In this week’s example, I demonstrate a pattern aimed at creating space. Sometimes less is more, and by creating a gap between chord changes, a more dramatic effect can be achieved. Feel free to experiment with this simple idea to really change up what may otherwise be too straight ahead.
As we’re sure you’re aware, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. What better way of getting in the spirit then hearing your favorite hard rock crooners bare their affection? That’s why we’ve gathered five excellent clips of metal artists going acoustic in the name of love. Whether you love or hate V-Day, you’re sure to enjoy these videos!
I know! It’s so hard to find just the perfect gift for that someone special. That’s why we’re here to help. This year, if your honey is into acoustic guitar, we’ve got some great ideas for a Valentine’s surprise.
When someone says "you have to see this guy" and that someone is Ken Coomer, former Wilco drummer and current hot producer in Nashville, you listen. Expecting a lot and hearing/seeing twice as much, though, is a whole different story. Meet Cody Brooks. In a sea of fish, he is a shark (albeit a friendly one).
In celebration of Joni Mitchell’s new 4CD boxed set, Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced, we have a very special giveaway this month!! Here’s a rare limited edition signed, numbered and framed print by Mitchell herself.
Here’s a swinging’ Van Morrison-tinged, laid back feel good little ditty by Nashville’s country-soul slinger Sam Lewis. It’s “3/4 Time,” the first cut from the the follow-up album to his critically acclaimed self-titled debut. The album, Waiting On You will be released on April 21.
In this video, we drop by the Martin Guitar booth at the 2015 NAMM Show to get the scoop on what’s new from the iconic acoustic guitar manufacturer. In it, Martin’s Chris Thomas explains three new guitars and some developments in the company’s line of acoustic guitar strings.
Here’s some old-timey goodness from Bird Dog called “Fare Thee Well,” from their forthcoming EP Bon Bon Voyage out this spring. Vocal harmonies and a swayin’ in the breeze strummy accompaniment outline this sentimental tune.
Earlier this year, New York City-based D’Angelico Guitars announced they would introduce their first-ever acoustic line at the 2015 NAMM Show. While in Anaheim, we dropped by their booth to get the low down on these new offerings. In the clip below, D’Angelico’s David Seal introduces the beautiful new line, which cover a wide range of shapes and sizes – all featuring the iconic D’Angelico’s headstock.