Mark and Greta join their friend singer-guitarist Beth Pinney for Sunday morning services at Laguna Presbyterian Church in downtown Laguna Beach, California.
Acoustic Guitar Summit in California!
Acoustic Guitar Summit plays a benefit concert in Cameron Park, California.
The day after Thanksgiving Mark returns to the Holloran Winery in the Willamette Valley’s lovely rolling hills for three hours of guitar solos in the tasting room. Come enjoy Bill’s great wines (Tempranillo is a specialty) and listen to me play my decades-long list of guitar solos.
Mark, Teja, and Doug will play acoustic fingerstyle guitar solos, duos and trios over the course of the evening. Great music, and great fun!
Ace fingerstyle guitarists Mark Hanson, Teja Gerken and Pete Madsen entertain at Timbre Folk & Baroque in Berkeley, California.
Mark plays this thrilling and beautiful fingerstyle guitar solos for three hours in the tasting room during Holloran Vineyards Memorial Day open house. Come join us!
WORKSHOP #1 (To register, call Gryphon at 650-493-2131) 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Introduction to Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar! Gryphon’s old friend Mark Hanson – longtime Gryphon instructor, Grammy winner, Frets editor, and author of “Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar” – will introduce you to the beautiful world of Hawaiian slack key guitar. The essence of slack key is fingerpicking in alternate tunings. In this workshop Mark will concentrate on two tunings: “Taro Patch” (Open-G) and “C-Wahine” (C G D G B E, low to high). You’ll learn the necessary fingerpicking patterns (alternating bass), the common chord shapes, parallel-sixth […]
For the first time, Mark and Greta sing and play at the cool Acoustic Den Café in Roseville, California. It’s a small place, so come early for a seat! 10271 Fairway Dr, Ste 120, Roseville (916) 412-8739. Venue Website | Directions
My Amp Settings April, 2016 As I wrote recently, I am very happy with the current amplified sound I am getting. I use a Fishman Loudbox amp, running a Sunrise pickup through Channel 1 and a K&K Pure passive pickup through Channel 2. That stereo pickup system is mounted in both my mahogany Collings SJ and Indian rosewood Goodall CJ. The K&K has more output than either Sunrise I own, so the Channel 2 volume rheostat is lower than Channel 1. One Sunrise pickup has a slightly different output than the other, so I balance the two channels by ear. How […]