Trace Bundy must be seen, not just heard. His music is poetry in motion, using harmonics, looping, multiple capos, and his unique banter and stage presence to deliver an unforgettable live concert experience. Listening to his intricate arrangements is one thing, but seeing the fan-dubbed "Acoustic Ninja" play live confounds even the most accomplished music lovers as to how one person can do all that with just two hands and ten fingers.

Trace has sold over 100,000 combined digital and physical music sales on his record label, Honest Ninja Music, and regularly sells-out shows with standing ovations at venues across the USA and around the world, in 16 countries and counting. Video clips circulate virally at astonishing speed, with over 8,500,000 YouTube views to date. (More)

Trace's Contributions to JamPlay.com

Trace Bundy has 13 videos at JamPlay, with 13 lessons in our Artist Series. Use the tabs below to learn more.

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Trace Bundy Artist Series

Trace Bundy is a self taught acoustic guitarist that plays in the percussive/tapping genre. He was named "Most Promising New Talent" in 2008 by Acoustic Guitar Magazine and won 3rd place for "Best Fingerstyle Guitarist" in the same year.

Lesson 1

Interview with Trace...

JamPlay interviews "Acoustic Ninja," Trace Bundy.

Length: 13:09
Lesson 2

Two-handed Tapping

Trace Bundy discusses and demonstrates the two-handed fret tapping technique.

Length: 12:40
Lesson 3

Canon Performance

Trace Bundy performs his arrangement of Pachelbel's Canon.

Length: 8:41
Lesson 4

Percussion

Trace discusses and demonstrates percussion techniques on an acoustic guitar.

Length: 3:21
Lesson 5

Harmonics

Trace Bundy talks about harmonics and how you can apply them to your playing.

Length: 14:13
Lesson 6

Short Cut Capo

Trace Bundy discusses the use of the short cut capo while playing.

Length: 14:06
Lesson 7

Fun With Capos

Trace Bundy talks about the different ways you can use multiple capos to enhance your...

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Lesson 8

Love Song Performance

Trace Bundy offers up a performance of his song "Love Song."

Length: 6:13
Lesson 9

Combining Techniques

Trace demonstrates how you can combine techniques from the previous lessons to create...

Length: 13:03
Lesson 10

Percussion and Harmonics

Trace Bundy explains how percussive elements and harmonics can be combined to add depth...

Length: 5:14
Lesson 11

Trace's Gear

Trace Bundy talks about the gear he uses in live performance situations.

Length: 6:08
Lesson 12

Looping

Trace Bundy discusses how a looping station can be used in your playing.

Length: 13:22
Lesson 13

Playing in Reverse

Trace Bundy demonstrates how the reverse function on a looping pedal can be used to create...

Length: 5:56