BIO

 

Jeff Gunn is Juno Award nominated guitarist, songwriter and producer for his work on Emmanuel Jal's The Key (Gatwitch/Universal). He is the author of the Hidden Sounds: Discover Your Own Method on Guitar (Mayfair Music Publications) and a regular “guitar tips” contributor in print and film with Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Guitar World, Canadian Musician, Overdrive (Thailand), and The Guitar Mag (Thailand). He co-wrote the song "Scars" with Jal and Nelly Furtado for the film The Good Lie (Warner Brothers 2014) and The Black Prince (2017) soundtrack. He has recorded with Emmanuel Jal, Nelly Furtado, Bibi McGill, Mark Pellizzer, Kae Sun, Domanique Grant, Rayzak, performed with DMC, Swizz Beatz, Kate Todd, Tanika Charles, and continues to serve as musical director for Jal opening for such acts as Nico & Vinz, Peter Gabriel, Bonnie Raitt, Angelique Kidjo, Xavier Rudd, Mumford & Sons and Ellie Goulding. He has performed at Glastonbury, Juno Songwriters’ Circle, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Ringo Starr’s Birthday Concert at Capitol Records, United Nations, Grammy Museum Concert Series in Honour of Bob Marley, Jimmy Kimmel’s Annual Italian Festival, and at the Dalai Lama One World Concert.  He has appeared on CBC, CTV Canada AM, Good Day New York, Fox TV, Ted Talks, The Travel Channel (Thailand) and more.  Jeff is endorsed by Godin Guitars, D’Addario Canada, Levy’s Guitar Straps, Planet Waves, G7th Capos, JHS Pedals and Gravity Guitar Picks. Please visit gunnjeffrey on YouTube, and follow Jeff on Instagram/Twitter @jeffgunn1. He released his debut acoustic guitar album All The Roads We Take in 2017 and his sophomore album Sonic Tales is due to drop in April 2019.

  

 
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Sonic Tales

by Jeff Gunn

Books and Workshops

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Hidden Sounds Guitar Series…

Jeff is the author of Hidden Sounds: Discover Your Own Method on Guitar series (Mayfair Music Publications), which is available at Long & McQuade, Steve’s Music, and select Indigo/Chapters stores in Canada as well as music stores, book stores and university libraries in 23 countries.

Using the Touch, Shape, Move Guitar Method, the Hidden Sounds Series includes a Quick Reference for beginners, a section on the History of the Guitar, and a Glossary. Every chapter offers a brief history of the technique in question, an explanation of how to perform the technique, a series of examples and excerpts from original pop, rock, jazz, folk and world music compositions that demonstrate the practical use of techniques and, finally, a challenge for the guitarist to expand these exercises and make them their own.

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Book I

Book I, Developing a Musical Vocabulary, is concerned with familiarizing the guitarist with the power of choice that lies at his/her fingertips with respect to the role of positioning, attack strategies, and fingering hand and strumming hand techniques that work to create a library of sound. Chapter 1 deals with positioning. Some of these exercises may seem self-evident but by thinking about the variety of ways a single note can be played and the positions where it can be sounded we will become aware of the many options we have when playing a single note or chord. In Chapter 2, we think about building chords in terms of string combinations. Chapter 3 examines numerous ways to alter sounds on the guitar by presenting an overview of fingering hand and strumming hand techniques. Chapter 4 deals with the strumming hand technique known as tambora. Chapter 5 reveals new sonic possibilities that are created by using muting techniques. Chapter 6 reveals practical ways to incorporate artificial harmonics into your playing.

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Book II

Book II, The Power of Imitation: Interpreting Instruments and Effects on the Guitar, uses a variety of the techniques introduced in Book I and advances them through a process of imitation. We show that by attempting to imitate the tones or sounds of other instruments we discover new sonic possibilities on the guitar and new ways to physically play the guitar. In order to create these sounds we must think these sounds. In the process of imitating other instruments, the guitarist will identify and stumble upon unexpected sounds that he/she can then include in their sound bank. Remember these sounds. Play them over and over again so you know how to produce these tonalities where you see fit in your performance and compositions. Chapter 1 uses the tremolo technique to imitate the Italian-originated instrument, the mandolin. Chapter 2 uses a variation of the tremolo technique over the fret board to imitate the South American instrument, the charango. Chapter 3 uses muting techniques to imitate the banjo in the Dixieland music tradition. Chapter 4 reveals techniques that can be used to imitate the DJ record scratch. Chapter 5 examines techniques that can be used to imitate the Zimbabwean instrument, the mbira, the sitar in North Indian classical music (also known as Hindustani music), the synthesizer keyboard, and the West African kora and balafon. Chapter 6 reveals the techniques required to imitate effects pedals, including the volume pedal, the tremolo pedal and the delay pedal.  

