Douglas Niedt

Douglas Niedt

WHAT I'M DOING NOW

NEW! "Michelle"

For you Beatles fans, I have a new arrangement of "Michelle" for solo guitar. The sheet music package includes TWO beautiful arrangements of the Beatles classic. The advanced version retains McCartney's bass lines, harmonies, and the guitar parts. The intermediate version simplifies the bass line and is more fingerstyle-friendly throughout. Both versions are in standard notation, standard notation + tab, and tab only. Check it out here.

NEW and FREE! "La Paloma"

"La Paloma," is the most recorded Spanish song in history. This delightful arrangement by Pepe Romero is based upon that by Francisco Tárrega. The free 55-page PDF includes the Romero arrangement, Tárrega's arrangement, Tárrega's handwritten manuscript, versions in the key of A major, and much more. IT'S ALL FREE!

PLAY IT LIKE A PRO™

Now that I finished the Fretboard Literacy Project, I can get back to adding more titles to my Play It Like a Pro™ series. I am working on "Sounds of the Bells" by Pernambuco. I hope to finish it before the end of the year.

WEBSITE

1. I redesigned my free online metronome. Now it has an A=440 Hz tuner with a choice of sine, square, triangle, or sawtooth sound wave. Plus, as a tribute to rock band Spinal Tap, the volume level goes to 11!

2. THE FRETBOARD TRAINING COACH—LITE There are hundreds of fretboard trainers in the app stores. My trainer is unique because it teaches you the names of the notes on the fretboard, PLUS it makes the connection to what each note looks like on the musical staff. This is a new "lite" version of my deep-learning Ultimate Fretboard Trainer course.

MY GUITAR PRACTICING

I practice 2-6 hours every day, working on new material, and always staying in shape and maintaining my old repertoire.

TEACHING

I'm teaching lots of video lessons, and private in-person lessons.

GARDENING

The garden did great this year but alas, is now asleep. I am already looking forward to starting my seed planting in January under grow lights indoors.


Updated November 29, 2022
Leawood, Kansas USA