Norm talks to Grammy winning songwriter; Jeff Silbar
Jeff Silbar is a Grammy winning songwriter with cuts from artists such as Kenny Rogers, John Cougar Mellencamp, Fleetwood Mac, Dolly Parton, Alabama and many more. He is perhaps best know for the song “Wind Beneath My Wings” from the film Beaches. To this date “Wind” has received 7 ASCAP pop awards, including a Song of the Century award, and was recognized as one of the American Film Institute’s 100 Greatest Movie Songs. Honored by the Nashville Songwriters Association International as Songwriter of the Year, Jeff has earned more than thirty ASCAP awards for their most performed pop and country songs. Jeff has worked with a number of the industries largest music publishers, including Sony Music, Warner-Chappell, and House of Gold Music, and is responsible as a publisher ofr many hit recordings. His songs have also been featured many time in films and on television.
Episode 25 - Scarlett Burke & Cisco DeLuna: My dove
Scarlett Burke and Cisco DeLuna 'My dove'.
Episode 12 - Michael Lemmo & Henny Hendrexz
Henny Hendrexz and Michael Lemmo talk and jam.
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Nextdoor Sessions: Asher Belsky; 'The Key".
Actually, Asher Belsky just turned 15 and plays guitar with a melodic yet explosive style. Asher began studying the guitar at age five and has yet to put it down. He has drawn from a range of influences, including the Allman Brothers, the Meters, Marcus King, and Tedeschi Trucks Band, to produce a sound that’s all his own. He writes, sings, and performs with his own band, Outer Sunset. Asher is an inaugural member of the Gibson Generation Group (G3), Gibson Guitar’s select group of young guitar players from around the world, and is an endorsed Gibson artist. Asher is also an endorsing artist for Homestead Amps and Moody Leather. In September 2019, Asher performed at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Festival, playing a featured set with Marcus King. Asher also appeared as a featured artist at Surrealistic Summer Solstice Jam 3 in Golden Gate Park. Asher has shared the stage with the Marcus King Band, the North Mississippi Allstars, Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz of ALO, George Porter Jr. of the Meters, Midnight North, Brandon “Taz” Niederaur, Members of Moonalice, and Norman Greenbaum. In this episode, Asher performs his original song, "The Key".
Episode 20 - Reunion4: Ocho Rios
Reunion4 is exactly that...a reunion of 4 guys (actually for this performance it was 3 guys...). Mitch Holder, Eddie Arkin and Abraham Laboriel. Back in the 70's these guys broke musical barriers with complex Jazz/Rock/Funk instrumental music. A while back they came by the AGN studio and casually laid down a few of their great original compositions. This one is titled, Ocho Rios.
From The Vault: Tyler Morris & Michael Lemmo
Tyler Morris and Michael Lemmo jamming at AGN back when you could still sit next to each other....! Happy Guitarantining...!.
Nextdoor Sessions: Louisiana Love Act; Mississippi River
Jimmy Vivino and the boys talk to Norman Harris and play their tune, "Mississippi River", filmed back in the days when we could all gather in one small room....!
Nextdoor Sessions: Peter Dankelson
Peter Dankelson is a motivational speaker who is rocking his life with a guitar and Goldenhar Syndrome. He’s a 2019 School of Rock All Star who loves blues and classic rock. Peter uses humor and music to explain his differences, encourage inclusion, and inspire students to embrace what makes them different. Peter’s positivity, humor, and guitar skills motivate students to value their own life story and amplify kindness. Peter is 19 years old and has shared his story with over 40,000 students. He’s a Music Ambassador and Rare Storyteller for the charity Harmony 4 Hope and a certified #ChooseKind speaker for Children’s Craniofacial Association. Peter has undergone 35 surgeries as a result of his birth defects. He's proof that anything is possible with passion and a positive attitude. check out www.PetesDiary.com And, oh yeah, he's a great guitar player....!!
Blast From The Past: The Dreamboats: "Papa Knows"
The Dreamboats performing an original (staright outa the '50s....!) titled, 'Papa knows'.
Nextdoor Sessions | Stanley Bros.
The very talented 15 year old Stanley brother twins came into AGN Studios in Los Angeles to share this classic shuffle in 'B Flat.' Be sure to check out their YouTube and Instagram with the handle 'stanleybrosmusic'!
Nextdoor Sessions | Soul Miners Union
Ben Brandt and Kevin Koa stopped in to AGN Studios located in Los Angeles, CA while working on an upcoming project for legendary blues player Josh Smith!
Happy Valentine's Day from Chad Watson
The great bass player, Chad Watson swaps the bass clef for the treble clef and a re-issue '52 Tele and trots out a little tune he wrote for his wife back before they were married....how very appropriate for Valentine's day....enjoy...!