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Book III

Book III, Exploring Percussion on the Guitar, expands on the techniques, exercises and excerpts in Book I and Book II and requires the guitarist to think of the guitar as a percussive instrument. Chapter 1 familiarizes us with a range of note and rest values, time signatures and rhythmic patterns that prepare us to take the next step and explore percussion on the guitar. Chapter 2 examines the percussive zones of the guitar and presents ways to use these percussive voices in performance. Chapter 3 focuses on a variety of ways to utilize the percussive voices of the strings in band settings and during solo performance. Chapter 4 investigates methods for sounding harmonics using percussive techniques. Chapter 5 reveals percussive techniques that can be used in various world music traditions, including reggae, rock and Thai folk music. Chapter 6 reveals the power of silence and space while presenting interesting ways of using silence to our advantage as guitarists and as a way to enhance our compositions.

Within the first three books in the Hidden Sounds Series, each chapter includes a brief history of the technique in question, an explanation of how to perform the technique, a series of examples and excerpts from original pop, rock, jazz, folk and world music compositions that demonstrate the practical use of techniques and, finally, a challenge for the guitarist to expand these exercises and make them their own.

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Book IV

Book IV, The Reference Book, serves as a starting point for further investigation into a range of topics focused on the guitar and music performance in general. The Reference Book provides all readers with the opportunity to discover important books, texts, magazines, and online resources that focus on diverse aspects of the guitar and music in a variety of historical time periods and global contexts. The Reference Book contains all of the sources used in the writing of the Hidden Sounds series.

The Reference Book contains 12 sections followed by Appendices. Section I provides a list of books that detail the historical development of the acoustic/classical guitar, the electric guitar and the steel guitar. Section II lists books concerned with the guitar’s role in diverse genres of music, from African and Brazilian music traditions to flamenco and jazz music. Section III features autobiographies and biographies on notable guitarists throughout the ages in diverse global music traditions. Section IV provides music theory books in musical traditions as varied as Arab music to Thai music. Section V presents books concerned with the philosophy of musical performance. Section VI contains books centered on methods for teaching music in a range of genres and global contexts. Section VII lists general and specialized music dictionaries, encyclopedias and readers that cover diverse world music traditions from Omani music to Hindustani music. Section VIII provides a list of guitar method books in a variety of musical traditions from Classical to Reggae. Section IX lists books concerned with the instruments mentioned in the Hidden Sounds series, including the banjo, charango and mandolin. Section X lists valuable online resources that can be accessed in order to find further information on the guitar and musical topics. Section XI lists popular guitar magazines that can be accessed online or purchased in hard copy. Section XII lists notable guitar players and bands from diverse musical traditions. Appendix I: “A Brief History of the Guitar” examines the historical development of the guitar from its origins to the 21st century. Appendix II: “Glossary of Terms Used in the Hidden Sounds Series” contains general music terms and guitar terms that frequently expand on traditional definitions based on the Touch, Shape, Move Method informing the Hidden Sounds series.

Over the course of Books I, II, III and IV in the Hidden Sounds series, we are gradually building an experience-based approach that can be used in our guitar performance and perhaps in other facets of life as we learn to weave our own sound in and out of various genres.

Hidden Sounds/Hidden Self Guitar Workshops…

The Hidden Sounds/Hidden Self Workshop is an experience that highlights key musical ideas from the Hidden Sounds: Discover Your Own Method on Guitar Series and also goes beyond guitar performance examining 10 life lessons learned through the musical study and performance.  Jeff emphasizes self-empowerment through music and shares personal stories from his own music journey as a guitarist, arranger, songwriter, columnist, author, and educator that has taken him to all seven continents performing at stadiums and festivals.

1) Interactive Workshop:  The Hidden Sounds/Hidden Self workshop consists of live performances on the guitar and audience participation through guitar and rhythmic exercises over a 1-2 hour period.

2) Guitar Techniques:  Jeff teaches guitar students how to effectively use positioning, harmonics, tambora, artificial harmonics, voicings, percussion and silence to enhance their guitar skills.  Jeff also focuses on lessons learned from simulating the sounds of instruments as diverse as the banjo and kora to imitating record scratching and volume pedal swells on guitar.

3) Self-Empowerment through Music: Jeff focuses on empowerment through music highlighting lessons learned from musical study and performance including: Practice, Reflection, Patience, Team Work, Persistence, Gratitude and many more.  Jeff’s presentation includes Powerpoint and lighting visuals.

4) Personal Storytelling: Jeff shares highlights from his own experience as a touring guitarist, session guitarist, author, guitar tips columnist, educator, songwriter and adventurer that has taken him to all seven continents.

5) Q & A: Following the workshop audience members may pose questions.

6) Book Signing: Audience members will be able to purchase the Hidden Sounds series at a special 10% discount (or whatever agreement is with store) signed by Jeff as a token of thanks for attending the workshop. 

