The Pluck: a simple newsletter designed to inform composers, guitarists, and producers about the latest guitar discoveries.
First “slice” in a Bossa Nova style
Part of my mission is to teach how accessible the guitar can be to players, composers, and producers.
What students need are visuals to accompany audio content. I found Soundslice to be an attractive tool, so I gave it a shot with a style I know very well—the Bossa Nova.
My Rock Heroes Show Up Again
Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen, Metallica, and Hendrix.
A few of my idols while learning guitar as a youngster have appeared on Guitar World’s front cover 79 times.
Listen to these influences wrapped up in an electric guitar solo from my past.
The first “popular” American song arranged for voice and guitar
Long regarded as the song which launched the modern music publishing industry, “After the Ball” was the first to sell five million copies. -Stephen Aron
My former teacher, Stephen Aron, published a YouTube recording of his arrangement of, “After The Ball,” written by Charles K. Harris (1892). After only one year, Harris was receiving over $25,000/week from royalties (in 1893!).
Read more about the history and listen to Maestro Stephen Aron and his wife, JoNell, perform this lovely song on YouTube.
If you like YouTube, you may like my channel. New video content is in the works!
/Wrap Up The Pluck
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Until next time, keep plucking.