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There are several things you can do to get a good slide sound: Set up your guitar with heavier strings, use an open tuning, try different kinds of slides, dampen the strings, and learn to properly intonate. Getting a good sound is often as much a function of proper setup as it is technique. [VIDEO]

Video Lesson: Simple Acoustic-Blues Tips That Can Improve Your Bottleneck-slide Technique

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Flash Sale! Get our classic Jazz Guitar Essentials guide for 30% off this weekend only. With lessons ranging from guide tone voicings to building arrangements, this complete edition is a must have for any player.

Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar Essentials: Complete Edition

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Watch as Roy Book Binder, a ragtime master, sings “It Coulda Been Worse,” “Step Right Up,” and “The Good Book,” and spins a few yarns about being a student, friend, (and chauffeur!) of Reverend Gary Davis, performing with bluesman Pink Anderson, and his secret to mastering guitar playing. [VIDEO]

Acoustic Guitar Sessions Presents Roy Book Binder

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Excerpt! Strumming’s great, and once you can move smoothly from chord to chord there are a million songs you can play with that wide-open, down-and-up kind of strumming. But chances are you’ve run across songs that don’t sound quite right when you just strum the open chords.

Add a Percussive Groove to Your Playing with Fretting-Hand Muting

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AG caught up with Butler one rainy Friday afternoon as he was preparing to perform at Yoshi’s nightclub in Oakland, California (prior to a Texas performance the following night with jazz great Earl Kluge). He brought along a D’Angelico Excel (with Seymour Duncan pickups) and performed a jazzy cover of James Taylor’s classic “Fire & Rain” and the original “7th Avenue.” [VIDEO]

Acoustic Guitar Sessions Presents Jonathan Butler

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01/19/2017 at 22:41. Facebook
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01/19/2017 at 20:15. Facebook
As guitarists, you need to focus on developing speed, control, and—most important—good tone, by working on picking and fretting techniques.

Video Lesson: These Fundamental Techniques Can Help You Learn to Synchronize Your Hands

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01/19/2017 at 05:18. Facebook
“Also about this time, I was working with Steve James playing and arranging traditional blues music on tunes by Mance Lipscomb, the Grey Ghost [Roosevelt Williams], and all that Texas blues stuff that Steve plays. My ukulele playing is rooted in a mix of Piedmont and upper Mississippi styles. It’s a drop-thumb style, using a thumb on every quarter note, so it’s either a bouncing back-and-forth...
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Del Rey, One of the Ukulele’s Most Important Players and Teachers, On the Power of Music – Ukulele

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01/19/2017 at 02:20. Facebook
From our friends at D'Addario Strings and Planet Waves.

Stay in tune with the micro tuner from our friends at D'Addario Strings and Planet Waves! A perfect addition to any gear box, this little guy hides perfectly behind your headstock and can slip easily into your pocket for safe keeping. As customer Bruce says, "A well thought out product. All the features you need and easy to operate. My...
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Micro Headstock Tuner

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01/19/2017 at 02:14. Facebook
AG was treated to a nice performance by master builder Andy Powers of Taylor Guitars who debuted Taylor's new Academy Series at a NAMM gathering. The Academy Series is designed for entry level players, but is also a quality step-up guitar. Designed to make a great playing experience as affordable as possible. Andy Lund plays the new GS Mini Bass. With custom-core nylon strings this small-scale...
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01/18/2017 at 22:52. Facebook
We have arrived at NAMM! Stay tuned for pics, videos, and stories about all the cool new stuff we're getting our hands on.
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01/18/2017 at 22:04. Facebook
Your Acoustic Guitar Note for 01/18/2017

Your Acoustic Guitar Note for 01/18/2017

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01/18/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
You can enjoy a refreshing change of pace from your normal repertoire while absorbing techniques and ideas that you can use in your own music—regardless of your genre of specialty.

Video Lesson: Dig into a Lute Work by the English Renaissance Composer John Dowland

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01/18/2017 at 18:55. Facebook
From our friends at Epiphone:

Margo Price's first full-length album for Jack White's Third Man Records, Midwest Farmer's Daughter, was probably the most critically acclaimed debut of 2016. Recorded live at Sam Phillips' original Memphis Recording Studio where Howlin' Wolf, Elvis Presley, and Jerry Lee Lewis made their landmark recordings, the album made Price a household name among Americana...
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01/18/2017 at 15:31. Facebook
Fender's T-Bucket 400CE is not only good looking and good sounding, it's also affordable.

Video Review: There’s a Lot to Love About the Maple-Top Fender T-Bucket 400CE

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01/18/2017 at 04:20. Facebook
Taylor’s 410 model holds iconic status in the company’s history, as detailed in former AG gear editor Teja Gerken’s authoritative 2015 study The Taylor Guitar Book: 40 Years of Great American Flattops (Hal Leonard). [VIDEO]

GEAR REVIEW: The Stalwart Taylor 410ce-R Is the Latest Iteration of a Classic Dreadnought

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01/18/2017 at 01:57. Facebook
New Guide! In this quick lesson, learn how to play like the renowned Robert Johnson and study some of the songs he played in open tunings.

Be A Better Acoustic Guitarist: Pre-war Blues: How to Play Like Robert Johnson

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01/17/2017 at 22:58. Facebook
Start the day with Jon Merriman's Tuesday Morning Guitar Song. YouTuber Jon Merriman delivers commentary on a favorite pop or rock song and performs his own solo-acoustic arrangement. While this isn't instructional per se, it is inspirational. His inaugural show features the blue-eyed soulsters the Righteous Brothers "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" and is a good example of how you can build...
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Your Tuesday Morning Guitar Song Vol.1

Jon Merriman gets all righteous during his first episode of YTMGS. Please subscribe at http://jonmerriman.com - it would calm him down.

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01/17/2017 at 22:16. Facebook
LISTEN Backed by $300 million of donated media from major media partners, including broadcast, digital, out-of-home, and print advertising , A Place at the Table kicked off its campaign with a new public service announcement featuring First Lady Michelle Obama with Joseph Arthur’s version of the song playing during the spot.

New Music: Indie-Rocker Joseph Arthur Releases Benefit Single to End Hunger in the US

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01/17/2017 at 22:05. Facebook
Your Acoustic Guitar Note for 01/17/2017

Your Acoustic Guitar Note for 01/17/2017

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