Eight Global Artists, One Virtual Performance

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings: What do you get when you mix a fingerstyle acoustic award winner in Toronto, a prog-hop artist from LA, an extreme shredder in Vienna and more? That was exactly what guitarist/composer Chris Woods set out to discover when he started writing ‘Octet.’ Written by The Chris Woods Groove…

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The Classic Blues Shuffle – An Acoustic Guitar Essential!

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings: This essential blues style is based on a straightforward 12-bar blues progression, making it easy for even beginners to understand this acoustic blues shuffle tip from Elixir® Strings artist Mandy Rowden. But while the idea might be uncomplicated, nailing the feel will take some time, so take it…

Discover Taylor’s American Dream Series

Sponsored by Taylor Guitars: When Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug founded Taylor Guitars in 1974, they did it with barely more than an idea and a dream. Named after the guitar shop where Taylor Guitars was born, the American Dream Series represents Taylor’s commitment to creating through adversity and meeting…

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Musicians and their Thompson Guitars…

Sponsored by PK Thompson: As time marches on we are always happy to have new players enjoying the sounds of their Thompson guitars built in our custom shop here in Sisters, Oregon. We meet these players in many different ways… Learn More.

Chord Building Made Easy! Get Chord Confident On Guitar

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings: Learning where to place your fingers to play chords is one thing, but as your playing develops, it really helps to know how those chords are made.  Guitar virtuoso and Elixir® Strings artist Shawn Persinger explains the basic theory behind chords on the guitar, which will help you…

It’s the Be a Better Guitarist Giveaway. Enter Today!

Want to take your guitar playing to a new level? Take inspiring lessons with master artist-teachers in the comfort of your own home? And build your personal library of outstanding instructional books and videos? Then it’s time to enter Acoustic Guitar’s Be a Better Guitarist Giveaway. As the lucky top…

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THE ACOUSTIC STAGE AMP REDEFINED

Sponsored by Roland: Born of advanced BOSS R&D, the acclaimed Acoustic Singer guitar amp series delivers the finest performance in its class. A powerful bi-amp design works in harmony with the custom full-range speaker system in each model, providing vibrant, high-definition tone that naturally projects the true acoustic qualities of…

ToneWoodAmp Presents “Mike Dawes Has a Podcast”

Sponsored by ToneWoodAmp: ToneWoodAmp proudly presents “Mike Dawes Has a Podcast”, a brand new series of one-on-one discussions about guitars, guitarists, and the music industry.  MDHAP features none other than (you guessed it!) Mike Dawes himself—a world-renown musician, fingerstyle guitarist, and all-around cool British dude—as he conducts long-form interviews with some of the…

Meet the Compact, All-Solid-Wood Taylor GT

Sponsored by Taylor Guitars: Meet the Taylor GT, a new acoustic body shape designed from the ground up to provide an accessible, exciting playing experience for guitarists of all styles. Crafted with a reduced scale length of 24-1/8″, the compact GT offers a fun, relaxed feel that will appeal to…

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How to Combine Harmonics and Fretted Notes

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings: Calum Graham, touring guitarist, composer and Elixir® Strings artist, shows how to incorporate harmonics with fretted notes when playing a major scale. By combining the two approaches you can achieve a stunning ‘layered’ playing feel with the harmonic notes ringing out and sustaining over the punchier fretted notes.…

Meet the Seriously Fun Taylor GT Acoustic Guitar

Sponsored by Taylor Guitars: Designed with a reduced scale for portability and comfort, the all-new Taylor GT embodies the spirit of spontaneous musical creativity that drives artists and guitar-builders alike. The GT (Grand Theater) is a new acoustic guitar body shape constructed with a scale length that falls between the…

Ashley McBryde | Fender Sessions

Sponsored by Fender: In this episode of Fender Sessions: Fender Next alum Ashley McBryde performs three songs from her latest album “Never Will” at the Virgin Hotel Nashville and talks using songwriting as therapy, defying music industry standards and why she will “always try anything twice”. SHOP FENDER:

How To Connect Chords On Guitar (Simple E Minor Exercise!)

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings: Using just two chords, Chris Woods of The Chris Woods Groove Orchestra demonstrates how to start connecting chords in the key of E minor. Connecting chords with simple melodic patterns is a great way to add interest to your rhythm guitar parts. Chris, UK acoustic guitarist and composer,…

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Meet the Builder’s Edition 324ce

Sponsored by Taylor Guitars: Made with back and sides of sustainably sourced Urban Ash and a solid mahogany top, the Builder’s Edition 324ce combines the tone-enhancing power of V-Class bracing with a new tonewood whose midrange-focused sonic profile will please guitar players from across styles and genres. The mahogany top…

Modern Twist on Vintage

Sponsored by PK Thompson: This all Mahogany sound brings to the table a warm and clear tone lending itself to a singer/songwriter player, blending nicely with vocals. The comfortable size of an OM is great for sitting and playing fingerstyle, but also large enough in sound to hold it’s own…

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Shock and Wonder: Acoustic Effects, No Amp Required!

Sponsored by ToneWoodAmp: An innovative, award-winning company with obsessed fans and raving customers, ToneWoodAmp has been leading a revolution in the music world with the invention of an unassuming, compact little black box that creates effects for acoustic guitars—unplugged. Now, ToneWoodAmp introduces a new video series, “For Strummies”, featuring UK…

Create Guitar Harmony with Double Stops

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings: Double stops are a great way of creating fills and extra interest in acoustic guitar accompaniments and solos. Watch as Austin’s Mandy Rowden, award winner and Elixir® Strings artist, breaks down how to harmonize the G major scale on the guitar and shows us how to apply that…

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Discover Taylor’s American Dream Series

Sponsored by Taylor Guitars: When Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug founded Taylor Guitars in 1974, they did it with barely more than an idea and a dream. Named after the guitar shop where Taylor Guitars was born, the American Dream Series represents Taylor’s commitment to creating through adversity and meeting…

Enter to Win a New Guild M-25E Guitar

An American Classic Made New The Guild M-25E expands on the M-20, featuring added appointments and a gloss finished top and headstock. This concert size acoustic guitar is built with a solid mahogany top, back, and sides. It features a rosewood bridge and fingerboard, and bone nut and saddle. The…

How to Play Unusual Chromatic Passing Tones on Floating Scales

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings: Renowned educator, Grammy-winner and producer Massimo Varini explains how to play floating scales using unusual chromatic passing tones. Watch as he demonstrates three examples using open strings in this quick acoustic guitar lesson.  “Elixir Strings have unbeatable durability and an awesome sound. They are really comfortable and feel…

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Meet the Taylor American Dream Series

Sponsored by Taylor Guitars: Born from adversity, the American Dream Series represents the most accessible line of solid-wood, USA-made guitars ever released by Taylor. Featuring three new guitars with the round-shoulder dreadnought Grand Pacific body shape, the American Dream Series is made with solid tonewoods boosted by the tone-shifting power…

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Rich, warm sound. Intuitive controls.
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