2014 - best of iTunes - music, books, apps, movies
2014 has been a good year for music. Ben Howard, Taylor Swift Foo Fighters, Sam Smith, The War On Drugs, Eric Church, Jungle, are some of the top picks on iTunes.
I have collecte ...
» 2014 - best of iTunes - music, books, apps, movies
Easy Songs & Chords for Teaching Kids to Play the Guitar
Teaching kids to play the guitar might seem like a difficult and stressful task to undertake, but it doesn?t have to be! The key to successfully teaching kids how to master ...
» Easy Songs & Chords for Teaching Kids to Play the Guitar
Oh! Susannah on Clarinet & Guitar - Amalia & Robert
Amalia loves to play music, and she is definitely a natural - picks up melodies really fast.
She has been taking piano lessons for a while, but recently switched to the Cl ...
» Oh! Susannah on Clarinet and Guitar
BIAS Desktop Review - guitar amp plugin
The BIAS Desktop plugin from Positive Grid is a very nice tool for your digital audio workstation. It is provided in AU, VST, RTAS and AAX formats for Mac and PC as applicable.
You can ...
» BIAS Desktop Review - guitar amp plugin
Amalias Halloween Song
I wrote this little melody last year, and I almost forgot about it. I figured it would be fun little piece to finish about this time of year!
It's actually a really fun chord progression to improvise over. ...
» Amalias Halloween Song
John Mayer no longer a Fender Artist
So, what happened? John Mayer has tweeted two messages which seem to indicate that his relationship with Fender is over.
The famous artist recently wrote to his 588,000+ followers on Twitter: ...
» John Mayer no longer a Fender Artist
Targeting chord tones on guitar
Focusing on chord tones as you play lead guitar is very important. Chord tones are the notes from the chord you are playing over, and knowing which they are for each chord in the progression is extremely ...
» Targeting chord tones on guitar
Tohpati Tribal Dance Review
Tribal Dance is Indonesian guitarist Tohpati's third album for Moonjune Records. He is joined by bass guitarist Jimmy Haslip and drummer Chad Wackerman for an impressive album of progressive jazz rock and ...
» Tohpati Tribal Dance Review
Limited Edition American Standard Stratocaster Channel Bound
I just noticed this on Fender's website. These models have colours I adore. Aren't they just beautiful? I look forward to a chance to try one out some day.
Notice that ...
» Limited Edition American Standard Stratocaster Channel Bound
Last Chapter of Dreaming
THE NEW MARBIN'S ALBUM "THE THIRD SET" IS AVAILABLE NOW ON MOONJUNE RECORDS!
THE BUSIEST HARDWORKING LIVE BAND IN THE USA!
For more info, go to the direct link: ht ...
» Marbin - Last Chapter of Dreaming
Johnny Winter Passed Away
We have lost another blues legend, the blues rock giant Johnny Winter died in his hotel room in Switzerland on July 16t 2014. He was 70 years old.
He was playing his heart out until the end, and had ...
» Johnny Winter Passed Away
Line 6 AMPLIFi FX100 Review
The Line 6 AMPLIFi FX100 is a small but powerful floor board, using the AMPLIFi technology. It provides a quick and fun way to get a great tone.
The tone matching feature is quite useful. You can dial up ...
» Line 6 AMPLIFi FX100 Review
How To Know Where To Play a Guitar Lick
Someone asked me how to count in a song, to know exactly where to start a lick. Truth is, you need to forget about counting. You need to always know where you are in the progression, but counting j ...
» How To Know Where To Play a Guitar Lick
The Best Compressor Pedal
I've never used compressor pedals much, but that has now changed.
This is my favourite compressor pedal. It makes my tube amps really come alive at any volume, and it's especially awesome for the wonderful sem ...
» The best compressor pedal
Here are some of my V-Picks in action. My favourite V-Picks are the blue and dark red ones - the Jalapeno and the Red Rocker. I also like the white/pink/glow-in-the-dark ones.
