9 lbs. of Legendary Fishman Acoustic Tone

Sponsored by Fishman: The ultimate practice acoustic amp, Fishman’s new Loudbox Micro packs 40 watts of clean acoustic power into a lunchbox-sized acoustic combo. A sealed cabinet design paired with a bi-amplified driver configuration generates rich, full tone from your acoustic instruments. It features a dedicated microphone channel plus an instrument…

An Introduction to Spread Triads | ELIXIR Strings

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings: Unlocking the fretboard and being able to play chords all over the neck is one of the most useful skills for a guitar player to master. The ability to locate chords all over the fingerboard allows you to be really creative with rhythm parts – and it will…

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SALE! ToneWoodAmp Brings Mike Dawes “Endless Joy”

Sponsored by ToneWoodAmp: ToneWoodAmp has been leading a revolution in acoustic guitars with the invention of a compact box that creates effects, unplugged—NO AMP REQUIRED!  Hear it from world-renown fingerstyle guitarist Mike Dawes: “ToneWoodAmp is the best acoustic gadget since the capo!”  The ToneWoodAmp is the first and only product of its kind…

Introducing the Fender Highway Series

Sponsored by Fender: Built with a feedback-resistant, ergonomic design and Fishman® Fluence® pickup for seamless setup, the Highway Series offers the classic vibe of a traditional acoustic guitar with upgraded features for today’s live acoustic player. LIGHTWEIGHT & ERGONOMIC BODY The Highway Series features a thinner, lighter body for a more comfortable…

Legendary Fishman Acoustic Tone At Just Over 9 lbs.

Sponsored by Fishman: Loudbox Micro packs 40W of clean acoustic power into a two channel lunchbox-sized acoustic combo. A sealed cabinet design paired with a bi-amplified driver configuration generates rich, full tone from your acoustic instruments. It features a dedicated microphone channel plus an instrument channel with Fishman’s legendary preamp and…

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Learn to Play an Easy Blues Melody in E with Mary Flower | ELIXIR Strings

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings: In this quick acoustic blues lesson, renowned music educator and Elixir Strings artist Mary Flower shares how to play a simple Piedmont-Style blues melody and bassline. She plays Elixir Acoustic 80/20 Bronze Strings with POLYWEB Coating, for their slick playing feel. “Just gliding on the strings (not fighting…

Taylor’s American Dream Is Going Strong

Sponsored by Taylor Guitars: With their all-solid-wood construction, tone-enhancing interior bracing and thoughtfully distilled aesthetics, Taylor’s American Dream Series acoustic guitars have found homes in stages, studios and practice rooms across America. Originally designed to provide working musicians with full-voiced options that don’t break the bank, these guitars have made their…

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Acoustic America: Iconic Guitars, Mandolins, and Banjos, MIM’s newest exhibition

Sponsored by Musical Instrument Museum: Opening on November 10, Acoustic America: Iconic Guitars, Mandolins, and Banjos, the newest special exhibition at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix, Arizona, presents a once-in-a-lifetime collection of 90 historic stringed instruments played by the heroes of folk, blues, and bluegrass music. These instruments—mandolins, guitars, banjos, ukuleles, and more— have shaped…

Michael Watts Acoustic Guitar Lesson: Why String Gauge Matters

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings: Have you ever wondered what effect your choice of string gauge has on the sound and playability of your acoustic guitar? In this video, award-winning acoustic guitarist Michael Watts compares three string gauges of Elixir Phosphor Bronze Strings on the same instrument to find out! Using gauges 11-52…

Intonation – A Capo’s Greatest Challenge

Sponsored by Shubb: Many capo companies casually advertise that their capos “don’t put the instrument out of tune.” Shubb has taken intonation very seriously and over 40 years ago committed to minimizing or eliminating retuning and, well…the proof is in the tuning.  Shubb accomplished this by designing… 1. a unique rubber material that…