 
 

DISCOGRAPHY

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Sonic Tales

Sonic Tales is a journey that reveals the beauty and versatility of the guitar.  The heart of the album is storytelling.  Harp harmonics and percussive beats set the mood as songs range from the atmospheric introduction “Beginnings” to the celestial “Luminescence”, from the innocent excitement of “Wonder” to the anthem outro in “Everlasting”.   The album features guest artists Mark Pelli (Magic!) and James Bryan (The Philosopher Kings) on guitar, Koi Anunta on violin and a co-production with Antoine Dufour.  From the first notes, the possibilities of the nylon string guitar are evident.  The album could be played in a café, theater, festival or as an opening act for a Pop group in a stadium. 

Accompanying the live show, the workshop reveals how to cultivate original sounds on the guitar from harp harmonics to dulcimeresque percussive harmonics and percussive beats.  Many of the storytelling techniques used in Sonic Tales are explored in Hidden Sounds Guitar Series.

Stream on Spotify, Apple, iHeartRadio

Buy on iTunes, Amazon      


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All The Roads We Take

A collection of songs that speak to the wondrous journeys we all take during our lifetime. 

Treading my own road as a musician, the guitar has become my vehicle to explore and reflect on the world that surrounds us.  Transcending boundaries, the unlimited sounds of the guitar race to the very heart of the human spirit, opening a space for storytelling in which harmonics become stars and percussive rhythms follow footsteps down ancient pathways. 

After travelling the world for many years as a guitarist and adventurer it felt like the right moment to record and share this collection of songs born from lived stories.  Some of the songs evolved over ten years while others came during the recording process.  All of the songs reflect the roads I’ve taken and a wish that all of your roads lead to a life fully embraced. 

Time flows like water
A gentle breeze on a midnight plain
Life invites us to wander
Follow dreams to uncharted places…   

Stream on Spotify, Apple, iHeartRadio

Buy on iTunes, Amazon


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The Black Prince (Music Inspired by the Motion Picture) soundtrack.

"Scars" co-written with Nelly Furtado and Emmanuel Jal. Appears on The Black Prince: Music Inspired by the Motion Picture soundtrack (July 2017).

Writer and Guitars.


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The Good Lie Soundtrack (Warner Brothers)

“Scars” co-written with Nelly Furtado and Emmanuel Jal for The Good Lie – Movie Soundtrack starring Reese Witherspoon (Warner Brothers Oct 2014). Writer and Guitars.

“We Fall” - Emmanuel Jal for The Good Lie – Movie Soundtrack starring Reese Witherspoon (Warner Brothers Oct 2014). Guitars.

Available at: www.warnerbros.com, itunes, amazon.com


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Domanique Grant - Playhouse

“Cities (Interlude)”.  Guitars and Co-producer with Kuya Productions.

Purchase on iTunes.com


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Emmanuel Jal - The Key

Emmanuel Jal The Key (Gatwitch/Universal Sept 2014). “Party” featuring Nelly Furtado.  Co-writer and Guitars.

Emmanuel Jal The Key (Gatwitch/Universal Sept 2014). “Yei”. Co-writer, co-producer and guitars.

Emmanuel Jal The Key (Gatwitch/Universal Sept 2014). “The Key”. Co-writer, co-producer and guitars.

Emmanuel Jal The Key (Gatwitch/Universal Sept 2014).  “We Fall”. Guitars.

Emmanuel Jal The Key (Gatwitch/Universal Sept 2014). "Scars" with Nelly Furtado. Co-writer and guitars.


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Emmanuel Jal - See Me Mama

Lose to Win - Emmanuel Jal (Gatwitch/Universal) - Jeff Gunn/guitar **Theme song for his global 'Lose to Win' campaign and single on See Me Mama (2012)

Purchase on iTunes.com and gatwitchrecords.com


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Kae Sun

Weh Weh - Kae Sun (Urbnet Records 2013)  - Jeff Gunn on guitar -  Single from the album Afriyie.

Purchase at www.iTunes.com and www.kaesunmusic.com


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Dwayne Britton

Why - Annie Lennox - Sung by Dwayne Britton - Arranged by Jeff Gunn (LML Music) ***Voted as a 'Top 10 Album of 2008' by Talkin' Broadway.Why (Live)

Why - Annie Lennox -Sung by Dwayne Britton - Arranged and performed by Jeff Gunn (FULL)


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Morgan Sadler

Go On (Socan 2009) - Morgan Sadler - **Winner of Best Song 2009-2010 Toronto Independent Music Awards- Jeff Gunn/guitar

Simple Good Intentions (Socan 2009) - Morgan Sadler - Jeff Gunn/guitar


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Swing Shift

It Don't Mean A Thing - Swing Shift - Jeff Gunn/guitar (Palais Records)

Lover's Leap - Swing Shift - Jeff Gunn/guitar (Palais Records)

All of Me - Swing Shift - Jeff Gunn/guitar (Palais Records)

Duet - Swing Shift - Jeff Gunn/guitar (Palais Records)

Route 66 - Swing Shift - Jeff Gunn/guitar (Palais Records)

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Public Speaking

 
 

Guest Speaker…

Jeff has been a guest speaker at UCLA, University of London, University of Oxford, Thamassat University and the University of Hawaii to name a few.

