Guitar Resource is interested in helping folks learn to play the guitar. Most of the songs and worksheets are designed to be as accessible as possible to the beginning player. So many people start to learn the guitar then give up or put it off. Our goal is to keep students going to reach the full enjoyment of playing guitar.
About the Author
Jim Ellis grew up learning to play piano, guitar, and bass in the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area and began performing and teaching in his early twenties. He studied guitar with Walter Namuth, a long time member of the Buddy Rich band. He has jammed with Butch Warren, a bassist for great musicians like Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk, and others. Jim also studied upright bass with renowned bassist Steve Novosel.
Jim has a Bachelor of Arts in music performance from the University of Maine and a Master of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of Southern Maine.
After graduating, Jim performed throughout New England, the Bahamas, Central America, and the Caribbean Islands. After touring, Jim decided to establish himself in the Pacific Northwest, where he teaches and performs in the Seattle metropolitan area.