos. Enjoy!

- See more at: https://pegheadnation.com/commentary/take-stand/eric-skyes-thirty-day-guitar-challenge/#sthash.o7I0AV8n.dpuf

ortland, Oregon-based Eric Skye has become a well-known figure on the fingerstyle guitar scene in the past several years, touring widely and playing guitar-industry events, workshops, and festivals around the country. His inventive, jazz-influenced playing also caught the attention of the Santa Cruz Guitar Co., who began building the 12-fret OO Skye model several years ago.

In early June, Skye launched the Thirty Day Guitar Challenge on his YouTube channel, posting (you guessed it) 30 videos in which he delves into some of his thoughts on playing, learning, and teaching guitar. More musings than actual lessons, Skye gives you insight into how he thinks about tone, groove, touch, and many other topics that shape his beautiful playing.

We'll post Skye's videos here on Peghead Nation, starting with the first week's videos. Enjoy!

- See more at: https://pegheadnation.com/commentary/take-stand/eric-skyes-thirty-day-guitar-challenge/#sthash.o7I0AV8n.dpuf

ortland, Oregon-based Eric Skye has become a well-known figure on the fingerstyle guitar scene in the past several years, touring widely and playing guitar-industry events, workshops, and festivals around the country. His inventive, jazz-influenced playing also caught the attention of the Santa Cruz Guitar Co., who began building the 12-fret OO Skye model several years ago.

In early June, Skye launched the Thirty Day Guitar Challenge on his YouTube channel, posting (you guessed it) 30 videos in which he delves into some of his thoughts on playing, learning, and teaching guitar. More musings than actual lessons, Skye gives you insight into how he thinks about tone, groove, touch, and many other topics that shape his beautiful playing.

We'll post Skye's videos here on Peghead Nation, starting with the first week's videos. Enjoy!

- See more at: https://pegheadnation.com/commentary/take-stand/eric-skyes-thirty-day-guitar-challenge/#sthash.o7I0AV8n.dpuf

ortland, Oregon-based Eric Skye has become a well-known figure on the fingerstyle guitar scene in the past several years, touring widely and playing guitar-industry events, workshops, and festivals around the country. His inventive, jazz-influenced playing also caught the attention of the Santa Cruz Guitar Co., who began building the 12-fret OO Skye model several years ago.

In early June, Skye launched the Thirty Day Guitar Challenge on his YouTube channel, posting (you guessed it) 30 videos in which he delves into some of his thoughts on playing, learning, and teaching guitar. More musings than actual lessons, Skye gives you insight into how he thinks about tone, groove, touch, and many other topics that shape his beautiful playing.

We'll post Skye's videos here on Peghead Nation, starting with the first week's videos. Enjoy!

- See more at: https://pegheadnation.com/commentary/take-stand/eric-skyes-thirty-day-guitar-challenge/#sthash.o7I0AV8n.dpuf

ortland, Oregon-based Eric Skye has become a well-known figure on the fingerstyle guitar scene in the past several years, touring widely and playing guitar-industry events, workshops, and festivals around the country. His inventive, jazz-influenced playing also caught the attention of the Santa Cruz Guitar Co., who began building the 12-fret OO Skye model several years ago.

In early June, Skye launched the Thirty Day Guitar Challenge on his YouTube channel, posting (you guessed it) 30 videos in which he delves into some of his thoughts on playing, learning, and teaching guitar. More musings than actual lessons, Skye gives you insight into how he thinks about tone, groove, touch, and many other topics that shape his beautiful playing.

We'll post Skye's videos here on Peghead Nation, starting with the first week's videos. Enjoy!

- See more at: https://pegheadnation.com/commentary/take-stand/eric-skyes-thirty-day-guitar-challenge/#sthash.o7I0AV8n.dpuf

ortland, Oregon-based Eric Skye has become a well-known figure on the fingerstyle guitar scene in the past several years, touring widely and playing guitar-industry events, workshops, and festivals around the country. His inventive, jazz-influenced playing also caught the attention of the Santa Cruz Guitar Co., who began building the 12-fret OO Skye model several years ago.

