Videos http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/3663/all en Sunday Strum, Episode 21: 4 Measure Mix Up — Lesson http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-sunday-strum-episode-21-4-measure-mix-up-lesson <!--paging_filter--><p>In today’s episode, I go through a basic phrase I’m calling “4 Measure Mix Up.” </p> <p>I’ve constructed this pattern to make something simple seem a little more complex without it actually being too difficult. </p> <p>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. </p> <p>Also note that when I repeat the entire progression, I use a G chord at the end instead of Cmaj7. </p> <p>This, again, adds just a little bit of variation to this somewhat straightforward phrase.</p> <p>Check out the lesson below and enjoy!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/olDD0JchpEA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><em>Justin Horenstein is a guitar instructor and musician in the Washington, DC metro area who graduated (cum laude) from the Berklee College of Music in 2006. He also plays in Black Clouds, a 3-piece atmospheric/experimental band. Their new album, Dreamcation, was released on November 4, 2014 via <a href="http://www.collectrecords.org">Collect Records</a></em>.</p> <p><em>More about Justin at <a href="http://www.29thCenturyGuitar.com">29thCenturyGuitar.com</a> and <a href="http://www.BlackCloudsMusic.com">BlackCloudsMusic.com</a></em>.</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-sunday-strum-episode-21-4-measure-mix-up-lesson#comments Acoustic Nation Sunday Strum Lessons Blogs Videos Sat, 23 May 2015 16:03:27 +0000 Justin Horenstein 24546 at http://www.guitarworld.com The Dustbowl Revival Shares "Never Had To Go" Featuring Dick Van Dyke — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-dustbowl-revival-shares-never-had-go-featuring-dick-van-dyke-video <!--paging_filter--><p>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.</p> <p>The song is from their new album, <em>With A Lampshade On</em>, set to release on July 21 on Signature Sounds Recordings.</p> <p>A downhome, handclapping good time, The Dustbowl Revival clearly shares their joy through their music. What a great band! Large and varied with spot-on musicianship, the band delivers this tongue-in-cheek charmer with enthusiasm.</p> <p>The Dustbowl Revival is a Venice, California-based collective that merges old school bluegrass, gospel, pre-war blues and the hot swing of New Orleans to form a spicy roots cocktail. </p> <p>Known for their roaring live sets, Dustbowl bravely brings together many styles of traditional American music. Some call it a string band-brass band mash up. Maybe it’s swing-grass or good old Americana, however you spin it, Dustbowl creates and curates infectious, joyous music - a youthful take on time-worn American traditions.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/hoPugqYMISM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>After winning Americana song of the year from the Independent Music Awards (Tom Waits judging), getting tapped to play top festivals like High Sierra, Floydfest, AmericanaFest and The Hudson River Revival and opening for bands like Lake Street Dive, Rebirth Brass Band, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Trombone Shorty, the band has become a barnstorming touring machine. </p> <p>They will go international for the first time in 2015, joining The Winnipeg Folk Festival, Naked Song Fest (Netherlands) and Bergenfest (Norway) where they will team up with Tori Amos, First Aid Kit and Jackson Browne. </p> <p>Founder Z. Lupetin came west from Chicago in 2007 and placed a humble Craigslist ad to get the circus started. The group has grown steadily from a humble string band playing up and down the west coast, into a traveling mini orchestra featuring instrumentation that often includes fiddle, mandolin, trombone, clarinet, trumpet, ukulele, drums, bass, harmonica and plenty of washboard and kazoo for good luck. They have settled into an eight piece touring group - rattling ceilings and sometimes bringing their grinning sound into the street. </p> <p>They have recorded their first mostly LIVE album <em>With A Lampshade On</em> at San Francisco's Great American Music Hall and LA's famed Troubadour and will be releasing it in July through Signature Sounds Recordings.