I’m always amazed at the amount of material and resources for guitar. There’s thousands of great songs to learn, hundreds of imitation-worthy guitar players in every genre, and loads of online tutorials and teaching material.
Below you’ll find articles that present the best and most popular selections from these categories. Sometimes it’s a list of dobro players, or podcasts, or even recommended YouTube channels. So check out the articles to find some new inspiration.
If you’re just getting started here, try reading these first:
- The Ultimate Top 10 Best Acoustic Guitar Songs
- The Top 20 Dobro Players
- The Top 7 Best Guitar Podcasts
- Best Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar Channels on YouTube (Part I)
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Gypsy jazz guitar is a unique guitar style that was created through the playing of the late virtuoso Django Reinhardt. Django played guitar in such a novel way that he has since inspired musicians all around the world to take up this fun and accessible guitar style. Gypsy Jazz is characterised by swinging rhythm guitar, and virtuosic lead melodies and …Read More
We’re two weeks into 2016. Right around the time that your willpower begins to wear out on those New Year’s Resolutions. The gyms will slowly be emptying out over the next few weeks. The fast food restaurants will be slowly filling back up. What about you? Did you make any resolutions for guitar? To record more? Practice more? I didn’t …Read More
I wrote a popular post a while back called “10 Great Guitar Blogs Worth a Follow”. Well, the time has come to update that list a bit with “5 more great guitar blogs worth a follow”. In no particular order: 1. tonefiend.com The personal blog of David Gore, editor and write for Premier Guitar. His in-depth and somewhat eclectic posts …Read More
As we all know, YouTube has a wealth of lessons and “how to play” tutorials for guitar. If you want insights into playing a particular song, riff, technique, or for exploring a new genre, it’s the perfect place to search. A quick disclaimer: I don’t normally recommend YouTube for longterm guitar lessons. Why? Well, it’s too fragmented and non-sequential to develop …Read More
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Tommy Emmanuel inspired me in 2014. I wasn’t too familiar with his acoustic guitar playing before that. Well, actually I had learned his version of “And So It Goes” a few years ago. But that was about it. I didn’t know a lot of his other work, and I hadn’t yet dug into his technique. I hadn’t yet been struck by …Read More