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'The Old Guitar' Video Project Pairs Indie Artists with $75 Kay

Connor Millican and Corey Pain have launched "The Old Guitar," a video project that pairs some of America's best young singer/songwriters with a 1960s Kay acoustic. 

Video. News. Folk.

Bob Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone' to Get New Music Video

The song's first official video will be an interactive experience.

Video. News. Folk. Rock.


'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.

Seu Jorge to Play Pele's Father in Biopic of the Brazilian Soccer Icon

Singer, guitarist, and actor Seu Jorge has singed on to play Pele's father in a forthcoming film about the soccer legend's life. 

Video. Songs. Folk.

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Dom Flemons and Layla McCalla to Leave Carolina Chocolate Drops, Embark on Solo Careers

Dom Flemons, a founding member of Carolina Chocolate Drops, plans to depart the band at the end of their December tour.

News. Blues. Folk.

Guitar Mash

Guitar Mash Benefit Concert and Jam Scheduled for November 17

The second annual benefit will feature Chad Smith, Cap'n Kirk Douglas, Amy Helm, and more.

News. Folk. Rock.


Neil Young to Release 'Live at the Cellar Door,' Solo Acoustic LP Recorded in 1970

On December 10, Neil Young will release Live at the Cellar Door, a compilation of solo acoustic recordings from solo concerts in Washington DC in 1970. 

Songs. Folk.

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.


The Devil Makes Three launches tour to support new album

Inspired by the countless hours they've spent logging miles while touring the world, the Devil Makes Three's new album, I'm a Stranger Here, is itself about to hit the road. 

. Folk.

Traditional Songs for Beginning Guitar

Learn to Play "This Little Light of Mine"

Learn to play the instantly recognizable song, “This Little Light of Mine” with the help of this excerpt from Traditional Songs for Beginning Guitar.

Songs. Folk. Beginner.

Fiddle Tunes and Folk Songs complete cover

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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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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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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Learn to Play the Traditional Tune "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down"

This excerpt from Traditional Songs with Jody Stecher shows you how to play in the key of F.

Video. Songs. Folk. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

Roots and Blues Mandolin

Play "Careless Love" on Mandolin

This eight-bar excerpt comes from Roots and Blues Mandolin and is played mostly with double-stops on low and high string pairs in closed positions.

Audio. Songs. Blues. Flatpicking. Folk. 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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Play the Traditional Song "Down in the Willow Garden"

Learn about the origins of "Down in the Willow Garden" and get playing tips in today’s excerpt from Traditional Songs with Jody Stecher.

Video. Songs. Flatpicking. Folk. Early 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 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.

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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Learn to Play "I Had But 50 Cents"

Today’s excerpt from Traditional Songs with Jody Stecher invites you to play the first eight measures of “I Had But 50 Cents.”

Video. Songs. Folk. Intermediate.

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Flatpick the Fiddle Tune "Forked Deer"

Dan Crary described “Forked Deer” as “one of the great, majestic fiddle tunes.” Play through the first eight measures in today’s excerpt from Fiddle Tune Essentials.

Video. Songs. Flatpicking. Folk. Advanced. Intermediate.

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Two Essential Elements of Carter-Style Guitar

A root bass note and a first-position chord are the two essential elements of Carter-style guitar playing. Practice both with the examples in today’s excerpt from Carter-Style Guitar Basics.

Video. Lessons. Country. Folk. Beginner.

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