“Mother Nature’s Son” reveals that the Beatles's Paul McCartney plays the acoustic guitar just as deftly as he does the bass guitar.
Capturing the haunting, emotive quality of Skip James' music is a challenge. Learn to get into open-D-minor tuning and explore his evocative music.
This tune in open-D has a kind of Scottish feel to is
Prewar blues is just a stepping-off point for Phelps’ intricate fingerpicking and soulful vocals. In this lesson, you'll adapt his open-D ideas to bottleneck style.
There’s a kind of clarity and calm in Joan Shelley’s music that feels especially welcome in these fractious times.
Explore Booker ("Bukka") White’s playing in open-G and open-D minor and work your way up to his quick tempos and powerful driving rhythm.
Few guitarists have had as much impact on fingerstyle folk and blues guitar as Elizabeth Cotten. Learn to capture her sound, phrasing, and dynamic approach to guitar.
The legendary Scottish musician sojourned through the pits and pinnacles of music-making guided by his own compass, largely disinterested in popular trends.
This versatile technique is used across genres—guitarists from Jimmy Page to Jorma Kaukonen have made it an essential part of their acoustic work.
Gear Review: Martin’s GPC15ME Is a Great Stage Guitar, Well-Suited for a Myriad of Musical Styles [Video]
There is a certain familiarity to the Martin GPC15ME—the rustic charm of all mahogany guitars that have a log-cabin-type appeal can inspire a gutbucket response.