It’s one thing to play blazingly fast Travis picking, and quite another to sing at the same time, as Joe Robinson does.
Levin instruments have been played by many of the finest European guitarists. The 1948 Model 1 De Luxe archtop shown here sat at the very top of the Levin line.
Is it safe for the guitar, the strings, and the player to switch back and forth between standard and open tunings? Ask the Expert!
It's never been easier to teach yourself guitar, mostly because of the wide variety of apps, software, and websites to learn from.
Six acoustic guitarists show the wide range of concepts, sounds, and inflections that can be brought to life with slide technique.
Here's how to make the minor pentatonic scale, aka the blues box, work in almost any musical situation.
This trio is made up of the three clearly capable country-oriented singer-songwriters Lizanne Knott, Jesse Terry, and Michael Logen
As with learning anything new, when tackling this jazzy arrangement of 'America the Beautiful,' take it slowly and work on getting a beautiful tone in both hands.
To work up “This Little Light of Mine,” first make sure that you are familiar with all the chord shapes and can switch between them with relative ease.
This double set of 11 vocal songs (Tongue) and 11 instrumentals (Groove) is the best of both worlds
Smith comes home to the progressive folk guitar that inspired him
Most gigging acoustic guitarists know the importance of a great-sounding, reliable preamp/DI box. Not only will a DI allow you to directly interface with a house PA system via the XLR output, but the preamp can help you sculpt the best possible sonic reproduction of your guitar via EQ,…
Acoustic guitar aces Tommy Emmanuel and John Knowles have teamed up on "Heart Songs" to put fans in a mellow mood on this collection of 14 sentimental fingerstyle instrumentals.
The album summons a sound akin to a gospel revival through precise picking, acapella embellishments, and soothing songs of praise
The transcription here, which captures the song note for note, comes from 'Acoustic Classics II' (2017).
If you have a solid foundation but want to learn more about reading charts, then this lesson, based on an actual lead sheet, is for you.
The original songs on Undertones are pleasant enough, but Robinson’s guitar playing is what really does the talking, to borrow his phrase
The seasoned jazz guitarist largely foregoes flash here for stunning lyrical solos that often exude a sense of quietude
With Hayes Carll's dust-dry Texas delivery, this album knows how to rock when it needs to rock, dance when it needs to dance, and lean in close when he needs to promise.
For the fourth consecutive year, steel-string fingerstylist and composer Alex de Grassi Andrew York are teaming up to mentor intermediate and advanced players at the Mendocino Guitar Workshop.
The Indiana-based luthier, who runs a one-man operation, produces impressive reproductions coveted by collectors and pros alike
The Martin OM-28 Modern Deluxe is a lightweight orchestra-bodied guitar, with a blend of vintage and modern features that merge to form a unique, cutting-edge composition.
Go with whatever pick suits you best, and remember to use alternate picking on the eighth notes—down on the downbeats and up on the upbeats.
Capturing that almighty triplet groove is what’s most important to playing this blues standard well.
Slide/bottleneck guitar can evoke flavors ethereal and lyrical or aggressive and bombastic. From Santo & Johnny’s “Sleepwalk” to Elmore James’ “Dust My Broom” and on to Debashish Bhattacharya’s Indian slide musings, this approach delivers a wide spectrum of sounds, emotions, and cultural touchstones.