</p> <p>Preorder and find out more at: <a href="http://www.dustbowlrevival.com/">http://www.dustbowlrevival.com/</a></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-dustbowl-revival-shares-never-had-go-featuring-dick-van-dyke-video#comments Acoustic Nation News The Dustbowl Revival Blogs Videos Fri, 22 May 2015 12:58:47 +0000 Acoustic Nation 24545 at http://www.guitarworld.com Tony Lucca Talks New Album and More in Exclusive Interview — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-tony-lucca-talks-new-album-and-more-in-exclusive-interview-video <!--paging_filter--><p>On the heels of releasing his new self-titled LP, Tony Lucca dropped by the Acoustic Nation studio to chat with editor Laura B. Whitmore. </p> <p>You may know him as a contestant on <em>The Voice</em>, but Lucca’s been honing his craft long before he appeared on the show. In fact, this is his eighth full-length album. </p> <p><em>Tony Lucca</em> is his first self-titled release, and his first entirely self-produced effort. </p> <p>“We went in with the intention of making a record that was as live-sounding as possible,” Lucca shares. </p> <p>“I wanted to close my eyes and be able to visualize the players in the room or up on the stage, actually playing the songs together. One guitar over here, the other guy over there, bass, drums, some keys? I mean, that’s the rock-n-roll I fell in love with when I was a kid.” </p> <p>Lucca also performed a couple songs for us live in studio, and you can watch “Delilah” <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-tony-lucca-performs-acoustic-delilah-exclusive-video">right here</a>. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/OraaJmTP2yY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>For more on Tony Lucca, visit <a href="http://www.tonylucca.com/">www.tonylucca.com</a>.</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-tony-lucca-talks-new-album-and-more-in-exclusive-interview-video#comments Acoustic Nation Tony Lucca Interviews Blogs Videos Thu, 21 May 2015 17:08:40 +0000 Acoustic Nation 24541 at http://www.guitarworld.com The Ladies Rock at the 2015 She Rocks ASCAP Showcase http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-ladies-rock-2015-she-rocks-ascap-showcase <!--paging_filter--><p>The Women’s International Music Network (WiMN) hosted the 2015 She Rocks ASCAP Expo Showcase at the Tinhorn Flats Salon and Grill during the ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo in Hollywood, Calif., and it was nothing short of awesome. </p> <p>Female songwriters from all over the country joined in L.A. to perform at the showcase, which spotlights talented women in music. The venue was filled near capacity with songwriters, tastemakers, music industry executives, and lovers of all things music.</p> <p>Check out the evening’s four talented performers, complete with video! </p> <p><strong>Dia Frampton</strong></p> <p>The closing and much-anticipated act was Dia Frampton, whom you may remember from the first season of The Voice. With six number-one singles across Asia as a solo artist, Frampton has established herself as a prolific songwriter, collaborating with distinguished artists from around the world, including Lindsey Stirling, The Crystal Method, M83, and Singto Numchok. </p> <p>Currently, Frampton is working with her band ARCHIS, which pairs her with renowned film composer Joseph Trapanese, the musical mastermind behind Tron, Oblivion, and The Raid. In February, ARCHIS released a self-titled EP through Nettwerk Music Group. The band is now writing their debut album, to be released later this year. </p> <p>Here’s Frampton covering “Mary Jane’s Last Dance.”</p> <p>Find out more at <a href="http://www.archismusic.com">www.archismusic.com</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/0watdkEDhD0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Kate Diaz</strong></p> <p>The night kicked off with the sultry vocals of Boston-based songwriter Kate Diaz, who graced folks with her original track “Glare,” armed with a Godin A6 Ultra electro-acoustic guitar. She then displayed her skills on the keys on a Casio PX-350 and performed her original composition “Front Seat,” among a few other songs.