Acoustic guitarist Justin King—who is recognized as a pioneer for his percussive "tapping" playing style—dropped by the increasingly popular Guitar World studio in Manhattan to perform "Phunkdified." The song originally appeared on his 2009 album, Le Bleu.
From its introduction in 1942 through the Seventies, the J-45 was known as a “workhorse” guitar due to its affordable price and reliable performance, but as time progressed both vintage and new models, which are still produced today, became too expensive for the everyday working guitarist.
Rodrigo y Gabriela's new interpretation of the song is one of the highlights of Jaco: Original Soundtrack, the soundtrack album for Metalica bassist Robert Trujillo's new film, Jaco. The album will be released November 27 via Legacy; it boasts 11 crucial songs by Pastorius, along with three brand-new recordings.
The latest Backbeat Books release, The Taylor Guitar Book, tells the complete story of one of the most important guitar manufacturers in the history of the instrument. From its beginnings as one of the first modern small-shop steel-string guitar brands in North America to its position as an undisputed market leader, the Taylor company provides a unique tale of innovation and entrepreneurship.
When I was studying music, one thing I remember my professors kept driving home was that you don't just stop when you see a "rest" in music notation. You play silence. Silence acts as a frame around the sounds you're producing and helps make those sounds feel more profound. Think about what a picture frame does for a photograph.
We are very excited to share a pair of superb acoustic performances from Deleasa. So nice to these stripped down to the soul of the song arrangements. And Michael Deleasa agrees. "I was taught the key to a great songs is if it can stand alone with a acoustic guitar and vocal,” he shares.
I love when folks turn me on to amazing talent. Especially when they are super talented themselves. That’s why when the amazing Jon Gomm shared this link from young guitarist Jacky Bastek, I sat up and took notice.
Martin guitar has announced its new offerings to be presented at the 2015 Winter NAMM Show next week. New models to be showcased include the CS-00041-15, CEO 8 and two new Authentics Series models. Details on the products featured at the showcase are below and complete product specs can be found right here.
On the heels of legendary guitarist Paco De Lucia’s tragic passing, Cordoba has released a new flamenco model, called the F7 Paco. Inspired by various instruments in De Lucia’s arsenal, the F7 Paco features non-traditional body woods for a flamenco guitar.
Cordoba is proud to introduce the new Cordoba Mini, a uniquely sized travel instrument available with three different wood options. Designed to be the perfect companions for road trips, vacations, and hanging out at home, the Minis provide the playability of a full size nylon string guitar in a compact, lightweight body with an impressively loud voice.
Event to honor, bring together Grammy Award-nominee Mindi Abair; two-time Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum artist Colbie Caillat, platinum-selling rock icons The Bangles, Capitol Studios Vice President Paula Salvatore, Zildjian CEO Craigie Zildjian, and many more female music industry leaders during evening celebrating women in music