Martin Taylor & Alison Burns in Singapore

Martin Taylor and Alison Burns will perform at Singapore’s Esplanade on 28th November 2014 to kick off a four week tour of Asia. More details at: http://www.sistic.com/events/martin1114

While Martin Taylor is no stranger to any jazz aficionados in Singapore, and has performed to sold-out crowds previously in the country, the pair performs together for the first time ever at the Esplanade Recital Studio!

For one-night only in Singapore!

MARTIN TAYLOR SINGAPORE

Martin Taylor back in the studio

Martin has been back in the studio this month working on his first solo recording in over four years.

It’s also going to be the first of two recordings he’ll be releasing this year that have been made at his own studio in Scotland.

Here are some sneak peak pictures:

Studio shot of Martin Taylor

Photo Credit: Adam Bulley

Photo Credit: Adam Bulley

Photo Credit: Adam Bulley

Adam Bulley at desk

Adam Bulley and Martin Taylor

Martin Taylor named as new Visiting Professor of Guitar at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Credit: Simon Murphy

Credit: Simon Murphy

Dr Martin Taylor MBE has been appointed Visiting Professor of Guitar at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

The multi-award winning guitarist, composer and educator joins the Guitar Faculty for the first time this month. In his new role, Dr Taylor will work with Royal Conservatoire guitarists, jazz musicians and musical theatre performers as well as instrumentalists from across the Conservatoire.

On joining the Faculty, Dr Taylor said: “I am absolutely delighted to be appointed ‘Visiting Professor of Guitar’ at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. I feel very honoured to be a part of such a highly respected musical institution and look forward to working with my students and musical colleagues in the future.”

Professor John Wallace said: “I am delighted that Martin, one of the world’s most innovative and creative guitarists, is working with us. His work is known all over the world and by working and learning from him, our students will gain inspiration and great skills as performers and instrumentalists.”

“Martin Taylor is one of the most awesome solo guitar players in the history of the instrument.” – Pat Metheny

“He out-shred’s all of us put together….I’ve never seen anything like it” – Jeff Beck

Martin Taylor Announces May 2014 Australian Tour

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THE AUSTRALIAN JAZZ AND FINGERSTYLE GUITAR SPECTACULAR

MAY 17th to  MAY 30th  2014

 

The guitar event for 2014, starring world’s foremost exponent of Solo Jazz and fingerstyle Guitar Playing Dr MARTIN TAYLOR MBE  (UK) and Guest Associate Artist,  10 String Guitarist and Maton Endorsed Ukulele Player Matthew Fagan (AUS).

Martin Taylor is one of the most awesome solo guitar players in the history of the instrument. He’s unbelievable – Pat Metheny

‘He out-shred’s all of us put together….I’ve never seen anything like it’ – Jeff Beck

Taylor is a multi-award winning guitarist, composer, educator and innovator whom Acoustic Guitar magazine calls ‘THE Acoustic Guitarist of his Generation’. 

Taylor makes a much anticipated return to Australia for his first solo tour of the country in five years.  This tour will see him perform works from The Great American songbook as well as tunes from his latest album with Tommy Emmanuel.   Taylor is a master concert performer and dazzles audiences with a signature style that artfully combines his virtuosity, emotion and humour with a strong, engaging stage presence.

Taylor is renowned internationally for his masterful arrangements for solo jazz guitar, concerts, recordings, and collaborations with musicians from many different musical genres including:

Tommy Emmanuel

“Taylor brings a rich and varied musical heritage to his play, to the extent that Tommy Emmanuel remarked that [Taylor] is “a portal into all that came before.”

Chet Atkins:

“Martin Taylor is one of the greatest and most impressive guitar players in the world.” – Chet Atkins

Stephane Grappelli

Monsieur Grappelli described him as “A great artist, rich in talent and elegance”

Martin was also part  the Four Martins,  a fascinating blend of four acoustic guitarists, including Juan Martin (flamenco), Martin Taylor (jazz), Martin Carthy and Martin Simpson, both of whom come from the folk tradition of the British Isles.

