Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Quick Music Tip

Here is another quick music tip...
To advance your playing/technique and to stimulate your knowledge base on theory,try learning or playing some music that is beyond your present capability.
Even though you may not be able to put it all together and flowing,it will give your present playing and knowledge level a huge boost...just try it....
Ex....you play only simpe rock style.Well try a piece of music from the band Rush or Yes or Greg Howe...

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

How the Electric Guitar Works

This is a fairly good article on just how the electric guitar turns the string vibration into a sound coming out the amp,and some additional info.Like the function of tone controls,etc....
...By Matt Petronzio
Before that sweet sound can come through your speakers, a fascinating technological process takes place. Electric guitars essentially transform string vibrations into electromagnetic energy. The process is quick and simple to understand, but pretty impressive for a 1931 invention.

To understand how an electric guitar .....
http://mashable.com/2012/12/13/electric-guitar/

Man Shoots Guitar Because Of Music Volume

According to court documents, he whipped out a .38-caliber pistol, pointed it at a guitar hanging over the head of another roommate...
Read on....

http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20130121/rego-park/man-accused-of-shooting-neighbors-guitar-rampage-over-loud-muisc

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Here Are Six Tips On Getting Your Music Played On T.V.

Here are some good tips on getting your hard spent time/songs on tv,and getting payed!It's a tough door to open,but you can through consistency and hard work.I have done music for radio/jingles and tv commercials so it can be done.That said...it ALWAYS HELPS TO HAVE THAT CONNECTION!That only comes from hard P.R. work....and of course "good material"!
A good article over at American Songwriters web site

Six Ways To Get Your Music On TV

By Andy Lykens November 8th, 2012 at 11:55 am

First, I’d like to thank everyone who has written in and asked me questions. Keep them coming! Please keep in mind if you’re just asking me stuff that you can easily find out by using Goog http://www.americansongwriter.com/2012/11/six-ways-to-get-your-music-on-tv/ le, it is unlikely I’ll be very helpful in my answer (which might literally be “Google It”). Blow me away with your requests and I’ll blow you away with my answers!

That said, I did have a general question from Erin Hill and her Psychedelic Harp (which is pretty cool I must say) that serves as a great jumping off point for some action on your part:

How do I even get my stuff considered for commercials?

The short answer to this question is “hit the pavement.” Luckily, I’m going to give you the long answer too!

There are several options when it comes to getting your music in front of people who consistently license music. Here are just a few ideas to help get you started:

1) Contact them directly –
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http://www.americansongwriter.com/2012/11/six-ways-to-get-your-music-on-tv/

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM GUITAR ANSWERS

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Ten Albums That Changed Rock Guitar

From Hendrix to Jeff Beck to Chuck Berry to Led Zeppelin and more.Find out how they all changed rock music...

Sometimes, just when it seems all styles and techniques for guitar-playing have been exhausted, an album comes along that changes perceptions about what a player can achieve with the instrument. Below are 10 albums that broke new ground for rock guitar and spawned legions of disciples.
Visit the Gibson guitars web site

http://www2.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle/Features/en-us/10-albums-that-changed-rock-guitar-1214-2012.aspx

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Saturday, December 22, 2012

May I Suggest a Pick Up System Update For Your New Toy...SEYMOUR DUNCAN'S

If ,and,you will eventually want to update/customize your new toy/guitars pick-up system.
When you do,may I suggest Seymour Duncan pick-ups.They are an excellent company,and a fav amongst the best of players!From vintage old school to activating your already installed pick-ups,to a full blown,pre-wired and installed system....they got you and,your choice of tone(s) covered.

http://www.seymourduncan.com/

How to Match Delay Time to Tempo

Here is a formula of how to figure out the correct delay setting,so it will be matched with the tempo of the song....
... When adding an echo effect to audio or MIDI data, there may be times when you want the echo to be synchronized with the tempo of your song. This tip explains how to accomplish this with some simple math.

To figure out the delay time value that you need to use for the current tempo of your song, simply divide 60,000 (the number of milliseconds in one minute) by the current tempo (measured in beats per minute) of your song. This will give you the correct delay time value to use with your echo effect so that the echoes will be synchronized to the quarter notes in your song. For example, with a tempo of 110, you would use a delay time value of 545 milliseconds for quarter note echoes.
Thanks to the web site digifreq.com a great site for Cakewalk Sonar info
Www.digifreq.com

Of course there is a PDF file you can download that will have it already calculated! www.soundcraft.com/.../fetchpalz.aspx

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Special December News Items @ Premier Guitar

Giveaway and Free Lessons
http://m.premierguitar.com/default.aspx

..And Video Interview With Neil Schon with his New PRS model...
***I alwsys liked this guys playing,tasteful and very soulful.For those that did not know...he was the "other" guitarist in Santana band

http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20121219/2088/Rig_Rundown_Journeys_Neal_Schon.aspx

  .....Special News & Offerings.....

Gear Giveaway & Contest Roundup: 12/13 - 12/19 posted Dec 19

Guitar Center Offers Free Guitar Lessons in December and January posted Dec 19

ISP Technologies Introduces the Theta Preamp Pedal posted Dec 19

Eastman Guitars Announces Acoustics, Archops, and Electrics for NAMM 2013 posted Dec 18

Peerless Releases the Retromatic Guitar posted Dec 17

JHS Pedals Introduces the SuperBolt Overdrive and The Prestige Pedals posted Dec 14

MATTRIXX-N, Inc. Introduces the SanGreal Gold Series Instrument Amplifier posted Dec 14

Cort Guitars Announces SFX Series Acoustic Guitars posted Dec 13

TC Electronic Releases Soul In The Pocket Bass TonePrints posted Dec 13

DiMarzio to Release Ionizer 8 Pickups for 8-String Guitars posted Dec 13

http://m.premierguitar.com/default.aspx