The banjo’s birthplace is Africa or colonial America, depending on where you draw the line between banjo and banjo-ish ancestor. But while we debate the banjo’s birth, we can at least agree on where it hit puberty. That happened in America in the 20th century.
Jake Shimabukuro is probably the world’s greatest ambassador for the ukulele, and it’s a role he loves. If you’ve ever been to one of his live performances and seen the way he reaches fans on a visceral level, there is no doubt that playing the instrument brings him great joy. It always has.
Guitar cables may not seem like a huge deal; however, for some, they are the only thing that differentiates between good and bad quality of the resulting sounds. Despite the difference, many musicians treat cables as an afterthought and grab the first ones that they see, without putting much thought into it. This strategy may […]
Jim Earp is a guitar player, songwriter and composer from San Diego. Here’s Jim playing “The Heavens Declare” on his harp guitar—tuned to: F G A Bb C D / D A D G A D.
Jim Earp is a guitar player, songwriter and composer from San Diego. Here’s Jim playing “Last Light” on his harp guitar tuned to: EG A B C D / D A D G A D.
Guitarist (multi-instrumentalist) Simeon Flick shares his insight on recording classical guitar in your home studio.
“I love painting guitars because to me, a stage is the ultimate multi-sensory art gallery.” She states when asked how she got into this niche line of work.