And other artists including Jeff Beck, Bill Wyman, David Grisman, George Harrison, Jamie Cullum, Bryn Terfel, Dianne Schuur, Gary Burton and many more.

Taylor recently toured America and with Tommy Emmanuel promoting their new C.D, The Colonel and the Governor which was nominated for an ARIA in the best Jazz Album Category.  The track ‘I Won’t Last A Day Without You’ from the same album was also nominated for “Instrumental of the Year” for a coveted Golden Guitar Trophy.

Taylor brings a rich and varied musical heritage to his play, to the extent that Tommy Emmanuel remarked that [Taylor] is “a portal into all that came before.”

From 1979 to 1990 Taylor toured the world and recorded over 20 albums with the French jazz violin legend STEPHANE GRAPPELLI. Their album with Vassar Clements “Together At Last” won a Grammy Nomination in 1987. It was through Isaacs that Taylor was introduced to Stephane Grappelli, erstwhile violinist in Quintette du Hot Club de France with Django Reinhardt.  Grappelli invited Taylor to join his band full-time occupying the position once held by his idol Reinhardt.

Monsieur Grappelli described him as “A great artist, rich in talent and elegance”

The BBC made a special performance of the ‘Spirit of Django Suite’ by Martin Taylor and the Britten Symphonia part of their Proms concerts at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Taylor has garnered two honorary doctorates, a BBC lifetime achievement award, Top 10 albums in both the USA and Europe, a record 14 British Jazz Awards, film and TV credits and in 2002 he was appointed MBE ‘For Services to Jazz Music’ in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List, which he received personally from Her Majesty The Queen at an investiture at Buckingham Palace.

Outside of his work as a musician he is also involved in several charities including the Child Bereavement Charity, is Patron of the My Wish Foundation of Sri Lanka, and is a Trustee and Vice President of Scotland’s Buddhist Vihara.

GUEST ASSOCIATE ARTIST MATTHEW FAGAN

The spectacular guitar event also features as a guest associate artist, Australia’s most entertaining Guitar Virtuoso, Matthew Fagan performing on 10 String Spanish Guitar and Maton Ukulele of which Matthew is the endorsed player.

Matthew has toured with international celebrities Natalie Cole, The Original Buena Vista Social Club, Billy Connolly, Shirley Bassey and Michael Crawford The tour with Billy Connolly was so successful that Billy was quoted saying:

“Matthew is the best guest artist I have ever toured with.”

Matthew has explored the Spanish Guitar from Classical to Flamenco and Latin to Celtic Guitar and in 2012 Matthew and his original music has appeared on ABC TV and Channel 7.

TOUR DATES

MAY 17 & 18…THE BASEMENT SYDNEY, NSW *         

MAY 19 ………THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY, NSW**

MAY 20………..NORTHERN RIVER ACADEMY OF MUSIC,

                          WANGARATTA, VIC***

MAY 22………..DOWN SOUTH JAZZ CLUB , CLUB SAPPHIRE,   

                          MERIMBULA, N.S.W*

MAY 23………..WODONGA JAZZ, JAZZ BASEMENT, WODONGA, VIC*

MAY 24………..CANBERRA THEATRE, CANBERRA, ACT***

MAY 25………..THE GOVERNOR HINDMARSH HOTEL HINDMARSH, SA*

MAY 27………..TASMANIAN COLLEGE OF THE ARTS, HOBART, TAS***

MAY 28………..MILANOS TAVERN, BRIGHTON, VIC**

MAY 29………..BENNETTSLANE, MELBOURNE, VIC*   

MAY 30………..MEENIYAN MECHANICS INSTITUTE, MEENIYAN, VIC*

*      Performance  

**    Masterclass  

***   Performance and Masterclass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Great Guitars Tour Coming To Six USA Cities In April 2014

WORLD-CLASS GREAT GUITARS TM TOUR COMING TO 6 USA CITIES IN APRIL 2014

Acoustic guitar virtuosos Martin Taylor, Frank Vignola, Vinny Raniolo and Peppino D’Agostino create musical magic with “one night, four great guitarists, twenty-four strings”

The Great Guitars(February 25, 2014–San Francisco, CA)—Four of the world’s leading acoustic guitar virtuosos join creative forces to bring their individual and collective musical genius to the stage with The Great Guitars™, touring unique venues in six U.S. cities in April 2014.

