Dansm's Acoustic Page

Dansm's Acoustic Guitar Links
Welcome to Dansm's Acoustic Guitar Links! My name is Dan Smith, I'm a first-year grad student at Harvard, and I've been playing guitar for 5 years now. This page contains all the acoustic guitar-related links I find useful. I hope you find them useful as well. Please try out my lessons because I guarantee that you will find them helpful and easy to understand.

Links to: | My Lessons | My Pages | Other Pages | Commercial Sites |
Links to My Lessons

Dansm's Fingerpicking Lessons Dansm's Guitar Scale Lessons Dansm's Guitar Chord Theory Page
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


Dansm's Beginner's Guide to Chords Dansm's Musical Notation for Guitar Dansm's Guitar Techniques
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!


Links to My Sites

Dansm's Acoustic Song Page
a huge collection of acoustic songs from many bands; in chord or tab format

Dansm's Advice for Beginning Guitarists
lessons taken from throughout my pages to lead you through the first two years of playing

Dansm's Acoustic Guitar Basics
articles and suggestions to help you learn more about guitar: humidity, strumming, capos, etc.; written by yours truly

Dansm's Strumming Patterns
a page of suggested strumming patterns to help beginners create their own patterns

Dansm's Guide to Hand Care
a collection of information on nail care, calluses, hand strength, and injury prevention

Acoustic Guitar Manufacturers
a collection of links to all the major acoustic guitar manufacturers

Acoustic Musicians
a collection of links to my favorite acoustic musicians

Guitar Freeware
the best freeware on the net for guitar: a tuner, metronome, tablature software, etc

Dansm's Eagles Page
lots of information on the Eagles, plus links and complete chords or tabs to most of their songs

Making an Acoustic Guitar
photos from the Martin Factory Tour CD-ROM outlining the guitar-manufacturing process

Daniel Smith: Singer/Songwriter
I play local solo acoustic gigs; go here for sound clips, lyrics, and a performance schedule!

Guitar Chord Listing
a listing of all common guitar chords


Links to Other Sites

Rec.Music.Makers.Guitar.Acoustic
my newsgroup of choice for information on buying, playing, or discussing acoustic guitar

Acoustic Guitarists' Guide to the Internet
everything you'll need to know to find guitar information on the net; by Tom Loredo, a friend from Cornell

Guitar Notes
a huge collection of guitar links on EVERYTHING related to guitar

Frets.com
a large set of illustrated pages relating to guitars and luthiery

Solo Performer
hints from the pros on how to become a world-class performer; one of my favorite web sites

Scott MacDonald's Musician's Connection
a large collection of links for the practicing musician: tabs, tech info, songwriting resources, and publications of interest

OzRock Online Guitar Center
a huge site with lots of info and links; click on "Guitar" once you get there

Folk Music at the Mining Company
a great online resource for folk musicians and afficionados

Apple City Music
the folks where I bought my Martin are now online: check out some incredible prices!

Mostly Strings
great discount prices on many popular brands of strings and accessories

Music Staff Guitar Teacher Index
find a local teacher who specializes in your musical interest, from folk to blues to rock

Rec.Music.Makers.Guitar.Acoustic FAQ
extensive information on acoustic guitar from people who know

Greg's Top Quality Guitar Links
a HUGE collection of guitar sites, mostly based on quality lessons

U.S. Copyright Office
if you write your own songs, download copyright forms here to protect your work

The Classical Guitar Home Page
a page dedicated to classical guitar

Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar
a collection of information for fingerstyle players


Links to Commercial Sites

Leather Work by Tom Harris
gorgeous hand-made custom guitar straps made of genuine leather

The Martin Guitar Company
Martins are the best acoustic guitars available in the world--I just bought a D-1 and it is BEAUTIFUL

The ENHANCR
improve the sound of any acousic guitar for under $30 -- the ENHANCR gave me increased volume and sustain on my Martin

Get-A-Grip No-Slip Guitar Picks
standard picks with a textured substance where you grip--never drop a pick again

Shoreline Acoustic Music
a large site featuring custom-built guitars, amplification gear, instructional videos, and CD's from folk artists

zZounds Music Discovery Center
a huge online dealer with everything: guitars, keyboards, strings, winds, and some very unusual instruments

Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine
the magazine that teaches me about acoustic guitar


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