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Eric Skye's Thirty Day Guitar Challenge: Week 4

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by Dan Gabel
June 24, 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 third week's videos. Enjoy!

Catch up with the videos from week 1.

Catch up with the videos from week 2.

Catch up with the videos from week 3.

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 22, Thirty Day Guitar Challenge: Transcribing by Ear

 

Day 23, Thirty Day Guitar Challenge: Tuning the Guitar

 

Day 24, Thirty Day Guitar Challenge: Memorization

 

Day 25, Thirty Day Guitar Challenge: Making Musician Friends

 

Day 26, Thirty Day Guitar Challenge: Using Backing Tracks

 

Day 27, Thirty Day Guitar Challenge: Scat Singing

 

Day 28, Thirty Day Guitar Challenge: Playing With Eyes Closed

 

Day 29, Thirty Day Guitar Challenge: Confidence

 

Day 29-1/2, Thirty Day Guitar Challenge: The Role of Ego

 

Day 29-3/4, Thirty Day Guitar Challenge: The Creative Process

 

Day 30, Thirty Day Guitar Challenge: Conclusion

 

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