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How to Play Fingerstyle Guitar with Adam Smale

Learn about musician Adam Smale, one of Howcast's fingerstyle guitar experts, in this video.


My name's Adam Smale. I've been playing guitar since 7 years old and I'm 45 now, so I'll let you do the math. And I've been playing professionally for around 33 years, since the age of 12. I wrote a book, called "New Approach to Scales" for guitars. Basically, this book really is a new approach to playing scales. It's not, sort of regurgitation of scales that have come before, the same old thing. I've developed a new approach to mapping out the guitar neck and playing scales in a completely different way.
If you're more interested in checking this book out, you can go to This here, is a guitar that I designed and had someone in Toronto, by the name of Brian Mascarin build for me. It's a seven string guitar, but it's a little bit different. It's a low E, on the sixth string. And matter of fact, I consider this the sixth string, but the seventh string is a high string. So, I think of it as six, five, four, three, two, one, seven, because that's the one that's different.
Aside from gigging around the New York area, I also compose my own music and I have a CD coming out, sometime in the New Year. And, so be on the lookout for that. If you'd like to learn more about me and what I do, you can visit my website, its

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