Recording music has always been a bit of a mystery to me—like many musicians, I have some experience with TASCAM
four-tracks, but I never warmed to the process of bouncing tracks and such. Eventually my four-track found its way into the bottom of my hall closet, a move that had unfortunate results. Not having even the simplest means of recording guitar riffs and snippets of vocal melodies meant that ideas that sounded great on a Saturday afternoon were usually forgotten by Thursday. That… Continue
Added by Managing Editor Mark Smith on April 29, 2009 at 4:30pm —
Production is winding down on my next CD release which I decided to call "CAPARISON"
. As soon as the graphics are finalized, I'll be shipping it off to the replicators.
Here are the track titles:
01 Prelude BWV 1012 - Johann Sebastian Bach
02 Sarabande BWV 1012 -Johann Sebastian Bach
03 Danza Paraguaya - Agustin Pio Barrios
04 Don Perez Freire - Agustin Pio Barrios
05 Vals #4 op 8 - Agustin Pio Barrios
06 Largo from New World Symphony -… Continue
Added by Perfecto De Castro on April 28, 2009 at 5:30pm —
THE CIRCLE IS STILL UNBROKEN
Slow as some days are, the nights can be stranger
Like the space between the seconds gets longer somehow.
When the stars cease to sing
And the moon’s hangin’ silent
It’s hard to see past any passing of… Continue
Added by roldo on April 25, 2009 at 10:00pm —
I mistitled a track uploaded on Monday. If it looks as if I have added it again, that's because I renamed that track to the correct title, then uploaded what should have been there to start with...
Added by David Kilpatrick on April 25, 2009 at 7:05pm —
I know it is short notice, but I just got the invite to join this community the other day!
On Saturday, April 26 I will be doing a workshop on "The Principles Of Correct Practice For Guitar"
at the Kingston Library in (where else?!) Kingston NY. The workshop is free to the public.
If you are not familiar with my work, I specialize in showing beginners how to start to learn the guitar in a way that prevents the acquiring of any bad playing… Continue
Added by Jamie Marie Andreas on April 24, 2009 at 8:33am —
I recently returned from a two-week trip to Europe that included a visit to the Frankfurt Musikmesse
—the world’s largest trade show for musical instruments, recording gear, DJ and stage-lighting equipment, etc. It’s like a NAMM
show, only way
bigger—there are shuttle buses to get people from one of the eight-or-so halls to the next.
Given how the main… Continue
Added by Teja Gerken, Senior Editor on April 23, 2009 at 5:47pm —
Hi, all - I just returned from the Dallas Guitar Show, where we launched our new company - GuitarFurniture, and our first product, a deluxe, six-instrument stand. Let me tell you a little bit about it.
I was performing locally with a couple of other guitarists, and discovered we had a problem - limited space on the bandstand, and too many instruments to use individual stands. I wanted a rack that would work. I looked around - but everything in the stores was fairly ugly and none too… Continue
Added by Brad Kozak on April 23, 2009 at 5:30pm —
Just thought I'd let the community know about a gig I'm playing with Tim Farrell this Sunday, April 26h. Here are the details.
The first 5 folks to come to the workshop will receive a free set of Thomastik-Infeld Spectrum Bronze Strings
Stretched Strings Workshop with Ken Bonfield
Workshop 1 PM at Community Conservatory
4459 W. Swamp Rd. Doylestown, PA 18901 - 215-340-7979
Registration $40, seating is limited
Stretched Strings Concert Series, with… Continue
Added by Ken Bonfield on April 22, 2009 at 6:17am —
Yesterday, I started a group on the Acoustic Guitar Community for music bloggers. So far only one other person has joined, but I know there must be many other bloggers out there.
The lonely two members of the group are:
John Horne Guitar Studio
is a source of free online jazz guitar lessons, reviews of guitar related books and resources for guitarists.
is a collection of… Continue
Added by Clark Bjorke on April 19, 2009 at 6:47am —
I've just re-ordered my Soundclick page to alternate instrumentals and songs, and refresh the overall order the band radio plays in.