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Cort Guitars: Modern Black

Sponsored by Cort Guitars: In this video by Jay Leonard J, he puts this boutique guitar to the test. You have to hear the Cort Modern Black for yourself. Check out why so many players are leaving the sound hole behind. Modern Black Inspired by the chic and sleek style…

Portable Sound Shootout: How You Record Your Music MATTERS

Sponsored by TASCAM: Excellent sound quality is crucial if you want your music to make an impact. To hear how much the TASCAM Portacapture X6 can improve your sound over an iPhone or camera audio, singer/ songwriter and YouTuber Aaron Kellim put them all to the test in episode 3 of the video…

Songwriting Tips to Get Unstuck with Kaki King | ELIXIR Strings

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings: Composer and musician Kaki King is considered one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, known both for her technical mastery and for her constant quest to push the boundaries of the instrument. Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” Kaki has released 9 albums and toured…

Glen Andrew Brown on Composing for TV, Movies and Games

Sponsored by Taylor Guitars: Composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and Taylor player Glen Andrew Brown has made a name for himself as a BAFTA-award-winning creator of music for a wide range of media, from video games to television and movies. In this special video from the Taylor Guitars artist team, Glen demonstrated…

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Massimo Varini: How to Improve Finger Independence and Hybrid Picking

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings: Hybrid picking is a great technique for acoustic guitar players to master but using both plectrum and fingers on your picking hand can be a challenge – even if you’re used to fingerpicking. Building some simple exercises into your guitar practice routine is the way to develop this…

Enter to Win a Tascam Portacapture Handheld Recorder

The X8 and X6, from Tascam’s new line of generation Portacapture 32-bit float multi-track handheld recorders, combine high-resolution sound quality with intuitive app-like control that makes it fast and easy to set up for recording. GRAND PRIZE: Portacapture X8  32-bit/192kHz, 8-track Portable Multitrack Recorder and USB Audio Interface, 2 Detachable…

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Simplify Your Rig, Maximize Your Gig!

Sponsored by Henriksen: Henriksen Amplifiers is changing the way people play, by offering a portable amplification solution that works equally great with acoustic instrument transducers, electromagnetic pickups AND microphones, and with all the power, features and exceptional sound quality needed for professional jobs. The Bud’s two separate channels allow a singer-songwriter…

Enya X4: Redefining Acoustic Guitar Excellence

Sponsored by Enya Music: Prepare to embark on a musical journey like no other with the groundbreaking Enya X4 Carbon Fiber Acoustic Guitar. Crafted to redefine your musical experience, this masterpiece is the epitome of innovation and craftsmanship. Enya’s team of skilled artisans has poured their passion and expertise into every…

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Acoustic Guitar Lesson: Quite Far Enough | ELIXIR Strings

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings: Known for his distinctive use of melodic hooks, ear-grabbing chord progressions and monster technique, Elixir Strings artist John Connearn is one of the most exciting new players around. His track Quite Far Enough showcases John’s playing perfectly, and in this tutorial, he breaks down the main riff section…

Hear Taylor’s Redesigned Rosewood 400 Series

Sponsored by Taylor Guitars: Indian rosewood is a classic acoustic guitar tonewood for good reason. It has wonderfully full-spectrum musical properties—beautiful top-end clarity, strong midrange character, and bell-like low-end complexity. Paired with a spruce top, it offers players a versatile and richly expressive tool. That’s one reason why Taylor features the solid…

Maximize Your Guitar’s Performance and Playability

Sponsored by Santa Cruz Guitar Company: Over nearly 50 years, Santa Cruz Guitar Company has set the standards for modern acoustic guitar building. For over a decade, part of that standard has been pioneering the use of Plek technology to maximize precision in our builds. Every single instrument that leaves our…

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John Connearn Acoustic Guitar Lesson: Chords In Open D Tuning

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings: Altered tunings can provide a wealth of inspiration when it comes to composing and exploring new avenues on the guitar, forcing you to think differently about chord voicings and making possible parts that are unplayable in standard tuning. Open D – where the guitar is simply tuned to…