Grant from The IBMA Foundation

We received a grant from The IBMA Foundation to pick for preschool children with my former bandmate Petr Brandejs. The program will introduce bluegrass instruments and basic music terms like rhythm, pitch, tempo, etc. to small kids in kindergartens in the Czech Republic. More info (in Czech) here.   Thank you, The IMBA Foundation! Ondra KozákI’m … Read more Grant from The IBMA Foundation

Overtones reviewed in British Bluegrass News and Akustik Gitarre

Brian Dowdall and Andreas Schulz write about my project Overtones in British Bluegrass News and German journal Akustik Gitarre, respectively.   Ondra KozákI’m a musician who likes thinking about things around and talking with clever people. Sometimes I write something. You can learn more about me here or by following the social media links below. … Read more Overtones reviewed in British Bluegrass News and Akustik Gitarre

Video bundle for fiddle players: Fiddle tunes in A

After I finished my guitar album Overtones, I’ve been focusing on fiddle quite a lot. Part of it is this new video bundle with 6 traditional fiddle tunes. It contains sheet music (melody, simple and advanced solo, intro, outro), video and guitar playalong tracks in two speeds for the following tunes: Cripple Creek, Cherokee Shuffle, … Read more Video bundle for fiddle players: Fiddle tunes in A

Comparison of 5 large diaphragm microphones

One of my most popular videos on YouTube is the 3 years old comparison of 5 small diaphragm condenser microphones. As a follow-up, I’ve recently finished a comparison of 5 large diaphragm mics. I hope you’ll enjoy it no matter if you dig gear or music – just as one fan who commented on my … Read more Comparison of 5 large diaphragm microphones

Overtones reviewed in Bluegrass Unlimited

I’m very excited about the nice review of my album Overtones in the Bluegrass Unlimited magazine. It is a big reward for me. Ondra KozákI’m a musician who likes thinking about things around and talking with clever people. Sometimes I write something. You can learn more about me here or by following the social media … Read more Overtones reviewed in Bluegrass Unlimited

Guitar party in Bratislava

Besides teaching at several workshops, I organized a few “guitar parties” this fall (workshop+concert+jam session). Here’s a video from Bratislava where I was joined by my guitar hero and a long-time friend Mišo Vavro. Ondra KozákI’m a musician who likes thinking about things around and talking with clever people. Sometimes I write something. You can … Read more Guitar party in Bratislava

New Aliquot in the band contest at the La Roche Bluegrass Festival

You can’t measure music. However, we applied for the band contest with my band New Aliquot at the biggest European bluegrass festival La Roche Bluegrass Festival and we won the 2nd prize. It’s a big reward for us. Our (still new) album can be ordered here.     This photo was taken before our show at … Read more New Aliquot in the band contest at the La Roche Bluegrass Festival

The story of Overtones – 12 Songs • 12 Vintage Guitars

The life of a freelance musician brings me long periods of work and short moments of relaxation and joy of achieving the goal. I am currently experiencing the second phase. The guitar album I’ve been preparing for the past year and a half has just been released. Its concept is described in the article published … Read more The story of Overtones – 12 Songs • 12 Vintage Guitars

CD Overtones: Photos, info and TAB for each song and guitar

Overtones booklet

My project Overtones – 12 Songs • 12 Vintage Guitars is not just about music. You will find photos and information on every song and guitar in the booklet. If you play guitar, you can even learn the songs from a TAB book. The graphic material is designed by Slávka Franclíková (by the way, a … Read more CD Overtones: Photos, info and TAB for each song and guitar