Mistur

I’m way behind on Tracks Of The Week due to, well life. A recent Adam Levy Guitar Tip mentioned a Jimmy Wyble exercise doing 4-note chord scales with no barres and alternating pairs of chord tones. Had a brief interlude in the madness today in which to construct this etude inspired by Adam and Jimmy. Adam is going to be in town for a seminar this weekend. Gotta get back on my game. »

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dimbulb

Quick Track of the Week attempt. I tried to come up with a non-standard bluesy progression. No I-IV-V in here. Whether or not it works, I’ll leave to the listener. Recording details: Rhythm guitar - tele bridge into Vinny + Jensen, no effects Lead guitar - tele middle into Vinny + Jensen, no effects Your browser does not support the audio element. »

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OTW5

Missed my track of the week last week due to travel, so did one and a third today. First track was supposed to be a One Take Wonder, but I ended up doing three guitar takes so it only counts as 1⁄3 of an OTW. The second is a proper OTW. Both feature my new old amp, a 1966 Ampeg Gemini I. We’re bonding nicely. First one is another minor-y, bluesy thing which never gets old. »

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Seventh Hour

This week's Tune Of The Week is also a One Take Wonder. Again a Tone Clock improv experiment. This time using the Seventh Hour, hence the name. Tried to use the Maneco on the guitar track, which ended up being an unwelcome distraction but since it’s a One Take Wonder it remains in the mix. Rules are rules. Your browser does not support the audio element. For fun, I tried sending this to the LANDR online mastering service. »

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New Toy, New Tunes

So I stumbled across this probing, piquant improvisation by Dan Phelps and had to google the looper pedal he was using - the Maneco Sweet 16. I also saw Mike Baggetta uses one. Tangent: check out his Wall of Flowers album. Then I found one on Reverb, and well here we are. First order of business was to read the one-page manual and do a random improv to get to know the thing. »

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