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Play the Traditional Song "Down in the Willow Garden"
Learn about the origins of "Down in the Willow Garden" and get playing tips in today’s excerpt from Traditional Songs with Jody Stecher.
Learn to Play the Irish Folk Song "The Lassie Who Had the Land"
This arrangement of “The Lassie Who had the Land” was inspired by an unforgettable performance by Bridget Tunney – a singer from the North West of Ireland.
Laid-Back Modern Rock Groove
Learn to play this laid-back groove with a 16th-note swing feel.
Thumping your thumb on the same bass note gives you a foundation for melody playing and singing
Guitar + Harmonica: How to "Tongue Block"
This excerpt from A Basic Harmonica Lesson for Guitarists teaches you a vital technique called "tongue blocking." It also covers the chord progression used by Neil Young on his popular guitar-and-harp song, “Heart of Gold.”
Mike Eldred Demonstrates a Variety of Blues-Based Turnarounds
The Turnaround at the end of any blues progression is an important moment for the band. Guitar builder, player and blues great, Mike Eldred, shows us a variety of Turnarounds.
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