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Trace Bundy

Trace's Gear

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

Taught by Trace Bundy in Trace Bundy Artist Series seriesLength: 6:08Difficulty: 0.5 of 5


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wh0zyadadywh0zyadady replied on October 14th, 2012

I don't understand having the mic and the biggs pickup? I don't understand pickups too well, but they seem to connect directly with the 1/4" jack. How do you get the mic to "join in"

hunter_x9hunter_x9 replied on January 22nd, 2012

Hola Trace !! me gustaria saber que modelo es tu guitarra.. no hablo inglish asi que me puedes escribir el modelo de tu guitarra o cualquiera de aki porfavor ...plis.. :D

sv286sv286 replied on July 13th, 2010

I saw Trace in concert a few months ago. I was curious about his setup, especially what he used for looping. His performance of Urban Challenge was mind blowing. The way he looped it repeatedly, adding to it each time and then doubling the speed and then playing along with it was absolutely amazing.

ZerimarZerimar replied on July 10th, 2010

Interesting setup. I would have liked to have seen you demonstrate something; put your system in action so I could see how it works for you. Hopefully you do that in a following video lesson.

nicolas krakennicolas kraken replied on July 11th, 2010

I agree. I would especially like to see how you use the loop station... I'm thinking about getting one as well and would really see how to get the most out of it...

Jason.MounceJason.Mounce replied on July 12th, 2010

Trace has several lessons coming specifically on using the looping station!

nicolas krakennicolas kraken replied on July 10th, 2010

Hey Trace! That was interesting. It really made me want to see you perform. Maybe you already know, but jamplay has an entertainment section where there are some videos of live-performances of jamplay instructors. This is just an idea, but it would be great to have one of your concerts in there as well...

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.



Lesson 1

Interview with Trace Bundy

JamPlay interviews "Acoustic Ninja," Trace Bundy.

Length: 13:09 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Lesson 2

Two-handed Tapping

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

Length: 12:40 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 3

Canon Performance

Trace Bundy performs his arrangement of Pachelbel's Canon.

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

Percussion

Trace discusses and demonstrates percussion techniques on an acoustic guitar.

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

Harmonics

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

Length: 14:13 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 6

Short Cut Capo

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

Length: 14:06 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 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
Lesson 8

Love Song Performance

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

Length: 6:13 Difficulty: 4.5 Members Only
Lesson 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
Lesson 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
Lesson 11

Trace's Gear

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

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

Looping

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

Length: 13:22 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 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

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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