[11 Dec 2014 | One Comment | 153 views]
Killer Technique: Classical Guitar Giveaway

ENTER TODAY! Enter for your chance to win “Killer Technique: Classical Guitar” from Mel Bay Publications! Sweepstakes ends January 8, 2015 at 11:59 pm ET.

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[26 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 178 views]
Ton Drenon Interview

Tom Drenon III was born in Jesup, Georgia. His most vivid childhood memory is listening to country music with his father who also played guitar and hearing Dolly Parton’s song “Joshua”. He found himself keeping the tempo and beat to the music. He remembers at that moment; he decided he wanted to be a drummer. He has to this day, never questioned that calling in his life and never compromised his desire to play drums and entertain as his life-long career.
In the late eighties, Tom moved to Atlanta to attend …

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[20 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 171 views]
Polyphonic Overtone Singing


Polyphonic Overtone Singing Demonstrated by Anna-Maria Hefele | Colossal
This is a great video of polyphonic overtone singing by Anna-Maria Hefele, where she precisely demonstrates the almost inhuman ability to create a harmony of two notes at a time using a single breath. Overtone singing is the same technique used by Tuvan (or Mongolian) throat singers of which there
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[12 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 259 views]
John Heinrich Interview

John was born on October 26, 1951, in Poughkeepsie New York. He moved to Lexington Kentucky in 1957 with his Parents. In 1964, John got his first Guitar and soon after was playing in bands with friends around his neighborhood. In 1970, John went to the University of Kentucky to major in stand-up Bass but soon realized that he was thinking in terms of Melody, “I knew that if I was going to work I needed to find a melody instrument.” John Had already begun playing the Lap Steel in …

Classical, Featured, Guitar »

[31 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 214 views]
LAGQ New Renaissance

It’s a “New Renaissance” for LAGQ! We’re self-producing a new CD, a cool mix of old & new. Now we need your help in getting it out!

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[29 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 269 views]
Bill Cooley Interview

A native of Santa Barbara, CA, Bill moved to Nashville in 1985. A dozen years later he was called “one of Nashville’s most respected sidemen” by Guitar Player Magazine. However, there’s more to him than just his work as an accompanist. As a songwriter, Bill’s had his songs recorded by Kathy and Reba, among others. As an arranger, Bill played an important role on Kathy’s last three albums: 2003′s “Joy for Christmas Day,” 2005′s “Right Out of Nowhere,” and 2008′s Grammy-nominated “Coal,” where Bill was a part of the small, …

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[27 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 244 views]

Bing & Ruth on making 2014′s most golden album | Dazed
Speaking to David Moore of New York composing collective Bing & Ruth about why he’s picking up his instruments
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Featured, Percussion »

[24 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 356 views]
Chip Ritter Stick Trick DVD Review

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[15 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 580 views]
Trey Hensley Interview

Keeping true to the roots of country music is not only a lovely sentiment of nostalgia, but a necessity for the growth of an artist…and staying true to the roots just comes naturally for Trey Hensley. After picking up a guitar at the age of 10, he quickly took the bluegrass world by storm —even performing on the Grand Ole Opry when he was 11. Several years ago, the artist followed his heart and interests into the world of Country music.
Now, with his second country CD, titled “It Is What …

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[1 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 435 views]
Aaron Cooley Interview

Aaron Cooley grew up in Nashville, TN in a rich musical environment. After picking up guitar at a young age, he moved to Boulder, CO in 2005. Cutting his teeth in different Folk, Reggae, and Blues bands, he founded the Rock band Gang Forward, in 2010. The band released their debut album “Secret Wars” in August 2011 under NLM Records and are about to release their follow up EP “Oblivion” this winter.
“Gang Forward is like Red Bull that you drink through your ears. They had me close to a …