Thanks to everyone who has purchased my book so far! I happy to report that I only have 1 hard copy left after it's initial printing. Get it now before it's too late! E-copies will always be available but there may be a delay on future hard copy orders. Please follow this link to purchase your copy today!
I recently released my first guitar book called "125 Pentatonic Licks.” This book provides the necessary tools for beginning and intermediate guitarist to delve into lead guitar and improvisational playing. Hard copies or electronic copies are available. Please follow this link to purchase a copy! As always I'm available for lessons in person or via SKYPE for anyone who might need help with the material.
to go along with the new website I've also created a new face book page, please "Like it"
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Another question I get a lot from students is "What kind of music do you listen to?" I usually say that I don't listen to music because who really has the time. But seriously I'd like to take this opportunity to answer that question:
During more formative years I was a "grunge" kid, my favorite bands were:
Alice in Chains
Stone Temple Pilots
I of course also listened to a lot of the classics too:
In College I got into more obscure bands:
Sunny Day Real Estate (This is probably my biggest influence)
Jimmy Eat World
After college my scope grew:
Cold War Kids
Minus the Bear
Queens of the Stone Age
I also listen to Christian Praise music:
Ok, so I hope that helps you get a sense of where I am coming from musically. Let me know what you think or suggest a group I should check out.
Students always ask me what gear I have in my performance rig and I'd like to take this opportunity to break it all down.
-My main guitar is a Fender Thinline Telecaster '72 reissue.
-I play through a '66 reissue Vox AC30 amp with Celestion Alnico Blue speakers.
-My pedal board is a Pedal Train Pro (with ATA Hard Case) and it's powered by the Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2
And now for the pedals, in current signal chain order:
-Solid Gold FX Clean Buffer
-JHS Pulp N Peel Compressor
-Boss TU-2 (This will eventually be taken out of the signal chain and will only be connected to my volume pedal)
-Fulltone Fulldrive 2 MOSFET
-Digitech Whammy Pedal
-Gig FX Chopper (This is one of my favorite pedals, it's a Tremolo pedal with built in expression control)
-Electro Harmonix Holy Grail Reverb Nano (I used to have the original but it was on it's last leg after 12 years and this is identical but with a smaller footprint).
-Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy Delay with tap tempo (There are a lot of great delays but for the price point and the intuitive functionality this one is superb)
-Boss RC2 Loop Pedal w/external Footswitch (Boss FS-5U)
-Boss FV-500H Volume Pedal (I used to use an Ernie Ball but this is built like a tank and has a greater sweep).
So that is everything but here is what I have on the horizon
I will eventually add to my board:
-Electro Harmonix Poly Phase
-Pigtronix Dual Expression Pedal (This is an expression pedal that can operate two separate pedals, I'll be plugging it into my Memory Boy and the Polyphase)
I'm also planning on changing out the pickups in my Tele to a matched pair of Seymour Duncan STK-P1. (These are one of their versions of P90s)
Okay, that's all for now. Let me know if you have questions in the comments!
Just a quick note to students. I'll be out of town this weekend and that means there will be no lessons on Friday. Lessons will be made up during the next 5 week month.
I just wanted to give a shout out to Paul Cochrane at http://www.myspace.com/paulcaudio. I just received his flagship product for Christmas, the TIM Overdrive pedal and I couldn't be more pleased! It is by far the best overdrive pedal I have ever used! This thing enhances
Everything went better than expected...I gave the website a face lift and even changed web hosts. Everything seems to be running smoothly so far, let me know if you have any issues with the site. I'll be updating this blog as often as I can with news for students as well as with info about any gigs I'm participating in. Thanks for reading!
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