Molly Tuttle reflects on the life and guitar style of Tony Rice, as well as all the guitar players he inspired with his distinctive style of playing.
Play Like Your Favorite Guitarists
Though Willie Nelson is most easily described as a country musician, elements of jazz have always permeated his style. Here, Adam Levy digs into Nelson's acoustic guitar approach.
Guitarist Alan Barnosky teaches an acoustic guitar arrangement of the melodic fiddle tune “Old Grimes,” as interpreted by Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge
I discovered that there were 17 of these solo Django Reinhardt pieces. At first I learned the tunes by ear, jotting down notes about how to play them.
The Captivating Harlem Swing Rhythms of Freddie Green, John Trueheart, Bernard Addison, Morris White, and Al Casey
Freddie Green is synonymous with swing guitar. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1911, Green enjoyed a 50-year career holding down the rhythm chair of Count Basie’s famed big band.
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.
In previous posts, we have explored the use of tunings by singer-songwriters and blues guitarists. This time we’ll check out some classical and traditional ins... Read More...
A skilled and precise fingerstyle player, Joan Baez modeled an approach to accompaniment that was not flashy, but effective, elegant, and complete-sounding with no other instruments.
The use of open tunings can open up a whole new world for singer/songwriters looking to establish their own voice on acoustic guitar. Here we take a look at Ri... Read More...
BY TEJA GERKEN / Excerpted from the March 2007 Issue of Acoustic Guitar; reprinted in the September/October 2020 issue of AG. In the history of the fingers... Read More...