An interview with classical guitarist, Alec Holcomb & engineer/producer, Dave Martin from Sweetwater Studios
This Zoom interview features the brilliant classical guitarist, Alec Holcomb and Sweetwater Studios engineer/producer, Dave Martin. Mark Rivett talks to the guys about the recent recording of Alec's new album, ALBÉNIZ : ESPAÑA - SUITE ESPAÑOLA NO. 1, which was recorded at Sweetwater Studios. Recognizable by his effortless, fluid style and stimulating musical statements, Alec has earned increasing notoriety as one of today’s emerging young guitarists. With a distinctive technique fueling new and impactful interpretations, he has been described as “a strong musical personality” with “the right blend of virtuosity, spirit, and whimsy.” Alec’s interpretive influences range all styles and eras of music, bringing fresh and innovative ideas to some of the guitar’s most popular repertoire. Alec’s musical education began at the age of six, when his father began to teach him the guitar. The guitar, in many different styles, had been in the family for generations. His grandfather was an accomplished bluegrass guitarist, and his father played in rock and funk bands in his youth, until coming across the classical guitar as an avid hobbyist. Alec has had the privilege to learn from many accomplished musicians. Through his high school years, Alec studied with Dr. Andrew Zohn (Columbus State University). Alec completed his undergraduate degree at the Curtis Institute of Music (2017), under the guidance of both David Starobin and Jason Vieaux. Recently, Alec finished his Master’s degree at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (2020), while studying with Judicaël Perroy. Alec has found success in many competitions through the years, and was most recently a finalist in the GFA International Concert Artist Competition (2019) and the Parkening International Guitar Competition (2019). Additionally, In 2019, Alec released his first album of original transcriptions of two suites for piano, written by the Spanish composer, Isaac Albéniz. This album can be found on all major streaming services.
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Episode 2: Recording acoustic guitars....the basics
In this episode, Brandon gets into the basics of recording acoustic guitars....from mic selection to mic placement and all the other tricks you need to get the best out of your acoustic recordings.
The Wrecking Crew
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The Wrecking Crew: watch trailer
Rent or buy The Wrecking Crew right here on All Guitar Network now.......and to check out Fab's exclusive interview with the director, Denny Tedesco, head over to Fab's Music Café in On Demand, it's free for all registered users. If you are not yet registered, register now, it's completely free and unlocks more exclusive free content. Music lovers will be astonished at the influence The Wrecking Crew wielded over rock and pop music in the 1960s and early 1970s. These unsung instrumentalists were the de-facto backing band on hit records by The Beach Boys, Phil Spector, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Sonny & Cher, Elvis, The Monkees and many more. These dedicated musicians brought the flair and musicianship that made the American “West Coast Sound” a dominant cultural force around the world. Starring: Brian Wilson, Cher, Dick Clark, Glen Campbell, Lou Adler, Nancy Sinatra. directed by: Denny Tedesco. documentary: PG. 2015.
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The incredible story of a tiny Alabama recording studio that produced some of greatest hits of all time. Aretha Franklin, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Percy Sledge, Alicia Keys, Bono and more bear witness to its magic. Documentary: PG: Starring: Keith Richards, Aretha Franklin, Mick Jagger, Gregg Allman, Bono, Alicia Keys, Rick Hall, Director: Greg 'Freddy' Camalier
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Part 1: amazing vintage find in Hawaii online auction
AGN's Mark Rivett recently bought a beautiful, early - mid 60s Gretsch G6131, more commonly known as the JET FIREBIRD. In episode one we take a close look at the guitar which has suffered from being in a hot humid environment for many years....in fact, the guitar has been sitting in the (original) case since 1992...!! These guitars are prized and loved by many players and collectors, none more so than the late, great Malcolm Young from ACDC who single-handedly put this particular Gretsch workhorse on the map as a heavy rockin' rhythm machine.
