Guitar Lessons in Portland and Online

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Hi Folks, I have some room for additional guitar students and have added a lessons section to my website. Lessons are $40/hr and take place at my home in North Portland. Distance learning via Skype or iChat is also an option. I believe students should get enjoyment out of the material they are learning while building sound technique and good … Read More


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I’ve been exploring the CFCGCD tuning a bit more lately. Last summer at guitar camp John Doyle was talking about how he used it, and I messed around with it some, then got distracted by something else. Then a few issues ago Acoustic Guitar Magazine featured him on the cover, and they covered the CFCGCD tuning a bit. So that … Read More

Breton tunes on the Brooks Banjo

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Sometimes I will just hear a tune and know I have to try and arrange it. Such was the case this set of tunes, an unnamed Breton tune and the second, Scottish Du Stockfish. I learned them both from Bryan Owens, a Portland musician who plays a variety of music on guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, and fiddle. I initially intended to … Read More

Orkney Guitar Chords

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Way back when I first started this blog I put up some basic chords in the CGDGCD (Orkney) tuning. They were created using a piece of software called Fretty Charts, which was put together by guitarist Simon Fox. I think he has since taken it down, but this software filled the simple need of quickly being able generate chord graphics … Read More

Guitar Bench Issue 1

Anton EmeryNews0 Comments recently revamped its content into an online magazine format, and I am happy to say I have an article in the first issue. It covers some right hand fingerstyle techniques, melodic playing in Orkney tuning, and includes an arrangement of O’Carolan’s Receipt. I am happy to be writing for these guys and looking forward to doing more in the … Read More

Portland Fingerstyle Guitar Night 2012

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Portland Fingerstyle Guitar Night Join three of Portland’s top acoustic guitarists for a night of brilliant acoustic music! Guitarists Doug Smith, Eric Skye, and Anton Emery will appear at the Tabor Space coffee house at 7 pm on April 7th, for an evening full of eclectic music including jazz, celtic, bluegrass, and modern acoustic compositions. Tabor Space is at 5441 … Read More

Some concert footage

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Hi folks, just a quick blog post with a few things. I forget if I have mentioned this before, but I am really enjoying the simple timer at for monitoring my guitar practice. Like most of us that work a day job and have other responsibilities I often do not have as much time to play as I would … Read More

Some new music

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I recently added a new page to my website called Ensembles. I play in a few different duos around town and wanted a place to showcase music and video separte from my solo work. I’ve included the tracks and video below, and you can also access the ensemble page by hovering over the About Me link in the navigation bar. … Read More