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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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Learn to Play the Fiddle Tune "Black Mountain Rag" on Guitar

Before Doc Watson made “Black Mountain Rag” a unique guitar piece, it was an equally unique fiddle tune. Play through today’s excerpt from an arrangement by Grammy-nominated guitarist Scott Nygaard.

Audio. Songs. Bluegrass. Flatpicking. Intermediate.

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Play the Classic Fiddle Tune "Arkansas Traveler"

Try your hand at “Arkansas Traveler,” the official state historic song of Arkansas. This arrangement in the key of C is excerpted from Fiddle Tune Essentials.

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

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Learn to Play the Traditional Song "Fair and Tender Ladies"

"Fair and Tender Ladies" sounds great with a banjo-like echo. Discover how to create this effect and play the first 11 bars of today’s excerpt from Traditional Songs with Jody Stecher.

Video. Songs. Folk.


Play the Irish Love Song "Heather on the Moor"

Brought back to popularity by Paul Brady in the late ’70s, the traditional Irish song "Heather on the Moor" is an easy-to-play tune about unrequited love . Play the first 12 bars as taken from Irish Songs for Guitar.

Audio. Songs. Folk. Early Intermediate.

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

“St. Anne’s Reel” is a flatpicker’s favorite, thought to be of French-Canadian origin. Play through the first nine bars in today’s excerpt from Fiddle Tune Essentials.

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


Play the Irish Tune "Whiskey in the Jar"

“Whiskey in the Jar” is instantly recognizable as an Irish pub favorite. Play the first eight bars with today’s excerpt from Irish Songs for Guitar.

Video. Songs. Folk. Early Intermediate.

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Play the Spanish Classical Song "Bolero"

Give your set a Spanish flair with the flamenco-inspired classical guitar piece "Bolero."

Video. Songs. Classical. Advanced.

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Learn Traditional Songs

Add these traditional blues, folk, and Celtic songs to your repertoire.

Video. Audio.

Ukulele Basics

Bitten by the ukulele bug? This series of lessons, songs, and articles is sure to feed your need for all things uke.

Video. Audio.

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Explore the Blues

Everybody loves the blues. Whether you prefer to jam on the blues with a friend or try to master a fingerstyle blues classic by an old master, these seven lessons will give you some new insights into a timeless style.

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Play Classical Guitar Now

For guitarists who haven’t devoted years into studying at the local conservatory, developing a classical guitar repertoire can seem like an impossible goal. In this series of articles, we’ll look at techniques and musical pieces accessible to guitarists regardless of skill level and musical background.

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