He shares his history research on outsourcing wage labour in the nineteenth century and abolitionist/activists in the eighteenth century.

Jeff is also available for music workshops and pedagogical talks in music, history and Language programs in elementary, secondary and university level programs.

 
 
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2019

Jan 24-27 NAMM Show (Los Angeles, CA)

Jeff will be performing at the NAMM Show. Performances include: at the G7th Capo booth (Jan 24 11am and 1pm), Canadian Musician Magazine Party at (Jan 24 9pm) and at the Roland/BOSS booth (Jan 25 4:30pm).

Jan 26 The Luftschloss (Hollywood, California)

Jeff will be performing with multimedia artist Terrence Jon at 9pm - a night of music and interactive art.

Feb 23 Indigo Bookstore (Oshawa, ON)

Jeff will be performing songs from his forthcoming album Sonic Tales and promoting his Hidden Sounds Book Series at Indigo Bookstore at 11am-5pm.

Feb 28 Artery Performance (Toronto, ON)

Jeff will be sharing a preview of Sonic Tales songs at an Artery event at 8pm.

March 7 Long & McQuade (Toronto, ON)

Jeff will be delivering an interactive guitar workshop at Long & McQuade at 7pm.

March 15 Juno Awards TD Greenroom Performance (London, ON)

Jeff will be playing guitar and serving as musical director for Emmanuel Jal set at 2:30pm.

March 15 Juno Awards Junofest (London, ON)

Jeff will be playing guitar and serving as musical director for Emmanuel Jal performance at 10pm.

March 17 Juno Awards (London, ON)

Jeff will be walking the red carpet at the Junos with Emmanuel Jal team at 6pm.

March 23 CP24 Breakfast TV Show Interview and Performance (Toronto, ON)

Jeff will be interviewed and perform songs from Sonic Tales live on CP24 Breakfast TV Show at 9:50-10:10 am.

March 29 The Burdock (Toronto, ON)

Jeff will be opening for James Bryan at 9pm.

April 6 1010AM (iHeart Radio) Interview and Performance (Toronto)

Jeff will be interviewed and perform songs from Sonic Tales.

April 7 The Burdock (Toronto, ON)

Jeff will have his Sonic Tales album release party at 6pm.

Indigo Books Spring Tour 2019

April 27 Indigo Books (Mississauga, ON)

Jeff will be performing songs from his forthcoming album Sonic Tales and promoting his Hidden Sounds Book Series at Indigo Bookstore at 11am-5pm.

May 4 Indigo Books (Kingston, ON)

Jeff will be performing songs from his forthcoming album Sonic Tales and promoting his Hidden Sounds Book Series at Indigo Bookstore at 1-5pm.

May 7 Canadian Music Week (Toronto,ON)

Jeff will be performing on guitar with Domanique Grant.

May 9 TIDAL Concert (Toronto, ON)

Jeff will be performing on guitar with Domanique Grant.

May 25 CBC Music Festival (Toronto, ON)

Jeff will be performing on guitar and music director with Emmanuel Jal.

June 1 Global TV Morning Show (Peterborough, ON)

Jeff will do an interview and perform songs from his album Sonic Tales and promote his Hidden Sounds Book Series for his event at Indigo Books.

June 1 Indigo/Chapters Books (Peterborough, ON)

Jeff will be performing songs from his forthcoming album Sonic Tales and promoting his Hidden Sounds Book Series at Indigo Bookstore at 11am-5pm.

June 2 Niagara Jazz Festival (St. Catherines, ON)

Jeff will be performing with James Bryan, featuring songs from Sonic Tales and promoting his Hidden Sounds Book Series.

June 8 Indigo Books (Ottawa, ON)

Jeff will be performing songs from his forthcoming album Sonic Tales and promoting his Hidden Sounds Book Series at Indigo Bookstore at 11am-5pm.

June 15 Indigo Books (Oshawa, ON)

Jeff will be performing songs from his forthcoming album Sonic Tales and promoting his Hidden Sounds Book Series at Indigo Bookstore at 11am-5pm.

June 22 Indigo Books (Markham, ON)

Jeff will be performing songs from his forthcoming album Sonic Tales and promoting his Hidden Sounds Book Series at Indigo Bookstore at 1-5pm.

Emmanuel Jal European Festival Tour

July 12 Neuadd Owen Festival (Wales, UK)

Jeff will be performing on guitar and music director with Emmanuel Jal.

July 13 Pohoda Festival (Slovakia)

Jeff will be performing on guitar and music director with Emmanuel Jal.

July 14 Festival Fetes Escales (France)

Jeff will be performing on guitar and music director with Emmanuel Jal.

