Twenty-five years ago Mike Rogers was in high school in Myrtle Beach, SC, playing drums in a band called Perfect Tommy. Now as a regular on the Grand Ole Opry stage playing with Craig Morgan he still remembers the first time he played there on April 15, 2002. Mike is an accomplished songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
While walking the floor of the 2015 NAMM Show, we dropped by the Taylor Guitars booth to check out the manufacturer’s latest offerings. In the clip below, Taylor’s Corey Witt demos the 600 Series, 400 Series and a Big Baby Taylor.
Today we direct your attention to a young Japanese guitarist who goes by the handle "T-cophony." As you'll see in the many videos available on his YouTube channel, T-cophony has a fairly unique tapping style, which he applies to guitars with one neck (bottom video) and two necks (top video).
I am sitting in my kitchen in St John’s, Newfoundland watching through the windows as what only could be called a snownami covers the city. My backyard has been made invisible, likewise my street and neighbors’ houses as a thick, salty veil of snow blows in from the Atlantic. Quite fitting that this wintery day affords a moment to look back on Leg 1 of the So Let's Go Tour, the most Canadian of all tours.
Remember when "Your mother wears army boots" used to be an insult? Not any more! Now Jimmy Vivino and many more musicians and celebrities are putting on a pair of combat boots in support of active duty military.
Every once in a while you see a group of musicians that somehow just gets it. Sure they’re tight. They’re in tune. They’re excellent musicians. What I’m talking about here is the special sauce. That something extra that you just can’t put your finger on. And that’s what made the Command Sisters show at the Bowery Electric so killer.
Acoustic guitarist Alan Gogoll appeared on our radar last year with an innovative way to incorporate harmonics. Now the Australia-native is back with another video, displaying more of his original “bell harmonics” technique.
Here’s a rockin’ tune from City Lights from their upcoming Acoustic Ep 2, due out February 17, 2015 on InVogue Records. Here the pop-punk band takes a selection of tunes and delivers acoustic versions of their faves.
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.