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AG HQ is Moving!

Posted by Lyzy Lusterman on

Over the weekend of May 25th, we'll be moving our office just down the road from our current location to a great new spot.

Because we pack and ship each order lovingly by hand, we're going to need to close this store temporarily while we move our inventory to the new office.

Beginning Monday, May 20th, several of the products you see here (mostly books) will be marked out of stock. So, if there's something you've been eyeing, now is the time to place your order!

Subscriptions to the magazine and digital products will still be available and are not impacted by the move. 

Thanks for noting and for your patience!

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AG HQ is Moving!

Posted by Lyzy Lusterman on

Over the weekend of May 25th, we'll be moving our office just down the road from our current location to a great new spot.

Because we pack and ship each order lovingly by hand, we're going to need to close this store temporarily while we move our inventory to the new office.

Beginning Monday, May 20th, several of the products you see here (mostly books) will be marked out of stock. So, if there's something you've been eyeing, now is the time to place your order!

Subscriptions to the magazine and digital products will still be available and are not impacted by the move. 

Thanks for noting and for your patience!

Read more


New Book Release: Roots and Blues Fingerstyle Guitar Explorations by Steve James

Posted by Lyzy Lusterman on

The latest collaboration between Acoustic Guitar and blues guitar expert Steve James is now available. Roots and Blues Fingerstyle Guitar Explorations is a comprehensive guitar method, songbook, and narrative anthology.

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The latest collaboration between Acoustic Guitar and blues guitar expert Steve James is now available. Roots and Blues Fingerstyle Guitar Explorations is a comprehensive guitar method, songbook, and narrative anthology.

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How to Play the Blues Like Skip James

Posted by Kelsey Holt on

Skip James used open D minor to create insistently repeating musical motifs, often based on just one or two chords, for hypnotic effect. Use the song "Devil Got My Woman" to start working through double-stops and steady bass in this lesson.

 

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How to Play the Blues Like Skip James

Posted by Kelsey Holt on

Skip James used open D minor to create insistently repeating musical motifs, often based on just one or two chords, for hypnotic effect. Use the song "Devil Got My Woman" to start working through double-stops and steady bass in this lesson.

 

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A Modern Picking-Hand Study by Muriel Anderson

Posted by Kelsey Holt on

“Night Lights” also works well as a solo piece, as Anderson demonstrates on harp guitar on her most recent album, Eclipse. And taken on its own, the accompaniment part for “Night Lights” is a satisfying picking-hand study—one that will have you breaking out of familiar patterns.

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A Modern Picking-Hand Study by Muriel Anderson

Posted by Kelsey Holt on

“Night Lights” also works well as a solo piece, as Anderson demonstrates on harp guitar on her most recent album, Eclipse. And taken on its own, the accompaniment part for “Night Lights” is a satisfying picking-hand study—one that will have you breaking out of familiar patterns.

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Play Like Mississippi John Hurt

Posted by Kelsey Holt on

Hurt’s guitar accompaniments were generally short and melodic, but he hardly ever played two consecutive verses exactly the same way. In demonstrating his style of playing, John Sebastian, the jug band and rock’ n’ roll veteran, zeroes in on the pocket (rhythmic feel) and riffs that make Hurt’s music move.

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Play Like Mississippi John Hurt

Posted by Kelsey Holt on

Hurt’s guitar accompaniments were generally short and melodic, but he hardly ever played two consecutive verses exactly the same way. In demonstrating his style of playing, John Sebastian, the jug band and rock’ n’ roll veteran, zeroes in on the pocket (rhythmic feel) and riffs that make Hurt’s music move.

Read more