Bela Fleck songs on acoustic guitar

3 Béla Fleck Songs Played on Acoustic Guitar. Shouldn’t There Be More?

I went to see Béla Fleck and the Flecktones this Sunday at the Wiltern in L.A. Only one word: brain-melting. (is that two words?) There’s no corollary for the combination of skill, soul, and artistic humility that is the Flecktone group. The speed and precision of their play is exceptional. The compositions are moving. And the players themselves are a …

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Learn Guitar Top 5 Beginner Guitar Lessons Series

Learn Guitar: Top 5 Beginner Guitar Lesson Courses

The truth is, you can begin to learn guitar quickly and painlessly. Guitar is an amazing instrument because you can begin playing songs within minutes (I’m looking at you, “Nothing Else Matters”), yet be exploring the limits for a lifetime (see Chet Atkins or Joe Pass). It makes sense that many people want to learn guitar. Some of the most …

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Top 25 Best Bluegrass Flatpicking Guitarists

Top 25 Best Bluegrass Flatpicking Guitarists

Bluegrass flatpicking is a long tradition with a lot of fine players.  And many of those players are not just excellent flatpickers on acoustic guitar – they also excel on banjo, mandolin, and more!  It’s an intimidating amount of talent to sift through. So how do I propose to rank the best 25 Bluegrass Flatpickers in the world?  Well, I’m …

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5 Steps and $9 That Will Save Your Guitar From The Heat

5 Steps (and $9) That Will Save Your Guitar From the Heat

Is your guitar getting too hot (or cold) in storage? Sometimes it’s hard to know. The optimum temperature to store an acoustic guitar is 70° – 75° F, or 21° – 24° C. Optimum humidity is 40 – 50%. The general wisdom is that you shouldn’t keep your acoustic guitar in any condition you wouldn’t be comfortable in yourself. If …

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5 Places to Get Online Acoustic Blues Guitar lessons

Top 5 Places for Online Acoustic Blues Guitar Lessons

Acoustic blues guitar lessons are partially a study in history.  That’s because acoustic blues goes back as far as the early 1900’s with players like Robert Johnson (the granddaddy of acoustic blues), Lead Belly, and Big Bill Broonzy.  It doesn’t stop there, though.  There’s a legion of other players that have defined the genre; folks like Blind Blake, Muddy Waters, …

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