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ArtistWorks Instructor Martin Taylor Expands on his Foundation for Fingerstyle Magic


Build mini chord progressions all over the neck with root/10th transition points.


Video. Lessons. Fingerstyle. Technique and Theory. Advanced. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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Strengthen Your Fretting Hand


This fretting hand exercise from Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar Essentials will improve your technique, no matter what style you are playing in.


Video. Lessons. Jazz. Advanced. Beginner. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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Classical Guitar Virtuoso Jason Vieaux Breaks Down “Bourrée” by J.S. Bach


Learn to play Bach's "Bourrée in E Minor" in this lesson from Jason Vieaux and Artistworks.


Video. Songs. Classical. Advanced. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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Don Ross from JamPlay.com Teaches Travis Picking


Fingerstyle master Don Ross talks fingerpicking patterns with a focus on Travis Picking.


Video. Lessons. Advanced. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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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.


Songs. Advanced. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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Travis Picking Basics


In this excerpt from The Acoustic Guitar Fingerstyle Method, David Hamburger introduces us to travis picking and explains the steps involved in establishing the bass notes.


Lessons. Fingerstyle. Technique and Theory. Advanced. Beginner. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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Play "Nearer, My God, To Thee" for Fingerstyle Guitar


Learn to play a beautiful arrangement of the well-known hymn with the help of this video excerpt from Gospel Songs for Fingerstyle Guitar.


Video. Songs. Fingerstyle. Advanced. Intermediate.

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Learn to Play the Christmas Anthem "Joy to the World"


The Christmas anthem "Joy to the World" works beautifully for solo fingerstyle guitar. Learn to play the intro with the help of this excerpt from Holiday Songs for Fingerstyle Guitar.


Video. Songs. Fingerstyle. Advanced. Intermediate.

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Experiment with Tempo In This Excerpt from “Silent Night”


When playing through the second ending in this excerpt from “Silent Night” arranged for fingerstyle guitar, feel free to experiment with tempo, adding pauses where you see (or hear) fit.


Video. Songs. Fingerstyle. Advanced. Intermediate.

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Play a Bluegrass Lick in C with ArtistWorks Instructor Bryan Sutton


Flatpicker Bryan Sutton shares one of many etudes he uses to help his students get comfortable with soloing on the acoustic guitar.


Video. Advice. Bluegrass. Flatpicking. Advanced. Intermediate.

Learn to Play the Classic Blues Song "Oh Daddy"


This excerpt from Arranging Folk and Blues Songs focuses on thumb rolls and how they can help “fatten up” the sound of the solo guitar.


Video. Songs. Blues. Advanced. Intermediate.

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Up-the-Neck Octave Exercises


Get ready to stretch. These up-the-neck octave exercises from the Weekly Workout series will help you learn the fingerboard.


Video. Lessons. Technique and Theory. Advanced. Intermediate.

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Play Gaspar Sanz's Baroque Guitar Piece "Canarios"


“Canarios” is based upon a popular dance form from the Spanish Baroque and alternates between a 6/8 and 3/4 time feel.


Video. Songs. Classical. Fingerstyle. Advanced. Intermediate.

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Learn to Play the Fiddle Tune “John Brown’s Dream”


Learn to play this driving fiddle tune with the help of this video excerpt from Fiddle Tunes and Folk Songs: Complete Edition.


Video. Songs. Bluegrass. Flatpicking. Folk. Advanced. Intermediate.

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Explore the Fingerboard with Three-Against-Four Rhythms


This excerpt will help you explore the fingerboard and begins by guiding you through some cascading three-note arpeggios in the key of G in open position.


Video. Lessons. Technique and Theory. Advanced. Intermediate.

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Weekly Workout: Drop Two Chord Arpeggios


Strengthen your picking and fretting hands with these popular four-note chord voicings.


Video. Lessons. Technique and Theory. Advanced. Intermediate.

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Weekly Workout: Patterns in Thirds


Break up your scale practice with third-based patterns.


Video. Lessons. Technique and Theory. Advanced. Intermediate.

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Weekly Workout: Pentatonic Patterns


Create new pentatonic melodic lines by looking at the five-note scale in a different way.


Video. Lessons. Technique and Theory. Advanced. Intermediate.

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Weekly Workout: Chord Scales


Learn the function of the individual notes in scales by matching scales to the chords in your songs.


Video. Lessons. Technique and Theory. Advanced. Intermediate.

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Weekly Workout: Three-Against-Four Rhythms


Use the ubiquitous polyrhythm in your fingerboard explorations.


Video. Lessons. Technique and Theory. Advanced. Intermediate.

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Weekly Workout: Move It On Up


Learn scales and intervals that move up the fingerboard on each individual string.


Video. Lessons. Technique and Theory. Advanced. Intermediate.

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Weekly Workout: Harmonized Major Scale Licks


Get your fretting-hand fingers moving in new ways and learn your way around the fingerboard.


Video. Lessons. Technique and Theory. Advanced. Intermediate.

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Emulate the Piano Using Guide Tone Voicings


When playing through the examples in today’s excerpt from Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar Essentials, the trick is to keep the half-note guide tones sustaining while playing the eighth-note lines on top.


Video. Lessons. Fingerstyle. Jazz. Advanced. Intermediate.

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Play a Fingerstyle Arrangement of "Great Is Thy Faithfulness"


Today’s excerpt from Gospel Songs for Fingerstyle Guitar invites you to play a classic hymn of praise that has a beautifully sweet melody.


Video. Songs. Fingerstyle. Folk. Advanced. Intermediate.

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Play the Catalan Folk Song "El Testament d'Amelia"


“El Testament d’Amelia” is one of seven Catalan folk songs adapted for guitar by Spanish composer/arranger Miguel Llobet.


Video. Songs. Classical. Advanced. Intermediate.

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