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Play the Classic Fiddle Tune "Arkansas Traveler"
Try your hand at “Arkansas Traveler,” the official state historic song of Arkansas. This arrangement in the key of C is excerpted from Fiddle Tune Essentials.
Learn to Play the Fiddle Tune "Black Mountain Rag" on Guitar
Before Doc Watson made “Black Mountain Rag” a unique guitar piece, it was an equally unique fiddle tune. Play through today’s excerpt from an arrangement by Grammy-nominated guitarist Scott Nygaard.
The Giuliani Studies
Explore classical guitar master Mauro Giuliani’s legendary picking-hand exercises.
Kelly Joe Phelps Slide Lesson
The fingerstyle guitarist and singer-songwriter demonstrates some of the slide guitar techniques that have reinvigorated his playing.
Make a Connection
Tips for engaging an audience.
Using Western Red Cedar as a Top Wood
Northern Ireland’s George Lowden relied heavily on cedar tops when developing his guitars’ signature sound in the ’70s. Learn more in today’s excerpt from the Acoustic Guitar Guide to Tonewoods.