The supremely talented multi-instrumentalist teaches a choice cut from her latest album, When You're Ready... Leggi tutto
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The At the Drive-In refugee dives into Trust the River, Sparta's first album in 14 years... Leggi tutto
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Expand your chord repertoire with this easy-to-follow lesson... Leggi tutto
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By Doug Young When you are confident that you’re capturing a good sound, you’re ready to record. There are many ways to approach the actual recording, depending on the type of music. If you’re overdubbing or playing to a click track, you will need to use headphones. Experiment with levels... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 4 days ago
Autore: Nick Grizzle
BY KATE KOENIG Welcome to the latest installment of Chord by Chord, a series designed to build your understanding of harmony and the fretboard. With A minor and E minor chords now under your belt, this week you’ll learn a bunch of D minor shapes. The Work As usual, let’s... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 6 days ago
Autore: Joey Lusterman
From the November/December 2020 issue of Acoustic Guitar | By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers At any given song circle, open mic, or other gathering of guitar pickers and singers, it usually won’t be long until someone breaks into a John Prine song. From “Paradise” to “Angel from Montgomery” to “In Spite of Ourselves,” Prine’s songs are... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 7 days ago
Autore: Bill Evans
From the November/December 2020 issue of Acoustic Guitar | By Alan Barnosky Matteo Carcassi’s 25 Etudes, Op. 60 are a rite of passage for the advancing classical guitarist. A set of 25 relatively short pieces designed to serve as progressive technical studies, these exercises are demanding even for experienced players. Some of them focus on... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 7 days ago
Autore: Bill Evans
From the November/December 2020 issue of Acoustic Guitar | By Marcy Marxer I just love to play swing guitar leads. Why do I find such irresistible joy in this style, pioneered by players like Eddie Lang, Nick Lucas, and others? Maybe it’s the exciting syncopated rhythms, or the way that the guitar’s role is clearly... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 7 days ago
Autore: Bill Evans
Grab your acoustic - you'll be playing along to this one in no time... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 9 days ago
BY KATE KOENIG Welcome to the latest installment of Chord by Chord, a series designed to build your understanding of harmony and the fretboard. Last week we looked at various A minor shapes, and this week we’ll follow up with E minor. The Work You have learned that a minor... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 13 days ago
Autore: Joey Lusterman
BY FRAN GUIDRY One of the best ways to improve as a musician is to record your own playing. Sure, it can be frustrating and disappointing when you hear that you’re out of tempo, out of key, or out of tune. But knowing your weaknesses is the first step to... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 17 days ago
Autore: Nick Grizzle
BY ERIN SHRADER Sure, our smartphones can record audio and video, but they also to a million other things that we might need to access at any given moment. With this in mind, you may want to consider using a flash recorder to have a dedicated, undisturbed recording device for... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 17 days ago
Autore: Nick Grizzle
BY KATE KOENIG Welcome to the latest installment of Chord by Chord, a series designed to build your understanding of harmony and the fretboard. The chords you’ve learned so far—C, G, and D—have all been major. This week you’ll be focusing on the first minor chord in the series, A... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 20 days ago
Autore: Joey Lusterman
Even on the simplest of phrases, there’s still work to be done.... Leggi tutto
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Sponsored by Elixir® Strings: Renowned educator, Grammy-winner and producer Massimo Varini explains how to play floating scales using unusual chromatic passing tones. Watch as he demonstrates three examples using open strings in this quick acoustic guitar lesson.  “Elixir Strings have unbeatable durability and an awesome sound. They are really comfortable and feel... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 25 days ago
Autore: Tanya Gonzalez
By Adam Perlmutter It’s not uncommon for even the most accomplished guitarists to hit walls when practicing—whether caused by difficulties in learning to play challenging passages cleanly, or uncertainty about how to diagnose and troubleshoot certain problematic areas in their playing. Sometimes a creative solution is in order. In this... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 25 days ago
Autore: Adam Perlmutter
These videos are bonus content related to the November 2020 issue of Guitar World.... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 25 days ago
BY KIRK HAMILTON | FROM THE DECEMBER 2009 ISSUE OF ACOUSTIC GUITAR 30-MINUTE LESSON When learning new songs, sooner or later you will come upon a difficult section that stops you dead in your tracks. When tackling one of these tough bits, it’s best to identify and isolate the problem... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 25 days ago
Autore: Joey Lusterman
Improve your tone with these fretting-hand, flatpicking, and fingerstyle tips and techniques. BY SCOTT NYGAARD and SEAN McGOWAN | FROM THE DECEMBER 2009 ISSUE OF ACOUSTIC GUITAR How do you get good tone? It’s a question that seems almost impossible to answer, especially since there are numerous varieties of acoustic... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 26 days ago
Autore: Joey Lusterman
BY KATE KOENIG Welcome to the latest installment of Chord by Chord, a series designed to build your fretboard familiarity and understanding of harmony. In the previous lesson, I showed you various ways of connecting C and G chords. This time I’ll do the same thing with G and D... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 27 days ago
Autore: Joey Lusterman
PG's resident Nashville rocker shows you a quick-hit lesson that utilizes open strings, sixths, sevenths, and flat threes that can work within any of your musical sentences.... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 1 month ago
Comedian Dave Hill dons the brutal face paint to impart some six-string wisdom... Leggi tutto
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BY PAUL MEHLING |From the June 2017 issue of Acoustic Guitar THE PROBLEMYou’re new to Gypsy jazz and want to avoid the pitfalls common in learning this style. THE SOLUTIONSystematically learn the rudiments, which will create a solid foundation for playing Gypsy jazz while benefitting your musicianship in general. Learn the Rhythmic FoundationThe essence... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 1 month ago
Autore: Bill Evans
BY KATE KOENIG Welcome to the latest installment of Chord by Chord, a series designed to build your fretboard familiarity and understanding of harmony. In previous lessons you focused on single chords, but this time you’ll be working with two chords you already know—C and G—to play a very common... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 1 month ago
Autore: Joey Lusterman
BY ADAM PERLMUTTER Developing a solid sense of time is essential for all musicians—and that’s especially true for those who play with others. There are many different ways to work on your internal clock, and in this installment of an ongoing series on practice, we’ll look at a few different... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 1 month ago
Autore: Adam Perlmutter
Grab your acoustic, and you'll be playing along to this banger in no time... Leggi tutto
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Welcome to the third installment of Chord by Chord, a series designed to build your fretboard familiarity and understanding of harmony. Today I’ll show you how to play a D major chord in a few different places on the fretboard, with the note D always at the bottom. The Work... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 1 month ago
Autore: David Lusterman
Achieve those stadium-shattering leads with this easy-to-follow primer... Leggi tutto
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BY ADAM PERLMUTTER | FROM THE MARCH 2009 ISSUE OF ACOUSTIC GUITAR Like it or not, playing the guitar is an athletic endeavor. Just like any sport or exercise, it can take a bit of playing time before you reach your “zone,” so just as a runner stretches before sprinting,... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 1 month ago
Autore: Joey Lusterman
A deep dive into the singer-songwriter's aptitude for out-there tunings, and how you can incorporate them into your own compositions... Leggi tutto
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