Breakthroughs | The Rough & Tumble

Mallory Graham and Scott Tyler wrote and performed together for several years before it just made sense to form The Rough & Tumble in 2011. But it wasn’t until one warm evening in April a few years later as they left most of their worldly possessions behind and stepped into a rickety 16’ camper that… Continue reading Breakthroughs | The Rough & Tumble

Trading Licks – Phrasing On The Upbeats

Download the Line 6 Helix patch Download audio backing tracks Join us as we dive into the Trading Licks series with Robbie Calvo. Trading Licks are a series of video jam sessions optimized to teach you improvisational concepts to expand your musical horizons and keep you moving forward as a musician. These monthly episodes feature… Continue reading Trading Licks – Phrasing On The Upbeats

YGD Custom Shop | Fred Kosak’s Custom FG Guitar

Fred Kosak

Andrew Enns, a Senior Acoustic Guitar Builder at the Yamaha Guitar Development custom shop in Calabasas, California, recently built a one-of-a-kind FG acoustic guitar for Fred Kosak of Stillhouse Junkies.  Learn more about Fred and the guitar. I love that it retains some of the classic Yamaha design features while breaking new ground as a… Continue reading YGD Custom Shop | Fred Kosak’s Custom FG Guitar

Record Store Day 2020 | Part III

One of the biggest annual events on the music calendar, Record Store Day is when independent record shops around the world come together to celebrate their unique culture. Special vinyl releases are made exclusively for the day and many shops and cities host artist performances and events to mark the occasion. This year, Record Store… Continue reading Record Store Day 2020 | Part III

Record Store Day 2020 | Part II

One of the biggest annual events on the music calendar, Record Store Day is when independent record shops around the world come together to celebrate their unique culture. Special vinyl releases are made exclusively for the day and many shops and cities host artist performances and events to mark the occasion. This year, due to… Continue reading Record Store Day 2020 | Part II

Record Store Day 2020 | Part I

One of the biggest annual events on the music calendar, Record Store Day is when independent record shops around the world come together to celebrate their unique culture. Special vinyl releases are made exclusively for the day and many shops and cities host artist performances and events to mark the occasion. This year, due to… Continue reading Record Store Day 2020 | Part I

Yamaha Guitar Development Open House Online

The workshop at Yamaha Guitar Development

We recently celebrated 30 years of Yamaha Guitar Development during YGD’s debut Open House Online, which ​streamed live on Thursday, August 13, 2020, from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm (PDT). Ampeg and Line 6 also participated in the event. The illuminating, artist-centric event marked the very first time the inner workings of the Yamaha Guitar… Continue reading Yamaha Guitar Development Open House Online

Custom Shop | Matteo Mancuso’s Revstar

Matteo Mancuso | Custom Revstar

Many fans first heard Italian guitarist Matteo Mancuso when SNIPS, a jazz/fusion band based in Sicily, released a video performance of “The Chicken.” With more than a million views on YouTube, the video is a showcase for his musicianship and unique fingerpicking technique, as he interprets the jazz-funk standard on his Revstar. Matteo recently collaborated… Continue reading Custom Shop | Matteo Mancuso’s Revstar

Artist Insight | Alli Walker

Singer-songwriter Alli Walker grew up in Prince Edward Island, Canada, playing piano, drums, and bagpipes. A self-confessed “tomboy” who took great pleasure in beating the boys in drum battles, Alli later discovered Avril Lavigne and Taylor Swift: two strong female artists who inspired her to pick up and play the guitar in a typically “all-boys… Continue reading Artist Insight | Alli Walker

Yamaha THR-II | Yvette Young

Artist, pianist, and guitarist and songwriter for instrumental math-rock band Covet, Yvette Young shares how teaching herself to play guitar empowered her, explains how she developed her playing technique, and tells us why she brings her THR30II Wireless with her on tour. Hi Yvette. Thank you for taking the time out to chat with us.… Continue reading Yamaha THR-II | Yvette Young