Gad Zukes – Anyone Out There?

Review by Liam Taylor. Today I’m listening to the new 5 track +1 bonus track E.P. from Gad Zukes, Fight The Silence. Opening with a satisfyingly crunchy guitar-driven stacatto, Take Another Shot is an upliftingly combative rocker. The combined female and male vocals… Continue Reading

I Made A Music Video

Flippin’ heck, I made a music video! Hello Malcolm is a parody of indie music videos and contains as many cliches as we could find. The above video is all about the process and how the project came about. Here is the completed music video, for your viewing pleasure. If you want to check out … Continue reading I Made A Music Video Continue Reading

Hello Malcolm by Cardigan Homebrew (Every Indie Video Cliche)

A parody of indie music cliches – featuring slow motion, selective colour and overworked lyrical phrases. We present Hello Malcolm by Cardigan Homebrew. Keep an eye out for selecive colour, slow motion, and singers looking whistfully out of windows. This… Continue Reading

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