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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.

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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.

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  • Lessons

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    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.

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    Clinics and Workshops Announced for the 2014 Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase

    In addition to the fantastic guitars on display, and the great performances from guitarists like John Sebastian, Happy Traum, Doug Wamble and David Bromberg, this year’s Woodstock Invitational also offers a fantastic program of clinics and workshops.

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    Journey Instruments OF-420

    Journey Instruments’ OF-420 brings a new design concept to the growing world of travel guitars

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