A common question advancing flatpickers have is how and when to play up the guitar neck. The old favorite "Salt Creek" gives a good example of how to do it.
The title of “It Had to Be You” instantly calls its famous melody to mind. Written by Isham Jones and Gus Kahn in 1924, it has been covered countless times.
One of the pleasures of DADGAD and other open tunings is letting open strings add lush extensions to chords, as in this arrangement of "Wish You Were Here."
Here's an open-G arrangement of the traditional blues tune "Poor Boy, Long Ways from Home"
Learn slip-jig meter and master this difficult, but instantly recognizable and rousing, Irish song.
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.
This waltz-time tale is quite straightforward and easy to sing and play, as the chorus and the verses follow the same melody and chord changes.
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