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BOSS DD-200 Review
I was incredibly excited to be offered a chance to play around and explore BOSS’ new digital delay pedal, the DD-200. The embedded video review includes sound demos and a guide to the pedal’s functions.
Do I Have Too Many Guitars?
https://youtu.be/pLLYUJOffw0 This week's video is me showing off my guitars in roughly the order I got them and silently wondering: do I have too many guitars? I'm also talking about each guitar's origin story, mods, seeing if they work, playing a bit, generally enjoying my own company. Some of the dates I mention don't match … Continue reading Do I Have Too Many Guitars?
Presets & Templates for Speed Composing
https://youtu.be/hKwKDxYGVW4 You can take hours off your composition timeline with presets and templates without compromising on originality - here's how. Features a BONUS TIP regarding mastering.
Intro To Speed Composition
https://youtu.be/Ckv3siqzvYA Talking about why composers may want to prioritise speed over quality and offering some ideas for musicians wanting to try out speed composing. This is the first of several videos on faster music composition - future videos will look at specific techniques and ideas in detail.
Jay Foreman Interview
https://youtu.be/E6cTI_cU8Sg This week I'm really pleased to present this interview with musical comedian and YouTuber Jay Foreman. Jay is known for his brand of "silly educational videos". In this interview we discuss Jay's first musical experiences as a child; what led him to perform music and how this led to his first YouTube uploads; how … Continue reading Jay Foreman Interview
How To Write A Set List
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4MBi9KT6uM&list=PLf_o4hrSq6nQC4UqogxfF8pRF3DrpSmDX How to write set list for your next gig: what things do you need to consider? What is the best way to order your music? There's a lot to consider when writing a set list, unfortunately much of this seems to be missing from other videos on the topic.
Dan Le Sac Interview
https://youtu.be/9LI3ShzDtLs Dan Le Sac is a beatmaker who rose to fame working with rapper and spoken word artist Scroobius Pip. Dan currently interviews various creators for his podcast, Falling Forward with Dan Le Sac, between uploading musical creations to the net and composing for games. In this interview we discuss the changing, (or not so … Continue reading Dan Le Sac Interview
Can 2 Musicians create an E.P. in One Weekend?
https://youtu.be/pOW42xCb9iQ One Weekend E.P. is the story of 2 musicians creating a 5-track release over a long weekend. This 30 minute documentary short includes discussions on creativity, collaboration and workflow from friends and musical collaborators Liam Taylor, (Blue Alatar) and Si Pettit, (MangoFlush, Subterranean Popular). All music used is from the E.P., which is available … Continue reading Can 2 Musicians create an E.P. in One Weekend?
I Have Changed My Mind
https://youtu.be/M3_ct28mW_Y I've been thinking recently about things I believed very firmly when I started teaching and the fact that I've very gradually changed my mind. Enjoy my frantic back-tracking.