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ArtistWorks Blog

Browse some of our latest music articles to find out what's right for you.

On November 23, 2021, the 64th annual Grammy nominations recognizing the best recordings, albums, and musical artists of the last year were announced to the public. We are beyond excited to report that three ArtistWorks instructors have been nominated for Grammy Awards this year, and many others contributed to or collaborated on projects that were nominated as well.
Dec 06, 2021
Last week, shred guitar legend and ArtistWorks rock guitar instructor, Paul Gilbert, released his second full-length album of 2021, ‘TWAS. Unlike Paul’s previous record, Werewolves of Portland, which debuted this past June, ‘TWAS features a collection of classic holiday tunes each arranged in the guitar-centric, shred-packed, and light-hearted style that is uniquely Paul’s.
Dec 03, 2021
As bluegrass guitar players, it is critical that we not only be able to perform single-note melodies, improvise, and occasionally step into the spotlight as soloists, but that we’re able to provide a harmonic and rhythmic foundation and support the rest of the ensemble through our rhythm guitar playing. In fact, in many cases, having a firm grasp of our rhythm guitar techniques can be more important than our single-note performance skills. As such, players of all skill levels should continuously practice and focus on improving their rhythm guitar playing.
Dec 01, 2021
After two years of waiting as a result of the pandemic, we are excited to announce that Grammy Award-winning guitarist and ArtistWorks bluegrass guitar instructor, Bryan Sutton, will be hosting the first annual Blue Ridge Guitar Camp from June 1-5, 2022.
Nov 29, 2021
It’s officially Cyber Monday, so you know what that means—our annual Cyber Week sale is on, and this year the savings are bigger than ever before! Save 40% on any 12-month plan at ArtistWorks this Cyber Week, and start learning directly from a master musician today.
Nov 29, 2021
Two of the most celebrated joys ushered in by the holiday season are the comforts of music and time spent with family. For many families around the world, the holidays are a time best spent together, playing music and performing. Growing up in a musical household, that was often the case for Grammy Award-winning musician, ten-time IBMA “Guitarist of the Year,” and ArtistWorks bluegrass guitar instructor, Bryan Sutton.
Nov 24, 2021
Playing an instrument is a very physical activity. Despite the fact that, as musicians, we’re often seated or standing in one stationary position when we perform or practice, playing an instrument can take a physical toll on your body. Muscular tension, in particular, can cause problems that can not only cause injuries but also impact your performance, dexterity, and ability to play fluidly on your instrument. Fortunately, issues caused by muscular tension can be avoided through mindful practice and focus to keep your body relaxed while playing.
Nov 23, 2021
On December 11, 2021, world-renowned banjo player and ArtistWorks bluegrass banjo instructor, Tony Trischka, will be hosting a virtual, livestreamed solo performance through which he’ll be showcasing banjo repertoire and instruments spanning the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Powered by Mandolin and sponsored by Valley Stage Productions, this event is sure to be perfect for banjo, bluegrass, and music lovers alike.
Nov 19, 2021
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