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Grimes Stays in Charge of It All

April 21st, 2013 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> Claire Boucher, aka Grimes, doesn’t mind working alone. She sees herself less as a modern pop diva than an experimental producer, and her dual roles are on full display during her Coachella sets, with one hand on the mic, the other on a sampler. When she returns Sunday afternoon to the [...]

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"Fats Domino" Guitar

February 25th, 2012 · No Comments · Guitar

This is a wonderful “hybrid-picking” style that is based on the piano style of the great Fats Domino. In this way, we are playing “time” with our fingers on the higher strings, while the bass notes played by our pick are actually a “walking bass” melody. So what this means is that the pick is [...]

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The National Honored to Be on Academy Awards Best Song Shortlist

January 19th, 2012 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> The National have always made very cinematic music, so it should come as no surprise that “Think You Can Wait,” their contribution to the soundtrack of Tom McCarthy’s movie Win Win, found its way on to the Academy Awards’ shortlist of 39 songs up for Best Original Song at this year’s [...]

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Playing the Lead Guitar

June 14th, 2011 · Comments Off · Guitar Tuning

Imagine a famous music band playing when suddenly the lead guitarist’s instrument shut off. See? Everything becomes a blur. That is because the lead guitar provides the main…

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Acoustic Guitar Tablature And How to Read It!

February 4th, 2011 · Comments Off · Learning Tablature

If you really enjoy the idea of learning to play the guitar and can see yourself with your guitar across your leg and you are playing one of your favourite pieces then acoustic…

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