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Play the Classic Fiddle Tune "Arkansas Traveler"

Try your hand at “Arkansas Traveler,” the official state historic song of Arkansas. This arrangement in the key of C is excerpted from Fiddle Tune Essentials.

Traditional Songs for Beginning Guitar

Learn to Play "This Little Light of Mine"

Learn to play the instantly recognizable song, “This Little Light of Mine” with the help of this excerpt from Traditional Songs for Beginning Guitar.

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  • Lessons

    Simple Rhythms Make Great Patterns

    Learn how to make great rock strumming patterns from simple rhythms.

    Blues Shuffle Lesson

    The backbone of blues is the shuffle. Here’s how to do it! 

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  • Advice

    Learn "The Island Strum" from Jamplay.com's Strummin' with Steve Series

    Learn reggae rhythm and palm muting technique in this excerpt from Jamplay.com's Strummin' with Steve series.

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    Review: Traveler AG-105

    New Traveler AG-105 offers a full-scale neck and bright acoustic sounds

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