July 21 London Bridge Scoop (London, UK)

Jeff will be performing on guitar and music director with Emmanuel Jal.

July 26 Llangollen Fringe Festival (Wales, UK)

Jeff will be performing on guitar and music director with Emmanuel Jal.

July 27-28 WOMAD Festival (UK)

Jeff will be performing on guitar and music director with Emmanuel Jal.

August 10 Boomtown Festival (UK)

Jeff will be performing on guitar and music director with Emmanuel Jal.

Sonic Tales European Tour

July 2 University of Glasgow (Glasgow, UK)

Jeff will be performing songs from Sonic Tales and promoting his Hidden Sounds Book Series. He will also give a guest talk as a historian on outsourcing wage labour.

July 8 Re:work Humboldt University Berlin (Berlin, Germany)

Jeff will be performing songs from Sonic Tales and promoting his Hidden Sounds Book Series. He will also give a guest talk as a historian on outsourcing wage labour.

July 16 Seguru Head Office (Tallin, Estonia)

Jeff will be performing songs from Sonic Tales and promoting his Hidden Sounds Book Series.

July 18 Luna Lounge (London,UK)

Jeff will be performing songs from Sonic Tales and promoting his Hidden Sounds Book Series.

July 22 The Waterhole (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Jeff will be performing songs from Sonic Tales and promoting his Hidden Sounds Book Series.

July 31 Tsuzamen (Tel Aviv, Israel)

Jeff will be performing songs from Sonic Tales and promoting his Hidden Sounds Book Series.

August 3 Nordic Black Theatre (Oslo, Norway)

Jeff will be performing songs from Sonic Tales and promoting his Hidden Sounds Book Series.

past showS

Press

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June 2019 - Feature and Cover(name) in Canadian Musician Magazine (May-June issue). http://canadianmusician.com/current-issue.php

June 2019 - Feature in Up Words Magazine Interview (Kolkata, India) >>ABOUT UPWORDS

May 2019 - Interview on Global TV Morning Show featuring discussion on Sonic Tales album and Hidden Sounds Guitar Series.

May 2019 - Feature in Durham News. https://www.durhamregion.com/whatson-story/9247540-the-journey-continues-for-oshawa-guitarist-jeff-gunn/

April 2019 - Interview and Performance on 1010AM RAdio/iHeartRadio.

March 2019 - Interview and Performance on CP24 Breakfast TV Show featuring discussion on Sonic Tales album and Hidden Sounds Guitar Series. Performed with James Bryan. https://www.cp24.com/video?clipId=1642982

November 12 2018 - Jeff performed on Global TV Morning Show with Domanique Grant >>WATCH

Sinchoroen Brothers TV Show (Travel Channel Thailand)

August 2018 - 94.3 Radio One (Kolkata, India)
Jeff performed on 94.3 Radio One show in support of his tour.

2018 - Up Words Magazine Interview (Kolkata, India)
>>ABOUT UPWORDS

January 2016 - Jeff Gunn performing/filming with Acoustic Guitar Magazine at NAMM 2016 >>WATCH

September 1, 2014 - Kenya: Emannuel Jal's Star-Studded Album Out This Month - All Africa
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July 26 2014 - Interview on K103.7FM in Montreal with Rick Keene Music Scene Show >>READ

June 20 2014 - Interview and Performance on Global TV Morning News Montreal >>WATCH 

August 12 2015 - Jeff's Hidden Sounds Guitar Tour educational fundraising initiative featured on Plan Canada website
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March 3 2014 - Interview on CBC The National - Live Interview on Modern Day Slavery
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May 16 2014 - Feature in The Yellowknifer in Yellowknife, NWT "Back to Guitar Basics"

May 15, 2014 - Interview and Live Performance on 98.5  FM -The Morning Show in Edmonton >>LISTEN

May 19 2014 - Feature on Hidden Sounds Guitar Workshop in Calgary >>READ

May 21 2014 - Feature in Vancouver Music Review - Candle Lanterns is "Song of the Day" >>READ

May 22 -June 4 - Hidden Sounds Review in The Scene Magazine London, ON Edition 717, p 17

May 9, 2014 - Feature in The Leader Newspaper - St.Albert/Edmonton

May 8, 2014 - Feature and Interview with Heavy Metal Mag - Horror Metal Sounds >>READ

April 30, 2014 - Feature in Durham Region News/Oshawa This Week >>READ  

Interview with Martyr Magazine

May 15, 2014 - Review of Hidden Sounds Guitar Workshop in TMAK World >>READ

Jeff Featured in Canada Newswire Press Release

April 29 2014 - Interview on ThatChannel TV (Liquid Lunch Show) 

The Rock 94.9 FM  - Jeff did an interview and Performance on 94.9 FM The Rock on May 1 2014.

May 1 2014 - Channel 12/CHEX TV - Jeff did an interview and performance on Channel 12/CHEX TV.

