Twin Sisters: Oldtime Rhythm Guitar Lesson

“Twin Sisters” is a classic D tune with countless variants, all related to an Irish tune called “The Boys of Bluehill.” The guitar tab presented here is played with the capo on the second...

Oldtime Rhythm Guitar: North Carolina Breakdown (lesson + TAB)

North Carolina Breakdown is thought to have been written by Fiddlin’ Arthur Smith, one of Tennessee's greatest fiddlers (1898-1971). While Arthur's heyday was primarily from the 1920s-1950, he returned to the studio in 1962...

Leather Britches: oldtime rhythm guitar lesson

Oldtime backup guitar can play a variety of roles, depending a great deal on skill, setting, and personal preference. But first and foremost, it must lay down a strong rhythm, outline the harmony, and...