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In this lesson, we’ll dive into some chordal innovations you can use to get a Django Reinhardt sound or to simply explore new ways of approaching chords.
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 ragtime-inspired composition leaves a lot of room for improvisation and variations on the main themes.
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.
Originally released in 1991 and re-released on this year’s ‘At First Light,’ this challenging tune features nearly three dozen different chords.
Learn to Play an Easy Blues Melody in E with Mary Flower | ELIXIR Strings
In this quick acoustic blues lesson, renowned music educator and Elixir Strings artist Mary Flower shares how to play a simple Piedmont-Style blues melody and bassline.
Latest Gear Reviews & Stories
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.
Her instruments, evenly divided among steel-string, nylon-string, and crossover guitars, have earned rave reviews.
Basho created an alternate universe of mystical, spiritual music using this century-old 12-string of mysterious origin.
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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