Tips to Create a Solo Fingerstyle Guitar Arrangement

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings: Fingerstyle master and Elixir® Strings artist Alex de Grassi creates an arrangement of the timeless folk song “Shenandoah” in this quick acoustic lesson. Watch as he finds the melody within the chord progression, highlights the melody as a series of single-note phrases and finally combines it all to…

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Ron Jackson holding a copy of 'Chords at Your Fingertips'

Be Part of Ron Jackson’s New Album

Ron Jackson has launched an Indiegogo campaign to support recording and releasing his new project, “Standards and My Songs.” Jackson is a six- and seven-string jazz guitarist, composer, and educator — you may have taken a lesson with him in the Acoustic Guitar Weekly Workout series! Learn how your contribution…

Own the Kyser Jeff Tweedy Quick-Change® Capo

Sponsored by Kyser: Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy knows how to write a song. He’s written hundreds of them, maybe even thousands, and you don’t get that far without learning a thing or two. His book, “How To Write One Song,” demystifies the songwriting process. Tweedy cuts to the heart of it,…

Gibson Introduces the Generation Collection

Sponsored by Gibson: The Gibson Generation Collection is handcrafted in Bozeman, Montana and by the highly–skilled craftspeople who make all Gibson acoustic guitars. Comprised of four models, G-00, G-45, G-Writer and the G-200, the Generation Collection is equipped with the Gibson Player Port™ on the upper bout: an original 1964…

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ToneWoodAmp Sale! Acoustic Effects, No Amp Required!

Sponsored by ToneWoodAmp: The TonewoodAmp is the first and only product of its kind to use an acoustic guitar’s own body and soundhole to create a variety of enhancement effects—unplugged. No amp, no cables, no effects pedals, no joke! And yet, all the effects you know and love, from multiple…

Artists Love the Taylor GT

Sponsored by Taylor Guitars: The Taylor GT was crafted to provide guitarists all the tonal sophistication and power that comes with all-solid-wood construction in a more compact frame that accommodates all types of players, styles and applications. The result is a scaled-down body that sits between the GS Mini and…

Phil Keaggy Acoustic Guitar Lesson | Capos and Looping

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings: Acclaimed guitarist and Elixir® Strings artist Phil Keaggy shows how he uses capos (not one but two!) and integrates looping in this short lesson video. With 60 solo album releases, Phil is a master songwriter and electric rock and acoustic fingerstyle guitar virtuoso. The capo is a main…

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How to Play an Easy Blues Lick in A

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings: Mary Flower, a renowned songwriter, fingerstyle guitarist, music teacher and Elixir® Strings artist, demonstrates a simple way to play a classic Howlin’ Wolf-style blues lick in A. Mary performs this quick acoustic lesson with Elixir Acoustic 80/20 Bronze Strings with POLYWEB® Coating. “When guitar strings bring comfort to…

Urban Ash Sets the Stage for a More Sustainable Future

Sponsored by Taylor Guitars: Taylor is committed to becoming stewards of the ecosystems that provide our premium tonewoods, and that effort took on a new dimension with the addition of Urban Ash to the Taylor lineup. It’s a wood with musical qualities similar to high-end mahogany, but it’s the wood’s…

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45,000 Year Old Ancient Kauri OM from Santa Cruz Guitar Company

Sponsored by Santa Cruz Guitars: Over one hundred thousand years ago, the massive Kauri trees rivaled the mighty Sequoia Redwoods in sheer volume. It witnessed a time when the ancestors of each and every one of us, the original humans, made their first migration out of East Africa across the Sinai land…

Choose a Capo the Kyser® Way

Sponsored by Kyser: To some, capos are a functional tool. To others, choosing a capo can be tricky—either way, it doesn’t have to be. Whether you want to make chords easier, collaboration more interesting, or songs more comfortable to sing, the capo is the way to bring everything into tune.…

Billy Strings and Thompson Guitars

Sponsored by PK Thompson: Small town to the big time… all of us here at Thompson Guitars could not have been more proud this week to see the live stream taping of Austin City Limits with Billy Strings singing his heart out with his very worn-in dreadnought in his hands (show will air on…

Enter to Win a Gibson Orianthi SJ-200 Acoustic Guitar

CHERRY FINISH. GOLD TUNERS. GIBSON TONE. Fiery Australian-born guitarist Orianthi Panagaris has been knocking people out with her playing for over a decade and has played and collaborated with Michael Jackson, Alice Cooper, Carrie Underwood, and Richie Sambora, among others. Now she has a new Gibson signature model, and it’s…

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Learn the Basics of Acoustic Guitar Maintenance

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings: Keeping your acoustic guitar sounding and looking its best requires periodic maintenance. Learn the basics, from polishing your guitar to tightening the tuning nuts, in this video from the Taylor Guitars repair facility. Proper care of your guitar would not be complete without restringing. Since 1999, Taylor has…

Breedlove ECO Collection – Sustainable Natural Sound

From our friends at Breedlove: Two values drive Breedlove—protecting our world’s forests and maximizing acoustic guitar sound. Breedlove’s ECO Collection addresses both. In a visionary feat of engineering, Breedlove has developed a process to integrate three layers of tonewood—sustainably harvested from forests visited by Breedlove owner Tom Bedell—avoiding the soft…

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ToneWoodAmp Presents: FREE Workshop with Andy McKee!

Sponsored by ToneWoodAmp: Recorded live for ToneWoodAmp’s monthly Artist Workshop series, June’s session features world-renowned fingerstyle artist Andy McKee. Explore “Melody and Dynamics” with this acoustic guitar master and follow ToneWoodAmp for upcoming live events (up next: Mike Dawes on Friday July 2nd!). Watch Melody and Dynamics with Andy McKee now.

Cole Clark Lead the Sustainable Discussion

Sponsored by Cole Clark: With 97% of their guitars containing no endangered timbers, major Australian brand Cole Clark is at the forefront of sustainable guitar making.  As part of their mission, they are encouraging more effort and transparency across the industry in the sustainability discussion.  Since the beginning, 20 years…

LR Baggs Voiceprint DI Demo with Trey Hensley

Sponsored by LR Baggs: “The LR Baggs Voiceprint DI is an absolute game changer! That has been said before about new pieces of gear, but this is a piece of gear that I don’t ever want to play without again. In less than three minutes, I was able to dial…

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Design Your Dream Guitar with Santa Cruz Guitar Company

Sponsored by Santa Cruz Guitar: Santa Cruz Guitar Company has made it even easier to order the custom acoustic you’ve always wanted. They invite you to email them directly at scgc@santacruzguitar.com to be walked through the design process, where they will take the time needed to answer all your questions about models,…

NEVER STOP LOOKING FOR NEW WAYS TO PLAY

Sponsored by Fender: The American Acoustasonic Jazzmaster features five unique voice pairs for a total of 10 acoustic and electric tones that can be played solo or blended to create all-new sounds. The American Acoustasonic® Jazzmaster® represents the next phase of purposeful innovation that drives Fender acoustic guitars. The power of…

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What Makes Kyser® Partial Capos Different?

Sponsored by Kyser: Kyser® Partial Capos open you––and your hands––to new possibilities and sounds. The Kyser Short-Cut™ can be used on any fret, in standard or inverted position and opens a new world of alternate tunings. Create drone strings, drop into new tunings, or explore open ones in ways your…