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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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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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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.

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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.

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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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 the Melody to "Queen of the Earth, Child of the Stars"


This tune from Fiddle Tunes and Folk Songs can be played with a measured tempo, as a slow march, or, with a less-regular beat.


Video. Songs. Flatpicking. Folk. 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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Move Up the Fingerboard with Ascending Seventh-Chord Arpeggios


Pace yourself and expect some careful shifting as you play through the measures in this excerpt from the Weekly Workout series.


Video. Lessons. Technique and Theory. 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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Learn to Play the Irish Folk Song "The Lassie Who Had the Land"


This arrangement of “The Lassie Who had the Land” was inspired by an unforgettable performance by Bridget Tunney – a singer from the North West of Ireland.


Video. Songs. Folk. Intermediate.

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Laid-Back Modern Rock Groove


Learn to play this laid-back groove with a 16th-note swing feel.


Video. Lessons. Flatpicking. Rock. Intermediate.

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Learn a Classic Two-Bar Rock Rhythm Pattern


This syncopated rhythm has become a staple of classic rock, modern rock, and pop.


Video. Lessons. Flatpicking. Rock. Intermediate.

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Learn the Bo Diddley Beat


Learn the classic rhythm named for Bo Diddley.


Video. Lessons. Flatpicking. Rock. Intermediate.

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Play Scratch Rhythms on the Backbeat


Learn how to add a percussive pop to your rhythm patterns.


Video. Lessons. Flatpicking. Rock. Intermediate.

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A Classic Blues Rhythm Pattern


Learn to play this classic blues rhythm pattern.


Video. Lessons. Flatpicking. Rock. Intermediate.

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