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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.

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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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Grammy-nominated Eric Bibb talks to Elixir® Strings about discovering his own sound, writing songs, and interpreting the blues.

Eric Bibb has made more than 30 records and toured around the world. Here, he talks with Elixir® Strings about his sound, songwriting, and the blues.

Video. Advice. Guitar Care.

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Dave Weiner Discusses the PRS SE Angelus and Opening for Steve Vai

Join Dave Weiner as he talks about his experience playing the PRS SE Angelus while on the road with Steve Vai.

Video. Advice.

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No. 1 Charting Newton Faulkner Talks to Elixir® Strings About How to Get a Variety of Percussion Sounds Out of His Guitar

Multi platinum artist, Newton Faulkner, has created his own unique percussive style of playing.

Video. Advice.

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Dan Tyminski Talks About How Hard He Plays and How to Free Up Your Hands

Grammy winner Dan Tyminski plays really hard. His guitar and strings have to hold-up.

Video. Advice.

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Foundations: A Conversation on Tone with Paul Reed Smith

Watch as Paul Reed Smith chats with Ricky Skaggs, Tony McManus, Martin Simpson, and Cody Kilby about tone, finding your voice, and being a musician.

Video. Advice.

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L.R. Baggs Presents Country & Bluegrass Legend, Ricky Skaggs

Ricky Skaggs on his relationship with music and why the Lyric™ Acoustic Microphone by L.R. Baggs works for him.

Video. Advice. Bluegrass. Country.

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Basic Pickup Repairs

How to troubleshoot guitar electronics.

Advice. Guitar Care.

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