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Learn to Play the Traditional Tune "Will the Circle Be Unbroken"

Be sure to maintain the groove and keep the beat when playing today’s excerpt from “Will the Circle Be Unbroken."

Traditional Songs for Beginning Guitar

Learn to Play "This Little Light of Mine"

Learn to play the instantly recognizable song, “This Little Light of Mine” with the help of this excerpt from Traditional Songs for Beginning Guitar.

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  • Lessons

    Add Scratch Rhythms to Your Acoustic Rock Strum Patterns

    Learn how to use your guitar to simulate the sound of a backbeat snare drum with the help of today’s excerpt from Acoustic Rock Essentials.

    Exploring Rhythm and Time in Fingerstyle Jazz Songs

    Spice up a 4/4 jazz standard by converting it to 3/4. See how, and hear the difference in today’s excerpt from Fingerstyle Jazz Essentials.

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  • Advice

    Takamine GD20-NS

    The Takamine GD20-NS is a dream come true for the newbie guitarist

    Checking and Adjusting Saddle Height

    How to check your action at the saddle and make adjustments if necessary.

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