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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.

Learn a Solo-Guitar Arrangement of “Silent Night”

Round off Christmas Day with a rendition of the enduring holiday classic “Silent Night,” arranged here in the key of A major.

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    Learn Maybelle Carter's Bass Note Technique

    This excerpt from Carter-Style Guitar Basics will help you discover the flexibility you need to begin working melodic lines into the otherwise-basic chord progressions in the Carter Family repertoire.

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    Play a Syncopated Fingerstyle Rhythm

    In today’s excerpt from his Fingerstyle Guitar Method, Alex de Grassi teaches you how to correctly count and play a syncopated variation of a 4/4 rhythm.

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    Seagull Merlin

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

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