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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.

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Learn to Play "Rocky Road to Dublin"

"Rocky Road to Dublin" is an instantly recognizable and rousing Irish song. Learn it in time for St. Patrick's Day (March 17th) with the help of this excerpt.

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  • Lessons

    Blues Shuffle Lesson

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

    3/4 Time for Beginners

    Here’s an exercise to help you hear the rhythm of 3/4  or “waltz” time more easily.

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  • Advice

    How to Improvise Blues Solos with Homespun's Toby Walker and Happy Traum

    Homespun presents a lesson on blues solos with Toby Walker and Happy Traum.

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    Acoustic Guitar Owner's Manual

    Four Guitar Myths Debunked

    “Cracks in the top of a guitar ruin the sound" is just one of the common guitar myths we set straight in today’s excerpt from the Acoustic Guitar Owner’s Manual.

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