A pair of Georgia brothers has navigated the crowdfunding waters from Kickstarter to equity crowdfunding site Fundable, on their way to turning oil cans into guitars, and a business. Oh, and Adam and Shaun Lee of Bohemian Guitars have...Show More Summary
With a broader marketing message, Ubisoft believes it can reach people who want to learn the guitar with its Rocksmith video game. And this kind of marketing may further open the market for learning games.
In a perfect world, good intentions would pay bills and killer guitar riffs would equal record deals - but in the real world, it boils down to hard work and dollar signs. Love your role in today's new music industry but not quite sure how to make that equal ends meeting? We've got your back. Show More Summary
“Glee” star Matthew Morrison at Urbana in Dupont Circle Friday and Saturday nights. Morrison (gray hoodie, guitar in tow) stopped by with co-star Brad Ellis — known as the Guy Behind the Piano — after performing two concerts at the Kennedy Center. Morrison hung out at the restaurant both nights; ordered Jack & Gingers at […]
Aspiring rocks stars can light up the tuning process. (Credit: Band Industries) Some people have a knack for tuning a guitar by ear. Others invest in tuners of all shapes and sizes -- tuners that plug in, tuners that stick onto the body, tuners that attach to headstocks -- to hit the perfect note. Show More Summary
Song Title: Absinthe Party at the Fly Honey Warehouse Artist: Minus the Bear Genre: Rock and Roll Here's one from Minus the Bear's first album, Highly Refined Pirates. It's got clean guitars and a solid beat, which, both being staples...Show More Summary
George Dobell and I are driving between the first two tests, and talking nonsense while doing it. Episode 1 Episode 2
Ariana Grande dropped by SBTV in the UK to promote Yours Truly and kindly belted out an acoustic version of breakthrough hit “The Way”. With only a guitar to accompany her, the 20-year-old put on a devastating vocal display — delivering one of her best performances. As frustrating (and flattering) as the Mariah Carey comparisons must... More »
Ben Chasny records zoned-out acoustic guitar meditations as Six Organs Of Admittance, and he’s got a long history of wrecking axes in bands like Comets On Fire and Rangda. Donovan Quinn makes up half of the long-running psych-folk duo Skygreen Leopards. And together, Chasny and Quinn have now formed a new duo called New Bums; [...]
Every year, there are a crop of songs that get played... and then played again and again. Then, just when you think a song has become played out, it comes on the radio again. Kind of like the energizer bunny, these songs never get old. Show More Summary
If you’re looking to buy a gift this year for a musician, your iPhone and iPad options have never been better. Digital input adapters for connecting instruments like guitars and the like to iOS devices are now much easier to find, but this year also brought us other musical accessories. Show More Summary
Time to play D.C. punk family tree: Before she led Helium or traded guitar solos with Carrie Brownstein in Wild Flag, Mary Timony was a member of the short-lived, badass Dischord band Autoclave. Christina Billotte, Timony’s Autoclave bandmate, went on to form Slant 6, who, for a few mid-’90s minutes, were absolutely the coolest band [...]
There is a plethora of digital audio interfaces available now to connect your guitar to your iPhone to use with all sorts of wonderful audio apps, but there aren’t a lot of accessories that allow you to easily change settings or presets inside of those apps. Show More Summary
I know that there are a lot of potential blues guitarists out there. Those lovely people over at guitarmasterclass.net have just published a Blues Guitar Theory Guide. http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_forum/index.php?showtopic=50470 The piece even has a couple of backing tracks for you to practice over. There are a lot of lessons over there. Check them out.
YouTube CD "Not Just Lipstick on a Pig" & Backing Track & Guitar Tabs available at http://www.candyrat.com/artists/ChrisMike/NotJustLipstickOnAPig/ as well as itunes and amazon. Live performance video of "Hello Mozart" Visit Chris Mike at https://www.facebook.com/chrismikepage and http://www.chrismike.net/
(Heartland) Happy Noose are a trio from Olympia whose recent EP, Amagosa, is overcast, galloping pop braced with unaffected vocals and a heavy dose of buzzy/bendy guitar resonance. Their self-titled 2011 debut skewed toward more upbeat, straightforward indie punk. Show More Summary
photos by Greg Cristman; words by Bill Pearis Television @ Rough Trade, 11/29/2013 "Next time, we're bringing a road crew," Tom Verlaine joked as he fumbled with knotted guitar cord, finally throwing the thing to an audience member to undo...
If something doesn’t suit your needs, just change it. That’s a motto we live by, and it looks like [Doug] took up the same creed when he modified a cheap effects pedal. The victim of [Doug]‘s soldering iron is a Danelectro BLT Slap Echo – a tiny, cheap pedal in Danelectro’s mini ‘food named’ pedal series. Show More Summary
My family is very musically inclined. My father sings, and my mother sings and plays guitar. My wife's family is also musical; playing piano, guitar, drums, etc. between her, her brother, father, aunt, and so on. When I was about 12, I got an acoustic guitar for my birthday. Show More Summary
Alvin Lee KEEP ON ROCKIN’ Here’s a great song from the late Guitar Superman Alvin Lee, edited down into a sort of quasi-single form. The longer album version goes on much longer, but this gives a great taste of this fine song by this late and great guitar genius. A very contagious song! Enjoy this one!