Free Lesson How To Play “Pretty Woman” main guitar riff TAB by Roy Orbison

Roy Orbison was famous for many songs – but Pretty Woman is one of my favorites – his voice was ONE OF A KIND and his guitar hooks are forever a part of American guitar songwriting.  When I first saw this clip I was really young but never forgot seeing it – the big beautiful voice and BIGGER than life opening guitar riff drenched in reverb are now recognizable parts of American Rock’n'Roll culture!

Here is the guitar TAB (tablature or number system for reading/writing guitar music)

Roy Orbison “Pretty Woman”

1st————————————–
2nd————————————–
3rd————————————–
4th————————–0—4—2—0—-
5th——————–2——————–
6th —-0—0—4————————

COUNT   1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &   REPEAT

*** TIP: Play with even space between each of the notes.

Roy Orbison (April 23, 1936 to 1988)

Piano Violin Guitar Drum Bass Ukulele Lessons in Key West & Dallas – Beginner Advanced – Children Adult

Piano Lessons in Key West  & Dallas

Piano Lessons in Key West & Dallas

Beginner to professional level guitar, bass, drum, ukulele, and piano lessons and music instruction in ALL STYLES by experienced teachers with impressive backgrounds and great people skills.

Violin Lessons in Key West & Dallas

Violin Lessons in Key West & Dallas

Whether your looking for your first music lesson, or you are looking for advanced violin instruction, we can help you.

We can help with your equipment and instrument rental, purchasing,  repair or service needs along with all the learning supplies and tools of the trade!

Guitar Bass Drum Violin Piano Lessons Key West & Dallas

Guitar Bass Drum Violin Piano Lessons Key West & Dallas

You can inquire for lessons at any age from school aged children up – (no diapers)  :)  lol

Bass Guitar Lessons Key West & Dallas

Bass Guitar Lessons Key West & Dallas

Come as you are,,, then go PLAY !!!

Next UkeOut is @ Coconut Ukulele Orchestra Jam Night in Big Pine Key (Mile Marker 30.5) March 5, 2014

Ukulele Jam open Mic Night & UkeOut Party

Ukulele Jam open Mic Night & UkeOut Party in Florida Keys

Ukulele Open Mic Jam Night in Florida Keys

Ukulele Open Mic Jam Night in Florida Keys

***  NEXT UkeOut is Wednesday March 5, 2014 (7-9pm) Coconuts Bar in Big Pine Key, (Mile Marker 30.5) Florida Keys, the Trop Rock Republic.

This is a magical place far far away from everything you’d love to leave behind and smack dab in the middle of EVERYTHING your musical soul desires.  If you are local or visiting Key West or the Lower Keys – DO NOT miss out on an island UkeOut!!

It’s time again for the monthly Coconuts Bar UkeOut Ukulele Jam Night in Big Pine Key, (Mile Marker 30.5), in the heart of the “Trop Rock Republic”, The Florida Keys, is sure to be a true island experience. Don’t miss this awesome night full of laughing, music, dancing, learning the ukulele, showing one another what we DO or DON’T know LOL ,,, all the while having tons of great fun.

Play Ukulele,,,Be Happy :)

Jamie Sorbelli Of Island Guitar shop in Key West heasd to a UkeOut PARTY

Jamie Sorbelli Of Island Guitar shop in Key West heasd to a UkeOut PARTY

UkeOut (ukulele open mic jam) is one island tradition that has helped make Key West the Ukulele Capital of North America.

UkeOut PAGE is the Island Guitar page to support our local (OR visiting) Ukulele players.

We have EVERYTHING you need to jam out or “UKEOUT” as it’s dubbed! Ukuleles, cases, ukulele display wall hangers and stands, straps, strings, tuners, learning books cd’s and DVD’s, cleaning kits, and a ton of COOL ukulele lover GIFT items, T-Shirts and fun accessories!!

When is the next UkeOut Ukulele Open Mic Jam Night @ Green Parrot? Wednesday March 12, 2014 Key West w/ Jeff Clark, Tim McAlpine, Jay Gewin, Rolando Rojas

UkeOut Ukulele Open Mic Jam Night in Key West

UkeOut Ukulele Open Mic Jam Night in Key West

Don’t miss the next traditional island style ukulele party and UkeOut at the world famous Green Parrot Bar in downtown Key West,  in the heart of the Trop Rock Republic and the Florida Keys!

