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Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss Announce Co-Headlining Tour Dates for 2014


Willie Nelson & Family and Alison Krauss & Union Station Featuring Jerry Douglas to embark on tour of eastern and southern US this Spring.


Video. News. Bluegrass. Blues. Country. Folk. Rock.

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Band of Horses Premiere 'Acoustic at the Ryman'


The South Carolina band streams their new acoustic live album on Rolling Stone.


News. Bluegrass. Country. Fingerstyle. Flatpicking. Folk. Rock.

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Watch ArtistWorks Instructor Bryan Sutton’s Rousing Rendition of “Hangman’s Reel”


In this video from ArtistWorks, it’s easy to see why Bryan Sutton is considered by many to be the fastest and most fluid picker on the bluegrass scene.


Video. Songs. Bluegrass. Technique and Theory.

Lee Ritenour's Six String Theory Competition Open to Acoustic Guitarists


The global music competition is accepting applications from acoustic guitarists for 2014.


Video. News. Bluegrass. Blues. Classical. Country. Fingerstyle. Flatpicking. Folk. Jazz. Rock. Technique and Theory.

Del McCoury Band Wins Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album


The band took home an award at the 2014 Grammys for The Streets of Baltimore.


Video. News. Bluegrass. Flatpicking.

MerleFest Adds Old Crow Medicine Show and Holly Williams to 2014 Lineup



Video. News. Bluegrass. Blues. Country. Fingerstyle. Flatpicking. Folk.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art to Display 35 Rare Martin Guitars in New Exhibit


Thirty-five rare Martin guitars will go on display at the Met.


News. Bluegrass. Blues. Classical. Country. Fingerstyle. Flatpicking. Folk. Guitar Care. Jazz. Rock.

American Roots Grammy Nominations Announced


Among the nominees are Sarah Jarosz, Steve Earle, and the Greencards.


Video. News. Bluegrass. Blues. Country. Folk.

VIDEO: Singer-Songwriter Scott Law Releases New LP 'Black Mountain'


Singer-songwriter and flatpicker Scott Law self-releases his latest album.


Video. News. Bluegrass. Blues. Country. Flatpicking.

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'Nashville 2.0: The Rise of Americana' Documentary to Premiere Nov. 22 on PBS


The documentary will be featured as part of the 2013 PBS Arts Fall Festival.


News. Bluegrass. Blues. Country. Flatpicking. Folk.

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ArtistWorks Instructor Bryan Sutton Breaks Down the Fiddle-Influenced 'High Heel Shoe'


Enjoy this free lesson from flatpicker Bryan Sutton on how to play the fiddle tune, “High Heel Shoe.”


Video. Advice. Bluegrass. Flatpicking.

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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 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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L.R. Baggs Presents Country & Bluegrass Legend, Ricky Skaggs


Ricky Skaggs on his relationship with music and why the Lyric™ Acoustic Microphone by L.R. Baggs works for him.


Video. Advice. Bluegrass. Country.

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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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Learn to Play the Fiddle Tune "St. Anne's Reel" on Guitar


Play through the first nine bars of this flatpicker’s favorite with today’s excerpt from Fiddle Tune Essentials.


Video. Songs. Bluegrass. Flatpicking. Folk. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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Flatpick the Fiddle Tune “Blackberry Blossom”


Play the first eight bars from this popular bluegrass and old-time tune. 


Video. Songs. Bluegrass. Flatpicking. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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Use the Alternating Bass Technique in 3/4 Time


Today’s excerpt from Carter-Style Guitar Basics explains the adjustments that need to be made to the bass/strum pattern of 4/4 time in order to accommodate a tune in 3/4 time.


Video. Lessons. Bluegrass. Blues. Country. Flatpicking. Beginner.

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The Art of Solo Flatpicking


Today’s excerpt from Bluegrass Guitar Essentials explains how a dropped-D tuning can help give you a full bass sound that will allow you to accompany yourself.


Audio. Lessons. Bluegrass. Flatpicking. Beginner. Early Intermediate.

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Learn to Play the Traditional Tune "Will the Circle Be Unbroken"


Be sure to maintain the groove and keep the beat when playing today’s excerpt from “Will the Circle Be Unbroken."


Audio. Songs. Bluegrass. Folk. Beginner.

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Bluegrass Bass Runs


Embellish the standard boom-chuck rhythm pattern with some well-placed bass runs.


Audio. Lessons. Bluegrass. Flatpicking. Beginner. Early Intermediate.

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Play the Fiddle Tune "Angeline the Baker" on Guitar


The fiddle tune "Angeline the Baker" is an old-time and bluegrass staple. Learn to play the first eight measures with this excerpt from Fiddle Tune Essentials.


Video. Songs. Bluegrass. Flatpicking. Folk. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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Learn to Play the Fiddle Tune "Black Mountain Rag" on Guitar


Before Doc Watson made “Black Mountain Rag” a unique guitar piece, it was an equally unique fiddle tune. Play through today’s excerpt from an arrangement by Grammy-nominated guitarist Scott Nygaard.


Audio. Songs. Bluegrass. Flatpicking. Intermediate.

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Play the Classic Fiddle Tune "Arkansas Traveler"


Try your hand at “Arkansas Traveler,” the official state historic song of Arkansas. This arrangement in the key of C is excerpted from Fiddle Tune Essentials.


Video. Songs. Bluegrass. Country. Flatpicking. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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Learn to Play the Fiddle Tune "St. Anne's Reel" on Guitar


“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.

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