Featuring renowned guitar maestros Martin Taylor, Frank Vignola, Vinny Ranilo and Peppino D’Agostino, The Great Guitars™ Tour continues the famed guitar supergroup tradition with extraordinary performances that will thrill guitar and music fans alike.

ABOUT THE GREAT GUITARS™
The Great Guitars™ traces its colorful heritage back to the 1970’s when the legendary jazz guitarists of that era toured the world and recorded together. Award-winning guitarist Martin Taylor, who replaced Herb Ellis to become part of the original group in the 1980’s with the legendary Barney Kessel and Charlie Byrd, has revised the format for the 21st century–enlisting three of today’s top acoustic players to co-create a brilliant program displaying guitar mastery, emotion, humor and musical fireworks.

Combining Taylor’s award-winning virtuosic finger style with Vignola’s jaw-dropping technique, Raniolo’s energetic playing and D’Agostino’s classical-inspired artistry, the concert features solo, duet, trio and quartet performances by these four acknowledged masters of fingerstyle, acoustic and jazz guitar. Between them, these guitar greats have worked with artists ranging from Tommy Emmanuel and David Grisman to Donald Fagen and Wynton Marsalis.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Pat Metheny calls Martin Taylor “one of the most awesome solo guitar players in the history of the instrument, while Jeff Beck says, “he out-shreds all of us—I’ve never seen anything like it.” Taylor is widely recognized as the world’s foremost exponent of solo fingerstyle jazz guitar playing, with a record 15 British Jazz Awards, Top 10 albums in the USA and Europe and an MBE from the Queen of Great Britain.

Frank Vignola is highly regarded as one of the most accomplished, multi-dimensional players in the world today. Les Paul added him to his “Five Most Admired Guitar List” for the Wall Street Journal while the New York Times deemed Vignola as “one the brightest guitar stars.”

Even though his musical career is only at the beginning, Vinny Raniolo has already had many opportunities that take most players a lifetime to achieve, having toured 14 countries and played with some of the world’s leading musicians.

Peppino D’Agostino is a Renaissance man whose inspired, poetic style earned him the “Best Acoustic Guitarist” award from readers of Guitar Player Magazine. D’Agostino’s playing is like a wonderful journey, taking its inspiration from the music of Brazil, American, Ireland and his native Italy.

ABOUT THE APRIL 2014 TOUR

The Great Guitars TM Tour includes the following performances:

• Thursday, April 10, 2014, Yoshi’s Oakland, Oakland, CA 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM.

• Friday, April 11, 2014, Spanos Theatre, San Luis Obispo, CA 8:00 PM

• Saturday, April 12, 2014, Church of the Epiphany, Washington, DC, 8:00 PM

• Monday, April 14, 2014, Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake, Folsom, CA, 7:30 PM

• Tuesday, April 15, 2014, Visalia Fox Theatre, Visalia, CA 7:30 PM

• Saturday, April 19, 2014, Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, NY 8:00 PM.

Visit: www.thegreatguitars.com for tickets and further information.

GREAT GUITARS TWITTER CHAT: Guitar fans around the world will have an unprecedented opportunity to be a part of a Twitter Chat with the Great Guitars TM  virtuosos—come join the conversation about jazz, acoustic and fingerstyle guitar and ask these guitar greats your questions on Wednesday, March 19th at 12 noon Pacific time, #greatguitars2014, presented in collaboration with ArtistWorks.

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Fingerstyle & Jazz Guitar Lesson Gift Cards on Amazon

Martin Taylor Guitar School Gift CardsYou can now buy physical gift cards for Martin Taylor’s online fingerstyle and jazz guitar school at Amazon.

