Here’s a cool stripped down live acoustic performance by New York City rockers, The Cringe of their song “Anything You Say,” featuring frontman John Cusimano and guitarist James Rotondi. Chock full of tight vocal harmonies and driving guitars, the anguish behind the lyrics comes across with in-your-face force. Some sweet guitar stylings round out this gem of a rocker.
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!
A lot of teachers will try to keep your business by giving you quick fixes or showing you songs and riffs before they show you how to hold the instrument so you can actually play. Many students come to me after they “hit a wall” – they feel like they aren't getting better, their hands or wrists hurt, their technique has stopped improving, or they don't know how to find their way around the fingerboard.
The new album from LA rock quartet Dawes is out now. Produced by David Rawlings at Woodland Sound Studios in Nashville, TN, All Your Favorite Bands is Dawes' fourth album and second on their own label. The album includes nine bracing new original recordings written by Taylor Goldsmith, except for the title track, which was co-written with Jonny Fritz.
Compass Records is pleased to announce the release of Bobby Long’s new record, Ode To Thinking. Long has built a dedicated fan base around his hauntingly poetic lyrics and catchy melodies. On his new record, Long returns to the basics: a guitar, sturdy songs, and his singularly plaintive voice.
American Opera, the brainchild of NYC singer-songwriter John Bee, will be out on Vans Warped Tour's Acoustic Basement Stage all Summer. Bee has also launched a new weekly series titled, 'Warped Wednesday with American Opera,’ which kicks off this week with an acoustic cover of PVRIS' "My House." Every Wednesday, American Opera will post a new cover of a song from a fellow 2015 Vans Warped Tour act.
Ocean Carolina is what happens when a life-long musician stops questioning himself and lets the music unfold on its own. Michael Simone left an EDM career as a producer to become the songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist behind the band and Ocean Carolina will release Maudlin Days on June 30 via Old Hand Record Company.
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.