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Learn to Play a Travis Picking Pattern

Tuesday April 15, 2014
man picking guitar stringsLooking to learn a new guitar fingerpicking pattern? The Travis Picking style is a great place to start - it has been used by guitarists across almost all styles of music. Learn to Play a Travis Picking Pattern

Easy Classic Country Songs for Acoustic Guitar

Sunday April 13, 2014
Greg Ceo | Getty ImagesIf your country music tastes run more towards Willie Nelson than Keith Urban, here is a collection of old-school country and western songs that are easy to play on acoustic guitar. Each song includes performance notes, links to audio, and more. Easy Classic Country Songs for Acoustic Guitar

10 Ways to Prepare For Your First Gig

Monday March 31, 2014

Playing in front of people for the first time can be daunting. Your ultimate key to success is to telegraph problems you could and will run into, and prepare yourself for those hurdles. Here are some ways you can ready yourself for that first terrifying gig. Top Ways to Prepare For Your First Gig.

Guitar Lesson: Learning to Strum

Sunday March 30, 2014
Are you new to guitar, or have you never felt confident about your ability to strum? This new lesson walks guitarists through the process of learning to strum. Learn to strum the guitar.

Video: How an Acoustic Guitar is Made

Saturday March 29, 2014
This might seem a little 101, but The Science Channel's "How It's Made" series has put together a really interesting five-minute video on how acoustic guitars are made. One tidbit I took away from the video I'll admit I never realized before - small sound-holes give a guitar more bottom end, whereas large sound-holes provide a more treble in the tone. How an Acoustic Guitar is Made

Design Your Own Custom Fender Guitar Online

Wednesday March 19, 2014
This is fun - Fender has released an online tool that allows you to create and customize your own Stratocaster or Telecaster guitar. You can start from scratch, or base your design off some existing models created by others. Once you've built out the guitar of your dreams, you can go ahead and order it online, or like me, you can trash it and start all over again. Design your own Fender guitar or bass.

5 Easy Folk Songs on Guitar

Monday March 17, 2014
Here are a few tabs that songs represent some of the most popular songs in the folk music genre that can be played fairly easily on guitar. Try using these songs as the basis for learning a new guitar technique. 5 Easy Folk Songs on Guitar

'Let Her Go' by Passenger Guitar Tab & Instructional Video

Wednesday March 12, 2014
all the little lightsAlthough not for absolute beginners, this popular song by Passenger should be fairly straightforward to play for guitarists comfortable with finger-picking. Use guitar tab and video lessons to help master the song. Learn to play "Let Her Go" by Passenger on guitar.

6 Ways to Improve Your Lead Guitar Playing

Sunday March 9, 2014
If you are a lead guitar playing struggling to find some inspiration for your guitar solos, here is a collection of resources you can use to help spur your creativity. 6 Ways to Improve Your Lead Guitar Playing

Top Tabs for Learning the Blues

Friday February 28, 2014
This collection of blues guitar tab has been selected to help you improve your skills while learning to play a bunch of new songs. Featuring tabs by Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robert Johnson and more. Top Tabs for Learning the Blues

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