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Learn to Play the Popular Christmas Hymn "O Come, All Ye Faithful"

Today’s excerpt from Holiday Songs for Fingerstyle Guitar includes the first eight measures of "O Come, All Ye Faithful." Learn to play this popular hymn.

Learn to Play the Texas Fiddle Favorite "Beaumont Rag"

Doc Watson and Clarence White made the fiddle tune “Beaumont Rag” famous as a guitar tune. Try the first 16 bars in this excerpt.

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    Travis Picking Basics

    In this excerpt from The Acoustic Guitar Fingerstyle Method, David Hamburger introduces us to travis picking and explains the steps involved in establishing the bass notes.

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    Eastman E20SS

    Eastman’s E20SS is a handsome, well-crafted instrument at a handsome, workhorse price.

    Seagull Merlin

    By taking something old and making it fresh, Seagull’s Merlin gives guitar players an exciting new voice.

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