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Introducing the NEW Breedlove USA Concert Moon Light

Sponsored by Breedlove The night is big. Everything heard and seen under the light of the moon looms closer and larger—howling wolves, stretched silhouettes. Even stillness takes on a life of its own. To evoke the expansive, embracing sounds and…


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Looping Master Class with Aaron Douglas

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings  Looping Master Class with Aaron Douglas.  This video demonstrates how to build a loop using beatbox vocals, rhythm guitar and soloing. Looping is the buzz technique on today’s playing scene, and acoustic ace/loop master Aaron Douglas…

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Save A Guitar – Play The Guitar

Sponsored by Breedlove Technology is taking over. We’re being bombarded. That which was engineered to save us, is enslaving us. Put down your phone. Turn off the computer. And listen up. #SaveAGuitar is a return to music—playing music, making something…



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Mike Eldred Demonstrates a Variety of Blues-­based Turnarounds

Presented by Elixir® Strings Learn blues‐based turnarounds. Guitar builder, player and blues great, Mike Eldred, shows us a variety of blues‐based turnarounds. Stay focused, some of his parts are moving pretty fast! You can hear these turnarounds and many more on the new…



Playback: The World’s String Recycling Program

Sponsored Story  A million pounds. That’s two and a half Statues of Liberty. It’s also just about how many pounds of instrument strings the world uses in one year. But what happens to all those strings after they’ve sung their…


Add Percussion to Your Playing Style

Sponsored Story from Elixir Strings Adding percussion to your playing-style opens up a host of new musical opportunities. Newton Faulkner reveals his favorite sweet spots on the guitar body for creating kick, snare and hip-hop percussive effects, using a Benjamin…

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Sponsored Story Whether you’re a traditional bluegrass picker or an emerging modern player, D’Addario’s new premium uncoated Nickel Bronze series captures the unique sound of your acoustic. These strings are engineered to bring out the distinctive tonal characteristics of your…


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Clive Carroll’s Fingerstyle Workout

Sponsored by Elixir Strings Clive Carroll gives us a fingerstyle workout master class. You’ll love these playing exercises for a smoother and more versatile fingerstyle technique. Following Clive’s tips will help you learn how to emphasize certain notes, achieve varied…

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Breedlove Gives Away Exotic King Koa

Sponsored Content Breedlove Stringed Instruments is known for its use of exotic tonewoods and Koa is no exception.  Breedlove is giving one lucky person the opportunity to take home one of the most exquisite instruments handcrafted in Bend, Oregon, the…


Music Zoo Giveaway Winner Kaylen Waltz

Giveaway Winner Announcement: Congratulations, Kaylen!

This lucky contestant won a Martin Custom Shop 00-28K Koa Acoustic Guitar from The Music Zoo! We think they look like a perfect pair. If you’re feeling lucky, head over to our Win page to see which giveaways are currently open for entries. Check…

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Is Gunk Killing Your Strings and Tone?

Presented by Elixir® Strings Is gunk killing your strings and tone? Do your strings feel dirty? Are you spending too much time and money changing strings? Check out how Elixir Strings unique coating technology can save your tone and playing…


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Enter To Win An Andrew White Guitar!

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED Our lucky winners were: Third Prize – Diego L. from Badajoz, Spain Second Prize – Jennifer H. from Lynnwood, WA Grand Prize – Paul M. from Towaco, NJ