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Flatpick the Fiddle Tune "Forked Deer"
Dan Crary described “Forked Deer” as “one of the great, majestic fiddle tunes.” Play through the first eight measures in today’s excerpt from Fiddle Tune Essentials.
Learn to Play the Traditional Tune "Duncan and Brady"
In this excerpt from Arranging Folk and Blues Songs, “Duncan and Brady” is arranged in a minor key to emphasize the macabre aspect of this murder story.
Use the Flatted Fifth in Your Blues Scale Licks
Today’s excerpt from Acoustic Rock Essentials shows you three different ways you can use the flatted fifth in your blues scale licks.
Learn the Hammer-On Technique from a Fingerstyle Master
Hammer-ons can be used to create a more fluid phrasing of a musical line. Today’s excerpt from The Alex de Grassi Fingerstyle Guitar Method demonstrates how to play them.
Riversong Traditional Canadian Deluxe
Unconventional Wisdom - Riversong’s Tradition Canadian Deluxe is free-swinging yet familiar
How to Clean Your Guitar
Cleaning your guitar is the first step to regular maintenance. Here’s how to get rid of everyday smudges, fingerprints, and dirt.