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“St. Anne’s Reel” is a flatpicker’s favorite, thought to be of French-Canadian origin. Play through the first nine bars in today’s excerpt from Fiddle Tune Essentials.
Video. Songs. Bluegrass. Flatpicking. Folk. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.
Today's excerpt from Acoustic Rock Essentials lays out chord progressions commonly heard in songs including The Beatles' "Twist and Shout," "Yes It Is," and "That Boy." Try playing the examples.
Video. Lessons. Rock. Early Intermediate.
“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.
Video. Songs. Folk. Early Intermediate.
Use your guitar to reproduce that old-time banjo sound. This easy exercise will get you started with frailing.
Audio. Lessons. Fingerstyle. Early Intermediate.
Playing effective rhythm is more than simply learning how to strum along with a beat—it involves finding the unique groove that fits each song best, whether that’s integrating strummed passages with bass notes, palm muting, syncopation, accents, or other techniques. In this feature, we take a look at seven popular strummed rock rhythm patterns that you can use or adapt for your own songs.
Bitten by the ukulele bug? This series of lessons, songs, and articles is sure to feed your need for all things uke.
This week, we’re exploring fingerpicking patterns that have fueled some of the biggest hits in rock music. Listen to iconic songs like the Beatles’ “Yesterday,” Cat Stevens’s “Moonshadow,” or Eric Clapton’s “Tears in Heaven” and you’ll hear they’re all driven by distinctive fingerpicking patterns. These patterns fit their songs perfectly, but they each take different approaches; from the flowing arpeggio patterns heard in “House of the Rising Sun” to the alternating-bass fingerpicking heard in “Dear Prudence.” Let’s check them out!
Whether you're just starting out on slide, looking to improve your technique, or interested in adding to your blues repertoire, this series of seven lessons is sure to ignite your interest in slide guitar.