Jazz and Blues Guitarist
Taste, Tone and Telecasters
Arrangement and Lesson PDFs
60 arrangements and/or lessons are available in PDF in either Ted Greene style chord grids or notation with tab – please click below to see the full list.
Study with Tim
Study with Tim via Skype!
$85/hr via PayPal. Send Tim a note via the Contact Page. Serious inquiries only.
Enjoy these samples of my music and teaching. Just click on any video to watch. There are many more videos on Tim’s YouTube Channel.
Carriage House & Solo Guitar Vol. 1 and 2 are Audio Recordings. We used to call them “records” then we called them “CDs”, now we call them digital downloads. This is not a collection of PDFs. Enjoy! To purchase click on the item below.
Here’s a partial list of the gear I use:
- Linda Manzer Blue Note
- Comins GCS 16-1
- Various Fender Custom Shop Nocasters
- TLTX Chubby Mike Lull Custom Guitars (Tim’s Signature Guitar)
- Guild CE100D, Formerly owned by Ted Greene
- 1959 Gibson L-7C
- 1951 Gibson ES 350
- Grez Gibson TL Custom
- Andersen Little Archie
- 1939 Epiphone Broadway
All guitars set up and repaired by Mike Lull at www.mikelull.com
Many of the above guitars are loaded with Lollar Pickups.
I use Glendale Brass Intone or Wide Intone Saddles on my Telecasters. (I have no affiliation with Glendale; I just like their saddles very much).
D’Addario Strings and Planet Waves accessories. www.Daddario.com
Lollar Pickups www.lollarguitars.com
Sunnyside Amps www.sunnysideamps.com
Fuchs ODS 50 amplifier www.fuchsaudiotechnology.com
Ethos Overdrive Preamp www.customtonesinc.com
Free the Tone Effects
An ever changing pedal board that currently contains :
Korg Blackout tuner, RC Booster, Honey Bee OD, Strymon Lex, Strymon Flint, Echo Baby, Free The Tone Red Jasper and Final Boost, Rocket Pedals the Dude
Depending on the venue I will use one of the following amps:
Quilter 101 Reverb
Quilter Tone Block 202
Sunnyside K-Verb 40
Fender Deluxe Reverb Reissue
Fender Princeton Reissue
Henriksen the Bud
Ethos Overdrive amp
1965 Fender Deluxe Reverb
1964 Ampeg Reverberocket II
1964 Fender Super
Fender Blues Jr
Tim has helped me take my guitar playing to a new level. His passion for teaching makes learning a pleasure and I am always psyched to work on the new concepts he has imparted to me in our lessons. Tim is the best teacher I have ever had for the guitar!
Currently one of the Pacific Northwests busiest and most well respected guitarists, Tim is a member of the legendary Northwest Gypsy Jazz Group Pearl Django and the Tim Lerch Jamie Findlay Duo. In between gigs with PD and Jamie, Tim tries to play as many Solo Guitar performance as he can fit into the schedule. Also a sought after session guitarist, Tim records frequently in Seattle and Vancouver.
In addition to his live playing and recording schedule Tim is also a well respected and popular teacher with a busy schedule of private lessons, classes and workshops. Recent activities include new Master Class courses with TrueFire, Jazz Guitar Camps with Frank Vignola, an Instructional DVD for Hal Leonard Publishing, Master Class Videos for JazzGuitarSociety.com and a regular column in Fingerstyle Guitar Journal. For those players who don’t live near Seattle Tim is now offering private lessons via Skype.