Ako vánok by Peter Szabados & My first week with a dobro

Slovak dobro player, singer, studio engineer, and my friend Peter Szabados wrote this song in 2011 (lyrics co-written with Richard Benčík). Recorded on “Peter Szabados – Stroj času” (2013).   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 … Read more Ako vánok by Peter Szabados & My first week with a dobro

Fiddle tunes for fiddle, guitar, and mandolin

I’m a fan of fiddle tunes – old traditional instrumental tunes usually played on violin or other stringed instruments. I like to use them for practicing because they let me work on several things at the same time: rhythm, melody, scales, fingerings, and improvisation. They also broaden my repertoire of standards so I have new songs … Read more Fiddle tunes for fiddle, guitar, and mandolin

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