Homage to David Grier

People are competitive, irrational and subjective creatures. And so are musicians (they are people too). I don’t like foolishness and narrow-mindedness so I try to accept new music with an open mind and to not compete in music, neither to judge it since it’s not a measurable sports discipline. Therefore, you won’t hear me claiming … Read moreHomage to David Grier

3 minute solo concert from close-up

I love performing with my bands, no matter if we play bluegrass, folk, Irish or jazz. Besides that, there’s another discipline I’ve enjoyed very much recently – solo concerts. They require much more musical effort but also bring a lot of freedom. To feel less lonely on stage (and to exasperate purists) I use a looper … Read more3 minute solo concert from close-up

Tunefox – A Way To Improvisation

New instructional application for musicians playing on banjo, mandolin and guitar called Tunefox has been launched recently. It is focused on improving improvisation skills using licks in an innovative way. It actually offers several helpful functionalities that make Tunefox a very versatile and powerful tool in my opinion. The most innovative part – exchangeable licks – is … Read moreTunefox – A Way To Improvisation

Do You Play? So Listen.

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The Importance of Critical Listening for Musicians. List of Recommended Bluegrass Recordings. How to become a better musician — universal answer HERE! Every year I meet a lot of people who want to become better musicians. They want to play better rhythm, tasteful fills, faster solos, fancier chords. They would like to sing more convincingly, … Read moreDo You Play? So Listen.

“Gillova vokální dílna 2017” – vocal workshop

Our first vocal workshop “Gillova vokální dílna” was held in Rejvíz, Jeseníky Moutains, Czech Republic in September. 29 students came from different parts of Czech and Slovak Republics to immerse in singing lead and harmony vocals, proper vocal technique, ear training etc. According to the feedback from them, the most helpful parts in the program … Read more“Gillova vokální dílna 2017” – vocal workshop