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Changes to our shipping rates

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Changes to our shipping rates
We asked for your feedback about the store … And we heard you loud and clear - shipping and handling charges are the number one thing you want us to improve!

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

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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

How to Play the Blues Like Skip James

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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Play Like Mississippi John Hurt

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Play Like Mississippi John Hurt
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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Playing Tambor

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Playing Tambor

In this excerpt from Alex de Grassi Fingertstyle Guitar Method, Alex de Grassi talks about the percussive qualities that a guitar's body has and how to achieve those sounds.

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