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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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    LESSON: Open String Carter-Style Hammer-Ons

    Amp up Carter-style guitar with hammer-on embellishments.

    Taylor 150E 12-String

    Chimes of Freedom

    Taylor’s 150e is the 12-string guitar for players whose primary instrument is a six-string

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    Real-World Rigs: Laurence Juber

    Fingerstyle guitarist Laurence Juber demonstrates his onstage setup.

    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.

    Presented by Elixir® Strings

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