Technique and Theory
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Most guitarists start playing leads by learning how to play scales, which is a great way to begin, but scales are just one way to play solo lines. Learn more in today’s excerpt from Acoustic Rock Basics.
Video. Lessons. Rock. Technique and Theory.
Mixing up fretted notes and slide notes over an alternating bass sounds great. Learn how to play this classic blues technique with this excerpt from Acoustic Guitar Slide Basics.
Video. Advice. Blues. Technique and Theory.
There have been many crosspickers in flatpicking’s brief history, including Doc Watson, Dan Crary, and Clarence White. This excerpt will teach you to play 3 common crosspicking patterns.
Lessons. Country. Flatpicking. Technique and Theory.
This lesson examines the trademarks of Jerry Garcia’s acoustic approach.
News. Bluegrass. Blues. Rock. Technique and Theory.
We are thrilled to announce our latest guide series: The 5-Minute Lesson! Get more from your guitar wit this series of brief, insightful videos with tips on warm-up exercises, practicing, gig preparation and other useful topics.
News. Technique and Theory. Beginner. Early Intermediate.
Good wrist, hand, and nerve health is not always a priority when it comes to practice time. And yet, if the issue is overlooked for too long, serious problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome or tendonitis could be the result. The good news is that a regular warm-up routine at the beginning of your practice can help prevent the possibility of pain and injury.
Advice. Technique and Theory. Advanced. Beginner. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.
Open mics are a great way to get exposure for you and your tunes, but it’s important to be prepared. This except from Make the Most of an Open Mic will get you started on the path to becoming an open mic hero.
Advice. Songwriting. Technique and Theory. Beginner.
The latest in our super-popular Weekly Workout series explores drop two chord arpeggios. You'll work through a variety of chord types using diatonic chords of major and melodic minor scales, all the while getting a comprehensive workout for the fretting and picking hands.
Lessons. Fingerstyle. Flatpicking. Technique and Theory. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.
This excerpt from A Basic Harmonica Lesson for Guitarists teaches you a vital technique called "tongue blocking." It also covers the chord progression used by Neil Young on his popular guitar-and-harp song, “Heart of Gold.”
Advice. Blues. Folk. Rock. Technique and Theory. Beginner. Early Intermediate.
In this excerpt from Rock Troubadors, Paul Simon discusses writing and arranging some of his most famous songs.
Advice. Rock. Technique and Theory.
These simple exercises will help take your picking-hand technique to the next level.
News. Flatpicking. Technique and Theory.
Watch an excerpt from Jim Deeming’s JamPlay Crash Course.
Video. Advice. Technique and Theory.
Increase your familiarity with your fingerboard and learn to apply new techniques to blues, jazz, soloing and more.
News. Technique and Theory.
Willie Nelson reveals the story behind Trigger in new documentary.
Video. Sessions. Country. Guitar Care. Technique and Theory.
Ed Sheeran's guitar tech Trevor Dawkins explains the magic behind the pop star's big, glorious sound, both onstage and off.
Advice. Folk. Recording. Rock. Technique and Theory.
Guitar Workshop Plus, recipient of a 2014 Acoustic Guitar Player's Choice Award for Instruction, has announced its first-ever U.S.-based workshop for 2015. GWP has chosen San Diego as its newest location, and the inaugural San Diego workshop will be held on June 21-26, 2015 at the campus of California State University, San Marcos.
News. Bluegrass. Blues. Country. Fingerstyle. Flatpicking. Folk. Guitar Care. Jazz. Rock. Songwriting. Technique and Theory. Advanced. Beginner. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.
Fingerstyle technique is used in almost every genre and style of music, from timeless classical pieces to today's top hits. Instead of strumming chords, pluck individual strings to "decorate" the harmony!
Video. Advice. Fingerstyle. Technique and Theory. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.
Acoustic-guitar luminaries from across the musical spectrum will be performing at the third annual Guitar Mash benefit show, to be held at New York’s City Winery on November 16. David Bromberg, Punch Brothers’ Chris Eldridge, Valerie June, and Chilean folk-rock wizard Nano Stern are among the top-notch musicians scheduled to appear.
News. Bluegrass. Blues. Country. Fingerstyle. Flatpicking. Folk. Jazz. Songwriting. Technique and Theory.
Los Angeles session guitarist, songwriter and teacher, Tom Strahle, talks about the most important thing to know for acoustic guitar players. This is a tip you can really use!
Video. Advice. Rock. Technique and Theory. Beginner. Early Intermediate.
Build mini chord progressions all over the neck with root/10th transition points.
Video. Lessons. Fingerstyle. Technique and Theory. Advanced. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.
Learn reggae rhythm and palm muting technique in this excerpt from Jamplay.com's Strummin' with Steve series.
Video. Advice. Technique and Theory. Beginner. Early Intermediate.
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.
Lessons. Fingerstyle. Technique and Theory. Advanced. Beginner. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.
Fingerstyle master Don Ross on altered tunings vs. open tunings.
Video. Advice. Technique and Theory.
Shun Ng is one of today’s most exciting new acoustic guitarists. In this video from Elixir Strings, he sits down to talk practice, improvisation, rhythms, and more.
Video. Advice. Guitar Care. Technique and Theory.
In this video from ArtistWorks, it’s easy to see why Bryan Sutton is considered by many to be the fastest and most fluid picker on the bluegrass scene.
Video. Songs. Bluegrass. Technique and Theory.