Perhaps you’ve been toying around with the idea of playing classical guitar, but don’t quite know where to start. Maybe you think getting started is daunting, or that playing guitar is simply “something other people do.” That other person could be you. This beginner’s guide to classical guitar will provide you with the knowledge you need to jump-start your classical guitar journey. By the end of this article, you’ll realize getting started really isn’t that difficult!
It's a video of Brazilian bank worker Anthony Kulkamp Dias playing guitar during brain surgery. Doctors were able to keep Dias, 33, awake during the surgery, the goal of which was to remove a brain tumor.
Today we bring you the premiere of Paul Doffing’s new video, “The Legend of Mick Dodge.” Set to a montage of serene visuals, Doffing’s soft fingerpicking and detailed storytelling brings to mind Iron and Wine and Neil Young, with his own fresh, introspective appeal. “The Legend of Mick Dodge” sounds like it was written by someone who spent a lot of time thinking and reflecting. Having recently toured the country on his bicycle – where he pedaled 7,000 miles and played over 100 shows — Doffing certainly fits this description.
Here’s a really great video featuring the guitar playing sisterly duo of Grace and Chelsea Constable. Equipped with Taylor guitars (a nylon string 214ce-N for Grace and a 714ce for Chelsea), the Constables perform an incredible tribute to the legendary Jerry Reed. “Jerry’s Breakdown” is no walk in the park for even the most seasoned of fingerstyle guitarists, but Chelsea and Grace—only 13 years old—make it look easy!
We recently met up with Brooklyn band Fireships while on tour in Nashville, TN. The new project from Honey Brothers founder and indie veteran Andrew Vladeck, Fireships released their self-titled debut on April 21. Here, they play a stripped-down version of album standout “Come Back to Me,” featuring Vladeck on guitar/lead vocals and Zosha Warpeha on fiddle/backing vocal.