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Mixing up fretted notes and slide notes over an alternating bass sounds great. Learn how to play this classic blues technique with this excerpt from Acoustic Guitar Slide Basics.
Video. Advice. Blues. Technique and Theory.
A scholarly look at a bluegrass act that helped define the genre
News. Bluegrass. Blues. Folk.
This lesson examines the trademarks of Jerry Garcia’s acoustic approach.
News. Bluegrass. Blues. Rock. Technique and Theory.
This excerpt from A Basic Harmonica Lesson for Guitarists teaches you a vital technique called "tongue blocking." It also covers the chord progression used by Neil Young on his popular guitar-and-harp song, “Heart of Gold.”
Advice. Blues. Folk. Rock. Technique and Theory. Beginner. Early Intermediate.
In this excerpt from Inside Blues Guitar Steve James offers a little history on the guitars used by Skip James, Son House, Robert Johnson and more.
Earle’s camp at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York, is billed as “four days and nights of singing and songwriting—hard core."
News. Blues. Folk. Songwriting.
Deluxe, definitive set showcases the full scope of Lead Belly’s music
For most of the past 50 or so years, the esteemed D'Angelico brand was largely dormant, but since being purchased by a trio of entrepreneurs in 2013, D'Angelico has become rejuvenated. Inspired by John D'Angelico's original designs, the company's recent output of archtops, mostly manufactured in South Korea, may never approach the tonal and cosmetic excellence of their predecessors, but they have still won a growing number of new fans. As the D'Angelico resurgence continues, the company has added a range of new models to the catalog, including eight acoustic guitars introduced at the recent NAMM show in Anaheim.
News. Bluegrass. Blues. Country. Folk. Jazz.
"Small Axe: Acoustic Performance Series" hits Washington D.C. and New York from February 13-25.
News. Blues. Folk. Songwriting.
Martin Guitar reveals new models to suit a wide range of budgets.
News. Bluegrass. Blues. Country. Folk. Guitar Care.
For the past two years, the WinterWonderGrass festival has delighted bluegrass fans in Colorado with its eclectic lineups and picture-perfect location in the Vail Valley. For 2015, WWG has announced an inaugural California event to be held at Squaw Valley in the Lake Tahoe area.
News. Bluegrass. Blues. Country. Fingerstyle. Flatpicking. Folk.
Take another look at the year's most popular AG video interviews and performances.
Video. News. Bluegrass. Blues. Country. Fingerstyle. Folk. Jazz. Rock.
The 2015 Grammy nominations have been announced, and there are a number of Acoustic Guitar favorites on the list. Here are the nominations in the American Roots Music categories:
News. Bluegrass. Blues. Country. Fingerstyle. Flatpicking. Folk. Songwriting.
Guitar Workshop Plus, recipient of a 2014 Acoustic Guitar Player's Choice Award for Instruction, has announced its first-ever U.S.-based workshop for 2015. GWP has chosen San Diego as its newest location, and the inaugural San Diego workshop will be held on June 21-26, 2015 at the campus of California State University, San Marcos.
News. Bluegrass. Blues. Country. Fingerstyle. Flatpicking. Folk. Guitar Care. Jazz. Rock. Songwriting. Technique and Theory. Advanced. Beginner. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.
This week we offer some of the musical highlights from the January issue of Acoustic Guitar magazine.
Video. Sessions. Bluegrass. Blues. Country. Fingerstyle. Folk. Jazz. Rock. Songwriting.
It wasn’t that long ago that budget guitars had the worst reputation: inferior instruments made from laminated woods, with poor playability and even worse tone. But things have changed.
News. Bluegrass. Blues. Classical. Country. Fingerstyle. Flatpicking. Folk. Guitar Care.
Singer-songwriter Yusuf releases the best album Cat Stevens could never make.
Sessions. Blues. Fingerstyle. Folk. Recording. Rock. Songwriting.
Listen to a brand new song from Jim White vs. the Packway Handle Band's upcoming album Take it Like a Man.
Video. Sessions. Bluegrass. Blues. Country. Folk. Rock. Songwriting.
Acoustic-guitar luminaries from across the musical spectrum will be performing at the third annual Guitar Mash benefit show, to be held at New York’s City Winery on November 16. David Bromberg, Punch Brothers’ Chris Eldridge, Valerie June, and Chilean folk-rock wizard Nano Stern are among the top-notch musicians scheduled to appear.
News. Bluegrass. Blues. Country. Fingerstyle. Flatpicking. Folk. Jazz. Songwriting. Technique and Theory.
Jack Bruce, the legendary bass player who died Saturday at 71, was much more than just the guy who played and sang on classic Cream songs such as "White Room" and "Sunshine of Your Love."
Video. Sessions. Blues. Folk. Jazz. Rock.
Johnny Winter’s final studio recording took place on February 4, 2013: a reading of Son House’s “Death Letter,” done in a single take on resonator guitar. The above video, directed, produced, and shot by Greg Olliver, offers a stunning look at Winter in full glory.
Video. News. Blues. Folk. Recording.
Don’t let Luke Winslow-King’s clean-cut looks fool you. Hidden inside his preppy, Clark Kent exterior is the soul of a New Orleans bluesman.
News. Blues. Folk. Jazz. Songwriting.
In 1996, accomplished blueswoman Rory Block released a fine tribute to Robert Johnson, The Lady and Mr. Johnson, and the success of that release spawned her Mentor Series, a collection of tribute albums celebrating her most significant influences. The latest in that series, Hard Luck Child: A Tribute to Skip James, was released today on Stony Plain Records.
News. Blues. Fingerstyle. Folk. Recording.
Alynda Lee Segarra was a high schooler in New York City when she first heard Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Emmylou Harris, and Alison Krauss in the 2000 blockbuster, O Brother, Where Art Thou? At that point, Segarra, like so many others her age, became part of the O Brother generation—one of the young musicians whose exposure to American roots music through the film would help to energize the latest folk revival.
News. Bluegrass. Blues. Country. Fingerstyle. Folk. Rock. Songwriting.
If you happen to find yourself in Berlin this November and consider yourself a guitar enthusiast, you ought to make your way over to the Holy Grail Guitar Show. The inaugural event will be held on November 15 and 16 at the Estrel Hotel and Convention Center, and it will feature more than 100 of the world’s top guitar makers.
News. Bluegrass. Blues. Classical. Fingerstyle. Flatpicking. Folk. Guitar Care. Jazz. Rock.