Level Up Your Strumming Technique with Spanish Guitar

Level Up Your Strumming Technique with Spanish Guitar Exercises

Edina Balczo is an UK based guitarist who hosts a popular YouTube channel, The Spanish Guitar Hub, with 9 million views and 37,000 subscribers. And, very importantly, she’s soon coming out with a book (and video series) on Spanish Guitar Strumming Techniques. With a long background playing Spanish-style guitar in her group, De Fuego, and stellar teaching career beginning with her YouTube channel …

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EarPeace HD: Never Lose Your Most Valuable Tools

EarPeace HD: Make Sure You Never Lose Your Most Valuable Tools

I was recently jazzed to try out the EarPeace HD high fidelity hearing protection ear plugs. From Beethoven to Pete Townsend, the dreaded enemy of any of any musician is hearing loss. And while we typically think of huge Marshall electric guitar amps as the cause of musician’s hearing loss, the reality is that our ears are constantly under assault. …

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Performance 2 Capo - Gear Review

Performance 2 Capo: Gear Review

I recently had the chance to try the G7th Performance 2 guitar capo. This capo offers a unique clamping mechanism that promises better tuning and less wear’n’tear on the guitar fretboard. Both of these benefits derive from a “patented clutch mechanism” that allows the capo to clamp solidly at the minimum pressure required. Because this mechanism makes the Performance 2 …

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Top 5 Acoustic Guitar Jazz Albums

Top 5 Acoustic Guitar Jazz Albums

Most of the greatest jazz albums have been recorded with hollow body or semi-hollow body guitars. However, do we consider these kind of guitars as acoustic guitars? Technically, they are acoustic guitars amplified by a magnetic pickup. Jazz and blues guitarists as Charlie Christian, with his Gibson ES 150, Lonnie Johnson or Les paul were one of the first guitarists …

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10 Great Gifts for the Acoustic Guitarist

10 Great Gifts for the Acoustic Guitarist

The holidays approach and gift-giving is in full swing. As a musician, my family often wondered what to get me for Christmas and birthdays.  “He’s so hard to buy for”. And I get it.  Music is a highly specialized field, and personal opinions about gear and brands run hot.  So it’s intimidating to buy a gift for a musician.  But …

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