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The Master Class Guitar Clinic – July 23, 2017 Makati Philippines

Red Button Productions presentĀ  PERFECTO DE CASTRO: The Master Class

July 23, Sunday | 7:00PM | Mang Rudy’s Tuna Grill And Papaitan, Yakal St. Makati

General Admission: P500 (with 1 drink)
Early Bird Discount: P400 (with 1 drink)

Master Class Participants (5 Spots)
P1000 (with 2 drinks)

Featuring
Jose C. Delos Reyes
The Tiemporaries

For ticket inquiries please message us directly on our Facebook page or text +639178530179.

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/712996962220283

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VIDEO Lesson: The Minor 7th arpeggio

In this video, I outline my favorite shape for the Minor 7th arpeggio and discuss how I use it on my playing. It’s a lengthy, in-depth video so grab your guitar and spend some time with me.

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Skalang pang-gitara… or Guitar Scales for the uninitiated

Here are some outtakesĀ  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!

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New FingerTIPS episode: Diatonic Triads

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.

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Video excerpts from my recent talk at Sta. Isabel College Manila, Philippines

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!


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Perfecto plays an LSL Instruments Saticoy XT

SaticoyXTI 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.

Imagine my disappointment when I found out the this guitar is already spoken for! But Lance assured me that they can build me one exactly like it if not better! Check out the Saticoy XT in action in the video below.  This is my solo on Mystic Reign’s “Ride Hard”, now available on iTunes, CDBaby and Amazon

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FingerTIPS: Legato technique

In this episode of FingerTIPS, I discuss everything you need to know about achieving a strong and smooth legato technique.

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