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Master Class / Modern Fingerstyle Guitar by Shane Hennessy
Shane breaks down in concise detail the key techniques that enable his electrifying style of modern fingerstyle performance.
MY STORY / EDEL MEADE
Back then I didn’t know much about jazz, but I knew it was related to blues, gospel and soul. And I wanted in!
LIVE / FRANCESCO TURRISI - ALLA CARPINESE
Watch Italian pianist Francesco Turrisi performing his haunting solo piano arrangement of traditional Italian song Alla Carpinese.
'STOP HITTING YOUR GUITAR' – SERIOUSLY!?!
Chris Woods argues that criticizing guitarists for using percussive techniques is just plain silly
LIVE / CHRIS WOODS - FEBRUARY
Outstanding contemporary fingerstyle guitarist Chris Woods Groove performing his track February.
TELL YOUR OWN STORY
Eamonn McCormack asks 'what do the greatest guitarists and “Bel Canto” opera singers have in common?'
SPOTLIGHT / FRANCESCO TURRISI
'Improvisation is an amazing thing...'
THE DAY I FOUND OUT THE NOTES DON'T MATTER (MAN!)
"This is a confession, not a lesson..."
SPOTLIGHT / CHRIS WOODS
'People are addicted to sub-bass, whether they realise it or not...'
CHORD EXPLORATIONS: ADJACENT SCALE TONES
Flamenco guitar maestro John Walsh shows us some simple and fun ways to break out of your typical chord shapes
LIVE / SHANE HENNESSY - AVENUE
Here is the exceptional Shane Hennessy performing Avenue.
THE GUITAR CHORD DOCTOR: CONTRARY MOTION
Jazz guitarist Hugh Buckley explores the compositional uses and benefits of contrary motion
MASTERS / DECLAN LONERGAN
'My ethos is based on confidence in making a decision and going for it...'
WHY YOU DESERVE A DUMBLE (CLONE) AMPLIFIER
MASTERS / JAMES MULVANEY
'What I did was just find something that worked comfortably for me rather than copy someone else...'
UNDERSTANDING 7TH CHORDS
Flamenco guitarist John Walsh shows you how to figure out 7th chords without any of the music theory
SPOTLIGHT / JOHNNY RAYGE
'The interesting thing about when you play these songs is that you have to return to what they are, so you don't let them down...'
BOURBON PIONEERS: PAUL BIGSBY
From Biker To Builder: The Father of the Modern Solid Body Guitar
SPOTLIGHT / FRANKIE RODRIGUEZ
'First of all, you need to sing a song in your head...'
Extended what? What technique? What what?
MAKERS / GILDAS DASVIKEN
'A good guitar means that it vibrates nicely against your body... it needs to resonate in you and with you...'
SPICING UP YOUR RIGHT HAND ARPEGGIO PRACTICE
Flamenco guitarist John Walsh offers up some great RH arpeggio excercises
LIVE / SHANE HENNESSY - ZEPHYRUS
Here is the brilliant Shane Hennessy performing Zephyrus, the title track of his new album.
ICONIC INSTRUMENTS: GRETSCH WHITE FALCON
Where Quality Tone Meets Glorious Style
SPOTLIGHT / LOAH
'It doesn't faze me to wear my influences on my sleeve...'
HIGHER VOLUME DOES NOT MEAN MORE EMOTIONAL INTENSITY
The PA is for Vocals and Sound Reinforcement – Not Domination
SPOTLIGHT / PAT O'MAY
'I am interested in mixing people, odours, music, and cultures together... things which at first don't seem to have links between each other...'
UNDERSTANDING KEYS & CHORD PROGRESSIONS
Flamenco guitarist John Walsh brings you through all the basics you need to know about keys and chord progressions
MASTERS / DAVID GRISSOM
'I don't play aggressive all the time, but to me, music is very spiritual and emotional... to connect with that, I need to be able to dig into my instrument...'
LES PAUL RESURRECTION
SPOTLIGHT / LA PRINCESSE EST DANS LES CORDES
'If you want to play in a band, stay true to yourself, true to who you are... there's no need to follow trends because that's all they are...'
5 SURPRISING BENEFITS OF HEADLESS GUITARS
SPOTLIGHT / SUZANNE SAVAGE
'Technique is one thing, being able to sing in a style, but it's also about finding your own voice, your own sound....'
60'S STRATOCASTER RESTORATION
LIVE / JP GUITAR DUO - HAPPY
JP Guitar Duo perform their gorgeous fingerstyle acoustic cover of Pharrell Williams' Happy.
NOT YOUR TYPICAL GIBSON HEADSTOCK REPAIR
SPOTLIGHT / MEHDI RICHARD
'Ultimately the magic of music just happens when musicians play together as one...'