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Watch This: Young Wonders Play an Incredible Version of "Sir Duke"
12 year old Temitayo Kayode and 11 year old Demilade Adepegba play a joyous rendition of Stevie Wonder's "Sir Duke" on two saxophones! Watch as these two young Nigerian musicians get creative with this American classic.
Behind the Scenes: Why We Went Wireless
Going wireless with the Jamstack 2 guitar amp was a difficult decision. Not because we weren’t convinced of the amazing potential it would bring to the product. The decision was difficult because we had already jammed so much technology into the design that even one more addition was incredibly ambitious - even for us.
Break Out of the Box With These Pentatonic Patterns
A scale pattern in a closed position (no open strings) that sticks to roughly the same grouping of frets is called a box pattern. While this is a perfectly valid and reasonable approach, let’s be honest - who wants to be put in a box anyway?! As you progress on your journey to soloing greatness, perhaps the most beneficial scale pattern to learn is called the Diagonal Pentatonic Scale. Don’t worry - it’s less difficult than it sounds.
Behind The Scenes: The Roll Cage
The desire for an adaptable piece of gear was the inspiration for the Roll Cage: a strong and lightweight accessory you can snap on and off in seconds, providing the protection you need in precarious environments. The Roll Cage will keep your Jamstack off the ground, guarding it from drops, falls, and spills. This extra peace of mind will embolden you to bring the Jamstack 2 with you wherever you go, and to use it as it was meant to be used!
Muscle Memory: an athletic approach to the tactics of practice
Sometimes, music is like sports. Music can be played alone, or in a group. Music is collaborative: your bandmates are your teammates, and the more you’ve practiced, the tighter your performance will be. You can approach music tactically, theoretically, or just play to have some fun and pass the time. But the main similarity, at least to me, is that music is physical, and if you learn to use your muscles in just the right way, the repetitive motion can become second nature. This is often referred to as muscle memory. Developing this type of skill can be tricky, and it’s not always clear where to begin, so let’s dive in!
Watch This: Lubalin's Creative Response To The Whinny-est Drama On The Internet
Canadian artist Lubalin has made a name for himself (one might say he has a...colt...following) with his tongue in cheek videos playing out some of the funniest drama on the internet. Watch his creativity in action as he sings about an argument over a 15,000 pound horse.
Nashville Numbers (and why the capo is your friend)
I’ve found that by capo-ing into a place where I can play familiar chord formations it’s been easier to learn songs on the fly. But I’d be remiss if I didn’t give the bulk of the credit to a handy tool that’s helped simplify communication between musicians: the Nashville Number System.
Watch This: The Cat Whose Meows Inspired Musicians From Around The Globe
After The Kiffness collaborated with a cat in May 2021, it inspired musician's from all over the globe to join in on the fun! We're not kitten around, this collab is the cat's meow.
Behind the Scenes: Creating the Jam-Stand
Design and development-wise, it's probably our simplest accessory 'cause we weren't looking to re-invent the wheel, we just wanted to perfect the axle.
Watch This: Justin Johnson's Spicy Take on a Slide Solo
We thought his playing was already hot, then Justin Johnson uses a bottle of Tobasco Sauce to really turn up the heat!
Mind Over Matter: Changing Your Mindset to Improve Your Practice Habits
Do your pals introduce you as “this is my buddy who plays guitar”? Do your in-laws buy you weird guitar-themed gifts for every holiday (“I thought of you when I saw this mug ‘cause it has a guitar on it”)? If so, you may be on your way to musical excellence with what is called the Self Determination Theory.
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