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“Blue Skies,” arranged here in the guitar-friendly key of C, has been covered in many popular styles from ragtime piano to big band jazz to country.
This simple arrangement allows for easy, primarily open chording.
Like a magic trick on your guitar, partial capos hold down some strings while leaving others untouched, changing the intervals between open strings.
As I write this, California is seeing historic atmospheric rivers and treacherous flooding and I can’t help but think of this song from the blues canon.
Make your riffs and solos more musical, memorable, and fun to play! This course is free for you thanks to sponsorship from Elixir® Strings.
Acoustic Guitar Lesson: E Add9 Finger-Stretching Warm-Up Exercise | ELIXIR Strings
In this short video lesson, Elixir Strings artist Scott Goldbaum takes a beautiful E Add9 chord and by moving just one finger, creates a digit-stretching exercise that provides a great warm-up for both hands.
Latest Gear Reviews & Stories
With its fast-playing neck and thin, flattop-shaped body, the Highway is ideal for electric guitar players looking to add some acoustic vibe to their sound.
With proactive maintenance, your guitar should be able to work for you in whatever climate you call home.
This visually stunning, well-rounded flattop is ideal for a variety of musical styles and contexts.
Two instruments belonging to Cesar Rosas and David Hidalgo reflect the breadth of the band’s influences and dedication to tradition.
Sometimes it’s the little things that keep you from enjoying your guitar. Here are 13 common problems and their typical solutions.
This new release captures the classical guitar virtuoso in a spectacular live performance with no editing or alternate takes.
D’Agostino uses unorthodox tunings, percussion, and other techniques to open up new vistas on the instrument. Yet his compositions feel driven by melody.
The Bay Area fingerstyle guitarist’s third solo album features a terrific mix of styles and influences and definitely lives up to its title.
Bradley digs deep into classic roots tunes, and delivers inspired fingerstyle blues.
The legacy Frank leaves behind is much greater than just the story of his work—it is also a legacy of community, innovation, education, and friendship.
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