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ArtistWorks Blog

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

All That Jazz (Eric Marienthal)

Beyond the genre you prefer to play or your instrument of choice, all musicians have one thing in common: we want to become better at our craft. From the moment we pick up our instrument, we set out on a journey to attain the holy grail of genre mastery and instrument virtuosity. This tantalizing desire to become the very best musician is the motive that unites players from all over the world.

Jan 18, 2019

Tony Trischka: 70 Years of Music in the Making

It’s January 16, 2019, and the ArtistWorks studio is buzzing with bluegrass standards as flatpicking icon Bryan Sutton graces us with his musical talents. It seems to be the appropriate setting in the studio, as today also marks a milestone birthday for legendary banjo virtuoso and ArtistWorks master musician, Tony Trischka.

Jan 16, 2019

New Year, New Guitar Lessons, New Groove

It’s the same old story: It’s January and your news feed is heavily saturated with gym memberships, juice cleanses, diet fads, and kale… lots of kale. It seems as though you have received a million emails encouraging you to reevaluate your life in light of the new year. Some may find this refreshing, a benchmark opportunity to wipe the slate clean, while others may find it relentless, even downright negative and annoying.

Jan 14, 2019

Earl Scruggs - History Behind "Foggy Mountain Breakdown"
It was a warm and rainy day at Herzog Studio in Cincinnati, Ohio 1949, when a young Earl Scruggs wrote an instrumental bluegrass piece that would shatter the confines of country music and introduce American bluegrass to the world.

Jan 11, 2019

A Message from ArtistWorks CEO, Patricia Butler

As a new chapter begins, I take a moment to reflect on a year of milestones, changes and meaningful conversations. 

Jan 11, 2019

The Big Jazz Giveaway presented by ArtistWorks: John Patitucci, George Whitty, Eric Marienthal, Peter Erskine.

It’s back! The ArtistWorks Big Giveaway has returned once again to make one lucky jazz connoisseur’s dreams come true. This April, we will choose a winner to be flown out to our headquarters in Napa, CA for a unique in-studio experience with legendary jazz icons: Peter Erskine (jazz drums), Eric Marienthal (jazz saxophone), John Patitucci (jazz bass), and George Whitty (jazz piano).

Jan 8, 2019

ArtistWorks Team Christmas Card

ArtistWorks Extended Family:

Happy Holidays! From our devoted team at ArtistWorks headquarters, we warmly extend our best wishes to you and yours this holiday season.  

In the spirit of the season, we’re pleased to announce our holiday sale. For 48 hours only, enjoy 50% off any 12-month subscription using code MUSIC50.

Dec 23, 2018

Jazz Guitar Lessons Aren't Enough David Butler ArtistWorks

Authored by ArtistWorks cofounder, David Butler

Imagine you've done everything your teacher told you, but you still find yourself unable to make significant progress.

Dec 22, 2018
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