Just installed a fresh set of my Curt Mangan signature strings on this 2005 Gibson Les Paul Special Doublecut with stock P90 pickups. In this video I jam to a tune inside my head (haha) and explore the tones of a P90-equipped guitar, watch how I tailor my licks in reaction to the tones of the different pickup combinations.
Here’s a fun loop jam video featuring my Epiphone G-1275 double neck guitar with the Ditto X2 and MoVall pedals. The tremolo-picked lines are inspired by the rondalla, a Filipino ensemble of picked instruments. The 12- string neck works nicely for it. Enjoy, like and share!
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!
Don’t adjust your screens, that is actually a 6 string classical I’m playing! I’m playing a 2014 Darren Hippner NEO KOA classical guitar. The 1st video is the in-depth demo/review, the 2nd video contains full performances of some of the music in the review video. Enjoy!