It’s just a short block off the 500 block of Duval Street.   Wednesday March 12th, 2014 starting as usual at 8pm and ending around 11pm

Time to UkeOut again!
Green Parrot Ukulele Association Meeting with co-hosts Jeff Clarke, Tim McAlpine and Jay Gewin and special guests Rolando Rojas and others!!

I will be there this month set up next to the pool table with loaner ukuleles and giving FREE lessons, TIPS and advise- the UkeOut is designed for total beginners and pros alike!  Swing in and give a look, a listen and even a try!!

 

Bring Your Uke!

“Play Uke Be Happy”

“Key West Strut, Slippin’ Slidin’ Funking Blues” demo of a new guitar instrumental song i’m writing

Key West Strut, Slippin’ Slidin’ Funking Blues”  is an instrumental blues/funk guitar peice that i’ve been writing for the last few years since i’ve been living in Key West.  It is heavily influenced by my blues roots as well as the incredible vibe radiating from the energetic eclectically vibrating local music scene and it’s many local “Conch Rockers” and their addictive form of Trop Rock unique to the Florida Keys mixing American blues and country roots with Caribbean Cuban and Island Vibe sounds!

This is the soundtrack that was playing in my head the first time I cruised down Flagler Ave heading toward the nightly sunset celebration at Mallory Square, then onto one of the most fun music filled nights ever on world famous Duval Street!!   While you listen to my guitar during this song, I hope some of the energy, excitement, and anxiousness that accompanies a great adventure spark your imagination and curiosity!!

This take of the song is an early one-take live demo and it is something that will have updates from time to time as I build my ideas.

Enjoy!

Recorded with and on and in:

Key West Strut, Slippin’ Slidin’ Funkin’ Blues
written and recorded by Wayne Sorbelli, 2013

I used a Dunlop brass slide on one of my USA Reverend Guitars, good ol’ (Rocco #312) made by Joe Naylor in his east Detroit shop.

I recorded on a handheld BOSSBR80 Mico Recorder, one take, live at Crab Trap Studios in Key West, Florida on 12/31/2013.
Happy New Year!

USA Reverend Guitar – Dunlop Brass Slide – Roland Cube 80 Combo Amp – BOSSBR80 Mico Recorder

Live at Crab Trap Studios in Key West, Florida on 12/31/2013. Happy New Year!

www.islandguitar.com/category/sorbelli/

 

UkeOut Ukulele Open Mic Jam Night Wednesday March 12, 2014 Green Parrot Key West w/ Jeff Clark, Tim McAlpine, Jay Gewin, Rolando Rojas

UkeOut Ukulele Open Mic Jam Night in Key West Florida Keys

UkeOut Ukulele Open Mic Jam Night in Key West Florida Keys

The next traditional island style ukulele party and UkeOut is at the world famous Green Parrot Bar in downtown Key West,  in the heart of the Trop Rock Republic and the Florida Keys!

It’s just a short block off the 500 block of Duval Street.   Wednesday March 12th, 2014 starting as usual at 8pm and ending around 11pm

Time to UkeOut again!
Green Parrot Ukulele Association Meeting with co-hosts Jeff Clarke, Tim McAlpine and Jay Gewin and special guests Rolando Rojas and others!!

I will be there this month set up next to the pool table with loaner ukuleles and giving FREE lessons, TIPS and advise- the UkeOut is designed for total beginners and pros alike!  Swing in and give a look, a listen and even a try!!

 

Bring Your Uke!

“Play Uke Be Happy”

Which string is the first 1st string of my guitar? Here is a word or two under my Free ONLINE Lessons and Hot Tips blog!!

FREE ONLINE LESSON  #1

1)  the first string on a guitar, or any stringed instrument, is the string furthest from your face while holding and playing the instrument – the (thinnest, smallest, skinny, little E) is the the first string on the guitar.

This may be  very confusing because EVERYONE refers to a guitar’s  tuning as  E,A,D,G,B,E which is naming the strings sixth thru first, which is very confusing to the beginning player.

