Posts Tagged ‘Technics’

List of Berklee College of Music free online courses/MOOCs

In Events, Technics, Theorie on November 15, 2013 at 5:48 pm

… better to go and check directly here:

Berklee College Music MOOC

enjoy 🙂


Blues Improvisation

In Blues, Scales, Technics, Theorie on March 10, 2010 at 3:30 pm

Blues Improvisation – it’s all in the wrist – wrong!

Blues Improvisation = pentatonic scale – wrong!

Blues Improvisation = bending notes – wrong!

It’s all about the pause man… THE PAUSE!>

What pause? What this some kind of sex technique?… Well, to tell the truth. maybe.. it’s no secret blues improvisation turns people on.. is there anyone that hasn’t made love to some cool guitar solo?

And like sex, playing the blues is a contact sport.. You have to take off your robe…  get in the ring and take your chances.. Like a prize fighter, you got to know when to punch, when to duck and… when you smell blood, how to bring your solo to its climax!!! and get the hell out of there!

The master is, was and always will be B.B. King… listen to the album “Live at the Regal”, the B.B. King’s blues guitar solo throws you off balance, gets you leaning one way and then POW!!! Right in the gut man..

OK, so where does the PAUSE come in? Take a guess… Right at the start of most blues guitar licks… instead of playing a note on the beat.. you leave a rest – an eigth note or sixteenth note rest depending on the tempo…  and POW!!! You’re guitar solo’s are going to get noticed!!

It may not seem like such a big deal, but “the pause” separates the men from the boys. It make take you a long time to figure this out.. but once you do, you’re on your way…  Once again… the trick is to catch the listener’s ear with a quick note that’s more like a “pick up” than an eighth note.. or to start your blues licks with a rest instead of a note…  Just listen to all the greats BB. King, SRV, Eric Clapton, Robert Cray and Albert Collins, my main man..

Good luck and funky blues.. Johnny Mayer.

from BluesforPeace

Rythmes Bossa Nova

In Recado Bossa Nova, Technics on June 19, 2009 at 10:42 pm

3 variations de base concernant  la Bossa Nova:

Bossa Nova rythme1

BossaNova2BossaNova3Vous trouverez d’autres rythmes et les fichiers midi sur le site du groupe Batida

Fichers midi:   Bossa1 Bossa2 Bossa3

Night in Tunisia – Fingerstyle solos

In A Night In Tunisia, Live on November 21, 2008 at 11:08 pm

Fingerstyle solo.

Joe Pass – Solo guitar

In Live, Scales on September 7, 2008 at 10:10 pm

A Night In Tunisia-Solo Jazz Guitar

In A Night In Tunisia, Live, Scales on September 7, 2008 at 10:05 pm