What do you get when you attach drum machine pads to your acoustic guitar? German guitarist Pensen Paletti answers this question in the video below! Uploaded to YouTube May 19, the short clip has been viewed almost half a million times and counting.
In today’s episode, I go through a basic phrase I’m calling “4 Measure Mix Up.” I’ve constructed this pattern to make something simple seem a little more complex without it actually being too difficult. By giving the Em and Cmaj7 chords in the second measure one beat each, it throws off the balance a little, but makes for a cool deviation.
Here’s a treat! It’s The Dustbowl Revival’s video for their new single “Never Had To Go,” featuring the man himself, Dick Van Dyke and his wife Arlene dancing up a storm. The song is from their new album, With A Lampshade On, set to release on July 21 on Signature Sounds Recordings.
We know you guys like hearing about new pieces of gear—including gear-related oddities that appear on Kickstarter from time to time. Ergo, we present the Hand Chord, a new product that's the subject of a new Kickstarter campaign.
Fans of progressive rock around the globe can check out the premiere of world-renowned guitarist/composer Steve Hackett's new video "Wolflight." The stunning and epic video is for the title track of his forthcoming album of the same name, Wolflight.
Today we’re premiering the acoustic video for William Fitzsimmons’ “Pittsburgh.” The song appears on his upcoming mini-album of the same name, a collection of seven songs about the city where he was born and raised. This love song opens with a steady strum that leads into Fitzsimmons’ sweet and breathy vocal. Then it delicately unwinds like a silk thread leading to a lovely and uncertain question mark.
Here’s the premiere of a video for the song “Home At Last” by John Statz featuring the lovely Kelsey Sprague. The song appears on his brand new album Tulsa This strummer situated by the side of a chilly lake made me want to wrap up with a blanket and a glass of sippin’ whiskey.
Washington, D.C.-based singer/songwriter Tomás Pagán Motta is rooted in the traditions of Americana and folk. Previously recording under the moniker The Petticoat Tearoom, Motta recently released his eponymous debut record, out earlier this month on 8 Gang Switch. Motta is now sharing the video for one of the album's standout tracks, "Up and Away," premiering today.
Keller Williams’ 20th official album release, Vape, finds the prolific singer/songwriter/guitarist offering up 10 original tracks — some road tested and some brand new. Check out the song "Mantra" now!
Edmonton, Canada’s The Command Sisters were gracious enough to swing by our studio for this exclusive interview. Here AN editor Laura B. Whitmore discusses a variety topics with Sarah and Charlotte, including their songwriting style, guitar playing and much more. Their stellar harmonies have landed them some pretty special gigs, including a trip all the way across the Pacific to China – an unforgettable experience they discuss here as well.
Here’s a great clip of Pink Floyd guitarist/vocalist David Gilmour performing “Breathe” acoustically. As the second track on Floyd’s epic LP Dark Side of the Moon (the album opens up with the “Speak to Me” sound collage), this acoustic rendition is a great way to watch Gilmour’s chord progression and hear the lyrics clearly.