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Play the Irish Love Song "Heather on the Moor"

Brought back to popularity by Paul Brady in the late ’70s, the traditional Irish song "Heather on the Moor" is an easy-to-play tune about unrequited love . Play the first 12 bars as taken from Irish Songs for Guitar.

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Play an Open-D Arrangement of "Lonesome Weary Blues"

Add to your slide guitar repertoire with an open-D tuning arrangement of "Lonesome Weary Blues" from Fingerstyle Blues Songbook.

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    Improve Your Technique by Practicing “Broken Thirds” Scales

    Break up your scale practice with third-based patterns.

    Play Scratch Rhythms on the Backbeat

    Learn how to add a percussive pop to your rhythm patterns.

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    5 Tips for Keeping Solid Time

    This excerpt from Music Basics for Guitarists shows five ways that you can learn to keep a steady, uninterrupted rhythm.

    Meet Guild's New Small-Body Guitar

    Introducing the all new M-140 from Guild Guitars. In this video, Guild artist Shane Alexander demonstrates the M-140’s distinctive voice, excellent balance and a delicate tone. 

    Presented by Guild Guitars

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