LESSONS Videos and Transcriptions

VIDEO GUITAR LESSONS

1. Cliffs of Dover for Acoustic Guitar

Finally, the transcription to Rhett's AMAZING solo acoustic guitar version of Eric Johnson's classic, "Cliffs of Dover" is available. You can download the TAB for FREE in the form on right hand side of this page.

This is a very challenging tune to play at tempo with the correct feel so Rhett has created a video lesson to explain his approach to the song.

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2. Solitaire

Solitaire is one of Rhett's signature pieces. This tune incorporates many of the modern acoustic guitar techniques that were made popular by Michael Hedges, Billy McLaughlin and Andy McKee.

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3. Tapping the Blues

One of the techniques that Rhett is best known for is two-hand tapping on the electric guitar. In this lesson, Rhett will introduce you to the technique and teach you to play over a simple blues progression.

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4. Galway Races

Galway Races is a masterpiece of modern guitar technique. In this lesson, Rhett explains how to move beyond simple melodic ideas and patterns to create sophisticated pieces of music.

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5. Mantooth

Mantooth is a FINGERSTYLE composition in the style of Pierre Bensusan. This lesson covers hybrid classical right hand techniques and the DADGAD tuning.

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6. LifeFlight

LifeFlight was inpired by Rhett's guitar hero, Billy McLaughlin. In this lesson, Rhett discusses his tapping technique on the acoustic guitar

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7. Always with Me, Always with You (Two Guitars)

When Joe Satriani saw Rhett's version of "Always with Me, Always with You", he tweeted. "and this is just insane!" In this lesson Rhett explains playing on two guitars at once and shows you how to play this timeless piece of music.

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WHY LEARN FROM RHETT?

imgWhether he is playing with a pick, fingerstyle, tapping on the neck or even on Ukelele, Rhett Butler is changing people's ideas about what is possible on the guitar. Over the last decade, Butler has released 11 CDs of his dazzling original guitar music. His videos are all over YouTube and have been recognized and promoted by Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson and Guitar Player Magazine.

Butler has made a name for himself as one of the most versatile solo guitarists performing today."Rhett is one of the greatest guitarists on the planet." - Billy McLaughlin He has performed on stage with most of the legends of instrumental guitar music including; TOMMY EMMANUEL, ERIC JOHNSON, AL DIMEOLA, LARRY CARLTON, BILLY MCLAUGHLIN, ADAM RAFFERTY, PETE HUTTLINGER, LARRY CORYELL, LEE RITENOUR and MORE!

Now Rhett is sharing the techniques and concepts that have amazed audiences around the world. "It was the best set of guitar music that I have ever heard." -Adam RaffertyThis exclusive content is available for FREE only on his website www.RHETTBUTLER.org. You will find complete transcriptions as well as video explinations for his arrangements of popular songs as well as his stunning original music. If you have questions about existing arrangements or would like to request a lesson on something you have seen Rhett perform, you can email him personally at rhettbutler@rhettbutler.org.