When it came time to decide on a project for the 2014 Summers Woodworking 2x4 Contest, Steve Carmichael of the Carmichael Workshop knew immediately what he wanted to make. A guitar. So Carmichael built an acoustic version of a Telecaster using a single 8-foot 2x4.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of a new "live session" video by the Revivalists. The song is from their new album, Men Amongst Mountains, which was released this summer via Wind-up Records. You can watch the new video—and hear the original album version of the song—below.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "I Won't Be Here," a new song by the Marcus King Band. The track is from the band's new album, Soul Insight, which will be released October 30 via Warren Haynes' Evil Teen Records.
Today, Acoustic Nation brings you the exclusive premiere of “Blue Above the Green,” a new song by Canadian singer-songwriter Mike Edel. The song appears on Edel’s new album, India, Seattle, which is set for an an October 16 release.
Here we have two musical titans teaming up for a moving rendition of a Pink Floyd standard. It’s Roger Waters with Eric Clapton performing Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here.” The clip was originally broadcasted during an NBC fundraising program to benefit those effected by the December 26, 2004 tsunami that struck the Indian Ocean region.
When you find yourself contemplating about life, there is no better soundtrack to accompany your thoughts than Kimm Rogers’ new song “As Good As It Gets.” Off her latest album, Where The Pavement Grows, “As Good As It Gets” elicits thoughts of acceptance, and transports you to a pensive mood that ultimately encourages you to focus on the present.
Guitar World’s Acoustic Nation is excited to announce the lineup for the 2015 Make Music NY Mass Appeal: Guitars event, taking place in Union Square Park on Sunday, June 21, 2015, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event is free of charge and open to players of all levels.
Guitarist Jennifer Batten (Jeff Beck, Michael Jackson) announces a series of U.S. dates for seminars this summer, which will teach musicians how to stay mentally centered and how to maintain creativity in a technology-driven world.
While visiting an empty Walmart at 3AM one morning, musician Clay Shelburn and his buddy Zac Stokes did this impromptu version of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Pride and Joy” on a toy guitar. We’re sure neither of them ever thought the video would reach 1.6 million views, but it’s no surprise that it did, as Shelburn’s licks (and singing!) are pretty on point.
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.