These body awareness tips from the martial arts can help ward guitarists off unnecessary tension and pain before they become problematic.
In this acoustic guitar lesson Happy Traum demonstrates how to bring traditional songs to life using moving bass lines, varying chord choices, fills, and other techniques
Matteo Carcassi’s 25 Etudes, Op. 60 are a rite of passage for the advancing classical guitarist. Learn how to flatpick this classic on acoustic guitar.
The two principal open tunings used in blues guitar playing have old, vernacular American names that I still like to use: Vastopol and Spanish.
Learn to play Neil Young's “Harvest Moon.” The simple yet memorable guitar part in dropped-D tuning, and it works just as well solo as with other instrumentation.
So, you want to play a composition like the 19th-century “Romanza,” eh? Here's how to make it sound beautiful on classical guitar.
This guitar lesson explores how to approach narrative solo guitar composition through harmonic movements, ways to lyrically deliver a melody, and the use of silence.
From the May/June 2020 issue of Acoustic Guitar | Ernie Hawkins In the summer of 1965, a day after graduating from high school, I m... Read More...
This guitar lesson breaks down the mechanics of string crossing and applies it all to a classical guitar etude by Fernando Sor to help build up picking-hand precision.
12 Ways to Play Better Blues Guitar — Lesson 7: Building Call-and-Response Patterns with Western Swing Chords
Create call-and-response statements using Western swing chords. You’ll learn to play single-note licks on the I chord in the key of A major, answered by different combinations of sixth and ninth chords.