If you are curious about my music production process then this video is for you. We demonstrate the newly .launched Native Instruments SUPER 8 synthesizer by putting together a quick track in a synthwave style.
Whilst playing with adding my gear to kit.com I had the idea of putting together a list of my favorite music tuition books that I own and enjoy.
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Whilst putting together my fun money-themed Patreon promo-video I realized just how much fun it was to play the main riff of Money For Nothing by Dire Straits.
Here’s my breakdown of how to play and enjoy it yourself.
Here’s another video on the subject of Drop 2 voicing, a relatively simple but very effective tool to play some very beautiful sounding chord voicing. Make sure to check out the Drop 2 voicing video I shared in my previous post. Definitely a topic I will be practicing myself in the coming months.
Another video from my personal playlist of YouTube videos to study. This video is about drop 2, a sparse and beautiful spread voicing. The instructor does a great job of explaining the technique and the playing is exquisite.
This lesson is definitely for the more advanced players but there are some real gems among these piano hacks, expertly taught and so wonderfully played by Corey Taylor, one of the finest players in the YouTube gospel genre.
I’ve watched this video several times and now I really need to get busy and working on some of these hacks myself. Let me know how you get on!
Playing 10ths (bass note and the 3rd an octave above) is something I struggle with myself but it sounds great when you can do the challenging stretch so worth persevering.
Kent is a great teacher and jazz player and a wonderful gentleman so I highly recommend his videos.
I like Josef’s teaching style and enthusiasm and this is an interesting and very simple technique that makes simple chords sound very much richer and more interesting. He demonstrates how playing a power chord (root and fifth) in each hand is used in a number of memorable Coldplay riffs.
I’m Jack’s biggest fan (and coincidentally) we’re actually both from the same town. Despite the title which sounds a bit dull, this is an essential watch for players of all abilities.
I use this chord voicing subconsciously all the time when comping and improvising, without actually breaking it down or realizing what I was doing.
Highly recommended watching to take playing of your major chords to the next level.
Jeff is a great teacher and player and the subject of reharmonization fascinates me and is something I am working on improving myself. Jeff shows you a few tricks to change the chords of a traditional tune sound much more contemporary.