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Classical Guitar Virtuoso Jason Vieaux Breaks Down “Bourrée” by J.S. Bach

Learn to play Bach's "Bourrée in E Minor" in this lesson from Jason Vieaux and Artistworks.

Video. Songs. Classical. Advanced. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

Kacey Musgraves cover

Kacey Musgraves Reflects on her Whirlwind Ascent

There is no denying that Kacey Musgraves' arrow is pointing upward. 

Songs. Country. Rock. Songwriting.

EXCLUSIVE: Nathan Bell Premieres Powerful New Video for "Names"

Nathan Bell premieres his new video for "Names" today, exclusively at Acoustic Guitar. The song is from the singer-songwriter’s latest album Blood Like A River, reviewed in AG's March issue.

Video. Songs. Bluegrass. Blues. Country. Fingerstyle. Folk. Recording. Rock. Songwriting.

Irish Songs Audiobook COVER

Learn to Play "Rocky Road to Dublin"

"Rocky Road to Dublin" is an instantly recognizable and rousing Irish song. Play through the first few bars with this excerpt from "Irish Songs for Guitar."

Songs. Advanced. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

LISTEN: Ray LaMontagne Previews "Supernova"

Ahead of his new album's May 6 release, singer and guitarist Ray LaMontagne spoke with Acoustic Guitar about Supernova and what he finds boring about contemporary music.

Video. Songs. Folk. Rock.

Folk Alliance 2014 Spotlights Diversity

The Folk Alliance conference featured a variety of artists ranging from traditional bluegrass to singer-songwriters to acts blending cultures and genres—like Gangstagrass, a band that mixes acoustic guitar, dobro, banjo, fiddle and straight-up rap.

Video. Songs. Bluegrass. Country. Fingerstyle. Flatpicking. Folk. Rock. Songwriting.

Omar Torrez Debuts New L.R. Baggs Lyric Classical Guitar Microphone

Venice Beach-based flamenco guitarist Omar Torrez showed off the new L.R. Baggs Lyric Classical Microphone at the 2014 NAMM show. 

Video. Songs. Classical. Fingerstyle. Folk.

Andy McKee Debuts Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Strings

Guitarist Andy McKee showed off Ernie Ball's new Aluminum Bronze strings to AG Senior Editor Mark Kemp, and also talked about what it's like to become a YouTube star. 

Video. Songs. Fingerstyle. Folk.


Watch ArtistWorks Instructor Bryan Sutton’s Rousing Rendition of “Hangman’s Reel”

In this video from ArtistWorks, it’s easy to see why Bryan Sutton is considered by many to be the fastest and most fluid picker on the bluegrass scene.

Video. Songs. Bluegrass. Technique and Theory.

Martin Shows Off Spiffy New CS-00S-14

Chris Thomas, the senior artist relations manager at C.F. Martin & Co., showed Acoustic Guitar a spate of stunning instruments at the Winter NAMM in Anaheim, CA, including this gorgeous CS-00S-14.

Video. Songs. Country. Folk. Rock.

Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger: How Can I Keep from Singing?

In 2002, the folk singer, who died Monday, looked back with AG on his life of stories and songs.


Nearer, My God, to Thee

Play "Nearer, My God, To Thee" for Fingerstyle Guitar

Learn to play a beautiful arrangement of the well-known hymn with the help of this video excerpt from Gospel Songs for Fingerstyle Guitar.

Video. Songs. Fingerstyle. Advanced. Intermediate.

$10 Million Plagiarism Lawsuit Over Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood Duet Allowed to Go Forward

A federal judge refused to dismiss a plagiarism lawsuit filed against the authors of the Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley duet "Remind Me."

Video. Songs. Country.

Joy to the World

Learn to Play the Christmas Anthem "Joy to the World"

The Christmas anthem "Joy to the World" works beautifully for solo fingerstyle guitar. Learn to play the intro with the help of this excerpt from Holiday Songs for Fingerstyle Guitar.

Video. Songs. Fingerstyle. Advanced. Intermediate.

Loretta Lynn Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

In a ceremony at the White House on Wednesday, Loretta Lynn was awarded the nation's highest civilian honor. 

Video. Songs. Country.

VIDEO: Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt Acoustic Tour Rolls On

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt are in the midst of an acoustic tour of the U.S. and Canada. 

Video. Songs. Country.

Seu Jorge to Play Pele's Father in Biopic of the Brazilian Soccer Icon

Singer, guitarist, and actor Seu Jorge has singed on to play Pele's father in a forthcoming film about the soccer legend's life. 

Video. Songs. Folk.

Paul McCartney Asks Vladimir Putin to Release Greenpeace Activists

In his letter, the former Beatle implores the Russian president to release the 30 detainees.

Video. Songs.

Christmas Songs COVER

Master An Easy Version of “Jingle Bells” Just In Time For the Holidays

Did you know that “Jingle Bells” was originally a Thanksgiving children’s production? Learn to play an easy version of the holiday favorite with the help of this excerpt.

Audio. Songs. Beginner.

Silent Night cover

Experiment with Tempo In This Excerpt from “Silent Night”

When playing through the second ending in this excerpt from “Silent Night” arranged for fingerstyle guitar, feel free to experiment with tempo, adding pauses where you see (or hear) fit.

Video. Songs. Fingerstyle. Advanced. Intermediate.

EXCLUSIVE: David Lowery Breaks Out the Bantar for Acoustic Version of Cracker's 'Down the Coast'

Cracker has released an acoustic version of their song "Down the Coast" that features David Lowery on bantar, a six string hybrid guitar and banjo. 

Video. Songs. Country.

Neil Young Turns 68, Marks 45th Anniversary of First Solo LP

Neil Young turned 68 on Tuesday, and marked the 45th anniversary of his self-titled first solo album. 

Video. Songs. Rock.

Family Tries to Raise Money for Flamenco Guitarist Ricardo Anglada Following Stroke

On October 26, Flamenco guitarist Ricardo Anglada suffered a stroke while performing in Laredo, Texas.

Video. Songs. Classical.


Neil Young to Release 'Live at the Cellar Door,' Solo Acoustic LP Recorded in 1970

On December 10, Neil Young will release Live at the Cellar Door, a compilation of solo acoustic recordings from solo concerts in Washington DC in 1970. 

Songs. Folk.

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