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Tommy Emmanuel Master Class: Exclusive Tips on Fingerpicking, Flatpicking, Harp Harmonics and More

0<p>SHARES<p>What I always recommend to anyone getting started with fingerstyle guitar is that you must start with the thumb first. The thumb takes care of …

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A Celebration of John Fahey and American-Primitive Guitar

This weekend, the city of Takoma Park, Maryland, will host the Thousand Incarnations of the Rose, the first and only festival dedicated exclusively to American-primitive guitar music. Takoma Park, a suburb of Washington, D.C., is also the home town of the guitarist John Fahey, who, in the …

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Lesson: Get to Know Your Fretboard

Bill EvansMarch 13, 2018<p><b>From the May 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY RON JACKSON</b><p><b>THE PROBLEM</b><p>Your knowledge of the fretboard is weak and you’d like …

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How To Think Like a Bass Player

As keyboardists, we often have to play left-hand bass, whether in an organ trio or casual cover gig. The best way to internalize the logic behind …

Electric Guitar

How Guitarists Can Build Super-Human Legato Chops

An essential element in soloing for all guitarists is the use of legato techniques.<p>The term legato is defined as “smooth and connected,” and a legato …

SonarPen: A cheap, pressure-sensitive stylus for sketching on older iPads

The SonarPen is an interesting smart pen that cleverly fills the gap in the market between a cheap rubber stylus and a more expensive Apple Pencil. …

These Drawings of Europe’s Most Beautiful Churches Are Tiny But Packed With Details

Based in Florence, architect Lorenzo Concas takes advantage of his incredible surroundings by executing incredible architectural drawings of the Italian Renaissance churches that surround him. For good measure, he also throws in familiar European sites like Paris' Eiffel Tower and the Palace of …

At Bucks high school, guitar-building hooks kids on STEM

The sound of guitars in Matt Peitzman’s tech-ed classroom at Pennridge High School isn’t a wailing Hendrix-style solo or crushing power chords, but …

10 strange inventions that could exist in 10 years

1. Brain implants that allow people to read each other's minds.<p>By 2026, couples could have the option to get brain implants that allow them to read …

Augmented Reality

The Bootleg Beatles are auditioning for a new John Lennon

They made their name imitating the Beatles around the world, have lasted three times longer than the real thing, and have played to more people than …

Adding Chromaticism to Your Playing

Spice up your soloing by adding some chromaticism to your improvisation with approach notes.<p>160<p>SHARES<p>This month, I will be discussing how you can use …

Sue Foley: A homecoming for the Ice Queen

Sue Foley is the Ice Queen, and it’s not just because she’s cool and detached, as she sings in the title track to her first solo album in more than a …

Adding Clarity to a Demo Painting

6 days ago - By Kem Studios<p>'Listen to the Voice of Nature' 16x20 pastel ©Karen Margulis I am home from a wonderful weekend in Florida. I was hosted …

Not Your Parents' Top 10 Shredders List

There’s plenty of phenomenal guitarists that have blazed their way across the 21st century, so let Loudwire's new Gear Factor series celebrate 10 of …

Watch a young Eric Clapton decode his masterful guitar technique in 1968

In 1968 <b>Eric Clapton</b> was just 23 years old, but he was at the top of his game. Following his late ’60s ascension with <b>The Yardbirds</b> and Cream he was …

Clever Ways to Conjure Haunting, Mysterious Melodies

Two hauntingly beautiful hexatonics that are perfect for creating mysterious, exotic musical moods.<p>21<p>SHARES<p>In the April 2015 issue of <i>Guitar World,</i> I …

A Haunting Acoustic Cover of the Interstellar Theme Played Beautifully on a Traditional Oud

In response to a request from his fans, musician Ahmed Alshaiba performed a haunting acoustic cover of the theme from the film <i>Intersteller</i> with a …

Video Lesson: A Gentle Introduction to Jazz

Bill EvansFebruary 11, 2018<p><b>From the April 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY ERIN MCKEOWN</b><p>I don’t know of a richer and more complicated term in …

New Horizons in Acoustic Guitar: Using Unusual Techniques and Tunings

The challenge is in combining all of these different moving parts, so close attention to detail is essential.<p>178<p>SHARES<p>Close<p>In writing “The Old Room,” …

10 Things You Need to Know About Your Fretboard | LESSON

10 ways to find and maintain your bearings anywhere on the fretboard.<p>57<p>SHARES<p>Ever feel a little out of touch or just plain lost on certain parts of …

Tommy Emmanuel Teaches His Picking Style

The Chet Atkins Certified Guitar Player offers some valuable picking tips.<p>2<p>SHARES<p>A few years ago, Tommy Emmanuel stopped by the Acoustic Nation …

Paolo Angeli soups up his shape-shifting guitar

His much-modified instrument began life as the typical six-string of his native Sardinia.

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Arranging and Production Tips to Really Make Your Guitar Stand Out

Some tricks to make a guitar really stand out in a track.<p>0<p>SHARES<p>This week, I'd like to discuss some tricks I've learned to make a guitar really stand …

Kim Kardashian flaunts NAKED boobs and tiny waist as she strips to thong in latest attempt to break the internet

Kim Kardashian has done her best to break the internet once again - this time flashing her naked cleavage.<p>The mum-of-three stunned her millions of …

New Large-Scale Graphite Drawings of Idealized American Figures by Ethan Murrow | Colossal

<p>Ethan Murrow (previously) creates large-scale graphite drawings of fictionalized heroes set against the deserted landscape of the American …

Pulse adds effects to acoustic playing in real time

The battery-powered Pulse is the creation of London startup Tonik Sound, founded by ex-Silicon Valley developer and keen musician Mike Coyle, who has …

Taylor Reimagines Acoustic Guitar Construction with New V-Class Bracing Concept

From the private workshops of co-founder Bob Taylor and master luthier Andy Powers, through neck construction, wood treatment, and beyond, every room …

Secrets of Shred with Sammy Boller: Speed Pentatonic Scales

736<p>SHARES<p>In this lesson, I’ll be demonstrating my favorite way to rearrange the pentatonic scale into a two string-speed pattern.<p>This trick allows …

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