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Bob Dylan NEVER would have been successful were he not also a GREAT guitar player...discuss..
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One of my pet peeves is that Dylan so rarely receives mention for his guitar playing skills. But if you listen to Freewheelin' and The Times They Are a-Changin' (both solo acoustic albums for those…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joshua Sanders Mar 21, 2012.

A great rhythm guitar player will emulate the sound of a drummer..discuss...
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Whaddya think? I love percussive guitar playing, and Carter Family root-strum/bassline-strum is one way to approach this. Are there others? And who/which albums...Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by henry b Feb 21, 2012.

I am trying to figure out Dwight Yoakam's "I'll be Gone", is he hybrid picking?

Hey I am trying to figure out just exactly what Dwight Yoakam is doing on "I'll Be Gone" from his solo acoustic album ""....I have the descending bassline, which is essentially based off…Continue

Tags: chicken, pickin', picking, hybrid, yoakam

Started Jan 28, 2012

How would you define "Americana" music, if it is even definable?
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A Nashville session guitarist defined it to me as a combination of jazz, blues, folk and country. To me that doesn't really help because that covers pretty much everything. I mean I guess I know it…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Derrick Jan 25, 2012.


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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician, Guitar student
How many years have you been playing guitar?
10-20 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Resonator guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Collings D2H
Telecaster 52 reissue
Fender pre CBS Deluxe Reverb amp
What is your website address?
What type of music do you like to play?
Good music!
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I purchase copies at newsstands/bookstores

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on Townes Van Zandt's guitar playing...

    I find it interesting that Townes' guitar playing is so rarely commented upon.  I suppose it is because he was so often surrounded by a band of stellar musicians, or else because his songwriting was so absolutely stellar that you tend not to pay attention to his musicianship skills. Whatever, his solo acoustic album "Live at the Old Quarter", recorded in Houston in 1974, is a MUST for all acoustic players.

    Townes spent a lot of time listening to Lightnin' Hopkins, and while I…


Posted on January 6, 2012 at 6:56am

Does anybody know of any Dwight Yoakam websites dedicated to his guitar playing?

I absolutely love his solo acoustic album, anyway if anybody has any suggestions as to learning his guitar style - youtube, whatever...lemme know!!! Thanks Josh

Posted on December 30, 2011 at 7:58am — 1 Comment

Starting out on slide guitar...

     So last May, after years of saying I was going to start learning, I got a couple of instructional books on playing acoustic slide, and I have been obsessed with it since. Want to get started? Here are some tips..

      First, you are going to need to raise the action on your guitar so that the slide does not press on to the frets. Medium guage strings should do the trick nicely. When you play slide, your slide IS the fret - you position the slide just over the fretwire; not…


Posted on November 15, 2011 at 6:16am

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