November 2022 marks Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith’s 30th year as a Vater Drumstick Artist. To commemorate this milestone, Vater is releasing a limited-edition Chad Smith model which will only be manufactured until November 1, 2023.
In this video, Katie explains the differences in ukulele sizes and the impact size has on playability, comfort level, and tone. Try one or try them all and find the one that fits your individual style best.
Following the vision of owner Tom Bedell, Breedlove is committed to sustainability, with Made in Bend, Oregon, Organic Series and ECO Collection models using only clear-cut free, salvaged and individually harvested native and exotic tonewoods to preserve and protect the forest, its habitats and the communities it serves. Tom Bedell has personally visited forests around the world, meeting with suppliers, mills and local families to ensure best practices. This commitment requires no sacrifice in sound quality, build quality or beauty and we can trace every piece of wood in our USA guitars back to its exact origin. ...więcej...
An acoustic guitar nerd through and through, Angela Christensen serves as head product designer for Breedlove. In the two decades since she started at Breedlove, Angela helped transform a boutique guitar workshop into a global brand that crafts some of the world’s finest acoustic guitars. From her humble beginnings as a cabinet maker to her current position as head product designer and lead wood buyer, Angela’s skill, experience, and wisdom have enabled her to craft a career unlike any other in the music busines. During Breedlove’s most recent trip to Sweetwater, Angela made time in her busy schedule to sit down with us and open up about her life, her work, and her passion for music and woodworking. ...więcej...
In response to demand for a soft style practice pad version, but available at music retail, we have added the Zero Pad to the already popular Vater Chop Builder Pad product range. ...dalej...
Play Like the Pros with Ford Thurston #2
Intermediate Licks for Rock, Country, & Bluegrass
Nashville guitar icon and professional musician, Ford Thurston, is back for part two of this intermediate series on the fundamentals of rock, country, and bluegrass. In this video, Ford builds on the D, C, G chord progressions he explained in lesson 1, and teaches you some additional licks to tie them together. It’s amazing how three chords and a few killer licks can make you sound like a professional studio player. Missed video #1? No problem, watch it here.
Play Like the Pros: Ford Thurston—Foundational Chords and Runs for Rock, Country, and Bluegrass
Veteran Nashville session guitarist and Breedlove featured artist for March, Ford Thurston, has shared stages with many of the the icons of American music. In this two-part series, Ford explains a standard three chord progression used in rock, country, and bluegrass. He then shows some classic runs and licks. Put them all together (with a bit of practice) and even an intermediate player can sound like a seasoned studio pro.
Fingerpicking Fundamentals Lesson 2:
Learn to Play Led Zeppelin's Bron Aur Yr
In lesson 1 of this series, Gretchen Menn explained essential techniques and terminology for learning or improving finger style guitar play. She also laid out a full two week lesson plan to get your hands warm and your mind-muscle connections strong.
Fingerpicking Fundamentals: Tutorial Video with Gretchen Menn
In case you didn’t already know, we love Gretchen Menn. Read our full profile on her to learn all the reasons why.
Carl Palmer Joins Vater Artist Family
“It's been a long time coming, but now I am with the best and it feels good! My new beginning starts with Vater!” – Carl Palmer
Elise Trouw is an incredible inspiration and acclaimed role model for young budding creatives and the growing female musician market world-wide. She is consistently praised by a long list of well-known and iconic musical peers.