From the May/June 2019 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY JEFFREY PEPPER RODGERS In the summer of 1959, an 18-year-old singer in a bright dress strode onto the stage at the first Newport Folk Festival—a surprise guest of headliner Bob Gibson. Strumming a 12-string, Gibson kicked off the spiritual “Virgin Mary Had One Son,” and... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 2 days ago
Autore: Bill Evans
BY KATE KOENIG Welcome to the latest installment of Chord by Chord, a series designed to build your understanding of harmony and the fretboard. In this lesson we’ll be exploring some suspended or sus chord types, which are great for adding interest and color to your playing. The Work You... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 3 days ago
Autore: Joey Lusterman
Triskaidekaphobia? You won't after you dig into the beauty of a 13th chord.... Leggi tutto
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Vinnie Moore shares his approach to adding a taste of the unexpected when playing lead guitar... Leggi tutto
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These videos audio files are bonus content related to the March 2021 issue of Guitar World. For the Jimmy's Jams (Jimmy Page) lesson audio, head HERE. For the full range of interviews, gear reviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue (starting January 26, 2021) on newsstands or... Leggi tutto
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Expand your understanding by incorporating chromaticism and a “scalar” approach... Leggi tutto
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How cardioid, figure eight, and omnidirectional microphones figure into your recording game plan.... Leggi tutto
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BY KATE KOENIG Welcome to the latest installment of Chord by Chord, a series designed to build your understanding of harmony and the fretboard. In a previous lesson, we worked on the I–IV–V7–I progression in G. This time we’ll use the same progression, but with the Imaj7 chord instead of... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 10 days ago
Autore: Joey Lusterman
Start 2021 right by honing your chops with help from the folks at Fender - just $44.99 for the whole year... Leggi tutto
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By Acoustic Guitar staff Alternate tunings on the guitar are quite alluring: They open the door to unconventional sounds, generate complex chords with easy fingerings, and extend the range of the instrument. Here are some easy—and one unconventional—tunings for you to play around with. Check out the link in each section... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 12 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. Last time, we went over the I–vi–IV–V7–I in the key of G major. This time, we’ll add the viidim chord after the IV for a more... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 17 days ago
Autore: Joey Lusterman
Guitar instructor Juan Antonio shows you how to tackle this simple but highly effective technique... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 19 days ago
Heavy funk, slide guitar, bluesy grooves, and drop-D riffs—Extreme’s Nuno Bettencourt and Dweezil Zappa x-ray the unpredictable bones of Van Halen's classic Fair Warning.... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 19 days ago
Sponsored by Elixir® Strings: Learning where to place your fingers to play chords is one thing, but as your playing develops, it really helps to know how those chords are made.  Guitar virtuoso and Elixir® Strings artist Shawn Persinger explains the basic theory behind chords on the guitar, which will help you... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 23 days ago
Autore: Tanya Gonzalez
BY KATE KOENIG Welcome to the latest installment of Chord by Chord, a series designed to build your understanding of harmony and the fretboard. In the last lesson, we went over the the I–IV–V7–I progression in the key of G major. This time, we’ll add the vi chord for a... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 24 days ago
Autore: Joey Lusterman
BY KATE KOENIG Welcome to the latest installment of Chord by Chord, a series designed to build your understanding of harmony and the fretboard. In the previous lesson we went over the the I–ii–V–I progression in G major. This time we’ll look at the I–IV–V7–I progression, also in G. The... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 1 month ago
Autore: Joey Lusterman
This year we looked into how to solo like Garica, bend like the late Peter Green, and learning how to think deeply about the blues scale.... Leggi tutto
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Unlock the fretboard for Santana-style improvisation with this lesson that takes the A Dorian mode and runs with it... Leggi tutto
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These videos are bonus content related to the February 2021 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, gear reviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue (starting December 29, 2020) on newsstands or at MagazinesDirect.com.... Leggi tutto
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By Acoustic Guitar Staff Here are three holiday songs for acoustic guitar, arranged for fingerstyle or solo playing. These pieces are excerpted from our book Holiday Songs for Fingerstyle Guitar by Sean McGowan, available in our web store. Each link includes notation and a video lesson. ‘O Come, All Ye... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 1 month 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. Up to this point, I’ve taught you a bunch of different triads and seventh chords, and some progressions with two chords as well. This time you’ll... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 1 month ago
Autore: Joey Lusterman
BY KATE KOENIG Welcome to the latest installment of Chord by Chord, a series designed to build your understanding of harmony and the fretboard. In previous lessons you’ve explored major seventh chords, learning how to build Cmaj7 from C and Gmaj7 from G. This time I’ll introduce a new major... Leggi tutto
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Autore: Joey Lusterman
Molly Tuttle walks you through the style behind the bluegrass classic Wildwood Flower... Leggi tutto
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BY KATE KOENIG Welcome to the latest installment of Chord by Chord, a series designed to build your understanding of harmony and the fretboard. In the last lesson I showed you a new seventh chord type, the major seventh, and how to get to Cmaj7 from C major. This time... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 1 month ago
Autore: Joey Lusterman
Want to take your guitar playing to a new level? Take inspiring lessons with master artist-teachers in the comfort of your own home? And build your personal library of outstanding instructional books and videos? Then it’s time to enter Acoustic Guitar’s Be a Better Guitarist Giveaway. As the lucky top... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 1 month ago
Autore: Joey Lusterman
BY KATE KOENIG Welcome to the latest installment of Chord by Chord, a series designed to build your understanding of harmony and the fretboard. In the last few lessons, I introduced you to dominant seventh chords. This time, I’ll introduce you to a new seventh chord, the major seventh, known... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 1 month ago
Autore: Joey Lusterman
Head HERE for the audio that goes with our "Eddie Van Halen: The Pursuit of Tappiness" lesson. These audio files and videos are bonus content related to the January 2021 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, gear reviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue (starting December 1,... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 2 months 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. In the previous two lessons, I showed you D7 and G7 chords at various locations on the fretboard, and this time I’ll likewise break down C7.... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 2 months ago
Autore: Joey Lusterman
From the January/February 2021 issue of Acoustic Guitar | By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers Released as the first single from Ben Harper’s album Both Sides of the Gun, “Better Way” topped the AAA charts in 2006, but the song’s call to stand up for your rights and ideals continues to reverberate. The (Dixie) Chicks have covered... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 2 months ago
Autore: Bill Evans