In Sorrow’s Wake

Where words fail, music speaks. ~ Hans Christian Andersen One month ago today, two of our dearest friends lost their only child in a car accident. Andrew York performed "In Sorrow's Wake" at the memorial service.

By | January 1st, 2013|Guitar|

An Evening of New Music: Zoe Keating, Noveller & LESQ

An interview with Jonathan Matis On Saturday, April 14, 2012 Zoe Keating, Noveller, and the Low End String Quartet (LESQ) came together at the CenterStage in Reston, Virginia for an evening of new music. LESQ started the night with compositions from founder Jonathan Matis, and closed their set with premieres of new works commissioned from [...]

By | May 13th, 2012|Alt-Classical, Gig Bag|

Andrew York solo flight: a Kickstarter Classical Music Project

MMT featured artist Andrew York wants to release his next recording without a label, and is using Kickstarter to make it happen.  He set a modest goal, and after one day is more than half way there.  Get a preview of the music below, where Andy explains his preparations and plans for the project.

By | January 24th, 2012|Guitar|

Animals As Leaders release new album: Weightless

The Future is Here Instrumental metal progressive math rockers Animals as Leaders released Weightless on November 8th.  This is their second album on Prosthetic Records, a follow up to their self-titled debut from 2009. And if you're wondering what instrumental metal progressive math rock sounds like, play the SoundCloud clip and continue reading. [soundcloud url="" [...]

By | November 9th, 2011|Guitar|

Andrew York: MMT Featured Artist

Sure, any two guitarists can perform Andrew York's "Sanzen-in", but two marimbas -- now that's something special.  We introduced Grammy-winning guitarist/composer Andrew York as a Free Friday pick last year. Now we are proud to announce our Grammy-winning friend and former schoolmate/bandmate as the second performer with a featured artist page on My Music Thing.  [...]

By | October 18th, 2011|Guitar, MMT Featured Artists|

Auto-Tune for Guitar: The end of the world as we know it

Rebecca Black shreds, Jeff Beck retires... Like the apocalypse, auto-tune for guitar is coming -- it's just a matter of when.  We tried to get the release date, but Harold Camping was unavailable at press time.  For now, it's technology, not a product. From the people who brought you the Exxon Valdez The most recent [...]

By | June 5th, 2011|Bass, Guitar, Tech|

Then and Now: Music on the small screen…

Ready to Rumble: A Birthday Tribute to Link Wray Like some other guitar pioneers who came out of Washington DC, Link Wray was an artist who garnered more respect from other musicians than from the general public. (See also: Danny Gatton, and "The Best Unknown Guitarist in the World", Roy Buchanan.)  Born as Fred Lincoln [...]

By | May 2nd, 2011|Guitar, iThing|

iPhone Performance Apps: iShred, Guitar & PianoStudio

FDG Celebrates Verizon on iPhone with Music Apps Sale To welcome Verizon iPhone users, Frontier Design Group (FDG) has all of their music apps on sale this week for $0.99.  That's an 80% discount for iShred, GuitarStudio, and PianoStudio, which are normally priced at $4.99. If you miss the sale, go ahead and spend the [...]

By | February 9th, 2011|Guitar, iThing, Piano, Tech|

How to Buy a Guitar

(No. 3 in a Series) For this installment, we enlisted help from guitar instructor Mark Campayno, founder of the Studio Rock Music Performance School. Although they come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and styles, there are three basic types of guitar: Electric, Steel String Acoustic, and Nylon String Acoustic or Classical guitar. As we discussed [...]

By | November 14th, 2010|Guitar|