Rob Beck from Beginner Guitar HQ contacted me about his article “How To Choose the Best Guitar, 15 Factors to Consider According to Science”. I read the article over and decided I would add it here for my readers who are looking for a new axe. There are some good points of view to consider when trying out and purchasing a new guitar from a scientific point of view. Especially if you are new to playing guitar. Experienced players usually know what they like and are looking for in a new addition to their arsenal, but even they may learn something new from this information. The article is definitely worth checking out. You can read all about it here.
This was posted on Reverb.com by Dan Orkin on June 20th. Great information I just had to share.
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I haven’t written anything for my blog in quite a while. I’ve been quite busy playing guitar. I have been testing lots of picks, and am getting ready to write some more pick reviews. Stay tuned…
Working on increasing your picking speed is not just for the hell fire speed guru wannabe’s. Once your speed increases your whole style of playing loosens up. Your fingers will feel light and flexible and you’ll gain more freedom in your playing. Your fingers will float easily across the strings without …
Source: 9 Effective Ways to Increase Your Guitar Picking Speed
Out of all of Warren Haynes’ work that I have had the pleasure of listening to I really like what he did on the Man In Motion album. I love the sound. Warren’s guitar tones are tasty as heck. The songs are really good. I’m a hard rock guy and this album sucks me right in with the smooth R&B music on this album. Every time I listen to the songs I hear something I didn’t before.
Check Warren out here for the live versions of the songs plus more.
You can check out samples of the studio version here.
If you like Trans-Siberian Orchestra you will probably like Dave Brons’ new release Based On A True Story. Anyone who is interested in guitar oriented instrumental music should check Dave’s music out for sure. As a disclaimer, Dave and I are friends, but he did not give me the album to listen to on my iPhone for free. I bought the digital download from his bandcamp.com page. You can listen to the music streamed for free if you like, but I prefer to have actual .mp3 files on my devices, plus I want to support as many musicians as possible by purchasing their music. Creating and recording music is hard work and the people who take the time to do such things should be compensated for their efforts.
The really cool thing about Based On A True Story is that the each piece tells a story without any lyrics whatsoever. The album is very well done, and there is plenty of space for the music to breathe. Plus for a guitar oriented album the guitar parts are not overdone and fit together nicely, which is refreshing.
I highly recommend giving this album a listen. Click the link below and enjoy…
Based On A True Story
Check out Rock Bytes. I really like this Facebook page. I find out about music here I have not ever heard before or versions of old songs done in new ways. Very cool…
Since I’m on the kick of posting about rock bands that I like. Cheap Trick is the next one on my short list. My favorite Cheap Trick albums are Heaven Tonight, Dream Police, and of course Live At Budokan. In Color is a good album too, but the studio version of I Want You To Want Me is so wimpy (the live version is much better). One song that slipped past my radar was Downed (it is on the In Color album from 1977). Downed was on the audition song list for a band I recently auditioned for, and the song is a killer song. Probably one of Cheap Trick’s best. Give the songs below a listen and enjoy!
Head East is one of those bands that I always thought would be huge, but just never seemed to get there. I still really like them though. Top notch vocals. If you haven’t heard of them listen to these tunes. Head East Rocks!
Closer To The Heart is one of my favorite Rush songs of all time. Here is Rush in their prime laying it down. Great band, great musicians… What is your favorite Rush song?