“Big Bottom Low E 6th – E

5th – A

4th – D

3rd – G

2nd – B

Small little skinny thin high E 1st – E

Wayne Sorbelli

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Rolando Rojas Band – the Heart & SOUL of the sound and style of Key West’s original music scene!

Rolando Rojas - Live Salsa Music Key West

Rolando Rojas – Live Salsa Music Key West

Rolando Rojas and his band – the Heart & SOUL of the sound and style of Key West’s original music scene!  SALSA, !!

Rolando Rojas and his band dish out the best of all the musical elements that make up the “Key West original sound”, along with style and energy, a passion that can ONLY exist along side sincerity & humility,,, and of course – world class DANCING!!

Don’t miss Rolando Rojas and his and band almost daily in and around Paradise, Key West, on such world famous stages on and around Duval street like Sloppy Joe’s Bar, Virgilio’s, daily at the famous Sunset celebration on Malory Square at El Meson De Pepe and even at the Green Parrot with ukulele in hand for an island style UkeOut !!!

“Key West Strut, Slippin’ Slidin’ Funking Blues” demo of a new guitar instrumental song i’m writing

Key West Strut, The Slippin' Slidin' Blues (Sorbelli,2013)

Key West Strut, The Slippin’ Slidin’ Blues (Sorbelli,2013)

Wayne Sorbelli USA Reverend Guitar

Wayne Sorbelli USA Reverend Guitar

Hey friends! I recorded this LIVE on New Years Eve 2013 at Crab Trap Studios in Key West, Florida.

USA Reverend Guitar – Roland Cube 80watt Amp

recorded on a BOSSBR80

 

New exotic ukuleles arrive in Key West for Sale and Rental

Luna Exotica Ukulele for sale

Luna Exotica Ukulele for sale

New ukuleles arrive in Key West at my Island Guitar shop!!  You are not going to believe your eyes, your hands, or your ears if you’re lucky enough to get a chance to stop in our store and play, feel, look and listen to one in of these beautiful instruments in person!!!!!!

The new exotica series comes in a few woods worth bragging about.

Olive Ash Burl, Spalt Maple, and Maple Burl.

“Play Uke Be Happy”

 

New Violins arrived for Lesson Rentals and Sales in Key West, Fl & Dallas, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Pa

Violin Lessons Rentals Sales All Age All Levels

Violin Lessons Rentals Sales All Age All Levels

Come check them out!!  Our NEW rental violins have arrived at both our locations!!! We have something for everyone.  Beginner to Advanced student models, as well as performing level selections to choose from!

Lessons are offered at both locations and for most ages.  Our teachers are professional AND friendly!

Give us a call of stop in to see how we can help you or your child prepare for a rewarding musical journey on violin or any of the other instruments we offer like guitar, drums, bass, piano, banjo, ukulele etc,,,,   What are you waiting for?  Come on,,, Let’s Play !!!

Violin Lessons in Key West, FL & Dallas, PA. Beginner to Advanced, Children to “old as dirt” lol

Violin Lessons in Dallas, PA & Key West, FL

Violin Lessons in Dallas, PA & Key West, FL

Professional Violin Lessons in Key West, FL & Dallas, PA.  From beginner to advanced, children to “old as dirt” lol :) 

Beginner to professional level and almost all age for violin, guitar, bass, drum, ukulele, piano and keyboard lessons and music instruction in ALL STYLES by experienced teachers with impressive backgrounds and great people skills.

Go to our LEARN page from the menu above for more info. 

Thank You

Next UkeOut & Ukulele Orchestra Meeting in Key West is @ Green Parrot Feb 5, 2014

UkeOut Key West & Florida Keys Ukulele Jam Night

UkeOut Key West & Florida Keys Ukulele Jam Night

The next traditional island style ukulele party and UkeOut is at the world famous Green Parrot Bar in downtown Key West, just a short block off the 500 block of Duval Street.   Wednesday February 5th, 2014 starting as usual at 8pm with some FREE on site lessons and tutoring and continues until about 11pm or midnight.  There will be ukuleles provided for those who didn’t bring theirs or do not own one yet.  Just ask at the pool table!!  :)

UkeOut (ukulele open mic jam) is one island tradition that has helped make Key West the Ukulele Capital of North America.

