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Master An Easy Version of “Jingle Bells” Just In Time For the Holidays
Did you know that “Jingle Bells” was originally a Thanksgiving children’s production? Learn to play an easy version of the holiday favorite with the help of this excerpt.
Play the Traditional Song "Down in the Willow Garden"
Learn about the origins of "Down in the Willow Garden" and get playing tips in today’s excerpt from Traditional Songs with Jody Stecher.
Develop Accuracy and Coordination
Perfect your “finger walking” technique with the help of today’s excerpt from The Beginner’s Guide to Guitar.
Rock Fingerpicking Pattern in 6/8 Time
Learn a flowing picking pattern similar to the one used in “House of the Rising Sun.”
Guitar + Harmonica: How to "Tongue Block"
This excerpt from A Basic Harmonica Lesson for Guitarists teaches you a vital technique called "tongue blocking." It also covers the chord progression used by Neil Young on his popular guitar-and-harp song, “Heart of Gold.”
Mike Eldred Demonstrates a Variety of Blues-Based Turnarounds
The Turnaround at the end of any blues progression is an important moment for the band. Guitar builder, player and blues great, Mike Eldred, shows us a variety of Turnarounds.
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