Check out the latest Miki Pannell project: a mammoth 150,000 English Course for Intermediate and Advanced Foreign Students of English.
ZAK WASHINGTON'S GUIDE TO ENGLAND.
This is an adventure, a self-study guide, a story, a class book, a dictionary, a grammar book and a guide to survival in that horrible dump called England.
Currently it's all free.
A new album by MIKI PANNELL 'Me & Mr. M. T. Wallet' has now been released. A treatise on hurricanes, heartaches and homelessness! You can buy it on Spotify, iTunes and other digital sources or just listen to various tracks for free here on this site. The album, for once, features more acoustic than electric guitar and has Miki's best compositions to date. This record took eight years to finish! The great Pablo 'Duke' Lopez was once again called in to do the vocals. Who has a better voice than that?
Lovers of old-school swing will enjoy it as much as fans of modern pop. There is the usual eclectic mix of influences: Django-style jazz; charleston; Jerry Reed-flavoured bluegrass; country; latin; fingerstyle; rockabilly; western swing - all in that inimitable Miki Pannell style. If anyone does it better, feel free to let us know who....
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HEROE DE LA GUITARRA SCHOOL have now uploaded many more videos to the Youtube channel. You can now find tutorials on how to play fingerstyle guitar with a collection of classic tunes by guitarists like Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed.
Additionally you can find video tutorials that teach you to play classic arrangements and explore in great detail all the variations, techniques, licks and tricks to make you a great guitarist.
Click here to find the channel:
Check out the excellent new LP from our friends Los Bingueros from Seville, Spain, that highly-charismatic bunch of talented rogues. Every track is a corker. The recording features two tracks written by Miki Pannell... in Spanish!
Los Bingueros 'El Club de los Huesos'
Los Bingueros 'Domingueros'.
(A very different English version 'Sunday Drivers' previously appeared on the Royal Scumbag Orchestra LP 'Prelude to a Punch 2'.)
The band is celebrating their tenth anniversary and have recorded this 'live in the studio' record to commemorate a decade of hundreds of live shows. Support your local bands - find them on Facebook:
Our latest project is the online HEROE DE LA GUITARRA School. We are publishing high-quality didactic materials for learning guitar. This month we have posted various videos on youtube. The first two are 50 AWESOME JAZZY ARPEGGIOS Parts 1 & 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y32cqEuCy8o&t=857s and a separate video 50 AWESOME JAZZY ARPEGGIOS Part 3.
This is an ingenious methodology to learn 50 simple arpeggios out of the same chord with a multitude of different flavours and nuances. These logical, mathematical positions will transform your playing, unlock the fretboard and open up limitless harmonic possibilities. Never again will you be stuck for what notes to play over a chord sequence. The complete transcriptions are available on this site - free.
Also uploaded to YouTube are the first of several tunes from the new Fingerstyle Solos Collection, which will be tabbed and available here. More to follow soon!
A selection of some of the most recent Miki Pannell recordings
Mr. Derek Freeman, Man Of The World (2.55)
British Artists (1.57)
You Rotten Old Town (2.27)
You Gotta Eat A Bit Of Dirt Before You Die (2.46)
It’s You (3.03)
By The Lake (3.09)
All songs written and produced by © Miki Pannell ©2009 Zak Washington Publishing. All rights reserved. Unauthorized copying, reproduction, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting prohibited. International copyright secured. SGAE
Sunday Drivers (4.26)
She’s With The Band (3.00)
Love Came In Bell Bottomed Flares (3.20)
Stop Breaking My Heart (3.20)
Baby Look At Your Hair! (3.39)
Donington Park Here We Come (4.23)
Come And Get It (If You Want It) (3.13)
Breakfast Of Champions (3.23)
Bye Bye (4.42)
All songs written and produced by © Miki Pannell. Zak Washington Publishing. ©2009 Héroe De La Guitarra Records. All rights reserved. Unauthorized copying, reproduction, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting prohibited. International copyright secured. SGAE
Rosie Dee (3.18)
Roll Up! Roll Up! (2.58)
Banjo De Sangre (1.38)
Sitting In The Sun (3.53)
Where Are They Now? (3.41)
Take Me Off To Sleep (2.55)
Just A Smile (2.53)
(Let Our Only Witness Be) The Moon (5.18)
All songs written and produced by Miki Pannell © 2009. Zak Washington Publishing. © 2009 Héroe De La Guitarra Records. Spain. All rights reserved. Unauthorized copying, reproduction, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting prohibited. International copyright secured. SGAE
Viva Jayne Mansfield (3.40)
Rock'n'roll En La Piel (3.35)
Que Dios Now Bendiga (4.55)
Volver Nadando (3.25)
Recorded and engineered by Jordi Gil del Valle at Sputnik Studios, Seville, Spain. Track 1 written by Miki Pannell © 1991 Zak Washington Publishing. Tracks 2 and 3 written by Pedro Jimenez. Track 4 written by Carlos Abad.
© 2004 Héroe De La Guitarra Records. Spain. All rights reserved. Unauthorized copying, reproduction, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting prohibited. International copyright secured. SGAE
Lovely photos by the enormously talented STEFIVER (Instagram)