FYIMusic News. Feature on Jeff's Hidden Sounds/Hidden Self Canadian 2014 tour

March 3 2014 - Interview on CBC The National - Live Interview on Modern Day Slavery
>>WATCH 

2013 - Avenue Magazine (Scotland, UK) Short feature on Jeff's guitar career "Making Music the Matters" Issue 53.

October 21, 2013 - Canadian Musician Youtube Channel Promotions for the Hidden Sounds Guitar Series.
>>WATCH PART 1 >>WATCH PART 2 >>WATCH PART 3

November 6 2013 - Live Interview on 100.1 FM in Guyana - Promoting Hidden Sounds Guitar Series/Workshop Tour

November 7 2013 - Live Interview on 98.1 Hot FM in Guyana - Promoting Hidden Sounds Guitar Series/Workshop Tour 

November 8  2013 - Interview and Performance on Guyana Today morning TV Show - Promoting Hidden Sounds Guitar Series/Workshop Tour 

Canadian Musician Magazine Blog feature on Jeff's Hidden Sounds Guitar Series.

D'Addario Canada Youtube Channel Promotions for the Hidden Sounds Guitar Series in 2013.
>>WATCH

Jeff Gunn talks about life on the road and the launch of his new guitar series Hidden Sounds in 2012.

February 3, 2012 - Interview at D'Addario Canada
>>WATCH

Appearance in Episode 10 of the "Guitar Picks" TV series narrated by Kim Mitchell

January 1, 2011 - York University Y-File Story

Interview with Jeff Gunn - Fashion Studio 7 Issue 11

Durham Computer User's Club
>>READ

Emmanuel Jal The Key Album (Gatwitch/Universal) Press

July 2011 - Emmanuel Jal's headlining concert at the Vancouver Folk Festival with Jeff on guitars reviewed by CTV

July 2011 - Emmanuel Jal's Hillside Festival concert with Jeff on guitars reviewed >>READ

Review of Jeff Gunn's arrangement of Annie Lennox's "Why" as sung by Dwayne Britton. The 'highlight' of the CD.

 
 

News & Updates

 

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Publications

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Jeff has more than 100 Publications…

Jeff has published articles, blogs, books and videos with a variety of magazines including Acoustic Guitar, Guitar World, Canadian Musician, Keyboard Magazine, National Geographic, YYZ Living, the University of Hawaii Press and Mayfair Music Publications. See below…

Acoustic Guitar Magazine

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Available at all bookstores, magazine vendors and music stores worldwide.

How to Use Harmonics to Add Texture to Your Playing (No. 315 March/April 2019)

How to Find the Right Guitar Teacher (No. 308 Aug 2018)

Color Your Chords with Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs (No. 298, October 2017).

5 Ways to Master Artificial Harmonics on Guitar (No. 290 February 2017).

Exploring Acoustic Soundscapes: How to Play Natural Harmonics in 4 Easy Steps (No. 287 November 2016)

The Beat of a Different Strummer: Learn to Develop a Percussive Approach to Guitar (Acoustic Guitar Magazine May 2016 Issue 281).

Sonic Storyteller: One Time YouTube Sensation Andy McKee Releases a Concert Album (Acoustic Guitar Magazine September 2016 Issue 285).

National Geographic

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Corrupt Bargain: Adams vs Jackson in the Election of 1824 (National Geographic History Magazine November/December 2016).  Jeff wrote all sidebars and timeline as a Contributor.  Available at all major bookstores worldwide.

Guitar World

20 Steps To Becoming a Better Acoustic Rhythm Player (Feature in Vol. 38, No. 8, August 2017).  Available at all bookstores, magazine vendors and music stores worldwide

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Keyboard Magazine  

Michael Bearden: Lady Gaga's Music Director on Touring, Technology and the Power of Music

Canadian Musician Magazine

Available at all major bookstores, magazine vendors and music stores throughout Canada. Online version available at canadianmusician.com

Muting (Canadian Musician Magazine/ May - June 2015 Vol. XXXVII No.3).

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Tapping Harmonics (Canadian Musician Magazine/ May - June 2014 Vol. XXXVI No. 3).

The DJ Record Scratch on Guitar (Canadian Musician Magazine/ May - June 2013 Vol. XXXV No. 3).

Creating A Percussive Voice on Guitar (Part 3) (Canadian Musician Magazine/ Nov - Dec 2012 Vol. XXXIV No. 6).

Creating A Percussive Voice on Guitar (Part 2) (Canadian Musician Magazine/ Sept - Oct 2012 Vol. XXXIV No. 5).

Creating A Percussive Voice on Guitar (Part 1) (Canadian Musician Magazine/ July -August 2012 Vol. XXXIV No. 4).

Creating a Fresh Sound: Artificial Harmonics for Guitarists (Canadian Musician Magazine/ Jan-Feb 2012 Vol. XXXIV No. 1).

