I recently had a chat with with Ethan Davies for Manchunian Matters about a collaborative project run by good friend, and regular collaborator, Jay Plent. We talk about collaboration, trust and the virus. Here's a snippet: "01010111 01100101 00100000 01101100 01101001 01110110 01100101 00100000 01100010 01111001 00100000 00110000 01110011 00100000 01100001 01101110 01100100 00100000 00110001 … Continue reading Collabavirus: Making Music in the Digital-Only World [Manchunian Matters]
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?
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
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.
https://youtu.be/YCJf0Wwgb-Q Starting improvise or write guitar solos is really tricky and super awkward, but there's not a lot of actionable advice about how to get started effectively. This video explains Question & Answer soloing which takes ques from how we form conversations in real life. Here's the example tab - the above part is the … Continue reading Question & Answer Guitar Soloing
https://youtu.be/sIgoHrBIWto Answering the most frequently asked questions about producers according to YouTube's auto-complete search function, including... Do producers own masters? Do producers make money? Do producers use presets? Do producers have to clear samples? I keep screwing up my audio levels, so sorry about that. It's mostly fixed but still crummy in places. Not up … Continue reading Do Producers Earn Money?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaFnYgXp-c4 Today we're talking about modesty, ensemble and context.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICB-rVdqFTY Exploring the idea of Chord Voicings for guitar, piano and answering the question of whether guitar chords and piano chords are the same thing? UPDATE: There's been some odd questions about this video so wanted to make a few points. Firstly, yes, this is a question that people are asking. Sometimes I choose a … Continue reading Are Guitar Chords and Piano Chords the same?