Browsing All Posts published on »February, 2011«

Music Nomad: Polishing Your Guitar and Music Career

February 27, 2011


I first came across Music Nomad while hunting the internet for new products, instantly I was taken back by their website.  It it was one of the most pro-DIY musician sites I have seen.  If you are in a band this website is a must read.  Tips on everything from band management, CD duplication to […]

What’s The Deal With Newsletters?

February 20, 2011


You’ve collected a gazillion email addresses at shows and from people visiting your website, but for what? Please don’t tell me it’s so you can mass email hundreds of people around the world to invite them to your show in downtown Detroit?

Gramma by Auralex Product Review

February 20, 2011


This week I checked out the Gramma by Auralex Acoustics. The USA-made product allows you to hear the true tone of your amp by canceling out the connection between your amp and the floor. What is the Gramma? Gramma stands for: Gig & Recording Amp & Monitor Modulation Attenuator.  (I see why they went with […]

Interview with Legendary Bassist Stu Hamm Continued

February 20, 2011


Welcome back to part 2 of my interview with Stu Hamm. This week we get more in depth on his thoughts as a player and composer. Stu talks about some of his writing techniques, who his inspirations are and a few of his road stories. JS-Are you currently studying any players, composers or new techniques? Stu-I’m always working on new […]

Interview with Legendary Bassist Stu Hamm

February 14, 2011


In order to be a master you need to think like one and in order to think like one, you need to know how they think! Stu Hamm’s musical career has spanned decades. His first musical ventures were with Steve Vai, who he met at the Berklee College of Music, and Joe Satriani. Later he went on […]

Pop Goes The Weasel! The New V-Cable by Taylor.

February 12, 2011


The room is quiet, you’re done playing and your sound guy is playing Sudoku on his iPhone while harassing women three or four leagues above him.  You know one thing: if I unplug my guitar it’s going to make a huge pop and everyone in the room is going to hate me.  Especially my Sudoku […]

Interview with Regi "The Teacha" Wooten Continued

February 6, 2011


The feedback I received  from the 1st interview spoke of what a blessing he is as a teacher and/or friend. There is a very good chance I would find myself on his long list of students if I weren’t 1,000  miles away. The 2nd half of the interview will cover Regi’s philosophy on what he calls […]