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Nov 29

new guitar lessons - fireball mail

Greetings, we've added some new lessons on the classic bluegrass song "Fireball Mail". Bryan recorded different versions for each level in the curriculum, find them in the Learning Channel or click the links below!

Nov 25

In New England in December:

Darol Anger’s 5th Annual Keepin' It In the Fam Holiday Show with Tony Trischka,

Emy Phelps, Ethan Jodziewicz and Grant Gordy

What better way for some of the country's most prominent string musicians to celebrate the holidays than to play some shows with family and friends?

Acoustic Music legend Darol Anger joins rising singer-songwriter Emy Phelps in organizing some of the country's best string musicians in a multigenerational musical experience focusing on the spirit of Midwinter and the turning of the year. 

Nov 18

Paul Gilbert and Keith Wyatt jam and talk guitar

Well then, we made it to the other side! Welcome... Now that the gang's all here be sure to check out an all new 12 Part ArtistWorks Session with Keith Wyatt! You can find it in the +Music tab which is located in the Learning Channel, or just click here to jump to Part 1.

Nov 15

We've just added 3 new lap steel guitar lessons, check them out in the Learning Channel or click on the images to jump right in!

lap steel lesson - drop e tuning

Drop E Tuning - This is an alternate tuning lesson with a cool sound to try out and experiment with.

lap steel guitar lesson - setup

Andy's Lap Steel Setup - Andy goes through the pickups and tone knobs then runs through his pedal board and demos the effects and settings. This lesson is a new VE submittable topic so you can use this if you want advice on your own setup.

Lap Steel Guitar Lesson - Free Form Improv

Free Form Improv -  2 unique takes of Andy freestyle jamming on the lap steel.

That's all for now, hope you enjoy the new lessons! 

Posted in andy hall, guitar, Lap Steel
Nov 15

Hey all,

Hoping u're having a nice month so far. On the latest Global Album Chart (a weekly chart rankning the most sold albums in the world) I contributed with songs on two albums at Nr 1 & Nr 4.

I co-wrote "Two To Tango" on Arashi's album "Are U Happy". This song was co-written during my trip to Japan in May this year together with Kevin Charge & Harajuku Kidz. On this song I'm also featured on acoustic guitar, doing a few solo lines in the style of Django Reinhardt. The album has continue to sell really great also after this chart was released and is currently up at around 750k physical copies sold.

I also co-wrote the song "One in a Million" on the new Twice-album "TwiceCoaster Lane 1". Twice is currently the most popular girl group in Korea, reaching total sales of approx 200k physical copies.This song is a tribute to their loyal fans and I co-wrote it with the Thott Bros & Dani Senior. I'm playing acoustic guitar on this one, mainly rhythm & chords.

Make sure to check out the updated design/platform of this site coming in a few days. Keep swingin'!

Regards Andreas