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New DigiTech JamMan Vocal XT Looper

Vocal looping has never been simpler with DigiTech’s new JamMan Vocal XT!  Designed specifically for vocalists, this compact looper is capable of creating multiple, overdubbed loops for vocal harmonies or rhythmic counterpoint with just a foot stomp.

Video. Advice.

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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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Clinics and Workshops Announced for the 2014 Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase

In addition to the fantastic guitars on display, and the great performances from guitarists like John Sebastian, Happy Traum, Doug Wamble and David Bromberg, this year’s Woodstock Invitational also offers a fantastic program of clinics and workshops.

Video. Advice.


2014 Guitar Maker Directory

The guitar player's guide to individual luthiers, mid-size shops, large-scale manufacturers, and everything in between.


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Learn Guitar with Pat Donohue, Mary Flower and More at 'Blues in the Gorge'

Menucha Presents: Blues in the Gorge. Immerse yourself in music for a long weekend with some of the best blues and fingerstyle guitarists around.

Video. Advice. Blues. Fingerstyle.


Songwriting Tip: Write First, Think Later

Acoustic Guitar Editor at Large Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers says don't filter yourself when beginning to write a song.

Advice. Songwriting. Beginner.

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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.

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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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