AG Holiday Gift Guide 2016

The 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Acoustic Remedy Cases Handcrafted in the USA by Amish craftsmen, each case is constructed from your choice of domestic/exotic hardwoods and is designed to keep guitars properly humidified and exquisitely displayed. Our cases are the perfect addition to your home, office, or studio. Available in floor standing, all mounted, and…

Ulli Boegershausen on How to Arrange Music for the Acoustic Guitar

Presented by Elixir® Strings  Acoustic fingerstyle master and teacher, Ulli Boegershausen, shows you a simple way to arrange music for the acoustic guitar. This is a tip you can really use! Ulli Boegershausen is a master fingerstylist and teacher.  He’s published nine books on how to play the guitar, runs…

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Elixir Strings

Guitar Restringing Tips from ELIXIR® Strings

Instrument care and maintenance is an integral aspect of owning a guitar, and when carrying out your regular checks and cleaning routine, it’s important to check the condition of each and every component of your guitar. Did you know that a buildup of debris in the gaps between the windings…

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Clinics and Workshops Announced for the 2016 Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase

Sponsored by Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase Check out some incredible guitars, watch some fantastic performances, and participate in inspiring and informative workshops at this year’s eighth annual Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase. In addition to the fantastic guitars on display, and the great performances from guitarists like Jerry Douglas (dobro), Bucky Pizzarelli,…

Introducing the NEW Breedlove USA Concert Moon Light

Sponsored by Breedlove The night is big. Everything heard and seen under the light of the moon looms closer and larger—howling wolves, stretched silhouettes. Even stillness takes on a life of its own. To evoke the expansive, embracing sounds and silence of night, we crafted the most textured big sound…

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Looping Master Class with Aaron Douglas

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings  Looping Master Class with Aaron Douglas.  This video demonstrates how to build a loop using beatbox vocals, rhythm guitar and soloing. Looping is the buzz technique on today’s playing scene, and acoustic ace/loop master Aaron Douglas can get you started. In this Looping Master Class, Aaron…

Two Old Hippies

Save A Guitar – Play The Guitar

Sponsored by Breedlove Technology is taking over. We’re being bombarded. That which was engineered to save us, is enslaving us. Put down your phone. Turn off the computer. And listen up. #SaveAGuitar is a return to music—playing music, making something from nothing. It’s a call to pick up a guitar,…

Elixir Sponsored Hudson Taylor

Duo Hudson Taylor Demonstrates Jam-led Songwriting for Two Guitars

Sponsored by Elixir Strings Dublin folk duo Hudson Taylor explain their jam-led approach to songwriting and reveal how they build complementary parts on two acoustic guitars. Plus, the boys remember how the long-lasting tone of Elixir® Strings helped back in their busking days. “Elixir Strings are so responsive – you…

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D'Addario Nickel Bronze

Reveal the Unique Character of Your Guitar – Sponsored by D’Addario

Whether you’re a traditional bluegrass picker or an emerging modern player, D’Addario’s new premium uncoated Nickel Bronze series captures the unique sound of your acoustic. These strings are engineered to bring out the distinctive tonal characteristics of your guitar and allow its true voice to shine through. Expanding D’Addario’s industry-leading…

THE D’ADDARIO UKULELE HUB: What’s Your Uke Personality?

Sponsored by D’Addario Do you play for fame or fun? Folk or funk? Around campfires or Carnegie hall? Whether you’re a seasoned Uker or you’re just getting started, the D’Addario Ukulele Hub is there to match you up with the perfect set of strings for your playing style. The Hub…

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Elixir Mike Eldred

Mike Eldred Demonstrates a Variety of Blues-­based Turnarounds

Presented by Elixir® Strings Learn blues‐based turnarounds. Guitar builder, player and blues great, Mike Eldred, shows us a variety of blues‐based turnarounds. Stay focused, some of his parts are moving pretty fast! You can hear these turnarounds and many more on the new Mike Eldred Trio album Baptist Town. Check it out at…

Elixir Phil Keaggy

Expand Your Guitar Playing with Phil Keaggy’s Capo Technique

Presented by Elixir® Strings Master Guitarist, Phil Keaggy, uses capos and looping to enhance his arrangements and performances. See how this guitar legend changes chord voicing by using two capos. “Elixir Strings are my favorite strings in the world. I love how they feel, how they sound and how they…

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Take the Bedell Challenge | Win a Bedell Wildfire Guitar

Spring is a great time for a musical field trip! We’re encouraging players to head to a local Bedell dealer to try new instruments, and to enter to win a Bedell Wildfire. To enter to win a Bedell Wildfire, visit any Bedell dealer now through July 31st, snap a photo…

D'ADDARIO PLAYBACK: THE WORLD’S STRING RECYCLING PROGRAM

Playback: The World’s String Recycling Program

Sponsored Story  A million pounds. That’s two and a half Statues of Liberty. It’s also just about how many pounds of instrument strings the world uses in one year. But what happens to all those strings after they’ve sung their songs? Until now, they’ve ended up in the dump. So…

Add Percussion to Your Playing Style

Sponsored Story from Elixir Strings Adding percussion to your playing-style opens up a host of new musical opportunities. Newton Faulkner reveals his favorite sweet spots on the guitar body for creating kick, snare and hip-hop percussive effects, using a Benjamin acoustic strung with Elixir® Acoustic Phosphor Bronze Strings. “These Phosphor…

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REVEAL THE UNIQUE CHARACTER OF YOUR GUITAR

Sponsored Story Whether you’re a traditional bluegrass picker or an emerging modern player, D’Addario’s new premium uncoated Nickel Bronze series captures the unique sound of your acoustic. These strings are engineered to bring out the distinctive tonal characteristics of your guitar and allow its true voice to shine through. Expanding…

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Clive Carroll’s Fingerstyle Workout

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…

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Breedlove Gives Away Exotic King Koa

Sponsored Content Breedlove Stringed Instruments is known for its use of exotic tonewoods and Koa is no exception.  Breedlove is giving one lucky person the opportunity to take home one of the most exquisite instruments handcrafted in Bend, Oregon, the Exotic King Koa (MSRP $7,999).   Breedlove matches 5A classified solid…