The first in a series of guitar lesson videos.
Learn to play from the comfort of your home, by way of this half-hour lesson, geared toward intermediate guitar players, focused on the diatonic (whole notes) scale, styles, hammer-ons, trills, triplets, and playing in rhythm! Continue reading “Intermediate Guitar Lessons with Mark Urso – Lesson One, Diatonic Scale, Styles and Rhythm”
They don’t make music the way they used ta.
This is for Sara. It always makes me think of her.
Here you go! From Elton’s “Don’t Shoot Me,” 1972. Continue reading “Blues for Baby and Me (Video)”
Make it Linger
She’s a looker
Touch my face
A little longer!
Spin and swing her
Is no secret Continue reading “Make it Linger (Poem, Video)”
Raining in Baltimore – Counting Crows
Mark Urso, Vocal; Brandon Raimondo, Drums
Written by Adam Duritz
A beautiful song about breaking up, feeling small, and having a vivid imagination! On just another Wednesday night at my place!
This is a personal achievement for me; a few years ago, I couldn’t have pulled this off! It’s also a personal favorite of mine! Brandon had only heard the song a few times before this! Video and Lyrics, and a nice article as well, below!
I believe the guitar is a lifelong world full of growing and learning, but you have to contain it; you have to first adhere to a few containers, which could feel like restrictions, the “containers of music” … Continue reading “Raining in Baltimore (Video)”
Westerly, RI, February, 2019 Continue reading “I Hope You Have Learned (Video)”
Original, with Brandon and Eli. I wrote this song about my guitar! Continue reading “Little Miss Hagstrom, Mark Urso”
Another great original rock tune by Brandon Raimondo, from his forthcoming album! – General Lee! Featuring Eli Ingendahl on drums.
Recorded at River Song in RI, USA Continue reading “General Lee, Brandon Raimondo”
Great musicians in their 20’s with great instincts!
Brandon Raimondo on guitar; Eli Ingendahl on drums!
Westerly, RI, January, 2019 Continue reading “Eyes Wide, Brandon & Eli”
Matt York, Boston, MA, recorded in Westerly, RI: Continue reading “Uptight , Matt York, Knick, RI, June 2018”
Don’t Think Twice (Pimples Version) (Dylan), Jan., 2019, Mark Urso Continue reading “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright (Dylan)”
Unbroken Chain, January, 2019 Continue reading “Unbroken Chain (Lesh), Mark Urso”
You’re invited to eavesdrop on today’s practice! It turned into an hour-long unplugged concert! Dedicated to my beautiful daughter, Sara! Continue reading “Pimples and All Concert, Jan. 2019”
What were you doing 20 years-ago?
This is what I was up to! Continue reading “Old Roomful of Blues Radio Spot”