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Learn to Play “Big Sciota,” a Traditional Fiddle Tune Popularized by Flatpicking Master Russ Barenberg
“Big Sciota” is not necessarily easy to play, but if you stick with it, you’ll learn a fun and well-known tune and develop some powerful chops in both hands.
This lesson breaks down Watson’s acoustic flatpicking, beginning with rhythm and backup, transitioning to his lead playing, and ending with the combination of the two.
Lightfoot recorded the song on a 12-string—specifically, a Gibson B-45-12—but it will work just as well on a six-string.
This version of “Little Liza Jane” comes from the eastern Kentucky fiddler J.P. Fraley (1923–2011), who played it in the key of A major.
This ragtime-inspired composition leaves a lot of room for improvisation and variations on the main themes.
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
Review: Tascam’s Portacapture X6 and X8 Recorders Are Ideal for Acoustic Guitar—and a Whole Lot More
Both models offer ease of use, excellent sonics, and ability to capture wide dynamic ranges
This 2022 Greg Brandt Custom Concert Model Is a Traditional Classical Guitar with Unique Ornamentation
All of the pieces fit together for Brandt when he built this “jigsaw puzzle” guitar.
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
The group’s sophomore album may very well eclipse the unexpected success of its predecessor.
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.
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