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ArtistWorks Summer Series—Week 4: David Butler


Welcome to the fourth week of the ArtistWorks Summer Series! Every week this summer, we’ll be dropping new lessons, performances, study materials, and more from some of your favorite ArtistWorks teachers.


This week, we’re excited to debut over 8 hours of brand new online acoustic guitar lessons designed specifically for beginners and first-time players by lifelong guitarist, co-founder of ArtistWorks, and the creator of Video Exchange Learning®, David Butler.


David’s new lessons cover material that spans the entire range of his beginner acoustic guitar curriculum—outlining exciting new techniques, warm-up exercises, and tunes, all with amazing additional materials to supplement your learning. With these new lessons, David’s course now features a total of over 35 hours of video content.


LEARN MORE: Want to learn how to play acoustic guitar from a lifelong musician and the creator of Video Exchange Learning®? Try some free online acoustic guitar lessons now!


Alongside David’s video instruction, these lessons include brand new learning materials to supplement David’s teaching, including tablature, notation, performance videos, and more. Furthermore, in addition to new lessons on a variety of techniques and concepts, David also teaches how to play seven classic tunes, including “Angel from Montgomery,” “Blackbird,” “Big Yellow Taxi,” “Scarborough Fair,” and more.


Want to dive in and start playing right away? Check out this online acoustic guitar lesson from David’s assortment of new videos in which David teaches a fingerstyle technique called Travis Picking and shows how to utilize this method to embellish your favorite tunes.


Embellishing a Song with Travis Picking with David Butler:



If you’re a current student of David’s, dive in now and enjoy learning these brand new techniques and tunes. If you’re just joining David’s amazing online acoustic guitar community, welcome! There’s never been a better time to roll up your sleeves and start playing…


We’ll be announcing new content from one of the following ArtistWorks teachers next week, so keep an eye on our social media channels like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter so you don’t miss our next surprise artist:


Guthrie Trapp Electric Country Guitar

Michael Daves Bluegrass Vocals

Caterina LichtenbergClassical Mandolin



David Butler is the co-founder of ArtistWorks, a lifelong acoustic guitarist, and the creator of Video Exchange Learning®. He grew up listening to and playing the guitar-centric music of the '60s, surrounded by the many musical influences of his hometown Memphis, Tennessee. Especially drawn to the sound of the acoustic guitar, he strived to master and teach its many styles and techniques including flatpick and fingerstyle (“Travis”) picking.


In his online acoustic guitar lessons, David shares his lifetime of acoustic guitar knowledge. His goal is to provide comprehensive, step-by-step, deep instruction that fills in gaps that often cause first-time players to get frustrated. Normally behind the camera at ArtistWorks, he now steps to the other side to teach all the adult beginners who wish to play and enjoy the acoustic guitar.


Interested in learning how to play the acoustic guitar? Experience our acoustic guitar lessons online for yourself and try out some free sample music lessons here. You’ll quickly see what makes ArtistWorks courses some of the best online music lessons around!



Beginner Acoustic Guitar Lesson: Playing Without a Pick with David Butler

Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson: Learn to Play “Rylynn” with Andy McKee

The 7 Pitfalls of Private Music Lessons, and How Video Exchange Can Help




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Each subscription is for a single school. Pricing and features can vary slightly per school.

1 Month membership
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Unlimited Access to Lessons
Unlimited Video Exchanges
Exclusive Content
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3 Month membership
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Unlimited Access to Lessons
Unlimited Video Exchanges
Exclusive Content
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12 Month membership
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Unlimited Access to Lessons
Unlimited Video Exchanges
Exclusive Content
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