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Experiment with Tempo In This Excerpt from “Silent Night”

When playing through the second ending in this excerpt from “Silent Night” arranged for fingerstyle guitar, feel free to experiment with tempo, adding pauses where you see (or hear) fit.

Learn to Play the Popular Christmas Hymn "O Come, All Ye Faithful"

Today’s excerpt from Holiday Songs for Fingerstyle Guitar includes the first eight measures of "O Come, All Ye Faithful." Learn to play this popular hymn.

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    $12 Acoustic Blues Lessons (with video)

    Get the complete Acoustic Blues Guitar Basics guide for just $12 (normally $24.99). Offer valid 11/21/14.

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    Learn the Boom-Chuck Rhythm

    Learn the rhythm at the heart of countless folk and country songs. 

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    Yamaha LS16 ARE

    Aged Appropriate - Yamaha’s special treatment gives the new LS16 ARE a vintage appeal

    Eastman E20SS

    Eastman’s E20SS is a handsome, well-crafted instrument at a handsome, workhorse price.

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