Sorry to all but the CD release party had been moved to “COCO66” in Greenpoint Brooklyn
At 9 pm
Hope to see you all there!
We all know the minor pentatonic , and we all use it in many styles and of course in the Blues. The minor Pentatonic is the basic vocabulary if you want to “say” Bluesy phrase. but a lot of student forget about the major Petatonic, it has a major part in the blues language. The minor pentatonic gives you the Root ,#9 ,4th, 5th, b7 The Major pentatonic gives you the Root, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th Put them together and you will have the Mixolydian Mode which basically is the mode which the dominant chord is taken from. Think about learning new language but knowing only half of the alpha bat …how may word can you come up with? Many a lot but not as many with ALL of the alpha bat. So next time when you are improvising on the 12 bars blues check out the Major pentatonic as well! There is a lot more to say about it but it is not for the blog but a lesson …just wanted to give you some info about it Any questions let me know Udi
So that’s it I got the guitar!!!!!!!!!
In one word unreal!!!!
At the beginning , like the first day I was in shock and didn’t realized what I did (and how much I spent) and almost returned it.
But after two days of playing ,this guitar is unreal!
Still takes sometime for me to get use to play on 7 strings but it is coming a long and this guitar sounds great.
I had a recording session in a small record label the other day and guess which guitar I took…
This is really opens you up to some crazy out of the box idea
So if you feel you know your way on 6 strings and want to challenge yourself 7 strings is the way to go
BTW check my facebook page if you want to see it
Any questions as always feel free to ask
was avoiding this idea for years and didn’t even wanted to try to play on one of those
In case you don’t know 7 strings guitar is a guitar with the standard 6 strings plus a low B string.
Anyhow I going to buy one tomorrow , all of a sudden it hit me you can do all the things that you do with 6 strings guitar but you have another one string to fool around with.
BTW a lot of guitar players using 7 string just for heavy metal and I understand why (sounds amazingly heavy with distortion) but I’m sure I’ll find other styles to play with it
More to come….
Once you played a solo or any other guitar part for a while it is best to rest from it a bit
and move to some other tunes and solos. Just to fresh an up a bit .
Return to the solo after a while and you will see that you play it better and you understand it better.
So bounce from solo to solo will improve you better than staying on one solo for a long time
Here is my single from my 3rd CD hope you will enjoy the music and the video
Its been a while …been crazy busy with students and my music and I’m about to release me 3rd CD.
Working on the website and it will get a new look by the end of the week.
so check it out
Here are my thoughts and conclusions about both and maybe just maybe I’ll put an end to this fight and it will be easier for other musicians to decided which one to buy.
First both amps sound great!!!! ,I’m not going to talk about the features of the amps because everyone wrote them before also its up to you to decide if you want extra channel and all the extra features in the TSL this is Strictly sound :
Used Mesa boogie Cab 1×12 ,Suhr modern guitar and no effects.
Both amps have the same tubes JJ and no effects ! I put the EQs on 12 o’clock ,presence at 3 o’clock, Gain round 2 and volume at 9 o’clock
Keep in mind the EQ the same for the sake of the comparison ,both amps can sound better with adjusting the EQ better
Clean the DSL is brighter TSL is warmer BUT reducing the treble and the presence and you will have almost the same sound ..I prefer the TSL!
Crunch Channel both amps are exactly the same period! both sound awesome I really don’t get how everyone said TSL doesn’t sound thick and the DSL is way better !!!!!! they sound the same .
Lead channel on TSL and Lead 2 on the DSL : the TSL has more gain and headroom but again both sound amazing and its up to the musicians to decide if they want another channel with more gain or not.
I don’t know about early TSL amps, both of my amps are 2006 and maybe when they came out the TSL sounded different (Maybe I don’t know like I wrote wasn’t a Marshall fun until a few moths ago)
and maybe I fell on a good TSL but the amps that I have sound the same period.
I will keep the DSL because I got it cheap and it is always good to have a backup ,for the recording I’m using both just for the fun of it but it doesn’t really matters
Here is a link to my website I posted in my blog small clip first crunch channel and then Lead ..I’m not going to say which one is first so you can listen with your ears! if you can hear difference in the crunch channel let me know what do you think
Hopefully I helped musician to choose the right amp for them if you have questions feel free to write me
I know I know its been a while …too long .
But you know how it is…teaching practicing performing and 3 month went by.
A lot of things happened ,new guitar Suhr Modern , a new amp MesaBoogie Mark V and composing my 3rd album which will be totaly rock music! …well maybe tiny be of jazz but you know.
I will show and review my gear soon ,really amazing and inspiring equipment which I’m proud to own not cheap but defiantly worth it .
What I wanted to write about is how important it is to keep a practicing routing and how to do it.
We all busy,work,friends,studying, college ,wife(which take a lot of time) and so on, but if you will think about it no matter how busy you are you can squeeze 20 min of practicing 5 times a week
Think about it just 20 min! My time to practice is 1am in the moring ..well I’m a musician and always liked the night but you should think of your best time of the day to practice.
As busy as I am with all and composing takes literally hours a day I manege to practice 45 min .I just thought of all the goals and the exercises which I need to keep being in shape and no matter what ,even if I teach 9 hours a day or after long show in NJ
I sit down with a metronome and practice.
At the beginning you will might need to force yourself but once you will see the results you will look forward for the practicing time.
Practice well and more to come