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Learn to Play the Traditional Tune "Railroad Bill"

Play five-string banjo favorite “Railroad Bill” in G tuning for slide guitar with the help of today’s excerpt from Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s Best Private Lessons.

Learn to Play the Classic Blues Song "Oh Daddy"

This excerpt from Arranging Folk and Blues Songs focuses on thumb rolls and how they can help “fatten up” the sound of the solo guitar.

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    Learn a Classic Two-Bar Rock Rhythm Pattern

    This syncopated rhythm has become a staple of classic rock, modern rock, and pop.

    Play Banjo Roll–Inspired Patterns in Acoustic Rock

    This excerpt from Acoustic Rock Essentials shows you how to use open strings and nondiatonic notes to create unique sounds and great tension in your playing.

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    Bourgeois Introduces Aged Tone Fully Torrefied Guitars

    When Bourgeois introduced the Aged Tone™ guitar series a few years ago, the acoustic world was quick to take note the virtues of torrefied top wood, and the vintage sound and appearance it gave our guitars.

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    Weber Two-Point Bitterroot Octave Mandolin

    Flower Power - Adventurous guitarists will appreciate Weber’s Two-Point Bitterroot octave mandolin

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