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24/01/2018

Tutors’ Tutorial: Why Ableton Doesn’t Suck!

To the people who use Ableton, you know why it doesn’t suck. In fact, the case is quite the opposite. It blows! Blows audio ...

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18/01/2018

Flamenco Compás: A Guide to Flamenco Rhythm

Compás in flamenco refers to the basic rhythmical structure that is the heart of flamenco music. There are a lot of different ...

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20/12/2017

Guitar Cool: Landing On The Right Notes When Soloing

Have you ever taken a solo and it just sounds like you are just fishing around for the right notes and immediately thought ...

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25/10/2017

Deep Thinking: Jaco Pastorius

Back in February, I had an accident that every musician dreads – I cut the tendon and nerves that control my left index ...

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01/09/2017

Guitar Cool: Vanilla Chords

' Vanilla chords ' is a term used in the jazz guitar world which essentially means you need to reduce the chord progression ...

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17/07/2017

Deep Thinking: Chuck Berry

Just as I had finished writing about the mathematical complexities of Meshuggah and Tessaract in the last edition, the news ...

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29/06/2017

Guitar Cool: The Lead Guitar Player’s Role

In the last issue I wrote about the role of the rhythm guitarist, so this month I will give you some cool ideas to use when ...

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14/06/2017

Building Blocks: Stage Trek Ep 6 – Club Gigs

This column has covered club gigs several times in the past, but here I want to focus on three important points that fit ...

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07/06/2017

Finding Your Voice: Time To Take A Self-Esteem Bath

Much space was left behind in the wake of my last column about the myth of needing the self-confidence to sing. Listing pitfalls ...

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