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Classical Tremolo: Exercises for Building Clear and Even Right-Hand Articulation

February 11, 2010
The classical guitar approach to the tremolo technique
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Fingerpicking Variations: Embellishing with Add-Ons and Drop-Offs

December 17, 2009
To vary a picking pattern, you can add notes to a basic chord, or drop notes.
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Travis Picking: The Basics and Variations

November 18, 2009
Popularized by country legend Merle Travis, Travis Picking usually involves the thumb alternating between two bass notes while the fingers “fill in the holes” on the treble side.
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Lute Tuning: Tackling the World’s Oldest Tuning

October 21, 2009
Lute tuning is one of the oldest known tunings; learn how to do it, and a song that uses it.
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Percussive Effects: Propel Your Parts by Mimicking Drum-Kit Sounds

September 18, 2009
Think like a drummer for percussive effects that will wow your audience
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Travis Picking & Beyond

July 22, 2009
The basics and beyond with one of the most common techniques in fingerstyle
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Droning Strings

May 20, 2009
Creating Unique Acoustic Guitar Riffs Using Open Strings
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Flamenco Techniques: Rasgueados

April 21, 2009
A flamenco technique that is valuable for all acoustic and classical guitarists, rasguaedo is a percussive strumming effect.
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Basic Brazilian Guitar Rhythm: The Maxixe

March 17, 2009
Spice up your style with some Brazilian-flavored licks in the maxixe rhythm
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Pentatonic Tuning: C, F, C, G, A, D

February 16, 2009
Instructions for pentatonic tuning, and a tune to try it out.
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