Author: Richard Gilewitz

“Sounds Like” I May Have a Problem…

No, not that kind of a problem – an actual sound problem. As in sound system. October 2015 was rolling up fast as I prepared to embark on a tour of the UK and Germany. One particular venue on the schedule did not have a sound system. Since I travel lighter than ever these days with the rising costs of extra luggage and with the impracticable practice in carrying an entire sound system on an airplane, I was in a pickle. The Westbar in Frankfurt was kind enough to open a special event night for me during the tour...

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Fingerstyle Fingers

Recently during my flight across the pond from Florida to the UK for the London Guitar Show, I found myself thinking about what happens when musicians get together. Will there be the usual conversations about new projects in the midst? Are you still playing with so and so or where have you been playing? How’s the family; how’s your health and diet; nice to meet you; what instrument brand are you playing? And on and on it goes at these gatherings. Of course musicians like everyone else talk about everything human that could possibly come to mind. But after...

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My Electronic Classroom

Some years ago when I was asked that infamous question during an interview, “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?”, I could not have predicted the future. I had no idea. Never knowing where the winds would direct me, as opportunities ebb and flow, I would often land in unexpected, but familiar areas. Today, as I examine the incredibly flexible series of situations my career in music has placed in front of me, it makes perfect sense that besides performing, touring, recording, and composing, I am also now teaching guitar, ukulele and even bass (never touched one) to...

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Tuner and the Ear

Well, friends, we have entered a new era. I’ve been keeping an eye and an ear on what’s going on for a while now and it has become obvious to me that no matter what country I’m in, the musical environment, or instructional session that’s being conducted, folks simply do not appear to even think about tuning their guitar without a guitar tuner. You can see the temporary panic arrive in an instant when they realize they have misplaced their tuner, along with the instant loving bond and camaraderie that occurs when their musical neighbor enthusiastically loans one to...

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