Here are some outtakes from a session I filmed for a Filipino documentary about guitarists and their approach to scales. The audio is in Filipino and I added English subtitles for the non-Tagalog speaking folks out there.
The documentary was aimed for a non-guitar playing audience so I did my best to present the materials in the simplest and easiest way to understand as possible. Enjoy!
In this episode of FingerTIPS, I discuss and demonstrate how I incorporate diatonic triads in my lead playing. It’s a lengthy video so grab your guitar, get in the woodshed and work out the things I talk about in this video.
I recently gave a short lecture/performance at the Sta. Isabel College Conservatory of Music in Manila, Philippines. The talks was entitled “Skills for the Modern Guitarist” where I discuss my personal experiences as a working musician in the modern world. I also gave advice, both musical and non-musical, to the audience so they have something to follow as they navigate through their own careers.
Unfortunately, my video camera didn’t capture the entire talk, so I will add video snippets to this post as I upload them. The first video, talks about building a strong musical foundation. Enjoy!
I dropped by the LSL Guitars booth at the NAMM Show today and checked out their new Saticoy XT and boy what an AWESOME guitar!
This particular guitar has a bound Swamp Ash body with a baked Maple neck and is equipped with an original Floyd Rose locking tremolo and hot wound LSL humbuckers. The overdriven tone grabs you by the throat with its heavy and aggressive yet articulately clear roar. Rolling back the volume yields a chimey, barely-breaking up bluesy voice that tugs at your soul. There are no dead spots on the neck and notes sustain forever regardless what string or fret you’re on.