Want to write your own Christmas Single? This is the post for you!
The Unimportance of Genre
Creating a mini-feature on the Cambridge Jazz Festival got me thinking about genres and how we categorise music - does the name of the genre of music you make really matter? Or is it just a short-hand people use to know whether or not they might like listening to something? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPXrtIxnkPQ Here's some links to … Continue reading The Unimportance of Genre
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FanAaTP-MLk Yeah, that's right, we're doing this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iGOv-37bC0 For the first time ever, I wasn't nervous for a gig. How do you get over performance anxiety? That's exactly what we'll cover in this video. Enjoy!
Does Mario Djent?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_esR2cfCmsg Examining a spooky composition technique used in Super Mario World, how it relates to metal riffs and how to make your audience deeply, deeply unsettled.
Intervals: The Root Of Feeling
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FosUcq1zls4 Pun intended. Intervals are a massively important but often overlooked aspect of music theory, especially for guitar. Knowing what interval you're playing and what impact that has on your listener will make you a powerful composer and improviser.
Glissando for Guitar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrY0_HGE7e4 Playing a decent Glissando on your guitar may not be as simple as a slide. Watch to learn why! Also, yes, learning new words is a good thing.
Yep, that's it. Release day. Today I release Irradiated Hamster Alert as Blue Alatar. The album represents about 8 years of work on-and-off, much of which took place this last year. The album is available on most music apps, (incl Spotify, Amazon Music, Deezer), as well as ones that I manage: ReverbNation and BandCamp. You can pay-what-you-like for … Continue reading Release Day!