Tag Archives: Singer Songwriter

Four Ways to Make Yourself Desirable

While this may seem like a topic more suited for a glossy newsstand magazine than for a music blog it is an important subject for guitar players.  There are four ways to approach your playing that will help make you … Continue reading

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Learn the fretboard

Being a valuable accompanist requires you to play a complementary role to the player or singer you are accompanying.  One of the ways to do that is by offering a different timbre or sound quality from the main parts.  This … Continue reading

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Artists and Engineers

I was reading an interview with Bil VornDick in Premier Guitar magazine the other day.  http://digital.premierguitar.com/premierguitar/201304_1#pg128. Bil is a very successful, highly respected Nashville engineer and producer who has been practicing his craft for many years.  I have been thrashing … Continue reading

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Mark Knopfler – Accompany Yourself!

Name as many acts as you can where the lead singer, main songwriter and lead guitarist are the same person.  The list is pretty short.  For my money, and there’s not too much of it,  Mark Knopfler has to be … Continue reading

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David Rawlings

David Rawlings is a multi-instrumentalist, primarily guitar, who uses his substantial abilities in an accompanist role.  Rawlings writes and records often with Gillian Welch.  The music these two craft sounds as if it came from another era and another place.  … Continue reading

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Finding New Music and New Artists

How do you find new music and new artists?  The ubiquity of the internet and the rise of sites dedicated to posting music have certainly democratized the process of getting music distributed and greatly expanded the amount available.  At the … Continue reading

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Bo Ramsey

Bo Ramsey is a guitar player and producer.  Working predominately in the Americana genre he has produced albums for artists like Lucinda Williams, Greg Brown and Iris Dement.  He also appears as a guitarist on these and other artists’ recordings … Continue reading

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