Elixir Maneli Jamal Percussive Lesson

How to Play Percussive Harmonics

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings, Proud Supporter of  “Acoustic Uprising” Award-winning, fingerstyle artist Maneli Jamal demonstrates how to combine strumming, harmonic slaps and percussion to create the illusion of multiple acoustic guitars. Watch Maneli’s easy-to-follow lesson to get this full and rich sound. “Elixir Strings inspire me to pick up my guitar…

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Pick Leading Tips from Elixir Strings

Pick Leading Tips from Elixir® Strings

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings, Proud Supporter of “Acoustic Uprising” In this guitar lesson, guitarist Marc Seal demonstrates how to arpeggiate more efficiently and accurately using a technique known as “pick leading.” This is a great fingerpicking exercise. “Elixir Strings always sound stellar and really last! Because of the coating, they…

How to Use Dynamics to Improve Your Performance with Alex de Grassi

How to Use Dynamics to Improve Your Performance with Alex de Grassi

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings | Proud Supporter of “Acoustic Uprising” Fingerstyle master Alex de Grassi demonstrates the interplay of dynamics between the thumb and fingers as an orchestration tool. It adds color, nuance and refinement to fingerstyle play. “I get more volume, a balanced sound, and my strings last longer when…

Jazz Chord Improvisation Lesson with Martin Taylor

Sponsored by Artistworks Martin Taylor has been teaching fingerstyle guitar online at ArtistWorks since 2010. Check out this free lesson where Martin breaks down how to improvise over jazz chords. For beginners, this exercise is a great way to try out improvisation and practice playing a clean solo without too…

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How to Hybrid Pick

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings In this beginner acoustic guitar lesson, guitarist Marc Seal demonstrates an easy way to learn hybrid picking.  This versatile technique combines both flatpicking and fingerstyle playing to create a unique sound that can be used in practically all styles. “Elixir Strings always sound stellar and really last!…

Enter to Win This Alvarez-Yairi Masterworks DYMR70SB

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. Congratulations to Thomas and his son from Harrison, Tennessee! Here are the lucky winners posing with their brand new guitar. The Alvarez-Yairi Masterworks DYMR70SB is our line in the sand, from here on in it’s the guitar that sets the standard for all our future development.…

Download the Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Special Advertising Section from Acoustic Guitar Magazine Shopping for a guitar-playing loved one? Looking for yourself before the holidays hit? Whoever you’re buying for this season, our Holiday Gift Guide is a great resource for scouting out all the best gear and accessories. From basics like capos and tuners to luxuries…

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Enter to Win This Epiphone Masterbilt Century Olympic

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. A smaller-sized acoustic/electric archtop with a tonal range that belies its size. For flattop guitarists who have only played old plywood archtops, the sound of a Masterbilt Century guitars will be a revelation. Get ready for a totally new acoustic guitar experience! Product Features: Historic Epiphone…

How to Play Percussive Acoustic Guitar Rhythms with Maneli Jamal

How to Play Percussive Acoustic Guitar Rhythms with Maneli Jamal

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings Award-winning, fingerstyle artist Maneli Jamal demonstrates how to get percussive elements out of the guitar while playing a chord progression in 4 When you get this exercise down, he kicks it up by including some extra eighth notes. While Maneli is without a doubt a technical…

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Sponsored Story: Acoustic Stage Amps Redefined

BOSS Acoustic Singer Live and Pro Guitar Amps Now Available in the U.S. The new Acoustic Singer amp line from BOSS takes the acoustic stage amp to new levels of sound quality and creative versatility using BOSS’s latest advancements in amplifier research. Offering next generation features for acoustic guitar and vocals like an onboard harmonizer, looper and Acoustic Resonance,…

Win This Yamaha A-Series Guitar!

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. Designed to be the ideal performance acoustic guitar, the Yamaha A-Series is crafted from the ground up to be perfectly suited to life on the road. With natural, dynamic plugged-in tone and stage-ready simplicity from the new SRT2 pickup system it’s ready when and where ever…

Enter to Win A TKL Guitar Case!

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. First prize: The Concept™ Case The Concept™ acoustic guitar case by TKL represents today’s most advanced craftsmanship and designs. It features a rugged yet lightweight exterior with a proprietary, custom-formed interior— letting you upgrade to the highest level of instrument protection for a price that’s less than…

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Enter to Win an Eastman AC422CE & D’Addario Prize Pack!

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. The Eastman AC422CE The modern profile of the Grand Auditorium represents the best of both worlds for flat-pickers and fingerstylists. The Grand Auditorium is a true hybrid that has many of the attributes of smaller bodies with the volume, punch and bass of a dreadnought without…

Join Sergio Assad in California this October

Sponsored by Global Guitar Retreat How does a weekend of learning guitar in sunny California sound? What about learning directly from two of the world’s leading guitar teachers; Sergio Assad and Peppino D’Agostino? During the day you’ll learn how to compose and arrange for guitar while also exploring classical, Brazilian,…

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Win A Martin StreetMaster™ Guitar!

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. One winner will choose between a Martin 000-15M StreetMasterTM or a Martin D-15M StreetMasterTM. Martin Guitar has expanded their popular solid mahogany 15 Series line with a respectful nod to the working musician. The StreetMasterTM models are built to the same specifications as the 000-15M and D-15M models but…

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Win This Waterloo WL-K Guitar!

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. The featherweight WL-K is an exciting new addition to the Waterloo line built with maximum responsiveness in mind. The WL-K is built using lightweight materials and supported by thinly carved braces. When paired with a minimal lacquer finish, the resulting tone is dry and transparent with…

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The Latest Innovation from Elixir® Strings

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings The latest innovation from Elixir® Strings has players rethinking their string selection. Guitarists who choose uncoated electric strings for their natural feel and tone used to have to compromise tone life. Not any longer. Watch. “I have used Elixir Acoustic Strings for years, but never tried the…

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Rhythm Hand Strumming Techniques from Tom Strahle

Sponsored by Elixir Strings Rhythm hand strumming techniques can be the most important thing an acoustic player needs to have. Make your rhythm playing stellar. Los Angeles session guitarist, songwriter and teacher, Tom Strahle, talks about thinking like a drummer and being a great rhythm guitar player. This is a…

Clive Carroll Gives A Fingerstyle Workout Master Class

Sponsored by Elixir Strings Clive Carroll gives us a fingerstyle workout master class. You’ll love these playing exercises for a smoother and more versatile fingerstyle technique. Following Clive’s tips will help you learn how to emphasize certain notes, achieve varied tones without a pick and get your fingers flowing in harmony.…

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Korg and Acoustic Guitar Present the Pitchblack Mini Giveaway

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED We’re giving away a Pitchblack mini pedal tuner every week in January! The Pitchblack mini appears smaller in size, yet embodies all of its superior tuner functionality. Featuring a large LED display with excellent visibility, it supports battery operation in spite of its compact size. The…

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Check out Phil Keaggy’s Capo Technique and Looping

Presented by Elixir® Strings Ever wonder what the one and only Phil Keaggy does between takes during a video? He just plays the guitar. He loves capos. If one is good, two are better! Check out his playing, capo technique and looping in this video by Elixir® Strings. Not familiar…