This is the hi-fi (broadband) band radio link:
The site has 98 tracks, many with technical notes and/or lyrics and the story of the songs whether traditional or original. There are no covers, as I don't do covers - though the… Continue
Added by David Kilpatrick on April 18, 2009 at 1:30pm —
The Vintage Guitar News and Views April Edition,"Music the Universal Language"
As I looked at my cards the dealer had given me contemplating my odds. The gentleman seated to my left gives me a shrug. Seeing my cards he knows my chances as well as I do.I fold mu hand, that is the beauty of 3 card poker. Each player is only playing against the house or dealers cards and it is not uncommon to show your hand to fellow players. The local player to my left strikes up a conversation noting I was… Continue
Added by GregsGuitars on April 17, 2009 at 5:25pm —
I’ve said it before—one of the biggest perks of working in music journalism is occasionally getting the chance to have a chat with one of your heroes. A few weeks ago, I spoke with Neko Case, the creative force behind this year’s indie-rock masterpiece, Middle Cyclone.
The article is running in the June 2009 issue, which will hit newsstands at the beginning of May (although I just received an advance copy—call it another perk).…
Added by Dan Apczynski, Education Editor on April 17, 2009 at 4:00pm —
Daybreak is a respite and caregiver support service of older adults. It is run by Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County. I am part of a group of guitar players that volunteer our time and talent twice a week at Daybreak. We play for one hour each Tuesday and Thursday for the Daybreak clients. We have been playing (volunteering) at Daybreak for a little over three years. Most of the guitar players are retired. I play with them when I can, mostly while being an unemployed Software Engineer.
Added by Patrick Solomon on April 16, 2009 at 6:06pm —
A big hello to all the guitar fanatics! I am excited to get to learn more about the guitar and the wonderful people who play.
Added by Stefan H.H.Granmo on April 16, 2009 at 10:14am —
Songwriter’s message of hope increasingly relevant in tough times
ASHEVILLE, NC: March 25th 2009 - In a time of economic uncertainty, you’d think music would be superfluous. But for songwriter David Wilcox, music has been a lifesaver.
“Music’s not just entertainment,” he says, “people expect it to wake up places in their hearts.”
Wilcox doesn’t say that lightly. He’s been turning out his own brand of thoughtful acoustic music since the mid 1980’s, and has heard… Continue
Added by David Wilcox on April 16, 2009 at 10:04am —
Artist: Charles Mokotoff
a time when Classical Guitar was flourishing: Segovia was still touring and giving concerts, Classical Guitar stars like Michael Lorimer, Christopher Parkening and Leo Brouwer were hosting 2 week-long (sometimes longer) masterclasses, the up and coming players were pushing the boundaries of technique and repertoire launching from the foundation that Segovia built. Charles Mokotoff was right in the… Continue
Added by Perfecto De Castro on April 14, 2009 at 2:11am —
17-22 of August 2009, Seventh Edition, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Continue
Transilvania International Guitar Festival addresses to contestants of all ages and proposes to promote professional instrumentalists and to stimulate young talents.
Guests: Duo Giampaolo Bandini - Cesare Chicchiaretta (Italy), Duo Melis: Susana Prieto - Alexis Mouzourakis (Spain, Greece), Gerhard Reichenbach (Germany),…
Added by transilvaniaguitar on April 11, 2009 at 11:10am —
Recently i got a hold of a Line6 preamp, and started
recording some cover tunes.
Feel free to take a listen on
Added by Thomas Rungstrøm on April 9, 2009 at 2:00pm —
arthritis in my left hand is driving me to another way of displaying my incredible skill and talent ----NOT ! Seriuosly, this no talent bum guitar wannabe loves it and is now exploring lap style because of arthritis . Open D here I come. A great player , Pat Wictor , is coming over tomorrow and get me started . Anybody have any ideas ?
Added by Joseph Moore on April 8, 2009 at 7:25pm —
The prospect of spending a few days in any unfamiliar city tends to inspire thoughts of, oh, I don’t know, catching up on my sleep, or finishing whatever 800-page novel I happen to be reading. Last month, while on tour with Joan Baez, my schedule called for spending three days in Lawrence, Kansas. The only thing I knew about Lawrence was that it is the home of the University of Kansas and, well, that’s what I could remember about Lawrence. The first day was our arrival—mid-morning after an… Continue
Added by Scott Nygaard on April 8, 2009 at 4:57pm —