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Advanced Neo Soul Master Class Now Available

Nov 17, 2020
 

Today we're excited to launch our new Master Class with Ashton Sellars Advanced Neo Soul Guitar.

In this Master Class, you'll learn how to map out your fretboard using a systematic, triad-based approach. You'll also learn Ashton's signature hybrid picking technique and add new neo soul licks,...

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Ibanez Presents SongSquad Feat. Ichika Mo

Nov 17, 2020

Ibanez and PickUp Music are excited to present Ichika Mo performing new original riffs for our SongSquad series. Ichika is one of our favorite guitarists so we were super excited to have him perform for us.

PickUp Music members get access to the full TAB and a slower version to help you master...

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Learn Classical Guitar in Our New Master Class with Evan Taucher

Nov 17, 2020
 

This class won't teach you how to conquer classical guitar in a few months. In fact, some of these concepts will take you years to really get the hang of.

What this class will do, however, is provide you with an expertly-crafted and easily-navigable pathway to master fundamental classical guitar...

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Ibanez Presents SongSquad Feat. Kazkui Isogai

Nov 17, 2020

Ibanez and PickUp Music present Kazkui Isogai performing an original riff on an AZ2204-ICM. Kazuki is one of our favorite guitarists so we were super excited to have him perform for us.

PickUp Music members get access to the full TAB and a slower version to help you master it. You can sign-up...

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Top Artists to Watch in 2019

Nov 17, 2020

Hablot Brown, John Splithoff, Horace Bray, Rob Araujo, Lindsey Lomis, JD Beck & DOMi, Hailey Knox, Georgie Clifford, Abigail Zachko.

This year we discovered so many incredible artists. You'll find a mix of instrumentalists and recording artists below. Some of them have had their...

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These Young Guitarists Are Up to Big Things (2019)

Nov 17, 2020

Nicole Cerminara, Adrian Brown, Achmad Satria, Kaspar Jalily, Kazuki Isogai, TJ Whitelaw, Mia Garcia, Justus West, Ashton Sellars

Introducing our second annual list of young guitar players who are up to big things.

Some of the guitarists are well established while others are just getting...

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Backstage with Bruno Major

Nov 17, 2020

We sat down with Bruno Major at his recent show in Brooklyn, NY for an interview and intimate soundcheck performance. Bruno shared insight on his creative process and influences.

This is Episode 3 of our How I'm Here YouTube series.

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Raelee Nikole & Emily C. Browning Perform Together for the First Time

Nov 17, 2020

Everyone at our Los Angeles shows was freaking out about seeing these two icons perform together for the first time. Thanks to everyone who made this show a possibility and the artists who performed.

Video by Merrick Winter

Photos by Sandra Jenae and Merrick Winter.

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Michael League & Chris McQueen Funking Up Miami

Nov 17, 2020

We're in Miami, Florida this weekend for GroundUp Fest. What better way to kick off the weekend than an exclusive sit down with Michael League– the mastermind behind Snarky Puppy and GroundUp Music – and guitarist Chris McQueen (FORQ, Snarky Puppy).

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These Young Guitarists Are Up to Big Things (2018)

Nov 17, 2020

Jake Curran, Ruben Wan, Tiana Ohara, Matt Zara, Benjamin Totten, Nicholas Veinoglou, Sus Vásquez

Part of what we do at PickUp is to highlight and celebrate incredible instrumentalists.

Some of the guitarists below are well established and are on tours with major artists – while...

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