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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The Top 6 Best Acoustic Guitar Amps

The Top 6 Best Acoustic Guitar Amps

I’ve used an acoustic guitar amp in a lot of settings:  concerts, weddings, churches, and just at home practicing. Acoustic guitar amps have come a long way in the last 20 years thanks to improved technology, specifically the ability to both warm up and make your acoustic sound “natural” with software. Why would you want an acoustic guitar amp? An …

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Best Guitar Tuner Apps

The 9 Best Guitar Tuner Apps

If you’re looking for the best guitar tuner app, you’re likely to go search the App Store for “guitar tuner” …and you’ll get 452 results.  That’s a lot of guitar tuners.  But which one is best?  After downloading some apps, reading up, and asking around in some forums, here’s our list of the 9 best guitar tuner apps (ranked by …

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