Trace Bundy Artist Series

Artist Series Guitar Course from Trace Bundy

Trace Bundy is a self taught acoustic guitarist that plays in the percussive/tapping genre. He was named "Most Promising New Talent" in 2008 by Acoustic Guitar Magazine and won 3rd place for "Best Fingerstyle Guitarist" in the same year.

13 Lessons

Complete course with step-by-step lessons and practice examples.


Course filmed with 6 cameras for the perfect angles.

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Full Course Breakdown

In his artist series, Trace shows off his chops and discusses the techniques he employs to create his unique blend of acoustic music.


Interview with Trace Bundy

JamPlay interviews "Acoustic Ninja," Trace Bundy.

13:09 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty


Two-handed Tapping

Trace Bundy discusses and demonstrates the two-handed fret tapping technique.

12:40 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty


Canon Performance

Trace Bundy performs his arrangement of <i>Pachelbel's Canon</i>.

8:41 Runtime

4.0 Difficulty



Trace discusses and demonstrates percussion techniques on an acoustic guitar.

3:21 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty



Trace Bundy talks about harmonics and how you can apply them to your playing.

14:13 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


Short Cut Capo

Trace Bundy discusses the use of the short cut capo while playing.

14:06 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


Fun With Capos

Trace Bundy talks about the different ways you can use multiple capos to enhance your playing.

22:55 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

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Love Song Performance

Trace Bundy offers up a performance of his song "Love Song."

6:13 Runtime

4.5 Difficulty


Combining Techniques

Trace demonstrates how you can combine techniques from the previous lessons to create depth in your playing.

13:03 Runtime

3.5 Difficulty


Percussion and Harmonics

Trace Bundy explains how percussive elements and harmonics can be combined to add depth to your playing.

5:14 Runtime

3.5 Difficulty


Trace's Gear

Trace Bundy talks about the gear he uses in live performance situations.

6:08 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty



Trace Bundy discusses how a looping station can be used in your playing.

13:22 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


Playing in Reverse

Trace Bundy demonstrates how the reverse function on a looping pedal can be used to create some creative new sounds.

5:56 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

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  • Austin, Minnesota
  • Playing since 1990
  • 13 lessons at JamPlay
Trace Bundy must be seen, not just heard. His music is poetry in motion, using harmonics, looping, multiple capos, and his unique banter and stage presence to deliver an unforgettable live concert experience. Listening to his intricate arrangements is one thing, but seeing the fan-dubbed "Acoustic Ninja" play live confounds even the most accomplished music lovers as to how one person can do all that with just two hands and ten fingers.

Trace has sold over 100,000 combined digital and physical music sales on his record label, Honest Ninja Music, and regularly sells-out shows with standing ovations at venues across the USA and around the world, in 16 countries and counting. Video clips circulate virally at astonishing speed, with over 8,500,000 YouTube views to date.

Trace was named "Most Promising New Talent" of 2008 by Acoustic Guitar Magazine, as well as winning third place in the magazine's "Best Fingerstyle Guitarist" category the same year. Last summer, he performed at Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheatre in front of a crowd of over 7,000 people, as part of The World's Largest Music Lesson. Over the past couple of years, Trace has shared the stage with Neko Case, Brandi Carlile, Judy Collins, David Knopfler (Dire Straits), Bill Nershi (String Cheese), Laurence Juber (Paul McCartney & Wings), David Wilcox, Chris Hillman (The Byrds), Stanley Jordan, and MOFRO, among others.

Dave Kirby from the Boulder Weekly says "Possessing a staggering acoustic technique, on both right and left sides, Bundy has made his reputation as a next generation solo guitarist of serious repute."

Audiocast Magazine from Austin, TX agrees: "Bundy's live show is without a doubt an event that needs to be witnessed rather than told about. With such a jaw-dropping performance, Bundy's live concert is a slap in the face that would leave a palm print on the memory of everyone in the audience."

Take a minute to check him out and you'll agree that Trace Bundy must be seen, not just heard.
Reviews & Feedback 96/100 with 56 ratings

absolutely amazing...way too advanced for me but an absolute joy to listen to and to watch being doesn't get much better than that :D


This was my first lesson, just love Trace's work......totally inspiring artist, his tune is probably way beyond me......but love the musicality, style, energy of the sounds and techniques. Very nice instruction, I can imagine he would be awesom


I want to learn this !