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Fundamentals & Technique

Whether you're still new to guitar or have been playing forever, you'll love the comprehensive approach in these guides.

Chord by Chord

Blues

Master the basics, then explore slide, fingerstyle, and learn to play in the styles of your favorite guitarists.

12 Ways to Play Better Blues Guitar

Folk

Here we focus on playing songs in the bluegrass and folk music traditions.

Play Guitar Like the Great Singer-Songwriters

Bill Withers playing acoustic guitar and singing

Video Lesson: Inside the Soulful Acoustic Guitar Style of Bill Withers

An immersion in Bill Withers’ music brings powerful lessons for any guitar-playing songwriter, especially about the value of directness. This lesson goes inside some of Withers’ best songs—especially from his first few albums, when his own guitar was most prominent—to reveal the understated accompaniment style that carries them.
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Video Lesson: Learn to Play Like John Denver

Thanks to his gift for simple and emotionally direct expression, the songs John Denver wrote and interpreted have remained standard repertoire for any musicians who sing with an acoustic guitar.

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