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Exclusive Interview with Jack Ryan Sullivan
Jack Ryan was born in Clemson, South Carolina and was the guitar and mandolin protege of Jimmy Rogers, who was known as the fastest guitar player in the southeast. While Jack’s background is a mix between Jazz and Bluegrass, he is also well versed in Blues, Country, Rock and Roll, Metal, Classical, and Pop music and he's also an amazing five-string and plectrum banjo player In 2013, Jack moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where he became the house guitar player for many of Nashville’s world-famous honky tonks including Tootsie’s, Rippy’s, Honky Tonk Central, Second Fiddle, The Stage, The Valentine, and during this time, Jack became known as having the “Fastest Fingers on Broadway” .While in Nashville, Jack played on stage and toured with Steven Tyler, Kid Rock, Vince Gill, Montgomery Gentry, Dierks Bentley, The Swon Brothers, Hank Williams III, Rhonda Vincent, and Larry Gatlin of The Gatlin Brothers. Jack Ryan’s band was the featured band for Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan’s private CMA Party in 2016. These days, through his amazing business, Jack Ryan Music Jack plays and teaches acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, violin/fiddle, viola, cello, upright bass, electric bass, five-string banjo, plectrum, banjo, tenor banjo, ukulele, dobro, lap steel guitar, accordion, piano, and drums. Jack is also producing several new and upcoming national and local artists that he feels has a shot at making in the music industry. Jack was able to keep the studio afloat with ALL of his teachers still employed during the worst part of the COVID19 Pandemic, and has managed to grow his studio, teachers, and student roster by 50% since June of 2020 and he prides himself in 'always finding a way' and giving back to the community as much as he can.
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Session Progression with Tim Pierce: "Right Hand Man"
When you're a session guy, you're essentially a "right hand man". So who better than the great session ace, Tim Pierce to take us through a very comprehensive look at the importance of right hand technique.
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Joe Bonamassa solos in Josh Smith's studio.
Joe Bonamassa came by Josh Smith's studio 'Flat Five Studio' to record lead guitar for Norman's new song that will be featured in his upcoming Netflix documentary. Check out Bonamassa's new guitar 'Gate Crasher' purchased from George Kooymans of Golden Earring. As Joe says, 'You can never have too many guitars Norm...'
Tim Pierce: Oct 17th, 2020: WEIRD (and VERY Cool) Soprano Guitar, Churango.
Here are two acoustic instruments that are very unique AND useful. The Soprano guitar is one octave above normal, while the Contra guitar is one octave below normal. Click the INFO button to take the 14 day free trial in the Masterclass. Over 1500 videos and over 120 hours of lessons and content! Thanks so much for all your support Tim
Oct 1st, 2020: GRETSCH INTRODUCES G6120TFM BRIAN SETZER SIGNATURE NASHVILLE, HOLLOW BODY WITH BIGSBY
Gretsch® today announces the all-new G6120TFM Brian Setzer Signature Nashville® Hollow Body with Bigsby® and a stunning new color for the G6120T-HR Brian Setzer Signature Hot Rod Hollow Body with Bigsby®. By spearheading the rockabilly revival with the Stray Cats and jump-starting Big Band Swing with the Brian Setzer Orchestra, Brian Setzer has created a remarkable and lasting legacy. His decorated career includes over 13 million records sold, three Grammy Awards and the Orville H. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of his work as a guitarist. Without a doubt, the longtime signature Gretsch artist is one of the most exciting musicians of our time. Gretsch is thrilled to be a part of Setzer’s pivotal rock and roll legacy with the G6120TFM Brian Setzer Signature Nashville® Hollow Body with Bigsby®, a truly rocking instrument that boasts as much swagger as the showman who inspired it. The single-cutaway hollow body features tiger flame maple arched top, back and sides with 1959 trestle bracing and oversized F-holes for improved sonic projection. The set maple neck has a 9.5”-12” compound radius ebony fingerboard with rolled edges for comfortable chording or speedy riffing across 22 medium frets and pearloid Neo-Classic™ thumbnail inlays. Dual TV Jones® Brian Setzer Signature Filter’Tron™ pickups deliver tight and punchy lows with a slightly hotter