The Vinman talks a little and plays a little:
It’s great to see how his style has changed over the years, from the “neo-classical” shred dude, to a more bluesy-rock style. I still like to give his old albums a listen now and again, but the new stuff is great too [superemotions file=”icon_cool.gif” title=”Cool”]
This showed up in my YouTube list today, and I thought it was a really good example of a collaboration gone right. Some really nice playing in there, and it’s quite well put together as well:
Interesting video with the legendary David Gilmour about the new David Gilmour Signature Series Stratocaster from Fender.
I don’t really get the whole “relic” thing myself, but it would be a fantastic guitar for an over-cashed Gilmour fan. Certainly something I’d have on my post-lottery-winning list of things to get 😉
Oh, and it the vid has Gilmour playing a great Comfortably Numb solo, so it’s worth seeing just for that [superemotions file=”icon_cool.gif” title=”Cool”]
I decided the other day, after successfully tracking down a copy of one of my favourite CD’s of the very late 80’s (Extreme – Extreme), to re-learn the intro to Mutha Don’t Wanna Go To School Today.
It turns out it’s harder than I remember, despite the abundance of 4 year olds on YouTube that can play it one-handed whilst asleep [superemotions file=”icon_lol.gif” title=”Laughing Out Loud”]
The part that I’m really trying to focus on at the moment is a “simple” repeating pattern, three notes per string, that comes in at about 0:32 on the track. It’s a pattern that is used a lot by Zakk Wylde, and many other shred dudes.
Here’s a sample of the pattern, thanks to tinylick.com:
The actual pattern is a little different, but as a picking exercise I find that what’s tabbed here is pretty good.
Picking pattern is down-up-down-up-ad infinitum, although unless I really concentrate, it turns into a mess of downs, ups, hammers, pulls and who knows what else 😉
So, give it a go, play it so slow that you put yourself to sleep and marvel one day when you can play it as fast as Nuno [superemotions file=”icon_cool.gif” title=”Cool”]
I travelled up to Auckland for the NZGuitars.com gearfest last weekend, and what a fantastic gearfest it was! Good turnout of people and some fantastic gear to drool over 🙂 The Manor is a great venue.
Did I mention how incredible the guitar playing at the gearfest was? No? Well, it was. Too much talent for one day almost [superemotions file=”icon_lol.gif” title=”Laughing Out Loud”]
Looking forward to heading up to another Auckland gearfest in the future [superemotions file=”icon_cool.gif” title=”Cool”]
A New Zealand ISP, Orcon, are doing an online remake of the Iggy Pop classic song “The Passenger” with Iggy himself as the front man for the project. They are asking for audition videos to be sent in to choose 8 people to be the “virtual band” to play the tune with Iggy.
So, I decided to whip up a quick solo and send it in to see what happens 😉 Had a play through the supplied progression a couple of times, and then realised it was time to go to bed, so I just recorded what I was jamming [superemotions file=”icon_lol.gif” title=”Laughing Out Loud”]
Here’s the result:
I’m not sure if it was the late-nightness of it all, but I was struggling to pick some good notes to play! Can’t beat the olde pentatonic sometimes, eh? 😉
The guitar super-human, Guthrie Govan gives some examples about what he likes about hybrid picking:
Now normally, I can’t stand YouTube comments, but this one was rather good in relation to this video:
“What a very rude bald man that was,
Guthrie should have slapped him like Bennie Hill did to the old guy on his show.”
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