August

Acoustic & Fingerstyle

Acoustic Soundboard: Euro Fingerstyle

April 29, 2014
Six European fingerstyle masters you may not have heard of, but should definitely check out.
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Cordoba Announces Boutique Luthier Series and Acoustic Fidelity System

December 31, 2012
Aimed at players looking for an all solid, concert level instrument at a reasonable price.
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Acoustic Adventures: Rhythm of the Heart - Tackling the Bridge in “Rhythm” Changes

December 18, 2012
Work on your internal timing with Pete Huttlinger''s arrangement of "I''ve Got Rhythm."
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Fingerstyle Boot Camp: “Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella” Arrangement

December 11, 2012
Learn this 16th-century French Christmas carol, in dropped D-plus-G tuning.
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Acoustic Adventures: The Small Stuff - Playing Two Parts at Once

October 8, 2012
“The Small Stuff ” contains several compositional elements that really make a solo guitar piece—a good groove, nice melody, and a solid bass line with clear separation from the melody.
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Secrets of a Classical Cat: The Four Right-Hand Commandments

September 5, 2012
Develop speed, sound, and nuance in your fingerstyle playing by exploring the “secrets” of classical guitar technique—beginning with a great right-hand setup.
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Acoustic Adventures: Open for Business

August 10, 2012
No longer relegated to beginner-level melodies or open-position chords, open strings can add sonic spice to your solos and make them come alive.
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"We Three Kings" Arranged for Fingerstyle Guitar

December 13, 2011
Harmonics rule in this arrangement of “We Three Kings,” played as a jazz waltz with a strong swing feel.
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Acoustic Adventures: Flatpicking Fiddle Tunes - Inside The Cuckoo’s Nest

July 12, 2011
An arrangement of the flatpicking standard, The Cuckoo''s Nest
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Acoustic Adventures: The E-Minus Effect

June 14, 2011
Using partial capos and a full arrangement of Fur Elise.
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Fingerstyle Workout: Exploring Stride Guitar

April 19, 2011
I enjoy using this style when accompanying a singer or horn player in a duo setting. It’s a nice change of pace from the usual roles of walking bass lines and comping à la Joe Pass, or playing a chord on every beat to mimic Freddie Green’s big-band rhythm sound.
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Acoustic Adventures: Cascading Celtic Guitar

March 15, 2011
A medley of three Celtic tunes: "Drowsy Maggie," "The Morning Dew," and "The Cup of Tea."
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Classical Techniques: Rest Strokes and Free Strokes for Solo Fingerstyle Guitar

December 21, 2010
The technique for playing “lead” on classical guitar is almost always a rest stroke.
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Sally Anne: Bluegrass Standard Arranged for Solo Flatpicking Guitar

July 20, 2010
Wayne Henderson''s full arrangement of the Bluegrass Standard Sally Anne
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Lydian Tuning: Advanced Concepts for the Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitarist

May 18, 2010
Shifting the Tonic: Advanced Concepts for the Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitarist
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Advanced Fingerstyle Techniques: Slapped Harmonics, Tremoloed Bass Notes, and More

April 15, 2010
Add to your techniques with Michael-Hedges, Tuck Andress and even Bootsy Collins-inspired techniques
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