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Arranging for Acoustic Guitar with Ulli Boegershausen and ELIXIR Strings

Acoustic fingerstyle master and teacher, Ulli Boegershausen, shows you a simple way to arrange music for the acoustic guitar. This is a tip you can really use!

Video. Advice.


Summer Gear Guide 2014

This Summer's Wave of Must-Have Guitars & Gear



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

Learn reggae rhythm and palm muting technique in this excerpt from's Strummin' with Steve series.

Video. Advice. Technique and Theory. Beginner. Early Intermediate.

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ELIXIR Engineer and Taylor Guitar's Master Luthier Talk Strings

Do you want bolder highs and fuller lows from your narrow bodied guitar? It might be time to change your string gauge.

Video. Advice.

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How to Improvise Blues Solos with Homespun's Toby Walker and Happy Traum

Homespun presents a lesson on blues solos with Toby Walker and Happy Traum.

Video. Advice.


Vote for Your Favorite Guitars & Gear in the 2014 Player's Choice Awards

It’s time to share your love of guitars and gear by voting in Acoustic Guitar’s Player’s Choice Awards.

Advice. Guitar Care.

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Kaki King Talks Tunings with ELIXIR® Strings

Got a thing for tunings?  Watch as Kaki King talks tunings with Elixir® Strings

Video. Advice.


Don Ross from 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.


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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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.


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.

Holiday Gift Guide

2013 Holiday Gift Guide

Your guide to the great guitars and accessories that are sure to keep the musicians on your list playing all year long.



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.


Alvarez Guitars Showcases Its AG75CE Model

In this video from our friends at Alvarez Guitars, Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs demos their AG75CE model.

Video. Advice.

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George Lowden On the Tonal Characteristics of Different Woods

The renowned Northern Irish guitar maker discusses the properties of different woods and stresses the importance of choosing the right wood for you.

Video. Advice. Guitar Care.


ArtistWorks Instructor Bryan Sutton Breaks Down the Fiddle-Influenced 'High Heel Shoe'

Enjoy this free lesson from flatpicker Bryan Sutton on how to play the fiddle tune, “High Heel Shoe.”

Video. Advice. Bluegrass. Flatpicking.

VIDEO: Alvarez AG75CE Product Featurette

Gregory Johnson demonstrates Alvarez's AG75CE grand auditorium acoustic-electric model.

Video. Advice. Guitar Care.

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Phil Keaggy Demonstrates His Playing Style and Capo Technique for ELIXIR Strings

Phil Keaggy loves capos. If one is good, two are better! Check out his playing, capo technique, and looping in this video by Elixir® Strings.

Video. Advice. Guitar Care.

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Find Out How Ameritage Carrying Cases Can Help Guard Your Guitar Against the Effects of Temperature Change

Take a tour of the Ameritage factory, and with colder weather settling in, find out how Ameritage Carrying Cases can help protect your instrument.

Video. Advice.

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Comping with Walking Bass Lines: Master the Technique with ArtistWorks Instructor Martin Taylor

In this lesson, fingerstyle legend Martin Taylor breaks down the bass and rhythm component of his fluid style.

Video. Advice. Fingerstyle. Technique and Theory.

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The Civil Wars Frontman John Paul White Talks to ELIXIR® Strings About Guitars, Gear, and the Importance of Great Tone

Two-time Grammy winner, John Paul White talks to Elixir Strings about his old Martin, and how great tone helps him write.

Video. Advice. Guitar Care.

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2013 Woodstock Invitational Luthiers’ Showcase: What You Need to Know

The 2013 Woodstock Invitational takes place next month. From instruments to instructors, find out what’s lined up for this year’s event.

Video. Advice. Fingerstyle. Guitar Care.

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George Lowden on the Lowden Fan Fret Design

In this video, George Lowden explains the complexities of designing a fan fret guitar and showcases the finished product.

Video. Advice. Guitar Care.

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Play a Bluegrass Lick in C with ArtistWorks Instructor Bryan Sutton

Flatpicker Bryan Sutton shares one of many etudes he uses to help his students get comfortable with soloing on the acoustic guitar.

Video. Advice. Bluegrass. Flatpicking. Advanced. Intermediate.

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