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Peer-to-peer​ ​Guitar​ ​Rental​ ​Marketplace:​ ​An​ ​Introduction​ ​to​ ​Fretish

I’m excited to have a guest blog this week from Sam at Fretish℠.  Sam is the founder of the recent site, Fretish.com, which aims to make borrowing a guitar easier.  Talking with Sam this week, it was easy to see how bringing the sharing economy to guitars could immediately benefit guitar owners, borrowers (of course), and even guitar manufacturers. So, …

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5 Things I Learned Doing a 30 Day Sweep Picking Challenge

5 Things I Learned Doing a 30 Day Sweep Picking Challenge

I love the idea of 30 Day Challenges! They’re a great way to focus on a goal that is both a) short enough to be realistic, and b) long enough to see a big change. These types of challenges are popular in fitness, food, and other creative areas (for example, writing a novel). So I was excited seeing Brandon D’Eon apply …

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3 Bela Fleck songs on acoustic guitar. Shouldn't there be more?

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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