"A great resource for people looking to play songs in new ways, Beyond Strumming provides guitarists with a useful toolbox of accompaniment techniques in a methodical and clear format."
Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers has combined his twin passions for words and music into a multifaceted career as a musician, author, and teacher. He is a grand prize winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, a contributor to NPR’s All Things Considered, and the founding editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine. Based in upstate New York, he has been a Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist and finalist (with his duo Pepper and Sassafras) for Best Duo at FreshGrass.
A “renowned guitar teacher” (Boston Globe), Rodgers is author of The Complete Singer-Songwriter, recently published in an expanded second edition; the Acoustic Guitar guide Beyond Strumming; and a Homespun video series teaching his acoustic arrangements of Grateful Dead songs.
“Jeffrey is a great guitar player. Sensitive and strong, and makes it look deceptively easy.”—Dan Bern