Watch the Into The Trees online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Acoustic Guitar 10: Advanced Fingerstyle Etudes

Into The Trees - Overview is a video guitar lesson presented by Brooks Robertson and is sourced from Fingerstyle Survival Guide.


Into The Trees is a dynamic tune that will have you tapping your foot and bobbing your head, at least that is what I do when I play it! This is the title tune of my solo album Into The Trees, released in 2010. I wrote this song accidentally one spring morning sitting out on the deck. This is another good example of using a balance of concepts, techniques and the ear to come up with an interesting song. One of the most important elements that went into writing this song was allowing myself to experiment and try different things until I found what I liked the sound of. It utilizes some unique chord forms, fingernail clicks, the 1/2 step sliding concept with diminished 7th chord forms, banjo rolls, dynamics and decoration.