Mark demoes regional luthiers’ instruments!
Acoustic Guitar Summit rips it up at Walters Cultural Art Center in Hilldboro, Ore.
AGS Holiday Show at the Lake Theater Cafe in Lake Oswego, Ore.
AGS holiday show at Lake Theater Cafe, Lake Oswego, Ore.
AGS concertizes at historic Old Liberty Theater in Ridgefield, Washington
Mark and Greta perform for a private function in downtown Portland, Oregon. Complete with guitars, ukes, percussion and new bass octaver!
Mark Hanson’s new fingerstyle workshops!
Mark and Greta join Fred Cummins in Los Altos for the church service Sunday morning, September 29. Solo guitar, vocals, pipe organ and choir music will all be included!
Mark Hanson teaches two fingerstyle guitar workshops at Gryphon in Palo Alto, Calif.
Maybe sitting in front of an interactive computer screen is part of your practice regimen (that’s yours truly in the photo jamming with BB King’s band at his museum in Indianola, Miss.). But if not, here are some thoughts I recently offered to a student. To avoid the Yngwie Malmsteen-like physical maladies caused at least partly by shredding without warming up, I suggest starting your sessions with major scales at the end of the neck, using open strings. You’ll fret about two-thirds of the notes, so your fretting hand relaxes continually. Play the scales relatively slowly and softly to avoid […]