Now anyone can easily and conveniently give a unique online guitar experience to their loved ones this Holiday season – for about a dollar a day. Whether it’s a Christmas gift, Hanukkah gift or a gift for yourself, these cards can be purchased ahead of time, or are perfect for that last minute gift.

The Martin Taylor Fingerstyle and Jazz Guitar School with ArtistWorks has long been known for its unique Video Exchange Feedback, where a guitarist – beginner to advanced – can submit practice videos and receive video feedback from world-renowned guitar teacher Martin Taylor. Currently, guitarists in over 58 countries have improved their guitar playing with this unique learning community.

How the Gift Card Program Works:

1.    Order from Amazon.com to give a gift card to the lucky person in your life.
2.    They can redeem the code on their Gift Card and receive three months of online guitar lessons from Martin Taylor.
3.    Once enrolled, they begin with access to a comprehensive library of pre-recorded video lessons from beginner to advanced. They can view these lessons at their own pace, whenever they have time.
4.    When they want guidance, they can submit practice videos to Martin through the ArtistWorks’ Video Exchange™ Feedback Platform using their webcam, phone, iPad or video camera.
5.    Martin Taylor will review the video submission and respond with video feedback designed to help the student get better – fast.

Martin Taylor Guitar Academy gift cards retail for $90 for three months unlimited access and can be purchased at Amazon.com and Rakuten (Buy.com), among other outlets.

Martin Taylor Joins Clinton & Zuckerberg In Receiving Prestigious Award

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For Immediate Release
Friday December 6th 2013

Jazz Guitarist Martin Taylor Joins Hillary Clinton & Mark Zuckerberg In Receiving Prestigious Award

Martin Taylor BrandLaureate Award 2013Jazz guitarist Martin Taylor has been awarded the Brand Laureate International Brand Personality Award by the Asia Pacific Brands Foundation – dubbed the Grammy awards for branding – for building an iconic brand in music. Past recipients of the award have included Hillary Clinton, Aretha Franklin, Nelson Mandela, Steve Jobs and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Collaborations with artists including Jeff Beck, Tommy Emmanuel and Chet Atkins have seen Martin Taylor garner two honorary doctorates, Top 10 albums in both the USA and Europe, a record 14 British Jazz Awards and an MBE from Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain. As one of the world’s most recognized online guitar teachers his innovative online guitar school with its headquarters in Napa, CA has been featured on NPR, BBC, Fox News and the LA Times and is subscribed to by guitarists in over 58 countries.

Speaking at the award presentation at the Penang Island Jazz Festival, ABPF President Dr KKJohan said:

“The Asia Pacific Brands Foundation is pleased to confer The Brand Laureate International Brand Personality Award upon Dr Martin Taylor MBE for his illustrious career and contributions as a brilliant solo finger style guitarist and composer. His talents, values, skills and perseverance indeed make him a Brand Icon and inspiration to society at large.” 

Following the ceremony Martin Taylor said:

“It’s a great honor to receive this award. Having spent the past 40 years touring the world with my guitar I consider it a privilege to be able to share my music with so many people.”

As an award recipient Taylor receives a 24-karat plated gold trophy adorned with Swarovski crystals and signed by former Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

About Martin Taylor

Multi award winning guitarist and composer Martin Taylor has established a unique musical career as an internationally acclaimed musician, and his inimitable style has seen him recognized as the world’s foremost exponent of solo jazz guitar playing. Although completely self taught, he has enjoyed a remarkable musical career spanning across five decades, and during that time has invented and developed a way of playing the guitar that is admired, and often imitated, by guitarists all over the world. As well as being a true guitar innovator, he is also a master concert performer, dazzling audiences with his solo shows, which combine virtuosity, emotion, humor, with a strong stage presence. He spends much of the year traveling the world, playing in concert halls in Europe, North America, Japan, Asia, and Australasia as well as presiding over the uniquely innovative Martin Taylor Guitar Academy Online. As well as his solo concerts and recordings, he has also collaborated with musicians from many different musical genre including, Stephane Grappelli, Jeff Beck, Chet Atkins, Bill Wyman, George Harrison, Dionne Warwick, Diane Schuur and Jamie Cullum.
www.martintaylor.com

