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Blues, Jazz & American Roots

  Country blues, jazz & American roots

fingerstyle repertoire, technique, understanding 


Welcome to my guitar teaching site. I'm happy to have the opportunity to share my music and teaching skills with you.  Whether you decide to study on your own or choose to work directly with me through a private lesson exchange, I look forward to working together.  details...

The Lessons  

Single lesson downloads


Just added to the library:
Essential Music Theory video series 
Guitar "Keyboard" Harmony video series
New Country Blues Repertoire 
Approaches to Improvising




“What puts American guitar virtuoso Woody Mann so far ahead of the rest is that his lessons are grounded not just in a deep understanding of early blues music, but also in his own superior musicality.” Canberra Times, Australia


 "The new stuff you posted in the master classes about chord melody just blew my mind. You've completely awakened me to playing guitar in a whole new way. I just never thought of it in this context before. I feel like a baby that just got a handle on crawling and then realized I could also stand on two legs." Nicholas


“Woody is a master player and teacher. A true gentleman. I’m so glad to have been able to study with him. His deep understanding of the music and how to teach has opened up (finally) my playing in new and exciting ways." Charlie


"I just wanted to thank you again. You inspired me to try again at the age of 59 after many previous failures, and so far it’s going really well. With gratitude.”  Jim


“He has certainly learned from the older players but he is giving back and pushing the boundaries even further…an exceptionally gifted musician.” – Blues and Rhythm Magazine







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