</p> <p>Diaz has released four acoustic albums and three singles, including award-winning songs and songs for various causes. Over the past five years, she has booked her own gigs and performed more than 150 solo acoustic shows at Chicago venues and national festivals, notably at Lollapalooza, Milwaukee Summerfest, Midpoint Music Festival, Taste of Chicago, and National Mall Earth Day Festival. </p> <p>More at <a href="http://www.katediazmusic.com">www.katediazmusic.com</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/DwoI_ZHXwyQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/UyU15iAN7tM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Elle Winston</strong></p> <p>The second act was the lovely Elle Winston, a talented singer-songwriter who spent most of her life growing up in the southwest sun of Phoenix, Ariz., before moving to Brooklyn. </p> <p>Her sound might best be described as a meeting of folk-legend James Taylor, the songstress Erykah Badu and the classical great Elly Ameling. Winston earned her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the Herberger College of Music at Arizona State University. She performed several original pieces, including “She.” Check it out here.</p> <p>More at <a href="http://www.ellewinston.com">www.ellewinston.com</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/e9XZGZy8cYM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Alyse Black</strong></p> <p>Up next was Alyse Black, hailing from Seattle, Wash. Black started out singing Billie Holiday tunes a cappella on the streets of Pike Place Market in Seattle. Since then, she’s performed on Seattle’s NPR station, recorded a commercial for Target, moved to Austin, won Billboard’s Annual Songwriting Contest, had several songs placed in movies and TV shows, and toured the country playing over 600 clubs, theaters, festivals, television shows and radio stations. </p> <p>She recently won The Recording Conservatory of Austin’s Top Singer-Songwriter Contest and ran a successful Kickstarter to fund her long-awaited next album. </p> <p>Black lit up the room with her powerful vocals through her tracks “Love Lives,” (which included a playful sing-along part), “Come To Me,” and many others. A true performer!</p> <p>Find out more at <a href="http://www.alyseblack.com">www.alyseblack.com</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/TOhJ95Tsfpc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/9RdeJCsAWP4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>The event wrapped up with cool giveaways from Casio, Taylor Guitars and 108 Rock Star Guitars. And if you couldn’t make it out, don’t fret. The WiMN will be hosting two more showcases in 2015, one in Nashville on July 9 during Summer NAMM, and another in Boston on Sept. 19 at the WGBH Food &amp; Wine festival. </p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.thewimn.com">www.thewimn.com</a></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-ladies-rock-2015-she-rocks-ascap-showcase#comments Acoustic Nation Alyse Black Dia Frampton Elle Winston Kate Diaz News Blogs Videos Thu, 21 May 2015 02:10:41 +0000 Acoustic Nation 24540 at http://www.guitarworld.com Greg Holden Performs "Boys In The Street" — Exclusive Video http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-greg-holden-performs-boys-street-exclusive-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Here’s one of my favorite and certainly the most powerful live video we’ve ever recorded in the Acoustic Nation studio.</p> <p>It’s Greg Holden along with Alex Foote performing the amazing song “Boys in the Street.”</p> <p>The song appears on Holden’s new album <em>Chase The Sun</em>.</p> <p>Incredibly touching and heartfelt, the song is a powerful testimony of the coming understanding of a father for his gay son. Add to that the fact that Holden isn’t gay and the result is stunning. Wow. </p> <p>Listen for yourself and see what I mean:</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/kLwJuFHSHSE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Originally hailing from the UK, Holden now resides in New York City. Perhaps best known for writing the massive hit “Home” — the debut single for American Idol winner Phillip Phillips that sold five million tracks in the U.S. and earned Holden an ASCAP Pop Award — Holden's "struggling artist to in the spotlight" story is something to cheer.</p> <p>Find out more at <a href="http://www.gregholdenonline.com">gregholdenonline.com</a></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-greg-holden-performs-boys-street-exclusive-video#comments Acoustic Nation Greg Holden Blogs Videos Wed, 20 May 2015 02:07:19 +0000 Laura B. Whitmore 24525 at http://www.guitarworld.com Jennifer Batten Explores Transcribe! — A Powerful Program to Learn New Material http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-jennifer-batten-explores-transcribe-powerful-program-learn-new-material <!