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

21 in 21: Twenty-One Great Songs From the Past Twenty-One Years Featuring Excellent Guitar

21 in 21: Twenty-One Great Songs From the Past Twenty-One Years Featuring Excellent Guitar

There are plenty of songs in the new millennium that prove guitar based music is alive and kicking. Here are just a few examples of guitar based songs from the past 21 years that sound great and do a really good job promoting the guitar as a central instrument in a song’s arrangement. Continue reading 21 in 21: Twenty-One Great Songs From the Past Twenty-One Years Featuring Excellent Guitar