About Accent on Music
Husband and wife team Mark Hanson and Greta Pedersen founded Accent On Music in 1985 to produce high-quality educational books, CDs, and videos for guitarists. Included in its catalog are an in-depth teaching book on Paul Simon’s guitar style, two book/CD publications on the music of fingerstyle virtuoso Leo Kottke, and the best-selling Complete Book of Alternate Tunings. Other publications include Mark Hanson’s Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar and Flute & Guitar, plus accompaniment and solo “Travis” picking books, slide guitar, a blues fingerpicking DVD, and a variety of Christmas titles.
Fingerstyle guitarist Mark Hanson has authored 30 publications on acoustic guitar, many published by his company Accent On Music. He regularly presents concerts and master classes, including the annual Accent On Music Guitar Seminar in Portland, Oregon. Mark has shared the stage with such luminaries as John Renbourn, Tommy Emmanuel, Laurence Juber, Alex de Grassi, and the late Jerry Garcia.
Mark’s music is heard regularly on syndicated radio and television. In the late ‘80s, Mark was an editor and columnist at Frets Magazine, interviewing guitarists such as James Taylor, David Crosby, and Leo Kottke. Mark’s writings and music appear regularly in such magazines as Acoustic Guitar and Fingerstyle Guitar.