Showing 26 to 39 of 39 articles.
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."
Video. News. Fingerstyle. Folk. Songwriting.
The esteemed singer-songwriter will teach the four-day course July 7-11, 2014.
The country artist took home the New Artist of the Year award and performed "Follow Your Arrow."
Video. News. Country. Songwriting.
Note that in this excerpt, you’re playing all rock-style power chords, which have no thirds so are not explicitly major or minor.
Video. Lessons. Blues. Rock. Songwriting. Technique and Theory. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.
Try switching the key of a familiar song – a modification that may then inspire ideas for changing the rhythmic feel.
Video. Lessons. Songwriting. Beginner. Early Intermediate.
How to use chords like the flatted VII in your songs.
. Blues. Rock. Songwriting. Early Intermediate.
Need to spice up a simple chord progression? Try using extended chords.
Audio. Lessons. Songwriting. Technique and Theory. Intermediate.
Ever wonder how experienced songwriters tweak songs to make them sound original? Here are a few ways to recast your songs.
Lessons. Songwriting. Technique and Theory. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.
Here’s how to break up easy chords to create cool riffs like you hear in some of rock's most memorable songs.
Video. Lessons. Rock. Songwriting. Beginner. Early Intermediate.
Wilco’s front man talks about how he comes up with unexpected lyrics.
. Rock. Songwriting.
How Lyle Lovett took inspiration from Guy Clark and Townes van Zandt when it came time to write his own songs.
As Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin once exclaimed, “I’m just trying to find the bridge!” Often songwriters discover that those compelling verses and catchy choruses they’ve written need something extra. That’s when a bridge can come in handy.
Audio. . Songwriting.
Take the first steps toward creating something new and exciting by using a song by one of your favorite artists as a building block.
Lessons. Songwriting. Technique and Theory. Beginner. Early Intermediate.
Songwriting isn’t just an art—it’s a skill that you can develop through practice and by applying some tried-and-true techniques. From overcoming that dreaded white page to crafting the perfect bridge, this series of articles will help you use your acoustic guitar to write your next—or first—song.