Mark Hanson & Greta Pedersen house concert in Wenatchee, Wash.
Mark Hanson guitar workshop in Wenatchee, Washington.
AGS presents their 24th annual holiday concert!
AGS Holiday Show at the Lake Theater Cafe in Lake Oswego, Ore.
AGS concertizes at historic Old Liberty Theater in Ridgefield, Washington
Mark plays his guitar solos at Holloran Winery in Dundee, Oregon.
Mark Hanson teaches two fingerstyle guitar workshops at Gryphon in Palo Alto, Calif.
Mark Hanson fingerstyle guitar house concert, with Greta Pedersen.
Mark conducts a fingerstyle workshop in Shingle Springs, California, in the Sierra Nevada foothills above Sacramento.
The B-string on a steel-string guitar can be loud – it is the thickest wire on the guitar, even thicker than the wire inside the wound sixth string. The inherent volume of the second string can produce unbalanced melody notes compared to notes played on the first string. Your ear is your guide in determining how hard to pick each string to balance the melody. However, when you pick the first and second strings simultaneously, it’s not easy to make one louder than the other. The volume differential between the first and second strings may obscure the actual first-string melody […]