Blog for Canadian Musician: "A Conversation with..." Series

A Conversation with Phil Collins Guitarist/Genesis Bassist - Daryl Stuermer

A Conversation with Kendrick Lamar/ Travis Scott Engineer – Blake Harden

A Conversation with Lighting Designer Joey Sadler of Light + Dark

A Conversation with Musical “We Will Rock You” Guitarist Tristan Avakian

A Conversation with Philosopher Kings’ Guitarist James Bryan

A Conversation with Magic! Guitarist Mark Pellizer (Part 2)

A Conversation with Miguel/Vic Mensa Guitarist Dru DeCaro

A Conversation with Michael Jackson's Final
and Lady Gaga's Current Music Director Michael Bearden

A Conversation with Beyonce's
Guitarist Bibi McGill

A Conversation with Magic! Guitarist Mark Pelli

A Conversation with David Rhodes

A Conversation with Justin Bieber's
Musical Director: Dan Kanter
 

A Conversation with Drake's
Guitarist and Musical Director: Adrian X 

A Conversation with Alicia Keys'
Supporting Vocalist: Whitney Keaton

A Conversation with Pink's
Guitarist: Kat Lucas

Overdrive Magazine (Thailand)

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Artificial Harmonics on Guitar (Overdrive Magazine /January 2016 Issue 203). Available at all major bookstores, magazine vendors and music stores throughout Thailand.

The Guitar Mag (Thailand)

The Guitar Mag available at all major bookstores, magazine vendors and music stores throughout Thailand. Online version available at theguitarmag.com

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Simulating the Sounds of the Banjo on Guitar (The Guitar Mag / October 2012 Vol 43. Issue. 10).

A Conversation with Justin Bieber's Musical Director: Dan Kanter (The Guitar Mag / September 2012 Vol 43. Issue. 9).

Percussion on the Guitar, Part 2 (The Guitar Mag / August 2012 Vol 43. Issue. 8).

Percussion on the Guitar, Part 1 (The Guitar Mag / June 2012 Vol 43. Issue. 6).

String Percussion on the Guitar (The Guitar Mag / May 2012 Vol 43. Issue. 5).

Tambora (The Guitar Mag/ April 2012 Vol. 43 Issue 4).

Harmonic Percussion on the Guitar (The Guitar Mag / March 2012 Vol. 43 Issue 3).

Imitating Effects Pedals on the Guitar (The Guitar Mag / February  2012 Vol.43 Issue 2). 

Scratching on the Guitar: Mastering the Art of the DJ Record Scratch on Guitar (The Guitar Mag / December  2011 Vol.42 Issue 12). 

Bossa Nova Guitar (The Guitar Mag / November  2011 Vol.42 Issue 11). 

Clubbing Guitar (The Guitar Mag / October  2011 Vol.42 Issue 10). 

Creating Hooks (The Guitar Mag / September 2011 Vol.42 Issue 9). 

Developing a Personalized Sound (The Guitar Mag / August 2011 Vol.42 Issue 8). 

Developing Rhythms on Guitar  (The Guitar Mag / July 2011 Vol.42 Issue 7). 

Reggae Guitar (The Guitar Mag / June 2011 Vol.42 Issue 6). 

Learning to Listen (The Guitar Mag / May 2011 Vol.42 Issue 5). 

Silence in Music (The Guitar Mag / April 2011 Vol.42 Issue 4). 

Hip Hop Guitar (The Guitar Mag / March 2011 Vol.42 Issue 3). 

Developing Rhythms on Solo Guitar (The Guitar Mag / February 2011 Vol.42 Issue 2). 

Imitating Instruments on Guitar (The Guitar Mag / January 2011 Vol.42 Issue 1, pgs 138-139 ). 

Percussive Voice (The Guitar Mag / December 2010 Vol.41 Issue, pgs 138-141 ).

Playing Artificial Harmonics (The Guitar Mag / November 2010 Vol.41 Issue, pgs 138-139 ). 

Playing Artificial Harmonics (The Guitar Mag / October 2010 Vol.41 Issue, pgs 138-139 ).

Musik Etc.

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Buenos Aires: Musical Gem of South America  (Muzik Etc./ Jan/Feb 2011 Edition- Vol 23 No. 1)

The New Standard Gig: The Clubbing Guitarist  (Muzik Etc./ Nov/Dec 2010 Edition- Vol 22 No. 6)

Tokyo (Muzik Etc./ Nov/Dec 2010 Edition - Vol 22 No. 5)

Exploring the World of Hip-Hop Guitar (Muzik Etc./ Sept/Oct 2010 Edition- Vol 22 No. 5)

Istanbul: The Crossroads of Music Cultures (Muzik Etc./ Sept/Oct 2010 Edition - Vol 22 No. 5)

Evolving Rhythms for Guitar: Part 2 (Muzik Etc./ May/June 2010 - Vol 22 No. 3)

