When first setting foot inside John DeFoore’s studio, she might have been a bit nervous, even with that little chip on her shoulder. But she, better than anyone else, knew where she was going; it was a matter of not quite having everything necessary to get there.
The 50 Greatest Guitar Book, from guitarist, writer and educator, Shawn Persinger (a.k.a. Prester John) is both an indispensable reference and one of the finest tutorial books ever penned.
There’s no denying that the internet has changed the music industry, and indeed the way that musicians initiate communication with their audiences.
G-Men productions has announced the pending release of a new guitar app that will be sure to have the music community talking: The Johnny Winter App.
From the official music publisher of thousands of popular artists, songwriters, and composers, new music collections from Led Zeppelin – the blues-inspired rock band that significantly impacted rock music forever – are now available for guitar and piano. These include a guitar TAB book for the band’s 2007 reunion concert film Celebration Day, Platinum Album Editions in authentic guitar TAB for Physical Graffiti and Presence, and a piano sheet music anthology.
“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” I’ve heard that a few times, but it never sunk in until I took Tobias Hurwitz’s daily three-hour Advanced Rock class at the week-long Crown of the Continent Guitar Workshop. If you’re a “play by ear” guitarist like me, I can’t recommend enough that you put your anxieties and prejudices aside and sign up for an intensive workshop like this one.
The nightly concerts at the Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival in Bigfork Montana, Aug. 24 – Sep 1, 2012, were sold-out knockouts, featuring some of the finest guitarists in the world in every genre.
The Crown of the Continent Guitar Workshop & Festival kicks off every morning at 8 a.m., with a massive family-style breakfast in the Main Lodge on the banks of Flathead Lake.
It was in California that the Fur Peace Ranch first presented its “On The Road” workshops. It’s a concept that has proved successful and we enjoy spending a few weeks during the Winter in warm and beautiful surroundings bringing the spirit of Fur Peace and our award-winning classes to “On The Road” destinations.
The future of the guitar is in good hands. Today, in a big white tent in a field here at luxury dude ranch Flathead Lake Lodge in Bigfork Montana, 11 young semi-finalists for Lee Ritenour’s Yamaha 6-String Theory Guitar Competition duked it out to determine which six will compete in the finals this Wednesday, which will be judged by Ritenour, Sonny Landreth, Chris Hillman and Dave Grusin.