UkeOut Key West & Florida Keys Ukulele Jam Nights

UkeOut Key West & Florida Keys Ukulele Jam Nights

UkeOut PAGE is the Island Guitar page to support our local (OR visiting) Ukulele players.  It’s a resource not only for upcoming ukulele & uke lifestyle related events, but also serves as a resource for answering common ukulele questions on tuning, size differences etc.  enter questions for FREE @  www.ukeout.com

Have a GREAT time exploring this site – Peace :)    Just use the search bar on top or side of this page to ask or search for anything ukulele, guitar, music, etc related!!  Search for information, photos and dates on UkeOuts, Concerts, Lessons, ANYTHING MUSIC !!

PLAY UKE & BE HAPPY !!!!!!!!!!!!

Fender Stratocaster Custom Guitar w/ USA Gibson Humbucker Upgrade & other Mods FOR SALE

Fender Stratocaster w/  USA Gibson Humbucker upgrade by Eddie Bricker

Fender Stratocaster w/ USA Gibson Humbucker upgrade by Eddie Bricker

Fender Stratocaster  MIM w/ USA Gibson humbucker pickup mod in the neck position & upgraded electronics. This guitar is set with low low low action and sounds like a zillion $$$

Like New. Pre-Owned, very lightly used.

USD $449    WE SHIP     WE SHIP    WE SHIP

Next UkeOut is @ Coconut Ukulele Orchestra Jam Night in Big Pine Key (Mile Marker 30.5) January 15, 2014

Coconuts Ukulele Orchestra open jam night and UKEOUT

Coconuts Ukulele Orchestra open jam night and UKEOUT

Coconut’s Ukulele Orchestra UkeOut Open Mic Night Big Pine Key

Coconut’s Ukulele Orchestra UkeOut Open Mic Night Big Pine Key

oconut’s Ukulele Orchestra UkeOut Open Mic Night Big Pine Key

Coconut’s Ukulele Orchestra UkeOut Open Mic Night Big Pine Key

This is a magical place far far away from everything you’d love to leave behind and smack dab in the middle of EVERYTHING your musical soul desires.  If you are local or visiting Key West or the Lower Keys – DO NOT miss out on an island UkeOut!!

It’s time again for the monthly Coconuts Bar UkeOut Ukulele Jam Night in Big Pine Key, (Mile Marker 30.5), in the heart of the “Trop Rock Republic”, The Florida Keys, is sure to be a true island experience. Don’t miss this awesome night full of laughing, music, dancing, learning the ukulele, showing one another what we DO or DON’T know LOL ,,, all the while having tons of great fun.

Play Ukulele,,,Be Happy :)

Coconut’s Ukulele Orchestra UkeOut Open Mic Night Big Pine Key

Coconut’s Ukulele Orchestra UkeOut Open Mic Night Big Pine Key

Next UkeOut Ukulele Jam Night in Key West (Trop Rock Republic) is @ Green Parrot Bar Wednesday January 8th, 2014 from 8-11pm

UkeOut in Key West is an island tradition!!

UkeOut in Key West is an island tradition!!

 

Don’t miss the next UkeOut Wednesday January 8th, 2014 8pm at the World Famous Green Parrot Ukulele Association Meeting just one block off Duval street, in “old town” Key West, the Capital of the Trop Rock Republic.

Anytime is a good time for a UkeOut, a ukulele jam session open mic uke night. It’s an awesome way to have authentic island style fun in the Florida Keys. Friends, music, laughing, drinks, and of corse no shortage of stories that all start “this one time at a UkeOut in Key West,,,” lol. You’ll know what I mean if you are lucky enough to attend one of these amazing island ukulele events.

Play Ukulele = Be Happy

How to tune an eight 8-string guitar (Eight String Tuning Variations: Standard, Fourths, Drop D-8)

8-string Dean ML tuning F# B E A D G B E

8-string Dean ML tuning F# B E A D G B E

Remember, the 1st string is always the string furthest from your face while holding and playing as on ukulele, bass, banjo etc most string instruments  – (usually the skinniest string on a guitar is the 1st string)

Tuning – (8th through 1st string )  F# B E A D G B E  is how Dean tunes these at the factory.

