Bill Withers playing acoustic guitar and singing

Video Lesson: Inside the Soulful Acoustic Guitar Style of Bill Withers

An immersion in Bill Withers’ music brings powerful lessons for any guitar-playing songwriter, especially about the value of directness. This lesson goes inside some of Withers’ best songs—especially from his first few albums, when his own guitar was most prominent—to reveal the understated accompaniment style that carries them.

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Acoustic Classic: ‘The Girl from Ipanema’

From the May/June 2020 issue of Acoustic Guitar | By Adam PerlmutterIn 1962, Brazilian poet Vinicius de Morae and songwriter and composer Antônio Carlos Jobim, having had success in composing songs for the 1959 film Black Orpheus, set out to collaborate on a musical com... Read More...

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