--paging_filter--><p>I have worked with a lot of musicians during my career and am always surprised when they turn up to a rehearsal and have not learned a tune correctly. </p> <p>Depending on your listening environment, your ears can easily play tricks on you. </p> <p>You can think you heard notes that are either not there, or are actually overtones, or even notes that are being played on a different instrument than yours that you believe are your own instrument. </p> <p>The discrepancies are especially apparent during rehearsal if two or more instruments are supposed to be playing the same single note line together. </p> <p>So it never ceases to amaze me how few musicians use or even know about the computer-only app called “Transcribe!” from <a href="http://www.seventhstring.com">seventhstring.com</a> (Mac/Windows/Linux). What it is first and foremost is a slow downer for audio AND video, but it does so much more. </p> <p>There are a lot of cheap slow downer apps for tablets and smart phones, but they don’t begin to touch the power of this program. </p> <p>When I have a new gig booked with 10 or 15 new songs to learn, I drag every song into Transcribe! and listen down at least a few times before I begin to figure it out with my guitar. Then, I will make section markers (S) which I can custom name “verse,” “chorus,” “solo,” for instance and maybe add measure markers (M) as well, for areas I need to slow down and work on. Then you can zip from marker to marker with shift + right or left bracket.</p> <p>Watch my quick start tutorial here:<br /> <iframe width="620" height="349" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/DcwwJtbKYw0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><strong>SPEED/PITCH:</strong> On the app’s main page you will find preset speed buttons as well as a speed slider and pitch change slider.</p> <p><strong>LOOPS:</strong> It’s easy to zoom in, (⌘ + →)(Apple’s command key would be ‘Control’ key for Windows) see the downbeats in the waveform and then click and drag to make a perfect loop. You can also store multiple loops for later recall with a simple shift + click in the “misc” window. (To zoom out ⌘+ ←)</p> <p><strong>KARAOKE:</strong> Having the ability to slow music down without changing the pitch can be a godsend, but there are a few other things that you can do to hear even more clearly. At the top of the main window there is a button called “FX” that will toggle in the detail window where you can for instance activate karaoke mode. What that does is remove the center of the stereo spectrum where the lead instrument or vocal is. That is especially useful for singers who can then experiment with the pitch slider to see what their most comfortable singing range is for a song. Karaoke mode is also great for any lead instrument to practice playing along with the track, or just a section of the track. You can toggle karaoke on/off as learning the tune progresses. You can also export your minus one track and send it to bandmates to work with.</p> <p><strong>EQ:</strong> You can click on EQ and for instance instantly remove the bass from the audio with the “bass remove” preset. Now, what you have left is the ability to hear only the drums and rhythm guitar and/or keyboards so you can hear chords more clearly. You can also alter individual frequencies to really zone in on what you want to hear.</p> <p>So I urge readers to get this app as you will find that it is one of the best virtual coaches available, and will help immensely with accuracy.</p> <p>By learning a half a dozen shortcuts it will help you to easily dominate this program in a hurry. Here are a couple more:<br /> To make a loop full screen = ⌘ + F<br /> To make the entire song fit in the screen equals ⌘ + G</p> <p><strong>TIPS:</strong><br /> When you are playing along with a track, make sure your guitar is a little less volume than the track you’re learning. That way you are not masking what is really there and will hear discrepancies to correct easier.</p> <p>Music is learned best when taken in small chunks, slowly. Your brain records everything (including repeated mistakes), so play slowly and perfectly, then speed up in small increments.</p> <p>You can also drag a video into Transcribe!, and, for instance, see where a players hands are on the neck, and slow down what their fingers are doing!