It has taken 171 years and six generations for C.F. Martin & Company to produce our guitar of the month. Starting with a foundation of CITES-certified Brazilian rosewood, black African

It has taken 171 years and six generations for C.F. Martin & Company to produce our guitar of the month. Starting with a foundation of CITES-certified Brazilian rosewood, black African ebony, Adirondack red spruce and genuine mahogany, Serial #1,000,000 features the most elaborate ornamentation in the company’s history.

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Intermediate

Intermediate

  • Demonstrate a variety of drone guitar techniques and approaches.
  • Examine drone points of reference from an array of genres.
  • Learn how to use standard, drop D, and uncommon alternate tunings in drone contexts.

Playing a melody or solo with a “drone” means playing over just one note or, in some instances, one chord. Besides playing without any harmonic accompaniment, it is about as simple a concept as one can image, which also means the possibilities are endless. We’ll look at ways to use drones in a variety of contexts, from ancient to contemporary, blues to metal, traditional to experimental.

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