Much has been said in books, magazines, and high-priced '90s shred lesson VHS tapes about how to play the guitar, but little attention has been given to the picking hand - that is, until recently. If you are not yet familiar with Troy Grady's "Cracking the Code," I encourage you … [Read more...] about New Picking Mechanics Video from Troy Grady
Martin is a brand that people, musicians and non-musicians alike, often recognize. This stands to reason as The Martin Guitar Company has been producing high quality acoustic instruments for over 185 years. Each generation of the Martin family has faced their own unique … [Read more...] about An Interview with Chris Martin, Martin Guitar Co.
Not many genres can be traced back to a single musician. However, the consensus among most musicologists and players of this style is that Django Reinhardt is the father of Gypsy Jazz beginning with the music he created in France in the 1930s. Some of the Django's early … [Read more...] about 5 Modern Gypsy Jazz Artists & Albums
As some of you may have seen from one of our recent posts, GR Heads to Europe, we were over seas for a couple of weeks doing some sight seeing and playing a little music. In total, we went to 5 countries, though some visits felt extremely short and quick. We wanted to share some … [Read more...] about Traveling Northern Europe and Playing Music
A few months back, Eastman was kind in loaning us a couple of their new, top-of-the-line acoustic guitars, the AC822CE. We enjoyed playing them and made a short demo to share how great these guitars sound. Check out the video below to hear them in action. To record the audio … [Read more...] about Eastman AC822CE Acoustic Guitar Demo