</p> <p>I’ll be digging into this app plus multiple other subjects in 15-20 min chunks, during my summer USA tour called “Jennifer Batten’s Self-Empowerment for the Modern Musician Experience.” Find out more at <a href=http://www.batten.com">www.batten.com</a></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-jennifer-batten-explores-transcribe-powerful-program-learn-new-material#comments Acoustic Nation Jennifer Batten News Blogs Videos Blogs Tue, 19 May 2015 12:51:33 +0000 Jennifer Batten 24507 at http://www.guitarworld.com Video Finds: Pete Townshend Performs “Won’t Get Fooled Again” Acoustic http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-video-finds-pete-townshend-performs-wont-get-fooled-again-acoustic <!--paging_filter--><p>Check out this performance from The Who’s Pete Townshend delivering an emotional performance of the track “Won’t Get Fooled Again.”</p> <p>The song appears as the final number on the band's 1971 album <em>Who's Next</em>.</p> <p>While only reaching #15 on the US <em>Billboard</em> Hot 100, it has since become a classic rock mainstay. </p> <p>The recorded version contains swelling organs, Keith Moon’s spastic drumming, and of course Townshend’s ripping guitars, here he manages to strip these layers away to deliver an enthralling performance. </p> <p>Keep an eye out mid-way through for some pretty intense Townshend-esque strumming. </p> <p>Watch the performance below and enjoy!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="465" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/B5yymadwxj8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-video-finds-pete-townshend-performs-wont-get-fooled-again-acoustic#comments Acoustic Nation Pete Townshend The Who Blogs Videos Tue, 19 May 2015 11:00:28 +0000 Acoustic Nation 21651 at http://www.guitarworld.com Metallica’s James Hetfield and His Daughter Perform Adele’s "Crazy for You" — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-metallica-james-hetfield-and-daughter-perform-adele-crazy-you-video <!--paging_filter--><p>For the second year in a row, Metallica’s James Hetfield enjoyed a headlining slot at Acoustic-4-a-Cure, a pediatric cancer benefit concert. </p> <p>This year, Hetfield performed a tune with his oldest daughter, 16-year-old Cali.</p> <p>The duo performed a cover of Adele‘s “Crazy for You.” A surprising choice for the Metallica frontman? Perhaps. Either way, you can check out their performance in the video below. Remember, it's for a good cause!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/NWaZezdMMNU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/metallica">Metallica</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-metallica-james-hetfield-and-daughter-perform-adele-crazy-you-video#comments Acoustic Nation Adele James Hetfield Metallica News Videos Blogs Videos News Mon, 18 May 2015 14:43:50 +0000 Damian Fanelli 24494 at http://www.guitarworld.com John McLaughlin Announces New Album 'Black Light' — Sneak Peek Video http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-john-mclaughlin-announces-new-album-black-light-sneak-peek-video <!--paging_filter--><p>We’re excited to share this announcement about a new studio album from the irrepressible John McLaughlin with one especially important song, composed on acoustic guitar, in homage to a friend.</p> <p>The release is called <em>Black Light</em> and it’s due out in October 2015.</p> <p>In the video, McLaughlin shares an excerpt from the buoyant song, “El Hombre Que Sabía,” a heartfelt homage to his departed colleague, collaborator, and friend Paco De Lucia — with whom McLaughlin had intended to compose an album’s worth of new material just before De Lucia’s untimely passing.</p> <p>In this tune, McLaughlin brings forth from the instrument a depth of sadness and admiration beyond words.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Bqn_aje19kA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>As a musician, composer, and bandleader, John McLaughlin’s vast contributions to contemporary improvisational music are only just beginning to be fully understood, appreciated, and absorbed by artists and enthusiasts alike. </p> <p>From Mahavishnu Orchestra, Shakti and his collaboration with Paco De Lucia, to his current band the 4th Dimension, McLaughlin’s music has extended across the boundaries dividing jazz, rock, and innumerable global traditions, encompassing a number of genres while emerging fully formed as his own, uniquely personal expressive medium. </p> <p>Now, McLaughlin is prepared to break through yet again, with what he feels is his most personal statement today: <em>Black Light</em>.