Tag: acoustic guitar

Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson. Waltzing Matilda

Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson. Waltzing Matilda

Andy | July 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

This week’s lesson features my arrangement of the traditional australian folk tune waltzing Matilda. This simple but effective arrangement sounds like theres more going on than there actually is, but it’s pleasing for acoustic guitarists at any level. My arrangement is based on three simple chords and a clear melody line. The more adventurous of […]

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Hand Made Guitars by Nick Benjamin

Hand Made Guitars by Nick Benjamin

Andy | May 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Luthier Nick Benjamin is, in many ways, a true traditional artisan when it comes to making handmade, custom and individual guitars. The label “limited edition” falls far short of describing what is produced in Nick’s small, one-man workshop in an old brewery in the town of Lewes, southeast England. Armed with an engineering degree, Nick […]

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Fingerstyle Basics: Acoustic Guitar

Fingerstyle Basics: Acoustic Guitar

Andy | April 19, 2013

Welcome to this introduction to finger style acoustic guitar; a playing style that has found it’s way into every genre of music. Whether it be as an accompanist or solo player, finger picking is a dynamic technique without limitation. Below, and in the video, I have laid out some simple exercises reminiscent of how I […]

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Acoustic Guitar Hand Positions

Acoustic Guitar Hand Positions

Andy | April 18, 2013

Any seasoned, acoustic guitarist will tell you about the perils of tendonitis and RSI, but it’s not just the professionals that can suffer. The best way to avoid these issues is to get a correct and comfortable technique right from the start. There are a few rules with hand position that apply for both hands; […]

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Buying Your First Acoustic Guitar

Buying Your First Acoustic Guitar

Andy | September 12, 2012

Every guitarist remembers their first guitar. Some look back with horror and disbelief, while others recall their introductory instrument with fondness, regardless of its quality. Most wish they knew back then what they know now. For this reason, it’s a good idea to seek a bit of expert advice on the subject of your first […]

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