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Play the Holiday Classic "Hark the Herald Angels Sing"


Whether it's the holiday season or not, fingerstyle guitar never goes out of fashion. Allow the melody to shine above the chord voicings as you play through today’s excerpt from Holiday Songs for Fingerstyle Guitar.


Video. Songs. Fingerstyle. Intermediate.

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Learn to Play the Irish Tune "Star of the County Down"


Learn one of Ireland’s best-loved songs, “Star of the County Down,” from Irish Songs for Guitar.


Video. Songs. Folk. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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Learn to Play the Traditional Blues "Lonesome Day"


Blind Lemon Jefferson’s “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean” was one of the influences for Jody Stecher's version of “Lonesome Day” from Traditional Songs with Jody Stecher.


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

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Play the Classic Blues Song "The Dardanella Blues"


“The Dardanella Blues” comments on the original, highly popular 1919 song “Dardanella.” Play the first 10 measures with today’s excerpt from Arranging Folk and Blues Songs.


Video. Songs. Blues. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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Learn to Play the Popular Christmas Hymn "O Come, All Ye Faithful"


Today’s excerpt from Holiday Songs for Fingerstyle Guitar includes the first eight measures of "O Come, All Ye Faithful." Learn to play this popular hymn.


Video. Songs. Fingerstyle. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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Learn a Solo-Guitar Arrangement of “Silent Night”


Round off Christmas Day with a rendition of the enduring holiday classic “Silent Night,” arranged here in the key of A major.


Video. Songs. Fingerstyle. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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Add "O Holy Night" to Your Christmas Carol Repertoire


Learn to play one of the most beloved Christmas carols. Today’s excerpt from Holiday Songs for Fingerstyle Guitar presents an arrangement of “O Holy Night” that features a low, cello-inspired tuning.


Video. Songs. Fingerstyle. Intermediate.

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Learn to Play "Auld Lang Syne" for New Year's Eve


Today’s excerpt from Holiday Songs for Fingerstyle Guitar challenges you to create the effect of a congregation of people singing together. Try it with these measures from "Auld Lang Syne."


Video. Songs. Fingerstyle. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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Learn to Play a Fingerstyle Arrangement of "Deck the Halls"


Enjoy the Celtic-sounding drone in this arrangement of "Deck the Halls," set in standard tuning in the key of E major and taken from Holiday Songs for Fingerstyle Guitar.


Video. Songs. Fingerstyle. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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Play the Holiday Classic "Jingle Bells"


Today’s excerpt from Holiday Classics for Fingerstyle Guitar includes the first eight measures of that festive favorite “Jingle Bells,” arranged in dropped-D tuning and a jubilant Chet Atkins/Jerry Reed style.


Video. Songs. Fingerstyle. Early Intermediate.

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Play the Spanish Classical Song "Guardame Las Vacas"


Today’s excerpt from Spanish Repertoire for Classical Guitar includes the first eight measures of “Guardame las Vacas” – one of the earliest published examples of a variation piece.


Video. Songs. Classical. Fingerstyle. Advanced.

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Play the Classic Blues Tune "Way Out on the Desert"


Enjoy the bluesy phrases and seventh chords in Roosevelt T. Williams’ rocking stomp “Way Out on the Desert” – arranged here for fingerstyle guitar.


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

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Learn to Play the Traditional Tune "Will the Circle Be Unbroken"


Be sure to maintain the groove and keep the beat when playing today’s excerpt from “Will the Circle Be Unbroken."


Audio. Songs. Bluegrass. Folk. Beginner.

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


“Joy to the World” was first set to music around 1800. Learn to play this classic three-chord song with the help of today’s excerpt from Christmas Songs for Beginning Guitar.


Audio. Songs. Folk. Beginner.

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Play the Holiday Tune "The Holly and the Ivy"


Enjoy the elegant melody of this enduring classic. Play the first eight bars of “The Holly and the Ivy” with today’s excerpt from Holiday Songs for Fingerstyle Guitar.


Video. Songs. Fingerstyle. Intermediate.

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Prelude from the Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major


Learn an arrangement of a classic piece by Johann Sebastian Bach, transposed to the key of D and set in dropped-D tuning.


Video. Songs. Classical. Early Intermediate.

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Learn to Play the Texas Fiddle Favorite "Beaumont Rag"


Doc Watson and Clarence White made the fiddle tune “Beaumont Rag” famous as a guitar tune. Try the first 16 bars in this excerpt.


Video. Songs. Flatpicking. Advanced. Intermediate.

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Learn to Play "The Wreck of the Old 97"


“The Wreck of the Old 97” commemorates a real event that happened over 100 years ago. Today’s excerpt from Traditional Songs with Jody Stecher explores the first eight bars.


Video. Songs. Folk.

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Learn to Play "O Come, All Ye Faithful"


Guitar players at every level can accompany their carol-singing this year. Play the opening to “O Come, All Ye Faithful” with today’s excerpt from Christmas Songs for Beginning Guitar.


Audio. Songs. Folk. Beginner.

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Learn the Jazz Classic "T'ain't Nobody's Business if I Do"


Billie Holiday did one of the definitive versions of the eight-bar blues song, “T’Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I do.” Today’s excerpt reveals some handy tricks to playing it well.


Audio. Songs. Blues. Jazz. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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Learn to Play "Silent Night"


Get into the holiday spirit by playing the first eight bars of “Silent Night” in today’s excerpt from Christmas Songs from Beginning Guitar.


Audio. Songs. Classical. Beginner.

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I Ain't Got Nobody


See today’s excerpt for the first eight bars of “I Ain’t Got Nobody”—a song that is instantly recognizable thanks to Louis Prima’s hit 1956 medley with “Just a Gigolo.”


Audio. Songs. Blues. Jazz. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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Play the Fiddle Tune "Angeline the Baker" on Guitar


The fiddle tune "Angeline the Baker" is an old-time and bluegrass staple. Learn to play the first eight measures with this excerpt from Fiddle Tune Essentials.


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

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Learn to Play the Traditional Tune "St. Louis Blues"


“St. Louis Blues” was W.C. Handy’s most recorded and most popular number. Click below to play through an eight-measure excerpt as featured in Arranging Folk and Blues Songs.


Video. Songs. Blues. Folk. Advanced. Intermediate.

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Learn to Play the Traditional Tune "Railroad Bill"


Play five-string banjo favorite “Railroad Bill” in G tuning for slide guitar with the help of today’s excerpt from Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s Best Private Lessons.


Audio. Songs. Blues. Country. Folk. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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