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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

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.

LISTEN: David Crosby previews first solo song in 20 years


Ahead of his first solo outing in 20 years, David Crosby previewed a new single this week. 


Video. Songs. Rock.

Down by the Riverside COVER

Learn to Play the Traditional Song “Down by the Riverside"


Look out for the inclusion of a very useful single-string “pinch” technique in measures 3, 8, and 11 of this excerpt from Gospel Songs for Fingerstyle Guitar.


Video. Songs. Fingerstyle. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

Traditional Songs for Beginning Guitar

Learn to Play "This Little Light of Mine"


Learn to play the instantly recognizable song, “This Little Light of Mine” with the help of this excerpt from Traditional Songs for Beginning Guitar.


Songs. Folk. Beginner.

Learn to Play the Classic Blues Song "Oh Daddy"


This excerpt from Arranging Folk and Blues Songs focuses on thumb rolls and how they can help “fatten up” the sound of the solo guitar.


Video. Songs. Blues. Advanced. Intermediate.

Fiddle Tunes and Folk Songs complete cover

Play the Melody to "Queen of the Earth, Child of the Stars"


This tune from Fiddle Tunes and Folk Songs can be played with a measured tempo, as a slow march, or, with a less-regular beat.


Video. Songs. Flatpicking. Folk. Intermediate.

Lassie cover

Learn to Play the Irish Folk Song "The Lassie Who Had the Land"


This arrangement of “The Lassie Who had the Land” was inspired by an unforgettable performance by Bridget Tunney – a singer from the North West of Ireland.


Video. Songs. Folk. Intermediate.

Canarios cover

Play Gaspar Sanz's Baroque Guitar Piece "Canarios"


“Canarios” is based upon a popular dance form from the Spanish Baroque and alternates between a 6/8 and 3/4 time feel.


Video. Songs. Classical. Fingerstyle. Advanced. Intermediate.

Fiddle Tunes and Folk Songs complete cover

Learn to Play the Fiddle Tune “John Brown’s Dream”


Learn to play this driving fiddle tune with the help of this video excerpt from Fiddle Tunes and Folk Songs: Complete Edition.


Video. Songs. Bluegrass. Flatpicking. Folk. Advanced. Intermediate.

Traditional Songs with Jody Stecher cover

Learn to Play the Traditional Tune "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down"


This excerpt from Traditional Songs with Jody Stecher shows you how to play in the key of F.


Video. Songs. Folk. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

Roots and Blues Mandolin

Play "Careless Love" on Mandolin


This eight-bar excerpt comes from Roots and Blues Mandolin and is played mostly with double-stops on low and high string pairs in closed positions.


Audio. Songs. Blues. Flatpicking. Folk. Intermediate.

Duncan and Brady cover

Learn to Play the Traditional Tune "Duncan and Brady"


In this excerpt from Arranging Folk and Blues Songs, “Duncan and Brady” is arranged in a minor key to emphasize the macabre aspect of this murder story.


Video. Songs. Blues. Fingerstyle. Folk. Intermediate.

Great is Thy Faithfulness cover

Play a Fingerstyle Arrangement of "Great Is Thy Faithfulness"


Today’s excerpt from Gospel Songs for Fingerstyle Guitar invites you to play a classic hymn of praise that has a beautifully sweet melody.


Video. Songs. Fingerstyle. Folk. Advanced. Intermediate.

El Testament d'Amelia cover

Play the Catalan Folk Song "El Testament d'Amelia"


“El Testament d’Amelia” is one of seven Catalan folk songs adapted for guitar by Spanish composer/arranger Miguel Llobet.


Video. Songs. Classical. Advanced. Intermediate.

Early Jazz and Swing COVER

Learn to Play the Classic Jazz Tune "After You've Gone"


Play this eight-bar excerpt of “After You’ve Gone” (taken from Early Jazz and Swing Songs for Guitar) at a moderate tempo.


Songs. Jazz. Early Intermediate.

Traditional Songs with Jody Stecher cover

Play the Traditional Song "Down in the Willow Garden"


Learn about the origins of "Down in the Willow Garden" and get playing tips in today’s excerpt from Traditional Songs with Jody Stecher.


Video. Songs. Flatpicking. Folk. Early Intermediate.

Go Tell It on the Mountain cover

Learn a Fingerstyle Arrangement of "Go Tell It on the Mountain"


Play “Go Tell It On the Mountain,” arranged here as an alternating-thumb piece with a bluesy feel.


Video. Songs. Fingerstyle. Folk. Intermediate.

St. Anne's Reel Cover

Learn to Play the Fiddle Tune "St. Anne's Reel" on Guitar


Play through the first nine bars of this flatpicker’s favorite with today’s excerpt from Fiddle Tune Essentials.


Video. Songs. Bluegrass. Flatpicking. Folk. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

Roots and Blues Fingerstyle Guitar

Learn to Play the Classic Blues Tune “Things About Comin’ My Way”


Tampa Red is perhaps the most influential slide guitarist in the history of the blues. Today’s excerpt is based on his 1934 recording of “Things About Comin’ My Way.”


Audio. Songs. Blues. Fingerstyle. Folk. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

Traditional Songs with Jody Stecher cover

Learn to Play "I Had But 50 Cents"


Today’s excerpt from Traditional Songs with Jody Stecher invites you to play the first eight measures of “I Had But 50 Cents.”


Video. Songs. Folk. Intermediate.

Lagrima cover

Play the Spanish Classical Miniature “Lágrima”


Study one of classical guitar’s most enduring works from Spanish composer Francisco Tárrega.


Video. Songs. Classical. Intermediate.

Blackberry Blossom Cover

Flatpick the Fiddle Tune “Blackberry Blossom”


Play the first eight bars from this popular bluegrass and old-time tune. 


Video. Songs. Bluegrass. Flatpicking. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

Fingerstyle Blues Songbook COVER

Learn to Play "Lonesome Weary Blues"


Add to your slide guitar repertoire with an open-D tuning arrangement of "Lonesome Weary Blues" from Fingerstyle Blues Songbook.


Audio. Songs. Blues. Fingerstyle. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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