About The Asia Pacific Brands Foundation (APBF)

The Asia Pacific Brands Foundation (APBF) is a not-for-profit organisation that was set up in 2004 with the aim of increasing the level of branding awareness in the Asia Pacific region. It is the worlds only branding foundation and its Patron is H.E. Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, the fourth prime minister of Malaysia. Previous recipients of its awards have included Nelson Mandela, Hillary Clinton, Nobel Laureate Prof. Robert Fry Engle, Prof. Muhammad Yunus, Tiger Woods, Michael Schumacher and Aretha Franklin.

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For more information contact:

James Taylor
UK: +44 0207 193 3405
USA: +1 415 670 9150
james(at)p3music(dot)com

 

Martin Taylor & Tommy Emmanuel nominated for Golden Guitar Award

Martin Taylor & Tommy Emmanuel’s track ‘I Won’t Last A Day Without You’ from the new album ‘The Colonel & The Governor’ has been nominated for a coveted Golden Guitar Trophy in 2014.

Golden Guitar Awards 2014 LogoCountry and city met at Sydney’s HARD ROCK CAFÉ to announce the finalists of the 2014 CMAA COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS OF AUSTRALIA which also included Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and Lady Antebellum.

Hosted by PETE DENAHAY and COLIN BUCHANAN and with special performances from SARA STORER and KAYLENS RAIN, the event recognized the best product releases from the Australian country music industry in the past twelve months.

The finalist announcement for the 2014 Awards also highlighted a new pool of talent and artists recognized. Fresh faced acts such as O’SHEA and the popular “Australia’s Got Talent” act THE WOLFE BROTHERS both securing four (4) four categories as finalists followed closely by the likes of JASMINE RAE with three (3).

A full listing of all 2014 CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia finalists can be found below.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Beautiful Noise – Lee Kernaghan, produced by Garth Porter
Fuse – Keith Urban, produced by Keith Urban & various (Dan Huff, Butch Walker, Zach Crowell,
Stargate for 45th & 3rd Music, Mike Elizondo, Nathan Champman, Jay Joyce, Ross Copperman)
If I Want To – Jasmine Rae, produced by Luke Wooten
Lovegrass – Sara Storer, produced by Matt Fell
The Great Country Songbook – Troy Cassar-Daley & Adam Harvey, produced by Troy Cassar-Daley &
Adam Harvey

ALTERNATIVE COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
A Side B Side Seaside – Karl Broadie, produced by Karl Broadie
Australian Songbook Three-The Bushwackers, produced by Roger Corbett
Black Coffee – Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes, produced by Lachlan Bryan, Mat Duniam, Shaun Ryan
and Rod McCormack
Powerlines – Mustered Courage, produced by Jimi Maroudas
Sweetheart of the Sun – The Greencards, produced by Gary Paczosa

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Keith Urban – Little Bit Of Everything
Lee Kernaghan – Flying With The King
Luke Austen – Let’s Just Go With It
Pete Denahy – Sayonara Nakamura
Russell Morris – Squizzy

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Aleyce Simmonds – Believe
Ashleigh Dallas – Me
Dianna Corcoran – Therapy
Jasmine Rae – If I Want To
Sara Storer – Lovegrass

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Kaylens Rain – Waiting On A Bus
O’Shea – Thank You Angels
The Greencards – Black, Black Water
The Sunny Cowgirls – Green and Gold
The Wolfe Brothers – The Girl, The Bottle, The Memory

VOCAL COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Beyond These City Lights – Jayne Denham & Shannon Noll
Lights On The Hill – Troy Cassar-Daley & Adam Harvey
Pozie – Sara Storer & John Williamson
There’s No Place Like Home – O’Shea & McAlister Kemp
Turn The Page – Travis Collins, Luke Austen, Luke Dickens & Liam Brew

