Monthly Archives: July 2010

New Yankee Workshop theme on guitar

I’ve always loved this show, The New Yankee Workshop with Norm Abram, especially during the Fall seasons;  it was the most relaxing thing on TV. This Old House guitar theme, anyone?

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The four-stringed ngoni in concert

”…There were no Western instruments onstage when the Malian griot Bassekou Kouyate and his band, Ngoni Ba, performed at SummerStage in Central Park on Sunday afternoon. Ngoni Ba is a string band — four sizes of ngoni, a four-stringed African lute that’s an ancestor of the banjo — with Mr. Kouyate’s wife, Amy Sacko, as lead singer, along with two percussionists playing calabashes and tama, a West African pressure drum…” Here.

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Pitfalls of being a bassist (with your mouth open)

“Grammy-winning U.S. rock band Kings of Leon cut short their concert last night in St. Louis after a pigeon dropping landed in bassist Jared Followill’s mouth…” Here.

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Guitar books on Kindle

For example, you can download The Best of the Beatles for Acoustic Guitar (featuring audio), plus books for classical guitar, country guitar…well check it here.

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“Look at all the pretty colors”

“… This video uses “harmonic coloring,” in which each pitch class (C, C-sharp, D, etc.) is a different color, with the colors being assigned according to the circle of fifths…”  In short, “the circle of fifths is a way to arrange keys to show how closely they are related to each other”.  More info from the above bideo: here. Also see the Music Animation Machine and Smalins Youtube Channel.

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Small guitarist, large guitar

Amazing young player from otherwise grim North Korea.

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