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Doin` It With Just Bass & Vocals
If you want respect, get out of the music business (laughs)! If you love what you are doing, it will show and you will gain respect. People who buy records like how songs move them no matter the skill level.
Mastering The Musical Use Of The Guitar
To play in places where they cannot pay the expenses for an entire band, I travel with only my guitar and a CD where I have my own backing tracks. And I noticed that the public reacts very well to these concerts!
Well, the Internet is a great thing, everyone now can have their own spot and sell their music. But it is becoming a jungle where everyone just thinks about themselves. There is too much quantity, and too little quality; too much competition instead of collaboration.
Expanding The Possibilites Of Solo Guitar
Releases Dynamite Chicago Blues CD/DVD
Bass-Oriented, Rhythmically Heavy Fusion
Black Sheep Of The Blues
I still discover a lot of music by word of mouth, seeing what my friends are listening to. I have always bought music and still do.
I am very fortunate to know and have worked with an amazing variety of musicians, so I can write a piece of music with someone in mind.
Applying Wisdom To Blues/Rock
Austrian Instrumentalist Balances Melody & Virtuosity
Rockin` Tinsel Town With Furious Energy
Wickedly Raw Blues Unleashed
Hard Edged Rhythms & Meditative Melodies
What works for me is a real life approach mixed with the internet stuff. The Internet by itself is just digital overkill for all of us suffering from ADHD. Everyone has 47 social media profiles, a web page, and ends up sitting in front of the computer all day.
Hard-Driving Guitar Surf Music
Welcome (Back) To The Jungle
From The Heart Of The Blues
If you have gathered some musical experience by actively making music, you listen to music in another way. You are able to hear everything and not only the lead instrument or vocals.
I personally love to hear melody and hooks in solos as well as lyrically slow/wide vibrato and story-telling phrasing capped off with shredding licks that make you want to fall to pieces.
Classical Guitar Meets Electric Guitar
Jazz Guitarist Releases Remarkable CD
Percussive Acoustic Guitarist Plans Career
Surprising Program Of Jewish Music
Polish Instrumental Neo-Classical Masterworks
Slovenia`s Instrumental Rock Future
Sweden`s New Instrumental Progressive Rock
Evocative, Guitar-Driven World Music
When you hear generic music, you can bet the composer wasn`t inspired, rather they were stringing riffs together and trying to impress.
I`m very fortunate in that I get to tour and play live quite a bit. I`m also happy to say that my fan base continues to grow, so considering the state of the music biz these days I`ve got no complaints.
One I stopped procrastinating and making excuses and decided that I really wanted to make an album that I would be the first in line to buy - an album that really excited my heart.
Music is a language, it comes from your soul and your body. I`m not hung up on technique or theory; that`s why I love Santana as much as Vai. What they play just comes from the heart.
A great solo works like a powerful and moving speech. Something that grabs your attention, keeps you interested, tells a story, and wraps up leaving you feeling like you got something from it.