International Guitar Month Andy McKee
For your listening pleasure ...
Watch and listen to the following to see why we chose to feature Andy McKee as part of our post a day for International Guitar Month.
About Andy (courtesy of www.andymckee.com): Andy McKee is considered one of the world’s finest acoustic guitar soloists. His dedicated online community has raised his YouTube video views in excess of 78 million plays and at one point he held the #1, #2 and #3 positions for Top-Rated Videos of All Time on YouTube. McKee’s online media success has impacted both album and ticket...
International Guitar Month Acoustic Guitar Forum
There is a difference between flipping the pages of a magazine, clicking thorough a website and participating in discussions. They all have their place and Acoustic Guitar is an example of a publisher providing this kind of multi-layer knowledge portal for guitar enthusiasts. While many of you may have picked up a copy of Acoustic Guitar Magazine before and enjoyed a good read, you might want to check out joining the online community. The diversity of topics covered is enormous and it is a great place to get questions answered, connect with like-minded...
International Guitar Month Jack Lawrence
This really is such a great story with so many talented folks playing important roles along the way. If you are not familiar with Jack Lawrence you are in for a real treat!
Tune in to hear Jack
The following excerpt courtesy of www.jacklawrence.com
Jack Lawrence has been called a "flatpicking powerhouse." His recordings and performances combine exciting, high spirited and innovative guitar solos with tasteful phrasing in his own inventive style. Well known as Doc Watson's partner since the early 1980's, Jack's inspired playing and smooth vocals...
International Guitar Month - Join a Jam
Listening to live music gets you tapping your toes and feeling it way down into your bones in a way that recorded music just can't.
For International Guitar Month why not grab your local paper and check out the calendar for your local music scene. Get out and see and hear an old favorite or experience someone completely new to you.
In our neck of the woods the possibilities are plentiful and include two upcoming events that invite folks to grab their instruments and play along.
The KingPup Radio Show Log Cabin Music Series
Beginning April 10th...
Airport Considerations: Things to Keep in Mind when Flying with an Acoustic Guitar or Ukulele
* Updated Post March 2013
CNN: Airline Smashes $10,000 Guitar
What things do I need to keep in mind when flying with an Acoustic Guitar or Ukulele?
Before you hit the skies ...
Take a photo of your instrument in the event you need that for identification purposes or insurance claims.
TSA (Transportation Security Administration) regulations are constantly changing and each airline has their own set of specifications that vary. We recommend that you check with the airline...
International Guitar Month - Guitar Lessons
Looking to take your playing to the next level?
There are so many ways for guitarists to learn new tricks and techniques and we are not about to even scratch the surface with this post. Our goal is really just to spotlight a few possibilities and to get your wheels turning. Here are six resources for kicking your guitar playing up a notch, from online learning to live guitar workshops:
1) An obvious (though much overlooked place) to find a wealth of great instructions videos is a good old search on YouTube.
2) Virtual Woodshed - An ever-expanding...
International Guitar Month - Guitar.com and Pat Metheny
You could spend all day most any day at www.guitar.com, given the endless content on everything from spicy interviews with guitar-greats like BB King to gear set-up to instructional wisdom. When we came across this video of Pat Metheny it stopped us in our tracks. It is fascinating where the love of music will take some players.
Other cool features we're happy to draw your attention to at Guitar.com:
Luthier Jay Lichty Feature
Check out all our posts for International Guitar Month
International Guitar Month Guitars 4 Troops
Guitars 4 Troops
Imagine living a life far from home in the military and receiving the gift of a guitar from thoughtful folks back state-side. Guitars 4 Troops is a non-profit that is behind just that kind of giving. Approximately 153 instruments have been sent and that means 153 really happy service folks overseas. It is such a great idea and such an inspiring story that we wanted to share it with you.
Hear the NPR featured on Morning Edition Jan 2011: Donated Guitars Lift Spirits of U.S. Troops
From the Guitars4Troops website:
Guitars 4 Troops...
International Guitar Month Loog Guitars
Loog Guitars - Extreme Innovation
"The Loog Guitar is an initiative of Rafael Atijas, who developed this project as his Master's thesis at NYU. Rafael graduated in May 2010 and after a whole year of obsessive work, countless sketches, prototypes and testing, The Loog Guitar is finally ready to see the light." from the Loog Guitars Press Kit
We came across Loog via Kickstarter (an incredible platform for raising capital for cool projects) and were floored by the idea and the execution. Loog Guitar - the small and innovative 3-string guitar that makes...
April is International Guitar Month
How can a guitar luthier ignore this? Of course Lichty Guitars can't. It's just too ripe with lots of cool possibilities.
Here we go sharing a post a day for each day of this month for guitar lovers.
Thanks to the TrueFire.com community we feel a great way to kick this off is with their list of 100+Gifted Guitarists You Should Know. You'll see familiar faces and lots of players that may be new to you. The list highlights electric and acoustic pros from all walks of the music world - all good stuff.
100+ Gifted Guitarists You Should Know