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.
Atlanta-based hard rock quintet Manchester Orchestra is thrilled to announce the release of HOPE, a startling re-imagination of COPE, their most recent album, issued earlier this year. HOPE is available digitally everywhere beginning today, September 16, 2014 via Loma Vista Recordings. In addition, HOPE will be released on CD and vinyl on November 18th, 2014.
The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus (Lennon Bus), the premier, non-profit 501(c)(3) mobile Pro-Audio, Video and Broadcast studio providing hands-on experiences for students of all ages since 1998, comes to New York City for stops at public schools in each of the five boroughs culminating on Lennon’s birthday, October 9. The legendary songwriter, poet, artist and activist would have been 74.
Other Music Recording Co., the eclectic label born out of the long-running and influential New York City record shop, announces the signing of Tall Tales and the Silver Lining, an L.A.-based musical project of songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Trevor Beld-Jimenez, with the release of the new track "Unknown Forces."
Last week, The Best Fest, sponsored by Jameson Irish Whiskey, announced the first-ever George Fest to celebrate the music of legendary George Harrison and raise money to help musicians and their communities via The Jameson Neighborhood Fund.
Olympic snowboarder and C.F. Martin & Co. Ambassador Danny Davis has combined his love of music and sports by creating Burton's new Winter 15 Easy Livin Snowboard with one-of-a-kind Martin Guitar graphic on the base.
Here’s a gorgeous cascading song from Matt Turk that appears on his upcoming album Cold Revival, due out October 7. “Cracked Egg” has stark lyrics and pounding rhythms that add to the angst conveyed by this talented artist. The song builds to frenzied realization of a shattered love.
It isn’t every day I get to sit down and play a beautiful instrument like the Eastman E20SS acoustic guitar. Well, okay, maybe it IS every day. But I’ve enjoyed in immensely nonetheless! Here I have a bit of fun sharing a quick overview and then playing an original song called, “It Won’t Matter.”
Think about it. You’re camping with friends. Just hanging out having a good time. You pull out your guitar for a little jamming’ action and just as you’re getting into it, a rabid bat swoops out of nowhere and bites you on the neck!