</p> <p>Slated for worldwide release this fall, <em>Black Light</em> features the 4th Dimension – “my three favorite musicians,” in McLaughlin’s word – in full flight, with their empathy and precision honed on stage and in the studio. The 4th Dimension is composed of the remarkable multi-instrumentalist Gary Husband on keyboards and drums, Etienne Mbappe’s nimble, effervescent electric bass, and the powerhouse drumming of Ranjit Barot. </p> <p>Following the international release of <em>Black Light</em>, McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension will set out on a world tour, continuing to explore and elaborate upon the album’s genre-defying material.</p> <p>Find out more at <a href="http://www.johnmclaughlin.com/">http://www.johnmclaughlin.com/</a></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-john-mclaughlin-announces-new-album-black-light-sneak-peek-video#comments Acoustic Nation John McLaughlin Paco de Lucia Blogs Videos Mon, 18 May 2015 12:17:44 +0000 Acoustic Nation 24492 at http://www.guitarworld.com Watch Adam Sandler’s Acoustic Tribute to David Letterman — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-watch-adam-sandlers-acoustic-tribute-to-david-letterman-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Comedian-actor Adam Sandler dropped by the <em>Late Show with David Letterman</em> to perform an acoustic tribute for the soon-to-be-retiring host. </p> <p>The tribute was equal parts hilarious and touching, as Sandler sang, “He’s leaving after thirty years/And you know he will be missed/If you like gap-tooth men in double-breasted suits/He’s number one on your top-ten list.” </p> <p>Watch it below and have a laugh!</p> <p>David Letterman’s final <em>Late Show</em> will air May 20, before Stephen Colbert takes over hosting duties.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/fwr-ZG8p_CY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-watch-adam-sandlers-acoustic-tribute-to-david-letterman-video#comments Acoustic Nation Adam Sandler Blogs Videos Thu, 14 May 2015 23:23:20 +0000 Acoustic Nation 24466 at http://www.guitarworld.com Super Mario Bros. Meets Classical Guitar, Courtesy of Fabio Lima GuitarGamer — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-super-mario-bros-meets-classic-guitar-courtesy-fabio-lima-guitargamer-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Here's a relatively recent video by guitarist Fabio Lima. </p> <p>In the clip, which you can check out below, Lima creates a medley of <em>Super Mario Bros.</em> theme music as a unique fingerstyle/classical-guitar piece.</p> <p>In the clip, he covers the following themes: </p> <p>• Main Theme Overworld<br /> • Underworld<br /> • Starman<br /> • Level Complete<br /> • Underwater<br /> • Castle Complete<br /> • You're Dead<br /> • Game Over</p> <p>For more about Lima, who goes by the moniker "GuitarGamer," follow him on <a href="https://twitter.com/GuitarGamerFL">Twitter</a> and <a href=https://www.facebook.com/Fabiolimagg">Facebook.</a></p> <p>By the way, we've also thrown in a Lima video called "Old Time Cartoons Meets Fingerstyle." Enjoy!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/7TvjZ8E4hcE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/R4XzMkkM2i0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-super-mario-bros-meets-classic-guitar-courtesy-fabio-lima-guitargamer-video#comments Acoustic Nation Fabio Lima GuitarGamer News Super Mario WTF Videos Blogs Videos News Thu, 14 May 2015 15:57:46 +0000 Damian Fanelli 24470 at http://www.guitarworld.com Tony Lucca Performs Acoustic "Delilah" — Exclusive Video http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-tony-lucca-performs-acoustic-delilah-exclusive-video <!--paging_filter--><p>We recently spent some quality time with the super-talented Tony Lucca. Good music. Cool guy. Excellent tattoos. It was all good.</p> <p>You may have seen him on the 2012 season of “The Voice,” where he came in 3rd. But for me it’s Lucca’s self-titled 2015 release that really turns up the heat.</p> <p>Since “The Voice” Lucca made a record with Adam Levine, toured with Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson and was cast on the hit show “Parenthood” playing himself as a rock singer, and performed an original song.