Here we’ll explore flatpicking guitar through some musical examples based on its key practitioners from Doc Watson to Molly Tuttle and identify some of the genre's essential recordings.
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Tony Rice redefined bluegrass guitar playing. Here, Molly Tuttle talks to five of Rice’s friends and collaborators about his music, life, and legacy
This visually stunning, well-rounded flattop is ideal for a variety of musical styles and contexts.
Guitar repair expert Martin Keith explains the differences between steel and nylon guitar strings and shares some useful terminology.
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What is flatpicking on guitar? Despite the name, it’s more than simply playing with a pick. Flatpicking refers to the acoustic guitar style, heard primarily in the bluegrass and folk idioms, of playing individual notes with a pick to form melodies, solos, and fills.
The steel-string acoustic guitar appears in many different sizes and shapes. This guide gives a general understanding of the most common styles and what they may offer players.
Try this flatpicking acoustic guitar workout for "Home Sweet Home," inspired by the banjo classic.
Let's have a look at technique, repertoire, and mindfulness involved in playing classical guitar.