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NYC’s Third Annual Guitar Mash Set for November 16


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.

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Acoustic Groove Tips from Tom Strahle and ELIXIR® Strings


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.

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FLASH SALE: Acoustic Rock Guitar Basics Book for Just $15


Today only, $15 gets you one of our most popular books, Acoustic Rock Guitar Basics. And to top it off we’re offering free domestic shipping!


Lessons. Fingerstyle. Flatpicking. Rock. Technique and Theory.

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Access Hundreds of Guitar Lessons for $18


With this special offer on Acoustic Guitar Unlimited, $18 gets you instant access to tons of songs to play and guitar techniques to study and master.


Lessons. Bluegrass. Blues. Country. Fingerstyle. Flatpicking. Technique and Theory.

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FLASH SALE: $9.95 for Acoustic Guitar Magazine's Best Private Lessons Book


Take guitar lessons from Mark Hanson, Steve James, Dix Bruce and more, for less than $10! VALID WHILE SUPPLIES LAST | Sale ends 8/15/14 at midnight (PST)


Lessons. Fingerstyle. Technique and Theory.

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$2 Acoustic Guitar Magazine Back Issues


Acoustic Guitar August back issues are one sale for $2. Limited supplies available, offer expires 8/9 (midnight PST).


Lessons. Songwriting. Technique and Theory.

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FLASH SALE: Acoustic Guitar Back Issues for $2


Acoustic Guitar July back issues are one sale for $2. Limited supplies available, offer expires 7/25 (midnight PST).


Sessions. Fingerstyle. Guitar Care. Songwriting. Technique and Theory.

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SOLD OUT: Country Blues Guitar Basics for $12


Explore the essential sounds of country blues as played by seminal guitarists such as Robert Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy, and Lightnin' Hopkins.


Lessons. Blues. Technique and Theory.

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FLASH SALE: Blues Slide Guitar Lesson for just $2!


Learn the slide blues guitar techniques of Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, and Bukka White in this three-part lesson, including the importance of vibrato, harmonics, and pitch control.


Lessons. Blues. Technique and Theory.

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FLASH SALE | Alternate Tunings Guitar Collection for $6


Learn to play songs from David Crosby, Ani DiFranco, Peter Finger, Paul Brady, Alex de Grassi, and many more - for just $6 plus shipping and handling


Lessons. Fingerstyle. Flatpicking. Guitar Care. Technique and Theory.

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ArtistWorks Instructor Martin Taylor Expands on his Foundation for Fingerstyle Magic


Build mini chord progressions all over the neck with root/10th transition points.


Video. Lessons. Fingerstyle. Technique and Theory. Advanced. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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Learn "The Island Strum" from Jamplay.com's Strummin' with Steve Series


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.

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$1 Back Issues of Acoustic Guitar


FLASHBACK FRIDAY: All March back issues are one sale for $1. Limited supplies available, offer expires 3/21 (midnight PST).


Lessons. Bluegrass. Flatpicking. Rock. Songwriting. Technique and Theory.

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SALE ENDS MIDNIGHT | Teach Yourself Guitar Basics - Just $5


Teach Yourself Guitar Basics is on sale! Today only, March 7th, buy the best-selling book and CD pack for just $5 (plus shipping). Offer ends midnight, PST.


Lessons. Technique and Theory. Beginner. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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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.


Lessons. Fingerstyle. Technique and Theory. Advanced. Beginner. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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Don Ross from JamPlay.com Talks Altered vs. Open Tunings


Fingerstyle master Don Ross on altered tunings vs. open tunings.


Video. Advice. Technique and Theory.

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Shun Ng, in Conversation With ELIXIR® Strings


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.

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Watch ArtistWorks Instructor Bryan Sutton’s Rousing Rendition of “Hangman’s Reel”


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.

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.

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Fingerpicking the Blues: The Alternating-Bass Pattern


Get to grips with the alternating-bass pattern by playing through the two examples in this excerpt from Country Blues Guitar Basics.


Lessons. Country. Technique and Theory. Beginner. Early Intermediate.

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Discover a Whole New World of Rhythm and Tone with the Engle


Today’s video from Engler Innovations showcases an “acoustic effect" designed to broaden the sonic boundaries of the interaction between a guitarist and their instrument.


Video. Advice. Technique and Theory.

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The Magic of D A D G A D


Play the three most commonly used chords in the key of D in a new and instantly pleasing way with the help of this excerpt from Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s Best Private Lessons.


Lessons. Technique and Theory.

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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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Cordoba Guitars Artist Iren Arutyunyan on the Basics of Fingerstyle Technique


Learn how to apply the basics of fingerstyle technique to the Beatles’ song “Blackbird” with the help of this free video lesson from our friends at Cordoba Guitars.


Video. Advice. Fingerstyle. Technique and Theory.

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Center Stage Guitar Academy Presents “How to Make Your Chords Sound Country”


Bryan Billhimer teaches you how to use simple hammer-ons and pull-offs to give your chords an authentic country sound.


Video. Advice. Country. Technique and Theory.

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