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Singing for the Circus: Meet Eirini Tornesaki

Meet Eirini Tornesaki. When this native of Crete, Greece, isn’t performing with Cirque du Soleil as the sole vocalist in the big top show Kurios, she’s studying songwriting online with Berklee.

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Transcribing Jazz Guitar: An Interview with Michael Kaplan

“Even if you are using a written transcription, it is imperative to listen to the recording of the transcription to be able to better understand the player’s feel, articulation, nuances, etc.”

Slap Bass Lines: Slap Technique

One of the most challenging aspects of playing slap bass is maintaining an even, full, clear sound. Keep on practicing these exercises and you’ll notice significant improvement in your slapping.

Basic Funk for Drums

Originally published as Introduction: Basic Beats in Beyond the Backbeat: From Rock & Funk to Jazz & Latin by Larry Finn Learning a New Beat Whenever you are learning a new beat, whether it is by reading it or by listening to it, follow these guidelines. 1. Practice slowly. Working at a slow tempo helps […]

Signature Tone and Picking

This week we will talk about attack devices, or ways to get a string moving. I know it sounds too simple to be true, but this one post might be the difference between you and your signature sound!

The Quest for Good Guitar Tone

As I look back through my life as an electric guitarist I see many milestones and turning points. It seems that my musical journey of discovery has taken me to many new and exciting places.