Humble and self-effacing, a true gentleman and generous in his sharing of his knowledge and musical gifts. Continue reading Interview With Jazz Guitar Master, Tim Bedner, Part 3 – Playing with passion and purpose
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
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
Tim Bedner, a true gentleman with an open mind and open heart, he embraces and recognizes the validity of several genres of music. It is a trait that is very refreshing from a musician of such a high caliber and who is as musically educated as he. Continue reading Interview with Jazz Guitar Master, Tim Bedner, Part 1
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
“You have to write something you’re excited about. That way, you have at least one fan.” Continue reading Guitar Mastery Part 4, Interview with Darren Michael Boyd
This is the third part of my interview with Darren Michael Boyd. In this video we talk about guitars and their influence on tone and playing. We also talk about Darren’s practice routines. Darren also treats us to more of his masterful guitar playing. Continue reading Guitar Mastery Part 3, Interview with Darren Michael Boyd
“It’s not about being locked in, tight, and perfect. It’s about the moment.” Continue reading Guitar Mastery Part 2, Interview with Darren Michael Boyd
Learning and playing the guitar is a life time journey. Just enjoy every moment that it brings to you. Whether you are playing and touring in a band or playing for yourself at home, it’s all valid. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Continue reading My Guitar Odyssey
We do it for the love and passion we feel about improving our guitar playing prowess and for making the music we love. Continue reading Keys to Improving Your Guitar Playing