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Oct 16
PatriciaB

The Wine Country Wildfires have spared our office and studio!  Today we reassembled our work space and want to thank all of you for your kind emails, posts, texts and phone calls.  We survived!  WHEW!  We appreciate your patience and understanding during this unprecedented and harrowing situation.  We expect to be fully operational on Tuesday October 17th. 

Gratefully,

Everyone at ArtistWorks

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Oct 12
PatriciaB

Hello ArtistWorks Members,

We have posted previously that our offices were closed and we were working with a skeleton crew.  However, the physical situation in the Napa County (not just Napa City) continues to evolve and be dangerous.  We cannot, in good conscience, ask our employees to risk life and limb to work, so please be patient with us while we navigate unchartered territory.  Your online music learning experience is our number one priority as a company and we aim to meet all of your needs and answer all of your questions and concerns.  This is a time when we need your understanding and empathy.  The wildfires have us surrounded at this time and threats are coming in on all sides.  Thanks to three team members, we were able to evacuate the most valuable and important equipment our company uses. That means some of the team's computers have been "evacuated".

We have received countless emails of support and concern and thank you all for the outreach.  Our office is untouched, but the largest fire in the Napa Complex is just 2 short miles from our office.  The smoke is sickeningly thick and not possible to endure, even to sit at a desk and answer questions and phone calls.  As a result, our Customer Service team is working as best they can remotely, on personal computers while keeping themselves safe.  

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Oct 3
MartinT

I'm looking forward to teaming up again with my jazz guitar buddy Ulf Wakenius for three nights in Copenhagen and the famous Montmartre Jazzhuis on Oct 5th, 6th & 7th.

Ulf and I will also be touring our 'Legacy' guitar duo in December in Bangkok, Singapore, Macau, Hong Kongs, and Tokyo and in the UK in March 2018.

For more tour dates and information go to www.martintaylor.com

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Oct 2
ArtistWorks

bluegrass guitar boom chuck sound

If you’ve ever dabbled in bluegrass guitar, you’ve probably heard of the boom chuck and alternating bass strumming patterns. Today we’re going to learn what these foundational techniques are and how to transform them into a more elaborate and colorful bluegrass rhythm style.

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Sep 29
ArtistWorks

comparing classical guitar to rock

As guitarists, we explore new and different styles of music in an effort to satisfy our curiosity, utilize our creativity, and improve our technique in the process. In this blog we’ll compare the genres of rock and classical guitar in an effort to understand some of the foundational techniques that can inform our own playing.

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