Basic Bass Set-Up

Basic Bass Set-Up

Guitar maintenance is an important part of your guitar playing experience and is critical in helping you to maximize the benefits of your instrument. Learning basic maintenance for your guitar will make you more self-sufficient, which in turns saves money and makes owning a guitar more satisfying Continue reading Basic Bass Set-Up

Don’t Be Afraid to Colour Outside of Your Own Lines

Don’t Be Afraid to Colour Outside of Your Own Lines

This is our fifth final episode of our interview with Darren Michael Boyd. In this episode we talk about the influence of the late great Eddie Van Halen on modern rock music. We also expound on the greatness of the band Van Halen and how each of its members contributed in their own unique ways.
Darren then treats us to more of his excellent guitar playing. He features his “spooky surf” music. It’s a unique combination of staccato picking, heavy reverb, and lots of short notes, with very few rests. He also features quite a bit of hybrid picking that he attributes to Billy Idol’s excellent guitarist, Steve Stevens. Continue reading Don’t Be Afraid to Colour Outside of Your Own Lines

The Reason Why They Came

The Reason Why They Came

Let’s face it, the average music fan isn’t coming to the show to see the bass player or the drummer. They are here for the lead singer, sometimes referred to as the frontman (or woman, apologies to the many phenomenal front-ladies of the music world, past and present). The lead singer is the face of the band. They are who sells the band to the audience. Continue reading The Reason Why They Came