Top 10 Jazz Standards for Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar

Top 10 Jazz Standards for Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar

Some musicians who play acoustic fingerstyle guitar sound like there is definitely more than one guitar playing.   Many jazz standards can be arranged for fingerstyle guitar and this style of guitar playing lends itself well to the genre. Let’s take a look at some of the top jazz standards that are particularly good played fingerstyle on the acoustic guitar. …

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Guitar Capo Guide - Styles & Recommended Models

Guitar Capo Guide: Styles & Recommended Models

A good guitar capo is integral to acoustic guitar life. The ability of capos to recreate luscious open chords in new keys is critical to the acoustic guitar’s versatility. For example, if a singer wants to move the song up a key, it usually sounds best to simply capo up a whole step and keep all the voicings, fingerings, and …

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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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