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Aug 25
ChuckL

eric marienthal and chuck loeb

Hello Everyone!

It's been a pretty busy summer for me, between touring, production and CD releases. My collaboration CD with ArtistWorks' recent addition, saxophonist Eric Marienthal, "Bridges" dropped last Friday. It is a project I am super proud of, and I hope you guys check it out.

fourplay silverAlso -- we just mixed and mastered the Fourplay 25th Anniversary CD "Silver", and it is all set for a U.S. release in November. It features the core group of Bob James, ArtistWorks' own Nathan East, Harvey Mason and myself -- along with special guests Lee Ritenour, Larry Carlton & Kirk Whalum.

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Aug 25
MartinT

Win a rare recording studio experience playing and recording Martin's vintage and rare guitars at his private studio in Scotland.

Here's the link... http://martintaylor.com/giveaways/studio-2015/

Here's a video (Part 1) of Martin in his studio playing and talking about some of his guitars. 

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Aug 14
PaulGilbert

All the recording sessions for my new solo album were finished today. We completed 14 songs (13 of mine, plus one cover) in just 8 days of recording. This is what happens when you record "live" with a great band. Everything happens quickly! A huge thanks to (from left to right) Tony Spinner, Freddie Nelson, Thomas Lang, and Kevin Chown, for fantastic playing and singing. And of course Kevin Shirley did an amazing job producing. Mixing begins next week at Kevin's studio. I'll be taking the weekend off to spend time with my family, and then I'll be back to make Video Exchanges on Monday. My experience teaching here at ArtistWorks has improved my playing over the last three years, so I'd like to thank everyone at ArtistWorks, and all of YOU, for helping to keep me excited about guitar and about how to fit guitar into songs that... ROCK!

Thank you,

Paul

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Aug 10
andreas

Hey all,

I'm hoping everybody had a fantastic summer season so far. I'm back in Sweden now after several weeks in Korea and a vacation in Spain. I'm very happy and proud to be part of the Nr 1 best selling in the world last week. 
The South Korean boy band Super Junior's latest release "Devil", including my co-write "Forever with you" made it to the top after selling approx 85 000 physical albums during its 2nd week (currently at a total of 140k albums). 
The song is a catchy funk/disco number with inspiration from legendary 70's acts like Earth Wind & Fire, Kool & the Gang and Stevie Wonder. It has a lot of live instruments in the production and there is also a big vocal arrangment that I did together with one of my co-writers.
 
Let's get started practicing alot of guitar again now when summer is soon coming to an end. Looking forward seeing many new student submissions in the master class area.
There will also be new lessons and performances posted soon. As always, let me know if u have any questions, the forums are always open.
 
Best Regards Andreas
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Aug 9
PaulGilbert

I've got a few more days of rehearsal before heading back in the studio with legendary producer, Kevin Shirley, to finish my newest solo album. I'm having a great time playing my Ibanez custom-shop white Fireman with DiMarzio P90-style pickups. I also brought my old violin-shaped Ibanez PGM700 out of storage. I've got it tuned to an open G tuning that I use for one song. The band is sounding fantastic, with lots of three-part vocal and guitar harmonies thanks to Freddie Nelson and Tony Spinner. And my rhythm section of Kevin Chown (bass) and Thomas Lang (drums) is huge, heavy, and groovy. I can wait to get it all recorded and mixed... and get on the road again (next year.)

Thank you,

Paul

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