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Aug 16
PaulGilbert

I certainly appreciate all the Japanese guitar magazines that have featured me over the years, but I must admit that I'm pretty excited to read the new issue of Guitar Player Magazine (since it's printed in a language that I can read!) All those Japanese magazine photo sessions did teach me to hold my guitar upright so the headstock doesn't get cut out of the photo. And of course I haven't "abandoned" shred. I just make sure that it's not the only topping on my rock and roll pizza. 

Thank you,

Paul

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Aug 14
andreas

Hey all,

When I was in Korea in April, I had the opportunity to write with a young and amazing talent named Lee Jin-Ah. She's a singer and song writer who became popular after her succesful participation in KPOP STAR which is like the Korean version of American Idol. Jin-Ah has a jazz background and she both sings and plays piano at a very high level.

The song we wrote together with Simon Petren called "Starry Nights" is now released as a digital single by SM Entertainment's digital channel "Station". I'm very proud of this song and happy to see Jin-Ah performing it together with Onew, from the very popular boyband SHINee.

I think u guys will enjoy this one, I also played a little guitar solo in the middle of the song :) The animated video is also very cool.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgVQ7YJRehM

Regards Andreas

 

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Aug 8
ArtistWorks

In honor of the bluegrass pioneer Ralph Stanley, we’ve added some new guitar lessons from Bryan Sutton on "Clinch Mountain Backstep”. Ralph was a bluegrass pioneer who passed away in early June, and is well known for his work with his brother, Carter. Together the Stanley Brothers helped forge a large amount of what we now consider bluegrass classics. Ralph's vocal and banjo sound evokes a very lonesome quality in bluegrass.

"Clinch Mountain Backstep" has been a jam standard for many years and we hope you have fun learning it, or trying out the variations. Bryan has recorded different versions for the Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced levels in the curriculum - and for each version you'll find PDF tab/notation and play-along backing tracks available on the lesson pages. 

If you’re a member of Bryan's school and logged in, just click the links above to go right to the new lesson pages. RIP, Ralph Stanley!

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Aug 5
ArtistWorks

Most people think of jazz as a quintessentially American genre of music. Within the jazz world, though, gypsy jazz sits as an important piece of the picture that can be traced to gypsy musicians in Western Europe. Its style builds around the gypsy jazz guitar and violin, and through its stages of development has retained a melodic, flowing style, and a focus on gypsy jazz guitar as both the lead instrument and the rhythmic engine. And while many musical styles come from several pioneers, gypsy jazz guitar indisputably comes through one specific source.

Emergence of Django Reinhardt

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Jul 26
andreas

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!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGil3-FGSVw

Regards Andreas

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