I love the pentatonic scale. This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story I am going to relate. My hearty thanks to Charles Dickens for that last sentence. But, I do love the pentatonic scale. If you’re not musically inclined, don’t worry. I only mention it as a means to my main point. So that you know, the pentatonic scale is something you’ve heard on nearly every major rock recording...ever, just about. Listen to the guitar solo of “Stairway to Heaven.” … [More...]
This weekend I had the honor of joining singer/songwriter Tanya Godsey in a performance of her song White Page from her upcoming album "Telling Time" which releases September 20. Also playing were two of my good friends who also happen to be amazing musicians: Lane Baker on bass and Clay Wood on drums. Enjoy this video, check out Tanya's site, and pick up her album when it comes out on 9/20. … [More...]
Any musician will tell you (as will his/her spouse) that the search for the "right tone" will never end. There are simply too many variables. Not only do guitars, amps, pianos, banjos, etc. vary in tonal quality from one unit to the next, but the musician's own ears and tonal tastes change over time. There was a time when I was the biggest Smashing Pumpkins fan in the world. I wanted Billy Corgan's tone so for me it was a Marshall half stack, a Big Muff Pi and a Fender Strat. That was over a … [More...]
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