Student Neil Larocque talks about being separated from his family in China during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and how playing guitar helped him through.
To get your acoustic guitar sounding like Joni Mitchell’s, Nick Drake’s, James Taylor’s, and Lindsey Buckingham’s, here are three acoustic guitar techniques that you can start practicing today.
Steve Morse reflects on the death of Eddie Van Halen with seven quotes that he collected throughout his three decades as rock critic at the Boston Globe.
Ritzy Bryan of the Joy Formidable discusses why her Welsh heritage is so important to her music, how her time on Atlantic Records helped inform her understanding of the music business, and how her guitar acrobatics hurt her Fender as well as the forehead of Joy Formidable bassist Rhydian Dafydd.
A feature in the Boston Globe raised Peter Wolfe’s profile, and now he’s being recognized on the street and local politicians are asking to take selfies with him. Berklee Online signed him up for a complimentary course, and now he’s a brand ambassador.
If the name Michael Melchiondo does not ring a bell, it’s because he is known professionally by his stage name of Dean Ween. Click to check out what Deaner was talking about. (That’s a Ween reference!)
Chord inversions help to smooth out motion from chord to chord, harmonize melodies, and allow smooth bass motion. On the guitar, use of inversions allows the player to be able to play some form of a given chord virtually anywhere on the neck. Inversions are your friend!