Rio de Janeiro: Natural and Human Wonders in Abundance (Muzik Etc./ May/June 2010 Edition - Vol 22 No. 3)

Evolving Rhythms for Guitar (Muzik Etc./ Mar/Apr 2010 Edition Vol 22 No 2)

Cape Town (Muzik Etc./Mar/Apr 2010 Edition Vol 22 No 2)(Available at music stores across Canada)

The Power of One: Creating Memorable Hooks (Muzik Etc./Jan/Feb 2010 Edition Vol 22 No.1)(Available at music stores across Canada)

Dubai (Muzik Etc./Jan/Feb 2010 Edition Vol 22 No.1)

Learning How to Listen When Traveling (Muzik Etc./ Nov/Dec 2009 Edition/ Vol 21 No.6)

A Musician's Paradise: The Bangkok Music Scene (Muzik Etc./ Nov/Dec 2009 Edition/ Vol 21 No.6)

Exploring Percussion on the Guitar (Muzik Etc./Sept/Oct 2009 Edition/ Vol 21 No.5)

Harnessing the Power of Silence (Muzik Etc./ May/June 2009 Edition Vol 21 No.3)

The Power of Imitation (Muzik Etc./ Mar/Apr 2009 Edition/ Vol 21 No.2)

Untapped Resources - Developing Personalized Sounds on the Acoustic Guitar (Muzik Etc./Jan/Feb 2009 Edition/ Vol 21 No.1)

The Cruise Ship Option: An Insider's Perspective on Working as a Musician on Cruise Ships (Muzik Etc./ Nov/Dec 2008 Edition/Vol 20 No.6)
 

Finding a Place for Artificial Harmonics (Muzik Etc./     Sept/Oct 2008 Edition/Vol 20 No.5)

Thai Classic Guitar Magazine

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A Love of the Ages: Instructional Piece (Thai Classic Guitar Magazine/ Nov/Dec 2010 Issue) Available at all major bookstores, magazine vendors and music stores throughout Thailand.

Journal of World History

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Creating a Paradox: Quobna Ottobah Cugoano and the Slave Trade's Violation of the Principles of Christianity, Reason, and Property Ownership
The Journal of World History - Volume 21, Number 4, December 2010, pp. 629-656. University of Hawaii Press.

Esharp Magazine

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Cruise Ship Workers Reach Out to Local Communities (Verge Magazine Summer 2009 May-Sept) (Available at Chapters, Indigo and many other major book stores nationwide in Canada and the US) Online version available soon. www.vergemagazine.ca.

Sing for your Supper - and your Plane Ticket too (Verge Magazine Summer 2009 May-Sept) (Available at Chapters, Indigo and many other major book stores nationwide in Canada and the US) Online version available soon.  www.vergemagazine.ca.

YYZ Living

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Thailand: Coming Alive at Night  (YYZ Living Magazine/ Winter 2011).  Available at all major bookstores, magazine vendors and music stores throughout Canada. Online version available at: www.yyzliving.com

Fashion Studio 7 Magazine

Online version available at fashionstudio7.com

Beyond Famous (Part 2): The Vitality of Music in Education (Fashion Studio 7/ Issue 15 / March-April 2013).

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Beyond Famous: The Vitality of Music in Everyday Life (Part 1) (Fashion Studio 7/ Issue 12 / Sept-Oct 2012).

Beyond Race Part 3: Unpacking the Baggage of Identity (Fashion Studio 7/ Issue 9 / Nov-Dec 2011).

Istanbul (Fashion Studio 7/ Issue 8 / August/Sept 2011).

Revolutions Across History (Fashion Studio 7/ Issue 7 / June/July 2011).

Cameroon: A Diverse African Experience (Fashion Studio 7/ Issue 6 / Feb/Mar 2011).

Beyond Race: A Musician's Notes - The Role of Education (Fashion Studio 7/ Issue 5 / Jan 2011).

One Night in Bangkok (Fashion Studio7 Magazine/ Issue 2 - Jan 2010/ Toronto's premier online fashion magazine).

Bangkok: The City of Angels, Fashion & NightLife (Fashion Studio7 Magazine/ Issue 2 - Jan 2010/ Toronto's premier online fashion magazine).

Tuku Music (Fashion Studio7 Magazine/ Issue 2 - Jan 2010/ Toronto's premier online fashion magazine). Featuring an interview with one of Africa's premier guitarists: Oliver Mtukudzi.

Modern Slavery (Fashion Studio 7 Magazine/ Issue 3 - August 2010).

Habib Koite (Fashion Studio 7 Magazine/ Issue 3 - August 2010). Featuring an interview with one of Africa's greatest guitarists.

Beyond Race (Fashion Studio 7 Magazine/ Issue 4 - November  2010).

Thai Reggae (Fashion Studio 7 Magazine/ Issue 4 - November 2010).