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Play the Irish Love Song "Heather on the Moor"

Brought back to popularity by Paul Brady in the late ’70s, the traditional Irish song "Heather on the Moor" is an easy-to-play tune about unrequited love . Play the first 12 bars as taken from Irish Songs for Guitar.

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Play an Open-D Arrangement of "Lonesome Weary Blues"

Add to your slide guitar repertoire with an open-D tuning arrangement of "Lonesome Weary Blues" from Fingerstyle Blues Songbook.

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    Add Minor-Seventh Chords to Your Acoustic Rock Compositions

    This excerpt will guide you through playing a minor-seventh chord in a progression similar to the bridge in “Norwegian Wood,” by the Beatles.

    Learn How To Shift Between Chords

    Develop your chord shifting skills by changing between G and C chords with the help of this excerpt from Rhythm and Strumming Basics.

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    The Ultimate All-In-One Portable PA with Bluetooth from Mackie®

    The Mackie FreePlay™ is the ultimate all-in-one stereo PA solution. With a portable, battery-powerable design, FreePlay delivers powerful, full-range sound anytime, anywhere.

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    How to Combine Fretted Notes with Slide Notes

    Mixing up fretted notes and slide notes over an alternating bass sounds great. Learn how to play this classic blues technique with this excerpt from Acoustic Guitar Slide Basics.

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