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EXCLUSIVE SONG: Singer-Songwriter Patrick Park Premieres ‘My Holding Hand is Empty’


'Acoustic Guitar' premieres Patrick Park’s new song “My Holding Hand is Empty” exclusively today. It’s one of the highlights of his upcoming fourth album, 'Love Like Swords,' available April 22 on iTunes and other music distributors.


Video. News. Fingerstyle. Folk. Recording. Rock. Songwriting.

Leo Kottke to Host 'Summer Camp' for Musicians


The jam sessions around the ol' campfire are going to sound especially good this year—well, at least they will at the Leo Kottke Dunk Tank, a new interactive summer camp for musicians taking place this August.


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Parker Millsap Still

SXSW Friday: Parker Millsap, Luke Winslow-King, and Hurray for the Riff Raff Wow the Crowds


Friday at South by Southwest was full of memorable acoustic performances delivered by a younger generation of players.


News. Blues. Country. Fingerstyle. Flatpicking. Folk.

Dawn Landes Still

SXSW Thursday: Twang 'Till Dawn


From the afternoon "Twangfest" to Dawn Landes' gorgeous 1 a.m. set, Thursday at South by Southwest delivered more acoustic gems.


News. Bluegrass. Fingerstyle. Flatpicking. Folk.

Della Mae Still

SXSW: Della Mae, Jamestown Revival, Wille Watson, and Haden Triplets All Shine


On Wednesday night at the South By Southwest Music festival in Austin, Texas, stand-out performances seemed to be the norm.


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

Santa Cruz guitar festival

Art of Guitar in Santa Cruz Includes Dali-like Playfulness


Fred Carlson’s “humanitar”--a highlight of the Santa Cruz County Art of Guitar Exhibit and Festival--is a Dali-style amalgamation of harp, guitar, and dancer.


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

Folk Alliance 2014 Spotlights Diversity


The Folk Alliance conference featured a variety of artists ranging from traditional bluegrass to singer-songwriters to acts blending cultures and genres—like Gangstagrass, a band that mixes acoustic guitar, dobro, banjo, fiddle and straight-up rap.


Video. Songs. Bluegrass. Country. Fingerstyle. Flatpicking. Folk. Rock. Songwriting.

Paco de Lucia, Flamenco Guitar Master, Dead at 66


Renowned flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia passed away in Mexico on Wednesday at the age of 66.


Video. News. Fingerstyle. Folk.

Acoustic Guitar Fingerstyle Method Cover

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.


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James Taylor Speaks Out Against Fracking in North Carolina TV Ad


Singer-songwriter James Taylor is appearing in an environmental TV ad in North Carolina, where he grew up, urging citizens to protest efforts to allow fracking in the state.


Video. News. Country. Fingerstyle. Folk. Rock. Songwriting.

Michael Kiwanuka Third Man

Third Man Records Releases Michael Kiwanuka Single


Jack White's record label releases a 7" single by Michael Kiwanuka.


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VIDEO: Badi Assad Plays "To Reach My Heart"


On tour to promote her new album Between Love and Luck, Brazilian guitarist Badi Assad dropped by Acoustic Guitar's studio for a chat and quick performance.


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Tommy Emmanuel Rips Through "The TE Ranch" at Acoustic Guitar's Studio


Australian guitar great Tommy Emmanuel stopped by the Acoustic Guitar studio the other day to chat and play a few songs. Here he is doing his tune "The TE Ranch." 


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Cole Clark Shows off Guitar Line and Pickup System from Down Under


At the 2014 NAMM show, Lloyd Spiegel of Australia's famed guitar maker Cole Clark showed off the company's line and patented pick-up system. 


Video. News. Fingerstyle. Flatpicking. Folk.

Omar Torrez Debuts New L.R. Baggs Lyric Classical Guitar Microphone


Venice Beach-based flamenco guitarist Omar Torrez showed off the new L.R. Baggs Lyric Classical Microphone at the 2014 NAMM show. 


Video. Songs. Classical. Fingerstyle. Folk.

Band of Horses live

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.

Andy McKee Debuts Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Strings


Guitarist Andy McKee showed off Ernie Ball's new Aluminum Bronze strings to AG Senior Editor Mark Kemp, and also talked about what it's like to become a YouTube star. 


Video. Songs. Fingerstyle. Folk.

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.

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



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Martin exhibit

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.

Artistworks Martin Taylor Fingerstyle Logo

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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