Interview with Trace Bundy (Guitar Lesson)

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Trace Bundy

Interview with Trace Bundy

JamPlay interviews "Acoustic Ninja," Trace Bundy.

Taught by Trace Bundy in Trace Bundy Artist Series seriesLength: 13:09Difficulty: 0.5 of 5


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buddy dbuddy d replied

Holy cow. That guy is good.

andemon26andemon26 replied

This man is the most down to earth person I have ever contacted through the internet. He actually wrote me back, gave me a code to get on here for free without putting in my credit card info, he's simply amazing wish I had the money & time to see him. Your stuff is awesome man ! Trust I will be in contact with you dude, for as long as the road will allow us to journey on it ! Keep playing man!

tandmetandme replied

andemon26 how did you contact him? can you tell me? cause i would like to ask him some questions...

digitallakedigitallake replied

Just started watching your lessons...but would really like to hear about your nails. I just got acrylic overlays and have issues with clicking. I've noticed a lot of seasoned guitarists using these techniques (not standard classical) and I'm struggling with getting rid of 'clicking' after variations of nail shape.

toneacustoneacus replied

been playing for years, it's awesome learning from someone with your kind of passion for the guitar.

zotar89zotar89 replied

holy shit!

gnrrules777gnrrules777 replied

I love Trace Bundy! The Adapt album kicks ass. He's awesome. I'm so excited he's on here, now!

mmoncurmmoncur replied

I'm another person who renewed Jamplay just to see the Trace Bundy lessons - looking forward to watching the whole thing! I'm halfway through learning "Dueling Ninjas".

gibstratgibstrat replied

somewhat similiar to erik mongrain, but they both obviously have their different tone and qualities.

sv286sv286 replied

I was a jamplay member last year but let my membership lapse because I didn't have time to practice. I just saw that Trace had video lessons on here so I just renewed my old membership. I saw Trace in concert a few months ago and he is awesome. Great to see him on Jamplay now.

priscilla annepriscilla anne replied

Wow! Just joined Jamplay and what a first lesson! I know, start with the beginning lessons and work through, but Trace has some great advice for beginners too. Love his work and can't wait to start tapping.

roy944roy944 replied

Awesome Stuff! Welcome

ian24ian24 replied

"length: 13 mins and 90 sec" lmao xD Great lesson, cant wait to see more :)

sominussominus replied

I've been away from Jamplay for a while due to work -- its nice to see some new acoustic talent coming in!

dmvelzendmvelzen replied

Great having you Trace! Loved your One performance on the iPhone haha

nicolas krakennicolas kraken replied

Welcome Trace! Really looking forward to your series. And I really hope you cover that looping pedal, I've been wanting to get one of those and it'd be cool to see how to get the most out of it. Hope you will have as much doing the lessons as we will have watching them. Cheers.

marie115marie115 replied

Welcome and very cool. Looking forward to your lessons.

f3l18ipsk8ermf3l18ipsk8erm replied

holy shit...

mkorsmomkorsmo replied

Hey Trace, welcome. Very cool stuff man.

Trace Bundy Artist Series

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

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.



Interview with Trace BundyLesson 1

Interview with Trace Bundy

JamPlay interviews "Acoustic Ninja," Trace Bundy.

Length: 13:09 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Two-handed TappingLesson 2

Two-handed Tapping

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

Length: 12:40 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Canon PerformanceLesson 3

Canon Performance

Trace Bundy performs his arrangement of Pachelbel's Canon.

Length: 8:41 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
PercussionLesson 4

Percussion

Trace discusses and demonstrates percussion techniques on an acoustic guitar.

Length: 3:21 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
HarmonicsLesson 5

Harmonics

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

Length: 14:13 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Short Cut CapoLesson 6

Short Cut Capo

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

Length: 14:06 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Fun With CaposLesson 7

Fun With Capos

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

Length: 22:55 Difficulty: 2.5 FREE
Love Song PerformanceLesson 8

Love Song Performance

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

Length: 6:13 Difficulty: 4.5 Members Only
Combining TechniquesLesson 9

Combining Techniques

Trace demonstrates how you can combine techniques from the previous lessons to create depth in your playing.

Length: 13:03 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Percussion and HarmonicsLesson 10

Percussion and Harmonics

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

Length: 5:14 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Trace's GearLesson 11

Trace's Gear

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

Length: 6:08 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
LoopingLesson 12

Looping

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

Length: 13:22 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Playing in ReverseLesson 13

Playing in Reverse

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

Length: 5:56 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Trace Bundy

About Trace Bundy View Full Biography 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.

Trace was named "Most Promising New Talent" of 2008 by Acoustic Guitar Magazine, as well as winning third place in the magazine's "Best Fingerstyle Guitarist" category the same year. Last summer, he performed at Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheatre in front of a crowd of over 7,000 people, as part of The World's Largest Music Lesson. Over the past couple of years, Trace has shared the stage with Neko Case, Brandi Carlile, Judy Collins, David Knopfler (Dire Straits), Bill Nershi (String Cheese), Laurence Juber (Paul McCartney & Wings), David Wilcox, Chris Hillman (The Byrds), Stanley Jordan, and MOFRO, among others.

Dave Kirby from the Boulder Weekly says "Possessing a staggering acoustic technique, on both right and left sides, Bundy has made his reputation as a next generation solo guitarist of serious repute."

Audiocast Magazine from Austin, TX agrees: "Bundy's live show is without a doubt an event that needs to be witnessed rather than told about. With such a jaw-dropping performance, Bundy's live concert is a slap in the face that would leave a palm print on the memory of everyone in the audience."

Take a minute to check him out and you'll agree that Trace Bundy must be seen, not just heard.

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