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Twang 101: Bluegrass Goes Electric!

February 9, 2019
Steal inspiration, vocabulary, and picking techniques from legendary acoustic players.
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Jon Stickley

Jon Stickley Live at PG

March 2, 2018
One of the most progressive guitarists in bluegrass sits down to talk about mixing influences, the legendary Tony Rice, and using unexpected pedals with a flattop.
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Basic Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar

July 23, 2016
This step-by-step method will put you on the path to nailing barn-burning tempos.
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10 Commandments of Bluegrass Guitar

November 21, 2015
Essential tips for nailing that “high, lonesome” sound.
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Jon Stickley Trio

Jon Stickley Trio: “Darth Radar” Song Premiere

October 7, 2015
An acoustic power trio that’s influenced as much by Tony Rice as they are by deadmau5.
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Punch Brothers

The Punch Brothers’ Chris Eldridge and Chris Thile: Classically Blue(grass)

February 13, 2015
The progressive acoustic outfit teams up with a legendary producer to create the band’s most wildly interesting album yet, The Phosphorescent Blues.
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Pluck ’Em! A Crash Course in Country Guitar

September 20, 2014
Grab a Tele and dig into this comprehensive look at the art of twang.
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Twang 101: Chromatic Country Runs

Twang 101: Chromatic Country Runs

May 29, 2013
Understand everything you need to know about how to use the "country chromatic scale" and create some of the most finger-busting licks this side of Brent Mason.
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Acoustic Adventures: Open for Business

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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Album Review: Carolina Chocolate Drops - "Leaving Eden"

Album Review: Carolina Chocolate Drops - "Leaving Eden"

April 6, 2012
The Piedmont multi-instrumentalists may be of a vanishing breed who call and respond to their ancestors, arranging classics like “Briggs’ Corn Shucking Jig,” dating as far back as 1855.
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Acoustic Adventures: Flatpicking Fiddle Tunes - Inside The Cuckoo’s Nest

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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