Lesson: Rodrigo y Gabriela Teach “The Soundmaker”

In this exclusive lesson, Rodrigo y Gabriela sit down with Jimmy Brown to dissect a segment of their song, “The Soundmaker.”

Fusing flamenco guitar styles with the intensity of rock and metal, “The Soundmaker” opens up the duo’s latest album, 9 Dead Alive.

The record celebrates individuals who have passed away, but who still resonate in the 21st century through their deeds and words.

“The Soundmaker” is inspired by Spanish guitarist Antonio de Torres Jurado.

Below, Rod y Gab guide you through a portion of the song, explaining Rodrigo’s funky riffing and Gabriela’s percussive rhythm playing.

You can find out more at www.rodgab.com.

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Acoustic Nation is written by Laura B. Whitmore, a music industry marketing veteran, music journalist and editor, who has contributed to Parade.com (opens in new tab), Guitar World, and others. She has interviewed hundreds of musicians and hosts the She Rocks Podcast. As the founder of the Women’s International Music Network (opens in new tab), she advocates for women in the music industry and produces the annual She Rocks Awards. She is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Positive Grid, making the world safe for guitar exploration everywhere! A guitarist and singer/songwriter, Laura is currently co-writing an album of pop songs that empower and energize girls.