Here’s some rare footage of two guitar legends at work. It’s Chet Atkins joined by Mark Knopfler in a 1987 performance. The duo plays the standard “I’ll See You in My Dreams” followed by a rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine.” The former track appears on Atkin’s and Knopfler’s 1990 collaborative album, Neck and Neck.
Today we’re excited to share this captivatingly beautiful song from Louise Goffin’s sixth solo album, Songs From The Mine. With a lifetime spent soaking up the finest music of her generation (her parents are Carole King and Gerry Goffin), Goffin used the benefit of her heritage and experience to deliver a rich palette of beautifully written and performed songs.
Today we are stoked to share a new song from Walter Salas-Humara. It’s “Satellite,” a laid back, clap along track with a cool groove, that has us searching for communication from above! Salas-Humara, a visual artist and singer/songwriter, is co-founder of the seminal Americana band The Silos. He’ll release this third solo album (and first in 18 years), Curve and Shake, on August 12 via The Orchard.
Conor Oberst has announced several additional tour dates for this fall, including concerts in Boulder, Austin, Dallas, Seattle, Portland and more. Oberst will also co-headline the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles with John Prine on October 5th. Check out his song, "Hundreds of Ways" here!
One of the most wonderful and useful concepts we teach at Berklee is a technique called “recoloring.” Recoloring is when you structure your verses so that your chorus “gains weight” in meaning every time you hear it. Effective recoloring requires thought and deliberation, so it’s something that very rarely happens in the first draft of a song.
It’s always a pleasure to combine two loves into one project. For Sinner Sinners’ that goes double. French married couple Steve and Sam Thill write and perform together, and in this video they incorporate their love of skateboarding, with a musical bent.
My very first guitar was a nylon-string classical instrument. Since then, I’ve bought well over 100 other guitars, but none of them was a classical.
With the introduction of Cordoba’s C10 Crossover, I may have finally found the affordable classical guitar I’ve been looking for, and I’m sure many other electric and steel-string players will feel the same way.
Last year I took an experimental music healing class in which we worked with various meditation techniques to open our creativity. It was an alignment of the Chakras as well as alignment to the instrument I might be playing or songwriting with. A kind of musical focus and connection.
It's been 40 years since Taylor started making guitars. That's quite a milestone. From a small shop in Southern California to a large factory hand creating some of the most beautiful looking and sounding guitars out there, Taylor has not only survived, but thrived.
We recently had the privilege of sitting down with renowned guitarist, songwriter, and co-founder of seminal rock act The Black Crowes, Rich Robinson. A superb musician and a great guy to chat with, we spent a few minutes talking about his upcoming solo release, The Ceaseless Sight, due out June 3 on The End Records.
Yamaha has been making instruments for quite some time. So they know firsthand how age enhances the tone of the wood. In fact, the company has done a variety of tests to determine what those age-enhanced tonal characteristics are. And now with that knowledge, Yamaha has taken the next step to create a way to accelerate that wood aging process so that new woods can have that sweet, vintage-instrument tone, too.
In episode 7 of Sunday Strum, we’re going to cover something a little different. Instead of focusing on rhythm and right hand technique, I thought I’d demonstrate a simple example regarding chord progressions.