We’ve all heard the timeless idiom, “you have to learn to walk before you can run.” It’s a brilliant metaphor that can be applied to so many different facets of education and life. However, when it comes to learning to play the drums and developing the proper technique for holding a pair of drumsticks, 2-time Grammy Award-winning drummer and ArtistWorks master instructor, Peter Erskine, could not have applied a more literal meaning to the phrase.
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Finger Patterns—not only do they help improve your dexterity, strength, and technique when playing jazz guitar, they’re also one of the best practice methods to utilize when mapping out the fretboard and learning the subtle nuances of hand-positioning.
Apr 19, 2021
Apr 16, 2021
On April 11, 2021, world-renowned ukulele strummers and Artistworks master instructors Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel helped kick off the 51st Annual Ukulele Festival Hawaii, celebrating the rich culture of the instrument, and its music and heritage.
Apr 15, 2021
In this week’s episode of the ArtistWorks Music Series podcast, ArtistWorks CEO Patricia Butler sits down with blues guitar master and ArtistWorks instructor Keith Wyatt to dive into the complex history of the blues. They discuss how the genre has grown and evolved into multiple classic and modern styles since its inception, and explore some of the innovative artists (both in and outside of the genre) that were influenced by the blues. The show is available wherever you listen to podcasts, or you can listen here at ArtistWorks.
Apr 14, 2021
Apr 13, 2021
In this week’s installment of our live streamed series “Live Dispatch from Home,” ArtistWorks’ CEO and Co-founder Patricia Butler will host ArtistWorks blues guitar instructor, Keith Wyatt, and electric bass teacher, Nathan East, for an evening discussion, “Exploring the Styles of Blues,” on Wednesday, April 14 at 4:30 PM PST.
Apr 09, 2021
On April 22, 2020, it was with great excitement that we welcomed master banjoist, 3-time Grammy-nominee, and founding member of the Punch Brothers, Noam Pikelny, to our amazing faculty roster here at ArtistWorks with the launch of his comprehensive course of online banjo lessons, “Banjo with Noam Pikelny.”
Apr 09, 2021