Megan and Rebecca Lowell, aka Larkin Poe "Self Made Man" performance for Acoustic Guitar Sessions In Place

Learn to Play Larkin Poe’s Blues Rock Banger “She’s a Self Made Man”

Andrew DuBrock with his acoustic guitar
How to Fingerpick the Beatles’ “Julia”
gretchen menn plays an acoustic guitar in the AG studio
5 Ways to Build Your Rock Rhythm Guitar Rudiments

While the acoustic guitar is less commonly associated with rock than the electric, the acoustic has always had a strong presence in this genre—whether as a songwriting tool or the bedrock of a recording. These lessons cover a range of styles — from oldies and classic rock to punk, funk, and the pop of today.

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Learn the Bo Diddley Beat

Learn the Bo Diddley Beat

The so-called Bo Diddley beat, shown in Example 5a may seem difficult at first, but if you break the beat down into a 16th-note subdivision, you’ll find a 3–3–2 pattern in the first half of the measure that may help you get a handle on it.

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Andrew DuBrock with guitar

Monotonic-Bass-Patterns

A cousin of alternating-bass fingerpicking, monotonic-bass fingerpicking keeps your thumb on the same bass note, instead of alternating between two or three notes.

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