When there's no one left on earth to comfort you,
there's always the guitar!
Hi! Welcome to Dansm's Acoustic Guitar Page. My name is Dan Smith, I'm a first-year grad student at
Harvard, and I've been playing guitar for 5 years now. My first
guitar was a Washburn D-10 acoustic, a great guitar for beginners.
A year later I bought an electric and dove into Eagles electric parts.
During the summer of '96 I went back to my musical roots: John Denver
and Simon & Garfunkel; and started fingerpicking. I began singing
and fell in love with my acoustic again. I bought the Martin D-1
that you see at right in May '97, and I haven't stopped playing since.
I've started performing locally
and started writing a lot of songs, some of which will be featured at
This page went up in April '97, and it's slowly grown to be the largest acoustic page on the web, with a huge collection of lessons and the largest set of acoustic songs anywhere. I hope you enjoy what I've done. So kick back, dust off that guitar, and discover the world behind my favorite instrument: the acoustic guitar.
This site contains an acoustic guitar song page, links to other acoustic guitar sites, and lessons for acoustic guitarists. It encompasses all types of music from rock to folk in all eras of modern music. These pages incorporate fingerpicking and other techniques, so almost everyone can find something they like. Whether your favorite artist is James Taylor, Martin Sexton, or Nirvana, you can find material tailored to your needs and interests. The page is designed to help all acoustic guitarists have fun and make the most out of the instrument, so enjoy it!
|Acoustic Songs||dansm||Acoustic Links|
|click here for chords and tabs to many different acoustic songs from many bands in all genres||click here for links to many great acoustic guitar sites you should find useful|
|if you've ever wanted to fingerpick, these lessons for beginners will get you started||lessons on major, minor, and pentatonic guitar scales and modes: the most important technique in guitar||music theory lessons regarding guitar chords (Dsus4, D/F#, etc.) which are useful to all guitarists|
|chord formation for beginners, covering both basic chords and barre chords||to better understand tab notation, chord notation, or standard musical notation, visit this page!||lessons on basic techniques: slide, bend, hammer-on & pull-off, etc.; great for beginners!|