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The song is heard often at jams, concerts, and on albums, most recently on Jamie Stillway and Eric Skye’s duo guitar release ‘Over the Waterfall.’
It can be intimidating to change all the notes that you’ve worked so hard to learn, but the new sounds and new ideas you’ll discover make it worth the effort.
“Sidewalk Chalk” is a lovely waltz with a beautiful set of chord changes. It’s also quite approachable and, like so much of Levy’s work, is a joy to play.
Explore Double Dropped D, an Accessible Alternate Tuning Used in Classic Songs from Neil Young, Led Zeppelin, and Many Others
Lowering your first and sixth strings from E to D opens up enticing new possibilities on both the low and high ends of the guitar.
Singer-songwriter Maurice Tani teaches how to add fresh color and anticipation to a traditional favorite.
An Introduction to Spread Triads | ELIXIR Strings
In this video tutorial, Elixir Strings artist Quentin Angus takes a basic C chord and shows how to play “spread triads” all the way to the 12th fret and beyond.
Latest Gear Reviews & Stories
Cleaning and maintaining your fretboard can be fun and satisfying. Here are some expert tips on how to do the job the right way.
The Year in Gear 2023: Guitars, Amps, Pedals, and Accessories for a Wide Variety of Styles and Budgets
In this annual year-in-gear retrospective, we take you on a tour of the exciting new acoustic guitars and accessories introduced in 2023.
The story behind Davis’ SJ-200 is as murky as a Louisiana swamp.
Webman tells the story behind one of the most intriguing pieces of guitar technology to emerge in the past decade.
How Guitar Makers are Responding to Climate and Supply Threats by Turning to Sustainable Sources, Alternate Materials, and More
Guitar manufacturers are rethinking their processes in a world where climate change and deforestation are no longer abstract problems.
The guitar work throughout shows Ellis’ impressive range, and the large selection of instruments gives each song a distinctive feel.
Review: ‘Joni Mitchell Archives Vol. 3’ Takes a Deep Dive Into Her Creative Breakthroughs of the Early ’70s
New Rhino set spans a time when Mitchell made multiple musical breakthroughs—as a songwriter, guitarist, and bandleader.
Leggett has become a master of tones and textures, of perfectly matching instruments and moods, of using tunings to create distinct, sonically rich backgrounds.
Review: ‘The Blue Album’ by Spanish Virtuoso Pablo Sáinz-Villegas Is an Intriguing, Often Meditative Sonic Journey
These 14 pieces share a serene, mysterious, contemplative quality that’s both compelling and pleasantly mind-opening.
GFA Hall of Fame Inductee Sharon Isbin Has Expanded the Reach, Reputation, and Repertoire of the Classical Guitar
Isbin’s widespread career is full of collaborations both inside and outside of the classical guitar world.
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