In early June, Skye launched the Thirty Day Guitar Challenge on his YouTube channel, posting (you guessed it) 30 videos in which he delves into some of his thoughts on playing, learning, and teaching guitar. More musings than actual lessons, Skye gives you insight into how he thinks about tone, groove, touch, and many other topics that shape his beautiful playing.

We'll post Skye's videos here on Peghead Nation, starting with the first week's videos. Enjoy!

- See more at: https://pegheadnation.com/commentary/take-stand/eric-skyes-thirty-day-guitar-challenge/#sthash.o7I0AV8n.dpuf

ortland, Oregon-based Eric Skye has become a well-known figure on the fingerstyle guitar scene in the past several years, touring widely and playing guitar-industry events, workshops, and festivals around the country. His inventive, jazz-influenced playing also caught the attention of the Santa Cruz Guitar Co., who began building the 12-fret OO Skye model several years ago.

In early June, Skye launched the Thirty Day Guitar Challenge on his YouTube channel, posting (you guessed it) 30 videos in which he delves into some of his thoughts on playing, learning, and teaching guitar. More musings than actual lessons, Skye gives you insight into how he thinks about tone, groove, touch, and many other topics that shape his beautiful playing.

We'll post Skye's videos here on Peghead Nation, starting with the first week's videos. Enjoy!

- See more at: https://pegheadnation.com/commentary/take-stand/eric-skyes-thirty-day-guitar-challenge/#sthash.o7I0AV8n.dpuf

ortland, Oregon-based Eric Skye has become a well-known figure on the fingerstyle guitar scene in the past several years, touring widely and playing guitar-industry events, workshops, and festivals around the country. His inventive, jazz-influenced playing also caught the attention of the Santa Cruz Guitar Co., who began building the 12-fret OO Skye model several years ago.

In early June, Skye launched the Thirty Day Guitar Challenge on his YouTube channel, posting (you guessed it) 30 videos in which he delves into some of his thoughts on playing, learning, and teaching guitar. More musings than actual lessons, Skye gives you insight into how he thinks about tone, groove, touch, and many other topics that shape his beautiful playing.

We'll post Skye's videos here on Peghead Nation, starting with the first week's videos. Enjoy!

- See more at: https://pegheadnation.com/commentary/take-stand/eric-skyes-thirty-day-guitar-challenge/#sthash.o7I0AV8n.dpuf

ortland, Oregon-based Eric Skye has become a well-known figure on the fingerstyle guitar scene in the past several years, touring widely and playing guitar-industry events, workshops, and festivals around the country. His inventive, jazz-influenced playing also caught the attention of the Santa Cruz Guitar Co., who began building the 12-fret OO Skye model several years ago.

In early June, Skye launched the Thirty Day Guitar Challenge on his YouTube channel, posting (you guessed it) 30 videos in which he delves into some of his thoughts on playing, learning, and teaching guitar. More musings than actual lessons, Skye gives you insight into how he thinks about tone, groove, touch, and many other topics that shape his beautiful playing.

We'll post Skye's videos here on Peghead Nation, starting with the first week's videos. Enjoy!

- See more at: https://pegheadnation.com/commentary/take-stand/eric-skyes-thirty-day-guitar-challenge/#sthash.o7I0AV8n.dpuf

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Day 8, Thirty Day Guitar Challenge: Note Naming

 

Day 9, Thirty Day Guitar Challenge: Finding Inspiration

 

Day 10, Thirty Day Guitar Challenge: Left-Hand Technique

 

Day 11, Thirty Day Guitar Challenge: Right-Hand Fingerstyle Technique

 

Day 12, Thirty Day Guitar Challenge: Right-Hand Flatpicking Technique

 

Day 13, Thirty Day Guitar Challenge: Playing With Soul

 

Day 14, Thirty Day Guitar Challenge: Gear

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