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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.

Nearer, My God, to Thee

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.

LISTEN: Beck Covers John Lennon's "Love" for Starbucks Valentine's Day Compilation


Hear Beck's acoustic cover of John Lennon's "Love," the teaser track to Starbucks' Sweetheart compilation.


Video. News. Fingerstyle. Flatpicking. Folk. Jazz. Rock.

VIDEO: Lily Allen and Chris Martin Perform Acoustic Version of "The Fear" at Charity Concert


Chris Martin of Coldplay accompanies Lily Allen on acoustic guitar at the Under 1 Roof benefit concert.


Video. News. Fingerstyle. Jazz. Rock.

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ArtistWorks Instructor Martin Taylor Teaches the Foundation of His Fingerstyle Mastery


In this free lesson from the good folks over at ArtistWorks, solo jazz icon Martin Taylor teaches the foundation of his fingerstyle mastery.


Video. Advice. Fingerstyle. Jazz. Technique and Theory.

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Cordoba Guitars Artist Iren Arutyunyan on the Basics of Fingerstyle Technique


Learn how to apply the basics of fingerstyle technique to the Beatles’ song “Blackbird” with the help of this free video lesson from our friends at Cordoba Guitars.


Video. Advice. Fingerstyle. Technique and Theory.

Kaki King Closes out 2013 with California Live Dates


The legendary fingestylist will appear in San Diego, LA, San Francisco, Grass Valley, Big Sur, and Santa Cruz.


Video. News. Fingerstyle.

Joy to the World

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.

VIDEO: Acoustic Artists Gaby Moreno and Natalia Lafourcade Take Home Awards from 2013 Latin Grammys


The singer-songwriters take home three awards altogether.


Video. News. Fingerstyle. Folk. Jazz.

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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.

VIDEO: Interview with Rudi Schmidt of British Folk-Pop Band the Melodic


Rudi Schmidt of the Melodic plays his charango and talks about the instrument's versatility and history.


Video. News. Fingerstyle. Folk.

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Comping with Walking Bass Lines: Master the Technique with ArtistWorks Instructor Martin Taylor


In this lesson, fingerstyle legend Martin Taylor breaks down the bass and rhythm component of his fluid style.


Video. Advice. Fingerstyle. Technique and Theory.

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2013 Woodstock Invitational Luthiers’ Showcase: What You Need to Know


The 2013 Woodstock Invitational takes place next month. From instruments to instructors, find out what’s lined up for this year’s event.


Video. Advice. Fingerstyle. Guitar Care.

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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.

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Play Gaspar Sanz's Baroque Guitar Piece "Canarios"


“Canarios” is based upon a popular dance form from the Spanish Baroque and alternates between a 6/8 and 3/4 time feel.


Video. Songs. Classical. Fingerstyle. Advanced. Intermediate.

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Emulate the Piano Using Guide Tone Voicings


When playing through the examples in today’s excerpt from Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar Essentials, the trick is to keep the half-note guide tones sustaining while playing the eighth-note lines on top.


Video. Lessons. Fingerstyle. Jazz. Advanced. Intermediate.

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Learn to Play the Traditional Tune "Duncan and Brady"


In this excerpt from Arranging Folk and Blues Songs, “Duncan and Brady” is arranged in a minor key to emphasize the macabre aspect of this murder story.


Video. Songs. Blues. Fingerstyle. Folk. Intermediate.

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Play a Fingerstyle Arrangement of "Great Is Thy Faithfulness"


Today’s excerpt from Gospel Songs for Fingerstyle Guitar invites you to play a classic hymn of praise that has a beautifully sweet melody.


Video. Songs. Fingerstyle. Folk. Advanced. Intermediate.

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How to Pick the Right Key for Your Arrangement


When choosing the right key for your arrangement, think about the tune’s harmony and how active its melody is.


Video. Lessons. Fingerstyle. Jazz. Technique and Theory. Intermediate.

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Learn a Fingerstyle Arrangement of "Go Tell It on the Mountain"


Play “Go Tell It On the Mountain,” arranged here as an alternating-thumb piece with a bluesy feel.


Video. Songs. Fingerstyle. Folk. 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.

Roots and Blues Fingerstyle Guitar

Learn to Play the Classic Blues Tune “Things About Comin’ My Way”


Tampa Red is perhaps the most influential slide guitarist in the history of the blues. Today’s excerpt is based on his 1934 recording of “Things About Comin’ My Way.”


Audio. Songs. Blues. Fingerstyle. Folk. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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Learn to Play the Traditional Tune “Ain’t No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down”


Today’s excerpt is in the key of A minor. You can use a capo to find a key that works for you when singing along.


Video. . Blues. Fingerstyle. Folk. Intermediate.

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