Office Hours

Office Hours

When you enroll in the Paul Franklin Method, you will also have access to a private Facebook Group, just for students. This is a place to hang out, ask questions, post videos of your progress, and most importantly, have direct access to Paul himself. Here’s an...
My Tab Symbols

My Tab Symbols

I use + and – for sharps and flats. One + indicates a 1/2 tone raise. Two ++ indicates a whole tone raise. One – indicates a 1/2 tone lower. Two – – indicates a whole tone lower. Three of either symbol indicates three 1/2 tones and so on. I use...
The Blues on E9

The Blues on E9

Here is the way I view the E9th as a Blues-based tuning… In the pedals down position (A and B pedals activated), I move back two frets and lower strings 4 and 8 a half tone. At that position every string except the 9th string establishes a Dominant 9th sound,...
Tackling Blocking

Tackling Blocking

I was 17 when I moved to Nashville. The great Hal Rugg named my blocking technique for controlling the length of notes “Pick Blocking” because I do use the picks a lot for muting. Although that name has stuck, it’s not the best description of what is...
Starting Slowly

Starting Slowly

In the first Course Section called “Getting Ready To Play”, Paul introduces several things you will need to know (and commit to memory) before getting started playing. Paul covers concepts like “Open Strings”, the “Strings as...
PRACTICE!

PRACTICE!

They say “practice makes perfect”, but what they mean is “perfect practice makes perfect”. We’ve all been there: we’re working on a new lick or idea and we want to play it at speed…so we stumble through it before we really get it ingrained. The desire to be able...