TOYOTA HERITAGE SONG OF THE YEAR
Ballad Of Les Darcy – written by Russell Morris & Garry Paige, recorded by Russell Morris
Flying With The King – written by Lee Kernaghan, Colin Buchanan, Garth Porter, recorded by Lee
Kernaghan
Lady of the Land – written by Luke O’Shea & Drew McAlister, recorded by Luke O’Shea
Lights On The Hill – written by Joy McKean, recorded by Troy Cassar-Daley & Adam Harvey
Pozie – written by Sara Storer, Greg Storer, Tom McCullough, recorded by Sara Storer & John
Williamson

BUSH BALLAD OF THE YEAR
Akubras in the Snow -written by Peter Simpson, recorded by Dianne Lindsay
Brumby- written by Dean Perrett & Shirrelle Jackman, recorded by Dean Perrett
I Love Australia – written by Keith Jamieson, recorded by Jeff Brown
Old Time Timber Men-written by Brian K Kelly, recorded by John Smith
The Stockman – written by Ray Rose, recorded by Tom Maxwell

INSTRUMENTAL OF THE YEAR
Allegheny – Mustered Courage
Blackberry Blossom – Bob Corbett & The Roo Grass Band
Cotton Eyed Joe – Pete Denahy
I Won’t Last A Day Without You – Tommy Emmanuel & Martin Taylor
Paddle the Torrens – The Greencards

QANTASLINK NEW TALENT OF THE YEAR
Adam Eckersley Band – Long Enough to Disappear
Ashleigh Dallas – Me
Kaylee Bell (2013 Toyota Star Maker) – Heart First
Kaylens Rain – Waiting On A Bus
The Wolfe Brothers – The Girl, The Bottle, The Memory

APRA SONG OF THE YEAR
Come On Rain – written by Sara Storer & Greg Storer, recorded by Sara Storer
Flying With The King – written by Lee Kernaghan, Colin Buchanan, Garth Porter, recorded by Lee
Kernaghan
Lady of the Land – written by Luke O’Shea & Drew McAlister, recorded by Luke O’Shea
Thank You Angels – written by Mark & Jay O’Shea & Matt Scullion, recorded by O’Shea
The Girl, The Bottle, The Memory – written by Nick Wolfe, recorded by The Wolfe Brothers

CMC VIDEO CLIP OF THE YEAR
Flying With The King – Lee Kernaghan, directed by Duncan Toombs
Harder To Tame – McAlister Kemp, directed by Matt Inglis
Lights On The Hill – Troy Cassar-Daley & Adam Harvey, directed by Mick Jones
Thankyou Angels – O’Shea, directed by Duncan Toombs
Two Worlds Collide – The McClymonts, directed by Duncan Toombs

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Flying With The King – Lee Kernaghan
If I Want To – Jasmine Rae
Lights On The Hill – Troy Cassar-Daley & Adam Harvey
Little Bit Of Everything – Keith Urban
Lovegrass – Sara Storer

INTERNATIONAL TOP SELLING ALBUM OF THE YEAR
40 Years of Pride – Charley Pride (Sony Music)
Based on a True Story – Blake Shelton (Warner Music)
Golden – Lady Antebellum (Universal Music)
Red – Taylor Swift (Universal Music)
Thirty Miles West – Alan Jackson (Sony Music)

SANITY AUSTRALIAN TOP SELLING ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Beautiful Noise – Lee Kernaghan (ABC Music)
Fuse – Keith Urban (EMI)
It’s On – The Wolfe Brothers (ABC Music)
Life is a Highway – Jason Owen (Song Music)
The Great Country Songbook – Troy Cassar-Daley & Adam Harvey (Sony Music)

Free Online Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop

Fingerstyle Guitar Live

ArtistWorks and JustinGuitar.com Present “Martin Taylor Fingerstyle Guitar Live,” a Free Online Workshop with Solo Fingerstyle Legend Martin Taylor

Martin Taylor performs live, teaches, and answers questions for fingerstyle guitar lovers in this hour-long online live workshop

ArtistWorks, the leading interactive lifestyle social learning platform, and leading free online guitar resource JustinGuitar.com present a free online workshop featuring world-renowned solo jazz guitarist Martin Taylor.

