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This ragtime-inspired composition leaves a lot of room for improvisation and variations on the main themes.
The brilliance of Watson’s right-hand technique can be clearly heard on this punishingly fast instrumental
In this lesson you’ll learn a handful of essential barre chord shapes and use them to play the swing favorite “After You’ve Gone.”
Video Lesson: Learn a Fingerstyle Arrangement of “It Is Well with My Soul” in Double Dropped-D Tuning
The arrangement is fairly undemanding of both the picking and fretting hands and makes strategic use of the open strings.
Being able to visualize chords all over the neck as they happen is a great foundation for building melodic lines.
Acoustic Guitar Lesson: Quite Far Enough | ELIXIR Strings
John Connearn's track "Quite Far Enough" showcases John’s playing perfectly, and in this tutorial, he breaks down the main riff section for you to follow along.
Latest Gear Reviews & Stories
How Reuben Cox of L.A.’s Old Style Guitar Shop Came to Build and Tweak Guitars for Stars and Hobbyists Alike
Whether working on guitars for Jackson Browne, building a rubber bridge for an instrument powering a Taylor Swift hit, or setting up some kid’s cheap acoustic, Cox keeps chasing a
With its C-shaped mahogany neck and radiused fretboard, the Stage handles more like a semi-hollow electric than a traditional classical or flamenco guitar.
Binding replacements on vintage guitars are becoming increasingly common as more and more old celluloid turns to dust
Great Acoustics: John Monteleone’s Rocket Convertible Is a Standout Archtop from the Blue Guitar Collection
With is elliptical soundhole and dual soundports, the innovative Rocket Convertible is a great example of Monteleone’s vision and craft.
Collaborating with a luthier can result in an instrument that satisfies performance needs, creative desires, or both.
The multi-instrumentalist scholar talks about how he found his own voice through the study of old and new songs, and what makes the ideal acoustic guitar.
Jimmy Buffett passed away September 1, 2023 at 76. Today, we’re revisiting this conversation with the “Margaritaville” singer-songwriter about his collection of rarified golden-era guitars.
Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale, aka the Milk Carton Kids, discuss the creative process behind what is perhaps their strongest set of songs to date.
Christopher Mallett Shines a Light on Pioneering Black American Guitarist and Composer Justin Holland
Mallett breathes new life into music that has languished since Holland’s passing more than a century ago.
It’s remarkable to say that even after all these decades of exploring all sorts of sonic and stylistic terrain, ‘Seven Psalms’ is unlike any other Paul Simon creation.
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