Doug Young

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Doug Young is a San Francisco Bay Area guitarist, composer, author and teacher known for his melodic, flowing style of solo fingerstyle acoustic guitar. Doug is a Contributing Editor for Acoustic Guitar Magazine, and his music has also been published in Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine.

In addition to writing extensively for Acoustic Guitar, Doug is the author of the best-selling Mel Bay instructional book, Understanding DADGAD For Fingerstyle Guitar, Fiddle Tunes in DADGAD, A DADGAD Christmas and Hymns for Fingerstyle Guitar. He regularly teaches workshops at guitar events throughout the country, including the Healdsburg Guitar Festival and Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration. His CDs include Laurel Mill, Closing Time, and DUETS, with Teja Gerken. "There is something wonderful about a great melody unrushed. It's the strong sense that every note counts, that every note has something to say. Listening to Doug Young play is hearing the importance of each note - full, rich tones, following and flowing, not crowding or bumping. Listening to Doug is hearing the guitar sing." -