Learn the basics of acoustic slide guitar
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.
This song is surprisingly easy and fun to play and sing. Learn a basic picking pattern and get rocking!
Chord by Chord is a series designed to build your understanding of harmony and the fretboard on acoustic guitar. This time, I’ll show you a new minor chord, F#m.
Many guitarists flock to Tony Rice because of his jaw-dropping leads. However, Rice’s epic solos are only a small element of what made his music so special.
The focus of this month’s series is how to play slide guitar—an approach that first became popular through blues guitarists like Robert Johnson and Son House and Hawaiian musicians such as Sol Hoopii.
Creative breakthroughs and new approaches to your acoustic playing can be found through experimentation with effects pedals that are often associated with electric guitar and bass.
Learn all about switching between E and B major chords in the latest installment of Chord by Chord, a series designed to build your understanding of harmony and the fretboard.
After bluegrass legend Tony Rice died in December of 2020, Molly Tuttle started going back to some of her favorite recordings that he did, while reflecting on his life and his distinctive style of playing.
Here is J.S. Bach’s transcendental prelude to Cello Suite No. 1 performed on acoustic guitar. Learn the history of this arrangement and find advice for learning to play it yourself.