Here are some 8-string tunings:

8-string STANDARD:  F# B E A D G B E

8-string FOURTHS:   F# B E A D G C F

8-string Drop D:  E A D A D G B E

Beginner Guitar, Piano, Drum or ANY music lessons are a GREAT holiday gift idea!!

Beginner to Advanced Children to Adults Music Lessons

Beginner to Advanced Children to Adults Music Lessons

Gift certificates for music lessons are a wonderful gift idea.  You can stop in and purchase them  in person or here on our site just by requesting so in a quick message or calling :)

We can mail them directly to your loved one if you are purchasing over the phone or on the computer.  You can purchase them at and for either of my locations – Island Guitar Key West 305-414-8056  or Wayne’s World Music Dallas 570-674-1995.

Jamie and I have children, and in my experience,  what I wish they’d get as gifts from family and Santa and what they actually get as gifts are sometimes different – we all know kids love video games right? but you don’t want them playing for hours everyday?  This holiday season urge family and friends to GIVE music lessons as gifts, like guitar, piano, keyboard, violin, mandolin, bass guitar, drums, ukulele, vocal training or songwriting etc – they all make GREAT gifts that are usually VERY well received.  They are not going to lose their appeal quickly as they tend to lead to a long and rewarding path of learned skills, earned abilities and talents along with lessons and experience in patience, goal setting, problem solving, and TIME MANAGEMENT crucial for a proper practice routine just to name a few of the benefits of music lessons.

You can buy just one lesson, or purchase a package of  steady lessons for a month, or longer!  The choice is yours!

Thank You and have a wonderful holiday season.

Piano Bass Guitar Drums Violin Mandolin Ukulele Banjo  LESSONS SALES REPAIR RENTAL

student during electric bass lessons

 

Student showcase @ Wayne's World Dallas Guitar Student & Teacher

Student showcase @ Wayne’s World Dallas Guitar Student & Teacher

 

Piano and Keyboard Lessons

Piano and Keyboard Lessons

Guitar Shopping in Key West EASY & CHEAP “LIVE like a tourist, don’t SHOP like a tourist!”

Key West Guitar Shopping Cheap and Easy

Key West Guitar Shopping Cheap and Easy

Stop in my Island Guitar Shop and Music Store Key West and make shopping for ALL musicians, CHEAPER and EASIER than online or anywhere else.  We have small and big gifts for the “wanting to try” total beginner to the daily world famous Duval street stage performer, to the world touring professional here in the Keys on holiday.

LIVE like a tourist,,, don’t SHOP like a tourist!  We live in Key West, a famous tourist city,  which means we spend more on everything right? Well not always so – not at my guitar shop and music store  – we believe that we get to live like a tourist, have fun playing in the sun, but do not have to shop and pay higher prices for our much needed music stuff!!  LOL I’m serious!!  I know it sounds like a joke, but I’m serious -  prices at my Key West guitar shop are, if not the same than,  BETTER priced than the biggest online retailers!! You are welcome to stop in and check the price tags – no scam – no gimmick – all the prices are as low as you’ll find, anywhere, right here in our overpriced, tourist trap pirate vacation destination, we all love and embrace – our paradise home Key West.

If you are on holiday in the lower keys and DO NOT wish to pay anymore than you would back in your hometown, then give us  call, message, or just stop in – “We got you covered – not buried”!!!

COOL unique AWESOME GIFTS for ALL music lovers as well supplies for band.

We have beginner guitars UNDER $100 that are REAL instruments, tuned & checked by me and the Bone Island Music CREW, right here at my store, not 1000s miles away!!  – I don’t sell  department store toys “made in the likes” of an instrument called a guitar LOL.   These are real guitars here at my store, real instruments, not toys!

We have unique one-of-a-kind HANDMADE IN KEY WEST guitars and instruments by local builders and artists!

Along with the total mind blowing cool gifts that are in the shop, we carry ALL the stuff players and musicians and music lovers consume, need, and WANT!!! From sheet music, saxophone reeds, marching band supplies, strings & things, & T-Shirts & incense etc!  We have tubes for your stage AMPS and incense for the hotel or band room :)

Give us a call  305-414-8056  or just message us here on the site!

Key West Guitar Center & Dallas Guitar Center

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