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ken chapple is a guitarist, music creator and educator

Welcome! I’m Ken Chapple.

I’m a music creator and educator. I love to craft songs, explore guitar (especially bluegrass guitar) and help folks learn. I enjoy making up silly songs with my wife and little girl, and doing music-related projects. Challenge each other, learn from each other, improve with each other.

Who is Corita?

Corita is a song on the new album Shades of Life that you can order…

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Ken Talks About "Willie Nelson"

Willie Nelson is a song on the new album Shades of Life that you can…

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New Album! "Shades Of Life"

  Hey Everybody! We've been working on this record for almost 3 years and we're…

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High Lonesome Sound

Here's a quick video from my new studio room featuring an arrangement of High Lonesome…

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Old Dangerfield for Guitar with TAB

I love this Bill Monroe tune, and there aren't many references out there for guitar…

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Developing A Powerful G-Run

Hey all! I had a student request a video of some bluegrass rhythm stuff we…

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#FlatpickFriday Big Sciota

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Crossing The Black *OFFICIAL RELEASE*

Crossing The Black *OFFICIAL RELEASE*

It's Here, We're There! It's been just over 2 weeks since we moved into our…

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Bluegrass In The Studio

Bluegrass in the Studio

Got a band and some great songs and ready for the studio? I have made…

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Grass Valley 2015

Grass Valley 2015

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Down in the Willow Garden

This old Appalachian murder ballad with Irish roots has been done over and over again…

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Album Art Sketches

Album Art Sketches

I met with my brilliant friend and artistic associate "The Artist" on Monday (the artist…

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Crossing The Black

BRAND NEW RELEASE! Crossing The Black is my debut record of 100% original material. Click the button to preview a track purchase your copy.

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“I’d recommend this album to anyone looking for a great bluegrass album, pure and simple… So go check out this enjoyable album, you won’t be sorry!” – For The Country Record (2015)

Listen to “The Wheel” which is track 10 from Crossing The Black…

Ken Chapple Flatpick Guitar Classics Banner

Free Guitar Record!

with full transcription of Big Sciota

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Flatpick Guitar Classics is filled with flatpicking acrobatics, crisp tones and tasteful leads. This download includes a 5 track EP, as well as a full 6-page transcription of Big Sciota.

Listen to Big Sciota…