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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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Learn to Play the Irish Tune "Star of the County Down"


Learn one of Ireland’s best-loved songs, “Star of the County Down,” from Irish Songs for Guitar.


Video. Songs. Folk. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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Learn to Play the Traditional Blues "Lonesome Day"


Blind Lemon Jefferson’s “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean” was one of the influences for Jody Stecher's version of “Lonesome Day” from Traditional Songs with Jody Stecher.


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

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Play the Classic Blues Tune "Way Out on the Desert"


Enjoy the bluesy phrases and seventh chords in Roosevelt T. Williams’ rocking stomp “Way Out on the Desert” – arranged here for fingerstyle guitar.


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

Roots and Blues Mandolin

Do the Mandolin Boogie


Play through the example in today’s excerpt from Roots and Blues Mandolin and discover how effective the mandolin can be as a rhythm instrument.


Audio. Lessons. Blues. Folk. 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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Learn to Play the Christmas Classic "Joy to the World"


“Joy to the World” was first set to music around 1800. Learn to play this classic three-chord song with the help of today’s excerpt from Christmas Songs for Beginning Guitar.


Audio. Songs. Folk. Beginner.

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Learn to Play "The Wreck of the Old 97"


“The Wreck of the Old 97” commemorates a real event that happened over 100 years ago. Today’s excerpt from Traditional Songs with Jody Stecher explores the first eight bars.


Video. Songs. Folk.

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Learn to Play "O Come, All Ye Faithful"


Guitar players at every level can accompany their carol-singing this year. Play the opening to “O Come, All Ye Faithful” with today’s excerpt from Christmas Songs for Beginning Guitar.


Audio. Songs. Folk. Beginner.

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Learn the Boom-Chuck Rhythm


Learn the rhythm at the heart of countless folk and country songs. 


Audio. Lessons. Country. Folk. Technique and Theory. Beginner.

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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.

Roots and Blues Mandolin

Blue Notes and Tremolo for Mandolin


Create that bluesy sound on your mandolin with just three scale intervals. Find out which ones and how to use them in today’s excerpt from Roots and Blues Mandolin.


Audio. Lessons. Blues. Folk. Beginner. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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Learn to Play the Traditional Tune "St. Louis Blues"


“St. Louis Blues” was W.C. Handy’s most recorded and most popular number. Click below to play through an eight-measure excerpt as featured in Arranging Folk and Blues Songs.


Video. Songs. Blues. Folk. Advanced. Intermediate.

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Learn to Play the Traditional Tune "Railroad Bill"


Play five-string banjo favorite “Railroad Bill” in G tuning for slide guitar with the help of today’s excerpt from Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s Best Private Lessons.


Audio. Songs. Blues. Country. Folk. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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