Give V-Picks a try and let me know wh ...
» V-Picks Review
Stout Drive - Overdrive Pedal
This overdrive is powered by two vintage russian millitary MP38 transistors for silky smooth drive tones bordering on fuzz.
It's a very cool pedal, and I find the pedal works best with humbucker gui ...
» Stout Drive - Overdrive Pedal
E Major Scale Diagram
To make it easy to follow the notes of the Major scale, here is a neck diagram showing you all the notes of the E Major Scale.
The indicators on the notes refer to the Intervals, or Scale Degrees. The Root n ...
» E Major Scale Diagram
New Gibson ES-Les Paul Guitar
Gibson has introduced the brand new ES-Les Paul guitar. It's a marriage between the solidbody Les Paul Standard and semi-acoustic ES-335 - probably the two most famous models they have ever created. And no ...
» New Gibson ES-Les Paul Guitar
Understanding Tube Amps - Review
This book by Dave Hunter provides a good insight into different kinds of tube guitar amplifiers, their differences in design and construction.
You will find many ...
» Understanding Tube Amps
Toontrack Classic Amps Pack Demo
I've been playing with the Toontrack Classic Amps EZmix Pack for EZmix 2 lately, and I decided to give you a demo.
In this track, I used the Classic Amps Pack, the new EZDrummer 2 & EZKeys fr ...
» Toontrack Classic Amps Pack Demo
NAMM 2014 Gear and Music Fest
I went to the NAMM show in January, and here's a late report on what I experienced.
The highlight was the music. Totally. The gear stuff you can get tired of after a while. I saw some great shows that ...
» NAMM 2014
Book a hotel here
Ok, this is silly, but I have set up a site where you can book hotels through me. If you use this site to book your next stay, I may get a few peanuts in commission.
I know - it's kind of silly, but I was settin ...
» Booking a hotel
Clean Water Nonprofit Partners with Taylor Guitars to Make Sweet Music
Logged Old-Growth Trees Reincarnated as Guitars to Provide Clean Water and Reforestation in Central America
April 15, 2014 - In an unprecedented part ...
» Taylor guitar from century-old Engelmann spruce
Classic Amps EZmix Pack from Toontrack
Toontrack has announced the release of the Classic Amps EZmix Pack for EZmix 2.
The Classic Amps EZmix Pack presents 50 complete signal chain presets including amps, stomp boxes, speakers an ...
» Classic Amps EZmix Pack from Toontrack
If you are looking for a nice but inexpensive acoustic guitar, you will want to check out this beautiful guitar from Epiphone. Dressed in a beautiful finish, and fea ...
» Epiphone Acoustic Guitar AJ-220S Review
New Jeff Beck Album
For much of Jeff Beck‘s career, recording has often appeared to take a lower priority than, say, working on vintage cars. However, he admits that his upcoming record — his first since 2010′s ‘Emotion & Commo ...
» New Jeff Beck Album
Scuffham S-Gear Review
Using plugins and digital technology for guitar tone has been so-so for quite some time, in my opinion. I have used a variety of amp and effect packages from different vendors, and recently, I tried a product calle ...
» Scuffham S-Gear Review
BIAS app - great iPad amp designer
BIAS is an amp modeler app for the iPad, or rather, an amp model designer. It gives you an enormous amount of options for tone and tweaking. BIAS is made by the same company (Positive Grid) t ...
» BIAS app - great iPad amp designer
Badlands Guardian Face
This is pretty cool. I am only a few hours away from this amazing "face".
It looks like a face from a satellite's point of view. However, this formation in Alberta, Canada, is completely natural. It is ref ...
» Badlands Guardian Face
Murilo Romano - Scream of Freedom Review
If you like progressive hard rock music with lots of skilled guitar playing, then you should check out this album.
I have listened to this album for a while now, and it rocks. There's onl ...
» Murilo Romano - Scream of Freedom Review