output that captures Brian’s iconic lively tone. Other performance-enhancing features include period-correct control locations with a three-position pickup toggle switch, three-position tone switch, master volume control with treble bleed circuit and individual bridge and neck pickup volume controls, Adjusto-Matic™ bridge with pinned rosewood base, Bigsby® B6C vibrato tailpiece, Delrin® nut and Gotoh® locking tuning machines. The G6120TFM in Orange Stain duly impresses with a period-correct gold pickguard shape, size and bracket, white body and neck binding, nickel hardware and G-arrow knobs. Now available in a brilliant all-new Magenta Sparkle finish with nickel hardware, the G6120T-HR Brian Setzer Signature Hot Rod Hollow Body with Bigsby® features a single-cutaway hollow body with an arched maple top, '59 trestle bracing and oversized F-holes for improved sonic snap and projection. The maple neck features a 9.5"-12” compound radius rosewood fingerboard with rolled edges for comfortable chording or speedy riffing across 22 medium frets and pearloid Neo-Classic™ thumbnail inlays. Dual TV Jones® Brian Setzer Signature Filter’Tron™ humbucking pickups are also featured here, but with bare-bones Hot Rod controls including only a three-position pickup toggle switch and master volume control with treble bleed circuit. The pinned Adjusto-Matic™ bridge with rosewood base, Bigsby® B6C vibrato tailpiece, Delrin® nut and Gotoh® locking tuners ensure bullet-proof performance night after night. For more information, visit www.gretschguitars.com.
AGN News: Luna Guitars introduce "Woodland Bamboo Dreadnought" acoustic, made of 100% renewable BAMBOO
This latest addition to the Luna Bamboo Series of exotic instruments offers a laser-etched leaf design around the sound hole and smooth ripples along the natural bamboo body. Made from 100% renewable bamboo the new Woodland Bamboo Dreadnought is a quality-built acoustic with bamboo top, sides and back, a classic square-shoulder design, and satin natural finish. The Woodland Bamboo Dreadnought adds signature touches with pearl Moon Phase inlays on the fretboard , a delicately designed rosette, chrome hardware and sealed die-cast tuners on the matching headstock. All for just $259. click the INFO button for more.
Guitar Pickers Episode 3 'A Biscuit For Your Burst' Part 1
Mike Reeder visits Greg and Eric Martin in Glasgow Kentucky ! 'A BISCUIT FOR YOUR BURST?' is an in depth course in Guitarology, End Times and BBQ sauce with Greg Martin .
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You NEED to HEAR These 9 DREAM Guitars From 1958 to 2020
Robert Baker joins Tim for a quick listening tour of some dream guitars, both Vintage and Modern. From Robert’s 1958 Fender Esquire, to my brand new Floyd Rose Strat, Tim & Robert listen, play and talk about the surprising reasons that some guitars become our favorites.
David Becker: Intervalic Lines
Want more Jazz...? How much do you know about Intervalic Lines..?
Guitar Of The Day
1928 Gibson L-4 Sunburst with Jonathan Stout.
Guitar of the Day: Jonathan Stout demos a 1928 Gibson L-4 Sunburst at Norman's Rare Guitars
Joe Mass with his new 'V'
This is a special V built out of Korina by SRV guitars in Philadelphia...check out how good this sounds....!
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Hey, David Becker shows you how to play a great Joe Diorio line and incorporate it into your soloing.....
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Norman Just Found A BUNCH of Super Rare & Collectible Vintage Guitars
Norman Just Found A BUNCH of Super Rare & Collectible Vintage Guitars
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Joe Bonamassa 1962 Gibson ES-335
Catching up with our friend Joe Bonamassa at #NormansRareGuitars! He ended up buying this 1962 Gibson ES-335 and talked about his tour with Norm and Lemmo!
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1963 Fender Jazzmaster Sunburst
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1932 Martin 00-18
Guitar of the Day 1932 Martin 00-18 Norman's Rare Guitars.
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Best Acoustic Packs for Beginners Fender FA-115 Pack vs Yamaha Gigmaker F325D.
Today we're taking a look at some of the best acoustic packs available on the market today-- the Fender FA-115 pack and the Yamaha Gigmaker F325D. Take a look and a listen to all of the differences, both tangible and intangible
Voice Leading "No Greater Love"
More tips from the great David Becker. Voice Leading No Greater Love