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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.
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.
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A quick tip on changing chords quickly using “aim targeted movement”. Become a member of JamPlay for a full step-by-step beginner course from David Isaacs.
Grammy and GMA Dove award winner, Chris Tomlin talks about songwriting, performing and why he plays Elixir® Strings.
In this excerpt from Inside Blues Guitar Steve James offers a little history on the guitars used by Skip James, Son House, Robert Johnson and more.
For songwriters, there’s big money to be made in the world of music publishing — but it remains one of the least understood aspects of the music industry.
When Bourgeois introduced the Aged Tone™ guitar series a few years ago, the acoustic world was quick to take note the virtues of torrefied top wood, and the vintage sound and appearance it gave our guitars.
Advice. Guitar Care.
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Breedlove Celebrates Spring with the Oregon Series
Emmy-nominated and National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, Pete Huttlinger, tells the story behind his most recent record, and plays the title track, McGuire’s Landing.
Read a tip from 21 Songwriting Tips from the Masters, a guide in our Songwriting Basics for Guitarists series.
Watch an excerpt from Jim Deeming’s JamPlay Crash Course.
Video. Advice. Technique and Theory.
Nashville based guitarist and songwriter, Jeff Hyde, has written songs for such artists as Charlie Worsham, Easton Corbin, Alan Jackson, George Strait, Luke Bryan, Bobby Bare, Lee Brice, Jerrod Neimann and Eric Church, who he has recorded and toured with for the past nine years.
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You’ve probably heard horror stories about expensive guitars being destroyed by air travel — maybe via careless baggage handlers, rapid humidity changes during flight, or something completely unexpected. In this guide, you’ll find some quick tips to help you minimize the chances of becoming another victim of guitar mistreatment. Inside, you will learn about:
Luthier Ren Ferguson on what he's got in mind for Guild guitars built in California.
Bill Collings, founder of Collings Guitars, shows off the company's WL-14 flagship model from the Waterloo guitar line, plus a prototype of the forthcoming Jumbo King model.
Video. Advice. Guitar Care.
Lloyd Baggs introduces the new Session Acoustic DI at the Winter 2015 NAMM Show, while Maxwell Hughes demonstrates how it works.
Video. Advice. Guitar Care. Technique and Theory.
Go behind the scenes with session guitarist Tom Strahle. He shares some stories from the recording studio and offers some advice for developing guitar pros
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.
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.
Emmy-nominated and National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, Pete Huttlinger has a terrific exercise to develop ‘fret hand control.” Turn on your favorite TV show, get comfortable and practice!