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Play the Irish Tune "Whiskey in the Jar"

“Whiskey in the Jar” is instantly recognizable as an Irish pub favorite. Play the first eight bars with today’s excerpt from Irish Songs for Guitar.

Learn the First 8 Bars from Our Fingerstyle Arrangement of "Go Tell It on the Mountain"

Play through the first 8 Bars of “Go Tell It On the Mountain,” arranged here as an alternating-thumb piece with a bluesy feel.

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  • Lessons

    Build Your Chops with a Harmonized Major Scale Pentatonic Workout

    This excerpt from the Weekly Workout guide series will get your fretting-hand fingers moving in new ways and help you learn the fingerboard.

    Play Banjo Roll–Inspired Patterns in Acoustic Rock

    This excerpt from Acoustic Rock Essentials shows you how to use open strings and nondiatonic notes to create unique sounds and great tension in your playing.

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  • Advice

    Learn Guitar with Pat Donohue, Josh White, Jr., Mary Flower and More at 'Blues in the Gorge'

    Watch, listen and learn from some of the best musicians around.

    Presented by Menucha Retreat & Conference Center

    Mérida Master 75D

    A New Player in the Game - Mérida’s Master Series 75D boasts a lovely voice and a modern look

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