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Jul 26

Hey all,

I'm just back from a lil vacation on the island Mallorca, Spain. Hoping everybody had a nice summer so far! The Rio Olympics 2016 is about to get started soon and I'm happy to have contributed with a new song.

Joy-Ride with the legendary Japanese group EXILE is selected as the Official Theme song for Fuji TV in Japan during the olympics. The single is released physically amd digitally on Aug 17th but the MV preview is

already out. The song was written by me, The Euroz & Ninos Hanna and I also play some guitars, keys and synth bass on it. It's an uptempo melodic dance song and the crazy dance skills of some of the EXILE-members

are being showcased in the video. The Japanese lyrics are written by the very famous EXILE lead singer Atsushi. Check it out!

Regards Andreas

Jul 25

intro to jazz guitar chords

"That sound! Those chords! How can I play guitar like that?"

If you enjoy hearing great jazz guitar players like George Benson, Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass - you may have wondered what exactly are they doing to get that sound? No matter what your experiene is with playing guitar, you probably know that mastering jazz guitar will take some time and effort. So how do you get started? One way to begin is learning the basic jazz guitar chords.

Jul 20

The excellent people at Tortex picks have made some special picks for my Great Guitar Escape camp. The shape is a version of the Tortex pick called "The Wedge." It feels slightly larger than the standard shape (which makes it easier to grip.)

I've been using .50mm gauge for a while now, and I really like the "thwap" of the single notes, and the way that a thin pick allows me to play hard without getting tangled up in the strings. Everyone attending the camp will receive some of these picks, so there should be some good thwapping going on. And did I mention the pick scratches? Thin picks do pick scratches the best! Anyway, I hope to see you at the GGE!

Thank you,


Posted in guitar, paul gilbert, rock
Jul 18

Get ready for another exciting episode of "ArtistWorks Live"! On Saturday, July 23 at 12:00 pm PST, we'll be talking bluegrass with the latest addition of the ArtistWorks Music Faculty: Mr. Michael Daves. Also joining us on the panel will be two of his talented bluegrass friends: Jen Larson and Don Rigsby.

This is a great opportunity to hear their insights on playing and singing bluegrass, and anyone tuning in live can ask them questions in the chat window while it's happening. 

Jul 13

selecting jazz guitar strings

When selecting strings for playing jazz guitar, there's no one set that will work well for everyone. Since within jazz guitar there are people who prefer different sounds, you need to find what works best for you. Some things to consider are your experience level, your fingers, your instrument, and your style. Think about what your needs are, and then find for the strings that best suits what you're looking for.

Posted in guitar, jazz