Recently Nick Torres arranged a tour of the Huss & Dalton guitar factory. Read this fascinating exchange and learn more about how guitars are made.
Guitar Player and Musician Profiles
There are a lot great musicians and songwriters out there. Some of them you may not have heard of yet, and some you may never get the chance to see live. This page features our profiles of musicians we’ve uncovered from around the world: from Beijing’s Evening News to Montreal’s Dédé Fortin; plus a special article on “Women That Rock.”
The Bandmo Blog is interviewing “the most interesting bloggers/webmasters in the online music world.” Is it any wonder they asked me?
Andrew DuBrock, one of the best when it comes to guitar tutorial books, discusses the challenges and rewards of learning fingerstyle guitar playing.
House concerts are becoming a viable option for working musicians. Home Routes discusses the basics of house concerts for both would-be artists and hosts.
Tom Hess discusses how he joined the band Rhapsody of Fire as well as their upcoming album and what it’s like to be part of a world-wide tour.
FODfest, a series of concerts that use the healing power of music to bring people of all backgrounds together, is en route to Israel and the West Bank region in October 2010. Todd Mack, founder and organizer of the event, takes a few moments to discuss the tour as well as the new “FODfest in the Schools” program that has been launched this past year.
With FODFest starting up in ten days, I thought this would be a great time to check in on Todd Mack, a Berkshire based recording artist and producer, and find out what’s going on with this year’s festival honoring the life of Daniel Pearl. Plus we get to hear about some of the other music Todd’s working on.
When people learn an instrument, it’s easy to get caught up in copying the riffs and styles of one’s idols. Fortunately, Al Caldwell took some advice from Anthony Jackson to heart and learned to be himself, finding his own voice as both bass player and musician.
Helena caught up with Living Colour’s bass player, Doug Wimbish, last fall in Chicago. Here, he shares his thoughts about the bassist’s role in a band and how to approach playing with different drummers and other musicians.