Early Intermediate

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Learn Fingerstyle Techniques with Part 2 of Cordoba's "How to Play Fingerstyle Guitar"


Fingerstyle technique is used in almost every genre and style of music, from timeless classical pieces to today's top hits. Instead of strumming chords, pluck individual strings to "decorate" the harmony!


Video. Advice. Fingerstyle. Technique and Theory. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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Acoustic Groove Tips from Tom Strahle and ELIXIR® Strings


Los Angeles session guitarist, songwriter and teacher, Tom Strahle, talks about the most important thing to know for acoustic guitar players. This is a tip you can really use!


Video. Advice. Rock. Technique and Theory. Beginner. Early Intermediate.

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LESSON: Open String Carter-Style Hammer-Ons


Amp up Carter-style guitar with hammer-on embellishments.


Video. Lessons. Country. Flatpicking. Beginner. Early Intermediate.

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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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Learn "The Island Strum" from Jamplay.com's Strummin' with Steve Series


Learn reggae rhythm and palm muting technique in this excerpt from Jamplay.com's Strummin' with Steve series.


Video. Advice. Technique and Theory. Beginner. Early 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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Lessons. Technique and Theory. Beginner. 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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Fingerpicking the Blues: The Alternating-Bass Pattern


Get to grips with the alternating-bass pattern by playing through the two examples in this excerpt from Country Blues Guitar Basics.


Lessons. Country. Technique and Theory. Beginner. Early Intermediate.

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Learn to Play the Traditional Song “Down by the Riverside"


Look out for the inclusion of a very useful single-string “pinch” technique in measures 3, 8, and 11 of this excerpt from Gospel Songs for Fingerstyle Guitar.


Video. Songs. Fingerstyle. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

Use the Flat VI Chord in Your Blues Rock Songs


Note that in this excerpt, you’re playing all rock-style power chords, which have no thirds so are not explicitly major or minor.


Video. Lessons. Blues. Rock. Songwriting. Technique and Theory. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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Swingin' Blues Soloing with Arpeggios


Arpeggios add a coherent sound to your soloing. This excerpt from Acoustic Blues Guitar Basics looks at a few arpeggio-based licks.


Video. Lessons. Blues. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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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.


Video. Lessons. Rock. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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Simple Rhythms Make Great Patterns


Learn how to make great rock strumming patterns from simple rhythms.


Video. Lessons. Flatpicking. Rock. Early Intermediate.

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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.


Video. Lessons. Rock. Early Intermediate.

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Using Slurs in Fiddle Tunes


Slurs can throw off your pick direction in a fiddle tune. Learn how to use them correctly with the help of this excerpt from Bluegrass Guitar Essentials.


Lessons. Bluegrass. Flatpicking. Technique and Theory. Beginner. Early Intermediate.

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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.


Video. Lessons. Technique and Theory. Early Intermediate.

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Learn to Play the Traditional Tune "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down"


This excerpt from Traditional Songs with Jody Stecher shows you how to play in the key of F.


Video. Songs. Folk. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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Use the Flatted Fifth in Your Blues Scale Licks


Today’s excerpt from Acoustic Rock Essentials shows you three different ways you can use the flatted fifth in your blues scale licks.


Video. Lessons. Rock. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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Learn to Play the Classic Jazz Tune "After You've Gone"


Play this eight-bar excerpt of “After You’ve Gone” (taken from Early Jazz and Swing Songs for Guitar) at a moderate tempo.


Songs. Jazz. Early Intermediate.

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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.


Video. Songs. Flatpicking. Folk. Early Intermediate.

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Learn How to Play Natural Harmonics


Alex de Grassi teaches you how to find and play natural harmonics.


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

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