More Guitar Face – Epiphone Sheraton II Review

More Guitar Face – Epiphone Sheraton II Review

In this video, our special guest, Kelly Coughlin, also known as Kelster Von Shredster of Gear Gas & Guitars gives us a great demonstration of his new Epiphone Sheraton II, 2013 edition. Along the way, we get a great taste of his superb rock and blues guitar player. It is such a delight to hear him just cut loose and play his freewheeling, straight from the heart style of guitar playing. Continue reading More Guitar Face – Epiphone Sheraton II Review

Interview with Jazz Guitar Master, Tim Bedner, Part 2 – triads, arpeggios, and chord voicings

Interview with Jazz Guitar Master, Tim Bedner, Part 2 – triads, arpeggios, and chord voicings

In this second part of our interview series with Tim Bedner, Tim talks to us about his experience and role as a teacher. He tells us how gratifying it is for him to get an in-depth knowledge of students current level of playing, aspirations, and guitar playing peculiarities. I get the sense he loves the nurturing aspect of teaching, as he watches his students grow and develop.

In the accompanying video, he gives quite an in-depth overview of some his favorite playing tips and techniques. His demonstrations are so insightful, inspiring, and educational in this video. Continue reading Interview with Jazz Guitar Master, Tim Bedner, Part 2 – triads, arpeggios, and chord voicings

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