Nextdoor Sessions: Marty Rhone & Chad Watson: "Graceland On The Line"
Aussie singer and actor, Marty Rhone has a new career in Country music thanks to a song titled 'Graceland On The Line' written by a couple of Aussie mates.....Along the journey Marty met the amazing bass player, Chad Watson and they are both here in the AGN studio talking about the song, the album and helping out Australian farmers affected by the drought and massive wildfires.
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AGN News: 'She Rocks Awards' nominations open
The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) announced today that nominations are now open for its 9th annual She Rocks Awards ceremony honoring women in the music industry, which will take place on January 22, 2021. The She Rocks Awards honors trailblazing women from all areas of the industry– from educators, to label execs, manufacturers, non-profits, media, performers, engineers, and more. Past honorees include Melissa Etheridge, Gloria Gaynor, Tal Wilkenfeld, Nita Strauss, Pat Benatar, The Bangles, The B-52s, Colbie Caillat, Linda Perry, Suzi Quatro, Sheila E., Chaka Khan, Ronnie Spector, Lita Ford, Esperanza Spalding, Shirley Manson and many others. A complete list of previous honorees is here. notes Laura B. Whitmore, founder of the Women's International Music Network. “We may not know yet what form this year's celebration will take – whether it can be in person or virtual – but we do know that our core mission to support, promote, and unite women in the music industry is as relevant as ever! We invite everyone to join us by nominating an exemplary woman and sharing her story, so that we can inspire other women,” The deadline to submit nominations is September 15, 2020. Nominations can be submitted at www.thewimn.com/nominations. Each year, the She Rocks Awards attracts music icons, artists, industry professionals, fans and media for a one-of-a-kind event that shines the spotlight on women who stand out in the industry, and offers a high energy evening of performances, networking opportunities, giveaways, a silent auction and more. To learn more about the She Rocks Awards, click the INFO button to visit sherocksawards.com.
Tim Pierce: Try this GAMECHANGER for your Rhythm Skills
Tim looks at the psychology of why guitar players choose certain rhythm patterns!
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Guitar of the Day: 1964 Fender Jaguar with Matching Headstock | Norman's Rare Guitars
Stay safe and hope you’re all well! Enjoy this new episode of #GuitarOfTheDay: Lemmo playing a 1964 Fender Jaguar with Matching Headstock here at #NormansRareGuitars! For any questions you may have or price inquiries about this #Fender #Jaguar #ElectricGuitar please give us a call at 818-344-8300. So what do you guys think of this #FenderJaguar?
Griff Hamlin Lessons: Practicing Your Scales To End On Beat One
Most folks, when practicing scales, start playing on beat 1 and play through the scale... And while that makes sense academically, it often doesn't make sense musically :( There are 2 reasons: 1) you don't want to start your licks on beat 1, so maybe not starting your scales on beat 1 will help you get used to that. And 2) if you're playing a scale, like a mode, that might lead your ear to a note other than the root, not having the root land on beat 1 is rather - unsettling... or unsatisfying at the least. Watch the video... easier to show that tell :)
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Guitar Lesson: Crafting Melodies | Alamo Music Center
If you're somewhat new to playing guitar, you might be wondering how to turn your foundational knowledge of basic chords into your own melodies. Maybe you've been wondering how to decipher the tablature of some of your favorite songs-- here's Chris McKee to put those melodies into perspective, and show you how he conceived some of his regular demo songs. By looking at the individual notes inside those basic chords and scales, it's so much easier to visualize melodies that conform to your key. As always, we want to help you make great music on a great instrument! Comment below and tell us your favorite melodies, we'd love to hear what you come up with.
THOM_ROTELLA: STORYLINE: the band in the studio
More on the recording of THOM ROTELLA'S new album, STORYLINE: Recording is all about collaboration, trust, the band, the people, the unspoken communication....beautifully shot and produced by Wrecking Crew director, Denny Tedesco.
AGN Master Series: 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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108 ROCK STAR GUITARS AT NAMM 2020: Craig Locicero
Forbidden's, Craig Locicero drops by the booth to chat with Lisa and Lonn
FRET BUZZ Episode 12 , 'A Year of Grind and Gear'
The boys look back at some of the highlights and best moments from the last year of Fret Buzz.
Grumps TV with Bruce Forman
Grumps: Chronic or Ironic
Bruce Forman is back with a little BeBop Guitar: "Chronic or Ironic"
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AGN Youtube Picks: Eric Clapton & the "Beano" Album
AGN Youtube Picks: Click the link and head over to Youtube and check out 5 Watt World...Keith Williams has a great way of telling a story and this is the story behind the story of the now iconic "Beano" Album story.