More than 60 years after its recording, Blind Blake’s rambunctious “Diddie Wa Diddie”–a double-entendre ragtime-blues–still stands as a fingerpicking classic. Blake’s musical vocabulary is prodigious, and his improvisational flair has seldom been matched. Each of the tune’s stanzas features a distinctively different accompaniment, and each of the three instrumental breaks is a minor masterpiece in itself…
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by Steve Elliott, Acoustic Guitar Workshop
In this guitar lesson, we are looking at arpeggios from a fingerstyle point of view and how to play them smoothly on an acoustic, or even an electric guitar.
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by Rich Maloof
If you suffer from gear acquisition syndrome, and we know you do, it’s likely that you find yourself in a guitar shop on a regular basis. Perhaps too regular a basis. Perhaps way too regular given your time, your budget, and society’s expectation that you will interact with the other humans.
But there you are, pulling another guitar off the wall (say, this one has an f-hole!) and exploring whether it gives you the feelies.
We hope the experience never grows old. But what we’re wondering right now is this: What is the first thing you play when an unfamiliar guitar in the store is pulled down and plugged in?
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by Bruce Arnold
.Learning how to play jazz guitar is no cakewalk but then again that is what attracts most of us to the style to begin with. Jazz guitar is indeed challenging, however, it is also extremely rewarding because the form allows you the ultimate freedom of expression as a musician. But before you can exercise that freedom, you have to put your time in listening to jazz and learning the requisite theory, chords, rhythms and vocabulary.
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