I do everything in my power to see as many legendary bands and guitar heroes at least once before they call it quits or worse. It’s just one of those […]
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It is often said that your actions will live on and most influence the way people perceive you. When you listen to people talk about Lemmy Kilmister, it’s an endless […]
When evaluating the musical art form, songwriting ability ranks as the highest determinant to a band’s long term success. When I say long term, I’m talking decades. The latest catchy pop-tune that […]
It’s New Year’s Day, but in reality that’s meaningless. Every day the sun comes up and the sun goes down and you do some work or slack off. Many people […]
Drawn by quest for fire, They searched all through the land, Drawn by quest for fire Discovery of man… AlphaDark is 1 year old. Drawn by a quest for fire, […]
The following is a gig report from my latest show. I’ll add a post like this from time to time so that you can see what kind of progress I […]
I got a few questions on how to play speed riffs, solos etc. Here are some tips on slowing down time. The confident, professional guitar player knows that he/she can […]
I’ve had my fair share of critical mistakes while trying to discipline myself as a student of guitar. Frustration has driven me close to madness. When you teach yourself or […]
Think about it. You’re supposed to be some hero running through the jungle blowing away alien hordes. And you have infinite ammo. And you can play it with a buddy. And […]
I discovered Jeff Waters after seeing Joel McIver’s list of the 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists. Jeff was listed as #3, and I would compare his riffing ability to that of […]
Part 2 of “The Musician” series. Read Part 1 here. Following his success, the musician has gone mad with the urge to create. His skills have been honed on the […]
A truly professional live act. Sample this track from their latest album.
A band is a business. If you don’t treat it that way, odds are you don’t write good music. Audiences find you dull and uninspiring. Here are my top 10 […]
The plateau. Easily one of the most demotivating experiences a guitar player can have. Most of the time a plateau comes from lack of discipline and failing to have a […]