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FLASH SALE: Get Fiddle Tunes and Folk Songs for Just $12

Get the complete Acoustic Guitar Guide, Fiddle Tunes and Folk Songs for just $12 (normally $29.99). Offer valid 7/18/14. You'll learn to flatpick the melodies to ten traditional fiddle tunes and songs, with simple melodic variations and performance tips.

Lessons. Fingerstyle. Flatpicking. Folk.

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Play Slack Key in Open G with Homespun’s Mike Dowling

Learn to play “Big Island,” Mike Dowling's slack key style tune in open G.

Video. Lessons. Fingerstyle.


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.


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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Want to Learn Guitar? It's All in a Day's Work, Says Marlene Hutchinson...

Think it’ll take you months to learn to play the guitar? Maybe even a year? Think again.

Video. Lessons. Beginner.

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FLASH SALE | Rhythm Guitar Essentials Book for $6

Learn to play rock-solid rhythm and expand your chord vocabulary with Rhythm Guitar Essentials. It's on sale today (5/30) for just $6.



Learn The Rumba Flamenco Strum In 7 Easy Steps with Marcelo Berestorov and JamPlay.com

Master Flamenco guitarist Marcelo Berestovoy teaches you how to play the basic rumba strum pattern in 7 easy steps.

Video. Lessons.


LESSON: Open String Carter-Style Hammer-Ons

Amp up Carter-style guitar with hammer-on embellishments.

Video. Lessons. Country. Flatpicking. Beginner. Early Intermediate.

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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.


Play like the Allman Brothers and Neil Young with Flatted III, VI, and VII Chords

In this example we'll look at a song that uses the I, IV, and V, but we'll try substituting the bVII for the V to give the progression a different feel.

Video. Lessons. Blues. Rock. Songwriting.


Strengthen Your Fretting Hand

This fretting hand exercise from Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar Essentials will improve your technique, no matter what style you are playing in.

Video. Lessons. Jazz. Advanced. Beginner. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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Flash Sale: Explore Alternate Tunings Book for Just $5

Get the Acoustic Guitar book, Explore Alternate Tunings for just $5 (normally $19.99). Offer valid 5/2/14.

Lessons. Fingerstyle.


FLASH SALE: Five Favorites Starting at $1

We are offering five of our favorite products at extremely discounted rates! Offer expires 04/11 at midnight PST.


Inside Blues Guitar COVER

SOLD OUT: Inside Blues Guitar Book for $4

Take a master class on the blues with Acoustic Guitar contributor, Steve James. His book, Inside Blues Guitar, is on sale today (3/28) for just $4 while supplies last!

Lessons. Blues.

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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.


Don Ross from JamPlay.com Teaches Travis Picking

Fingerstyle master Don Ross talks fingerpicking patterns with a focus on Travis Picking.

Video. Lessons. Advanced. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

Teach Yourself Guitar Basics COVER

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.

Country Blues Guitar Basics

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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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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Minor-Key Basics

This excerpt from Music Basics for Guitarists breaks down the differences between major and minor scales and reveals what it is that gives minor keys that sad sound.

Lessons. Technique and Theory. Beginner.

Use the Flat VI Chord in Your Blues Rock Songs

Note that in this excerpt, you’re playing all rock-style power chords, which have no thirds so are not explicitly major or minor.

Video. Lessons. Blues. Rock. Songwriting. Technique and Theory. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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Swingin' Blues Soloing with Arpeggios

Arpeggios add a coherent sound to your soloing. This excerpt from Acoustic Blues Guitar Basics looks at a few arpeggio-based licks.

Video. Lessons. Blues. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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Up-the-Neck Octave Exercises

Get ready to stretch. These up-the-neck octave exercises from the Weekly Workout series will help you learn the fingerboard.

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

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