Live in Seattle? Want to see some truly inspirational, touching, hair-raising, tear-jerking, mind-blowing live music? C’mon out to the Q Cafe on November 9th and check out my students, Mark DiFlorio’s drum students, and Brady Millard-Kish’s bass students. Now featuring … Continue reading
Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water,” recorded in 1971, features one of the most-played guitar riffs of all time, recorded by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore on a Fender Stratocaster. Blackmore used several different Strats during the ’70s, and they were often … Continue reading
Musicians and teachers, I need your help. Have you used a system for tracking guitar practice that really motivated you or your students to stick with it? I’m hoping to integrate a proven tracking system into the online guitar course … Continue reading
Congratulations to Wesley for winning the 2013 Summer Cover Competition. Wesley won a $100 gift certificate to Musician’s Friend. Here’s his incendiary performance of Link Wray’s “Fire and Brimstone” that earned him first place. You can see the full results … Continue reading
Photo by David Wolff-Patrick/Getty Images Wrapping up a month of posting one chart per day (well, almost). Here’s the last two. “Love Interruption” by Jack White “The Late Greats” by Wilco Hope you all enjoyed the music.
C’mon over to the Summer Cover Competition page and check out the eight great videos submitted. Vote for your favorite to help them win a $100 gift certificate to Musician’s Friend, or a free lesson with yours truly.
Photo credit: www.zoriah.net I just posted a chart for "New Soul," a sweet little tune by Franco-Israli singer-songwriter Yael Naim. "New Soul" ascended to No. 7 in the Billboard Hot 100 in early 2008 when it was featured in a … Continue reading
In my defense, I said I'd post 30 charts in 30 days--not that I wouldn't do any skipping-and-cramming. I skipped a few days to launch the Summer Cover Competition, and this is the cram. Here are charts for two pop … Continue reading
The Cowgate Arch of George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, 1860 Source: National Galleries of Scotland Commons Here's a special treat for traditional music buffs: A chart for a gorgeous, epic tour of the history of Edinburgh written by the obscure Scottish … Continue reading
I’m organizing a fun competition this week that will give you a chance to share your music with the thousands of people who visit my site every day, and give you a shot at winning either a $100 gift certificate … Continue reading