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Flatpick the Fiddle Tune “Blackberry Blossom”

Play the first eight bars from this popular bluegrass and old-time tune. 

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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.

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    FLASH SALE: $3 Blues Back Issues

    We know how much you love the blues, so we curated a collection of blues-centric Acoustic Guitar back issues and put them on sale for $3 each! Start shopping now, limited supplies are available and the offer expires 8/29 at midnight PST.

    Use Dropped-D Tuning for Alternating Bass Fingerpicking

    Find out why dropped-D tuning is a popular tuning for alternating-bass fingerpicking in today’s excerpt from Acoustic Rock Essentials.

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    Guitar Cleaning and Maintenance Tips from ELIXIR® Strings

    A buildup of debris in the gaps between the windings of a guitar string can affect tone. Discover Elixir® Strings’ solution to the problem in today’s Note.

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    Phil Keaggy Demonstrates His Playing Style and Capo Technique for ELIXIR Strings

    Phil Keaggy loves capos. If one is good, two are better! Check out his playing, capo technique, and looping in this video by Elixir® Strings.

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