For Listeners There’s nothing quite so beguiling as the sound of gypsy jazz guitar. Django Reinhardt invented the style and wrote many of the genres standards such as Minor Swing and Nuages. His partnership with the Hot Club de Paris and Stephane Grappelli is legendary. Since Django’s death in 1953, the style has gone from […]
Long time Acoustic Groove Warrior Stevee’s song CRAZY just got commercially licenced for play at retail outlets in the US. You can stream it and even download it free (for a limited time) on Soundcloud. The song is a slow, soulful number heavily relying on filigree acoustic guitar rhythm work.
Corey Congilio’s 30 Beginner Acoustic Guitar Rhythms You MUST Know “Everybody learns the same handful of open position chords when first starting out on guitar. Chords are certainly important to know but the key to playing hundreds of songs, and becoming a solid acoustic guitar player, is having a grip on a wide variety of […]
Duck Baker – American Fingerstyle Guitarist Duck Baker doesn’t need much of an introduction to anyone acquainted with the art of fingerstyle guitar. He’s been around on the picking scene for a little short of forever. His playing encompasses a wide range of genres and styles: jazz, blues, gospel and folk of various flavours, including […]
MORE TWANG FOR YOUR BUCK! At the risk of people crying ‘Judas’, (as they famously did to Bob Dylan when he went electric) I want to talk about electric guitars. The fact is most good guitarists play both electric and acoustic. Personally, I love both. After playing a lot of acoustic it’s nice to take […]