Lenny Breau

Celebrating Leonard Harold “Lenny” Breau (August 5, 1941 – August 12, 1984), born in Auburn, Maine, but moved with his family to Canada in 1948. He employed fingerstyle techniques not often used in jazz guitar. A documentary entitled The Genius of Lenny Breau was produced in 1999 which includes interviews with Chet Atkins, Ted Greene, […]

Leo Fender

Celebrating Clarence Leonidas “Leo” Fender (August 10, 1909 – March 21, 1991), an American inventor who founded Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company and later founded two other musical instrument companies. The guitars, bass guitars, and amplifiers he designed from the 1940s onward are still widely used: the Fender Telecaster (1950) was the first mass-produced solid-body […]

Fretboard Biology

Twin Cities Guitar Observatory will begin sharing these posts on the amazing Fretboard Biology facebook page and eventually on the subscription website. If you are interested in college-level guitar curriculum involving fretboard theory and guitar technique, but without the enormous cost of college tuition, check out this program. There isn’t anything like it online. https://fretboardbiology.com/ […]