Here's a collaboration between myself and filmmaker/photographer Laura Elmer. Laura joined me to capture images during my recent DAWless livestream. This stream featured a bunch of sequenced loops and sampled hits, as well as a thumb piano. Here are some of our favourite images. Here's a peak at the camera kit. Laura used a Canon … Continue reading Synthesizers & Music Kit [Livestream Photoshoot – 8.4.20]
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/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=FanAaTP-MLk Yeah, that's right, we're doing this.