The workshop takes place online October 1st at 8PM GMT – 1 PM Pacific Daylight Time.

Guitar enthusiasts will be treated to impromptu performances, techniques and tips for fingerstyle players, and Q&A with the legendary solo jazz master himself.

Pat Metheny called Martin Taylor “one of the most awesome solo guitar players in history.”

Jeff Beck says “He out-shreds all of us put together.”

He’s received 15 British Jazz Awards, a Grammy nomination, and in 2002 was appointed an MBE by the Queen for “Services to Music”.

Just off a successful world tour with fellow great, Tommy Emmanuel, in support of their latest CD ‘The Colonel & The Governor’, Taylor now treats fans to a free hour of all things guitar.

In addition to his acclaimed performing career, Taylor has spent the past three years pioneering a new way to teach guitar at the ArtistWorks Online Fingerstyle Guitar School with Martin Taylor.

At the ArtistWorks Online Fingerstyle Guitar School with Martin Taylor, students can learn from Martin’s complete library of online video lessons and tabs. They can use ArtistWorks Video Exchange™ Feedback Platform to submit practice videos and get personalized video responses from Martin with feedback and additional exercises.

These Video Exchanges are paired together, combined with the lessons and made available for all students to see and learn from.

“Solo Fingerstyle Guitar Live” will stream live at MartinTaylorGuitar.com and at www.JustinGuitar.com. JustinGuitar.com Founder, Justin Sandercoe will moderate the event which will include members of Taylor’s Online Fingerstyle Guitar School as well as surprise guests.

To sign up for the event and receive an event reminder, click here.

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About ArtistWorks, Inc.

Founded in 2008 by former AOL executive David Butler and former financial executive Patricia Butler, ArtistWorks, Inc. is the leader in a new generation of online learning platforms. Their revolutionary global learning community of world-renowned teaching artists and enthusiastic amateurs is dedicated to unleashing the music that lies within all of us. This “next generation” Video Exchange Feedback Platform enables virtuoso musicians to “teach the world” by presenting their musical legacy in the form of HD video lessons to subscribing members. Utilizing simple web cams, smartphones, tablets or video cameras, members are able to submit practice videos and get individualized video feedback and guidance from their teaching artists – creating a constantly evolving two-way, online learning experience.

ArtistWorks currently offers schools from such world-class artists as: Paul Gilbert (rock guitar lessons), Martin Taylor (fingerstyle guitar lessons), Jason Vieaux (classical guitar lessons), Andreas Oberg (jazz guitar lessons), Jeannie Deva (singing lessons), Nathan Cole (violin lessons), Jeffrey Khaner (flute lessons), William Caballero (French horn lessons), David Bilger (trumpet lessons), Ricardo Morales (clarinet lessons), Nathan East (electric bass lessons), John Patitucci (jazz bass lessons), Howard Levy (harmonica lessons), DJ Qbert (DJ lessons), Christie Peery (piano lessons), Billy Cobham (jazz and fusion drum lessons), Luis Conte (percussion lessons), as well as the ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass with Tony Trischka (banjo lessons), Missy Raines (double bass lessons), Bryan Sutton (flatpick guitar lessons), Andy Hall (Dobro lessons), Mike Marshall (mandolin lessons), and Darol Anger (fiddle lessons). For more information, visit www.ArtistWorks.com

About JustinGuitar.com

Justinguitar.com went first live in July 2003 as a small web site offering a few lessons as a sample to promote private lessons. It grew steadily over it’s first few years, with Justin often adding content to keep himself occupied while on tour, much of it done on a laptop in hotel rooms around the globe. After seeing the popularity of YouTube Justin began making instructional guitar videos in December 2006, initially filmed and edited by his friend Jedi. In May 2013 his YouTube instructional videos have been watched over 133,000,000 (yep that’s 133 million) times and the web
site receives well over 25,000 unique visitors a day! It has received many accolades in both the traditional press and new media as well as radio and tv shows. For more information, visit JustinGuitar.com