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
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!
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
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
I can’t wait to have my new home studio ready. Thanks to plenty of Rockwool and high ceiling it has good acoustics already (BTW, I organized a few house concerts there in the past). So I decided to record my new video there. It’s a song we used to play with Petr Brandejs Band but … Read more Video from the construction site
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 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