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…

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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…

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…

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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…

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…

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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…

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…

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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…

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…

An Introduction To Csus2 Tuning – Go Beyond DADGAD!

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings: Open tunings literally open up all kinds of possibilities for acoustic guitarists. While many will start with the much-loved DADGAD tuning, there are lots more options to explore. In this short acoustic guitar tutorial, one of the UK’s leading guitarists and Elixir® Strings artist Tristan Seume gives an…

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Builder’s Edition 517 Demo by Brian Truesby

Sponsored by Taylor Guitars: Brian Truesby knows his way around an acoustic guitar, with a dynamic fingerstyle approach beautifully suited to the seasoned sounds of the Taylor Builder’s Edition 517. Back and sides of solid mahogany deliver a warm, woody response characterized by a punchy midrange and clear low-end power.…

Enter to Win a RainSong Vintage Dreadnought

With a large, deep body and wide waist, RainSong’s V-DR1100N2 has the powerful bass and ringing treble of a great rhythmic guitar, but still maintains a wonderfully balanced sound, with clear distinction among individual notes. From rhythm to lead, the DR makes its presence known.  GIVEAWAY ENDS JULY 15, 2020…

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Simple Guitar Chords That Sound Cool

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings: Add some sparkle to acoustic progressions with this simple-to-understand chord tutorial from session and touring guitarist and educator Kenny Echizen. Learn how to use just a couple of shapes up and down the neck to breathe life into standard open-position changes, adding instant flair and sophistication to your…

WATCH All-New Fender Acoustasonic Strat Performance featuring Brandon Walters

Sponsored by Fender: Last year, Fender revolutionized the way guitar is played with the launch of the American Acoustasonic Telecaster. Building off this innovation success story, the Acoustasonic Stratocaster was created and released in March of 2020, redefining the sonic territories where acoustic meets electric. As a celebration of the Acoustasonic Strat, Fender…

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Become a Fingerpicking Expert

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings: Guitarist and composer Chris Woods shows intermediate guitarists an easy fingerpicking pattern that is based on a 1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2 counting pattern. Chris of ‘The Chris Woods Groove Orchestra’ recommends starting slow and gradually increasing speed once comfortable with the fingerpicking pattern. Chris uses a Martin 000×1 with…