</p> <p>His 2015 album <em>Tony Lucca</em> is a rockin’ roller coast ride of down and dirty bluesy rock. It’s worth a listen or 5. </p> <p>Here Lucca shares his single “Delilah” acoustically live. Driving and soulful the song spills out in a supremely satisfying way in this stripped down version.</p> <p>Check it out here and come back for our exclusive interview, coming soon! Find out more at <a href="http://www.tonylucca.com">www.tonylucca.com</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/vBiTggjfU54" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-tony-lucca-performs-acoustic-delilah-exclusive-video#comments Acoustic Nation Tony Lucca Blogs Videos Wed, 13 May 2015 22:42:02 +0000 Acoustic Nation 24465 at http://www.guitarworld.com Greg Holden Live Interview Exclusive http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-greg-holden-live-interview-exclusive <!--paging_filter--><p>Woo hoo! If there's one thing I like it's a good solid song. And Greg Holden sure knows how to deliver those!</p> <p>I had the pleasure of chatting with Holden at the Acoustic Nation Studio about his new album <em>Chase The Sun</em>, his experience penning the massive hit "Home" for Phillip Phillips and a whole lot more.</p> <p>Holden also delivered a couple of amazingly tight and powerful acoustic performances that day, so check out his live video of "Hold On Tight" <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-greg-holden-performs-hold-tight-live-exclusive-video">right here.</a> More coming soon!</p> <p>For now, see what he has to say and find out more at <a href="http://www.gregholdenonline.com">gregholdenonline.com</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/JOV5lGjhs8Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-greg-holden-live-interview-exclusive#comments Acoustic Nation Greg Holden Blogs Videos Wed, 13 May 2015 13:45:10 +0000 Laura B. Whitmore 24461 at http://www.guitarworld.com Watch a Banjo Cover of Metallica’s “Battery” — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-watch-a-banjo-cover-of-metallicas-battery-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Here we have the latest clever offering from YouTube guitar sensation Rob Scallon, a banjo-riffic cover of Metallica’s “Battery.”</p> <p>It’s part of what Scallon is calling Maytallica, a month long celebration that we’re happy to endorse. </p> <p>Below, enjoy a country-fried version of this <em>Master of Puppets</em> thrasher. There are many straw hats involved. A horse also makes an appearance once or twice. </p> <p>At any rate, enjoy it, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below or on Facebook! </p> <p>Check out Scallon’s YouTube page <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyDZai57BfE_N0SaBkKQyXg">right here</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/liBhu8DBzEQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/metallica">Metallica</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-watch-a-banjo-cover-of-metallicas-battery-video#comments Acoustic Nation Metallica Rob Scallon Videos Blogs Videos News Wed, 13 May 2015 11:42:08 +0000 Acoustic Nation 24458 at http://www.guitarworld.com Three Women Play One Guitar at the Same Time — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-three-girls-share-one-guitar-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Triple Fret is an all-female guitar trio from the Philippines, where they’ve made a splash with a classical guitar repertoire that includes tangos, jazz standards, Filipino songs and more. </p> <p>Now they appear to be on the cusp of going viral, if you will, thanks to a new GoPro video that shows them performing a traditional song called “Calypso”—on one guitar. </p> <p>Some YouTube video headlines refer to the girls as "sisters," but that's not true. They are, in fact, Marga Abejo, Iqui Vinculado and Jenny de Vera.</p> <p>In the top clip, Iqui starts things off on the high strings and is joined by Marga, who plays the lower melody. Jenny then joins to handle the bass notes.</p> <p>For more information about Triple Fret, follow them on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/triplefretguitar">their Facebook page.</a> </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/_COfD_s7MtI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/fOiqI7PcyKQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-three-girls-share-one-guitar-video#comments Acoustic Nation Triple Fret Videos Blogs Videos News Tue, 12 May 2015 16:02:32 +0000 Damian Fanelli 24453 at http://www.guitarworld.com