Cole Clark Guitars build custom guitar for Hanne Kah

The Australian luthiers of Cole Clark stand for acoustic guitars that look unique and sound phenomenal for two special reasons: the selection of woods and the in-house pickup system. Cole Clark is often seen as special due to its use of exclusively Australian woods. The exotic woods such as Bunya, California-grown Californian Redwood, Blackwood, or European Maple can be found on their guitars. All of … Continue reading Cole Clark Guitars build custom guitar for Hanne Kah

Learning tunes with Regina

Learning tunes: A personal letter from Regina

Hello, my name is Regina and now I’m going to tell you a little bit about my way of learning tunes on the guitar. I hope it can help you to focus on the right things which are very important to play the music in a good way (it doesn’t matter which instrument you are using). You’re telling a story with the music I’d like … Continue reading Learning tunes: A personal letter from Regina

Boom Bus – A music educational refugee project

Since the summer of 2015, over 2.5 million refugees have applied for asylum in an EU country. More than one million of them have migrated through Greece or Italy. While the whole of the European Union is still disputing about a suitable distribution solution, the border countries are suffering from the enormous immigration wave. Continue reading “Boom Bus – A music educational refugee project”

The new Baton Rouge Ukes CITES free!

For years, the Ukulele range at Baton Rouge Guitars has enjoyed great popularity throughout all generations. Therefore, their price performance ratio is particularly interesting – high quality workmanship with selected woods at a fair price. This is the philosophy behind Baton Rouge Guitars, for both acoustic guitars and ukuleles. Finally we got our Ukes Cites free! Since CITES we have stopped using rosewood Since the … Continue reading The new Baton Rouge Ukes CITES free!

Guitar recording – how to use a compressor!

By Markus Stelzer

In the last part of our series we explained the basics for recording guitars. Now it is about the sound processing and improvement of the recorded audio track. To this time, one of the most important audio processing tools is presented: the compressor. It might not be very easy to understand in the beginning, but with a little practice you will become more familiar in dealing with it.

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Fingerstyle Movie – Easy to Learn, Hard to master

Drew Roller had one great difficulty. He wanted to learn more about fingerstyle. The problem was that the Internet did not give him the information he was looking for. So he decided to travel around half the world to talk to the people who are active in the scene. The result is this honest documentary “The Fingerstyle Movie”, about a young and very talented group … Continue reading Fingerstyle Movie – Easy to Learn, Hard to master

The sound makes the music – how to record your guitar

By Markus Stelzer In Part I of this series, we introduced five tips to help you improve the quality of your YouTube videos. In Part II, we deal with the sound: We will show you how to record your guitar. Before each recording you have to first look for the right equipment. There is a certain basic equipment setup that is needed to record audio … Continue reading The sound makes the music – how to record your guitar

5 ideas for better fingerstyle videos

by Markus Stelzer Who doesn’t know this problem? You upload a video on YouTube with great expectations and then are disappointed when it does not receive the expected views. There are several ways to counteract this. In addition to high-quality content, this includes the sharing of the video on all available social platforms as well as the high quality of the video material. At least with … Continue reading 5 ideas for better fingerstyle videos

These 5 fingerstyle arrangements are worth to be known

Guitar arrangements are a dime in a dozen. In this text, we present five fingerstyle arrangements that are worthwhile – at least, if you ask our official artists. If you want to learn to play the guitar, you will need a lot of patience. Playing the guitar can sometimes be very frustrating; technique exercises do not work the way you would like them to. Of … Continue reading These 5 fingerstyle arrangements are worth to be known

Thermowood sides

Musikmesse 2017 – The Reinhardt GmbH Thermowood-process

For many years, there have been attempts by different guitar makers to build guitars made of thermowood. However, usually only thermally treated guitar covers were installed. Within the framework of a research project, Reinhardt GmbH has now succeeded in developing a scientifically supervised process which makes it possible to build a complete guitar from thermo-optimized wood. The proceedings will be presented at the Musikmesse Frankfurt. … Continue reading Musikmesse 2017 – The Reinhardt GmbH Thermowood-process