Here's a very cool lesson from our friends at Alfred Music. This one teaches you how to play multiple guitar parts from The Rolling Stones classic "Paint It, Black." Originally released by The Stones on May 13, 1966 as the first single from the US version of their fourth album Aftermath, the song was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.
Ever try playing a guitar with just one string on it? Me neither! But for Brushy One-String, it's an every day occurrence. Why one string? Apparently it came to him in a dream, in which he was told to play a one-string guitar. He took it to heart and the rest, as they say, is history.
Are you seeing double? So am I! It's Tommy Emmanuel and...Tommy Emmanuel in a duet with HIMSELF! If you think this might be gimmicky, well think again. Emmanuel knows how to deliver on beautifully executed acoustic performance and this one has double the goodness.
Peter Mulvey fans may hardly have noticed the gap because the 20-year road veteran has maintained a relentless live show touring schedule, but the Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based singer/songwriter is releasing his first full-length album in five years.
Eastman Guitars will celebrate their 10th anniversary in 2014, kicking off this January at the 2014 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. Headquartered in Pomona, CA the renowned violin and cello maker, and once fledgling guitar upstart, officially debuted their inaugural production line of acclaimed archtop guitars in 2004, before a rapid expansion over the past decade that has the company now manufacturing instruments that include their “Thinline” hollow-body electrics, golden era inspired flattop acoustics, and handcrafted traditional mandolins.
New West Records is excited to share the first song from the soon-to-be-released Robert Ellis album, The Lights From The Chemical Plant. Titled "Only Lies," the quiet, dusky yet heartbreaking song got its premieres today.
Lake Street Dive are excited to announce their upcoming winter tour, beginning on February 06 at The Mug at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, one night before their performance at Carnegie Hall in New York.. The tour runs down the East Coast before heading west, where the band will play a show at Los Angeles' famous Troubadour Theater on March 15. The tour is capped off by a return to New York with two nights at Bowery Ballroom on March 31 and April 01. The band is also playing a handful of dates to close out 2013.
2013 was jammed packed with music for me. I hope it was for you, too. I thought as the year draws to a close, I would share some of my favorite new bands and performers, most of whom are creating wonderful original material that has yet to break out into the national consciousness.
Today Eleanor Friedberger premieres the music video for Personal Record’s “My Own World.” According to director Scott Jacobson (The Daily Show, Bob’s Burgers), the music video aims to portray, “the other side of being alone, which is feeling isolated, and in particular being young and on your own in a big city.”
After two minutes of gorgeous instrumental dips and swells, Jordan Lee introduces himself to you in “Strong River” by singing, “I clear my mind of joy and sorrow.” It is almost as if he is inviting you too to clear your mind of excess emotion before engaging in the next half hour of music on Love’s Crushing Diamond, the full-length debut from his songwriting project, Mutual Benefit.
These videos are bonus content related to the January 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store.
Guitarist Guthrie Govan is known worldwide for his electric guitar prowess. But here’s a very cool video of the song “Taken Dreams” taken from his GPS release Two Seasons – Live in Japan. It not only features Govan really laying it down on acoustic guitar, but also John Payne joins in for some supportive guitar work and powerful vocals.
As musicians, we all have to memorize music, lyrics, chords, dynamics and more. That alone can be daunting and definitely requires some effort. It’s easier to memorize a song you really like or perhaps one you’ve written yourself. I find the best way to start memorizing a song you didn’t write is to listen to it as much as possible. Put it on your portable player and listen both actively and passively.