Browsing All Posts published on »September, 2010«

Capo 2.0. The Spider Capo and Voice Capo Review

September 30, 2010

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This isn’t the same old boring capo your lead singer throws on their guitar to get out of learning a Bb bar chord, these are innovative, get your creative juices flowing machines!  This blog I’m going to give my player’s take on: The Spider Capo and The Voice Capo. Safety First! My first concern was […]

Guitar Pro 6 Review

September 28, 2010

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I was asked what software I used to notate examples for my blog.  The answer: Guitar Pro 6. Guitar Pro in short helps you get the music in your head on paper without lasers or a giant headache in the morning.  It is a transcription software similar to Finale, geared towards guitarists.  The program can […]

Update from The Bass Corner

September 25, 2010

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I have been having so much fun writing these lessons and working with the Guitar Video Channel that I want to now expand the content offered in The Bass Corner. In the future months I will post some gear reviews, articles on what it’s like to be a touring bassist. Also I will be getting […]

Bass Guitar Warm-Ups 103 – Torture Through Chromaticism

September 25, 2010

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Hello and welcome to the Bass Corner. This week I thought it may be nice to stretch out a bit more and explore the next level in the warm up series. This warm up is very closely related to Jaco Pastorius’s spider warm up which is featured in his instructional video. http://www.guitarvideochannel.com/ui/jwplayer/player.swf What I love […]

Hendrixisms

September 24, 2010

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First things first I can’t say how much I dig Facebook.  September 18th marked the 40th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’s death.  What grinds my gears is I heard NOTHING about it in popular news.  That is where Facebook saved the day.  Many fellow musicians posted some great YouTube links, tributes and first-hand accounts of Hendrix.  […]

C and G Major Scales in 3rds

September 19, 2010

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Hello Everyone, Welcome back to the Bass Corner. I feel like I should be changing my shoes right now. That is an old Mr. Rogers reference for anyone who is not familiar. In previous articles I talked about major and minor intervals. More specifically their use in triads (3 note chords). I also covered the […]

O-No It’s The O-Port!

September 17, 2010

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I awoke one morning to a package on my doorstep.  There were no flames, odors of dog do-do or anything that remotely appeared to be anthrax.  (Although I’d love to meet Scott Ian someday)  I open it up and see the O-Port…next question “What is an O-Port?” Well according to Dare Music Group who make […]