Rewrite Your Song From Memory

Quick tip for songwriters and composers, especially ones wanting to create memorable, popular music. The idea is that trying to re-create your song using memory alone will highlight the elements that are most memorable and allow you to reconsider the … Continue Reading

Neck Positions Are Dumb, Discuss.

Let’s clear something up before watching the video. There’s been some confusion in the  video comments which, I think, stems from the fact that there’s 2 things often referred to as “Neck Positions”, but only one of these is relevant here. The first is Scale Position – the note of the scale you begin on, (“starting on the … Continue reading Neck Positions Are Dumb, Discuss. Continue Reading

Professor Elemental – School Of Whimsy

Review by Liam Taylor. This month sees the release of School Of Whimsy from Chap-Hop MC extrordinaire, Professor Elemental. Along with guests, frequent collaborators and Mighty Boosh-esque comedy skits, the Professor guides new students through the finer points of being whimsical. In the… Continue Reading

E Diminished Lick

Today I’m excited to present you with this new guitar lick, in E Diminished. The pattern takes advantage of the symmetry within the Diminished Chromatic scale, and can be used to add some spice to your playing. In the example at the start of the video, I’m improvising over 2 bars of Em, then playing … Continue reading E Diminished Lick Continue Reading

The Future of Guitar?

What is the future of guitar? Whilst some of the biggest brands are failing because they’re not giving players what they want and others are focusing on making viral online content, what should us players do to stand out? All this effort going into sounding like guitars did “back in the day” when barely anybody … Continue reading The Future of Guitar? Continue Reading

Let’s Do A Re-Brand, Yeah?

Doing a bit of a re-brand on the old Ronnie Diz material. Keeping the main aesthetic and musical style, but changing the name. This video talks about the reasons behind the change,and what the new name means. If you’re considering a new band name, maybe this years-old episode Make a note of the new website … Continue reading Let’s Do A Re-Brand, Yeah? Continue Reading

Interview with Pop My Mind, 2016

Interview with Oliver Squirrel of Pop My Mind, having won an Invention Award on the platform. “Pop My Mind caught up with musician, composer and sound engineer Liam Talyor in order to delve deeper into his award-winning upload to popmymind.com entitled “Waves Sonification”. What to know what sonifications are? This is the place to start! … Continue reading Interview with Pop My Mind, 2016 Continue Reading