Hey all, I just finished this transcription featuring the super smooth, rhythmically-interesting playing of Carter McLean. Check it out!
MoGuitar recently played at DC's Tavern in Hooksett, NH and a couple people came out to review us, check it out here:
Dig this new reel I recently wrote, complete with octofone backing:
Sheet music for those interested:
Hey hey, here's another BOTM vid, fooling around with 'lazy' flams- flams that have a bit more space in the middle...you can get that J Dilla/drunken hip-hop vibe if you slow the beat down a bit.
I also worked on a quick and dirty Nate Smith drum transcription from a live take of his tune ''Bounce''. Pretty simple groove, but there's a lot goin' on with the ghost notes. It's the first 38 seconds here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vObZsmg-u2k
Here's the sheet music:
I wanted to share a pretty cool new music site that I came across called Varidada. Their tag is ''play any song, in any speed, with anyone, from anywhere''. One basically collaborates with others online to create a cover of a well-known song by submitting the different tracks that make up the song, e.g. bass guitar, vocals, drums, etc. After these tracks have been submitted by you or by others, one can control the volume of a particular track, change the speed of the entire song, and solo different tracks to listen to them separately, among loads of other features.
I've done some recording for them (mainly bass, but also some drum tracks) and have found the process to be really smooth. Uploading the tracks is painless and it's pretty great getting to collaborate with others across the world. It's also an excellent way to practice one's favorite songs and, in some cases (if the track uploader is exact in his or her playing), a great way to learn a particular part.
I have an affiliate link here (and above), check it out: www.varidada.com/?a=08b5a324
Working on some hi hat independence, filling in the e's and the a's...
Practicing constant sixteenth notes with my left hand lead to the #23. #24 uses something I call a 'flick'- two graces notes, the first with the left foot on the hi hat and the second with the right hand followed by an accented note with the left hand.
I've been uploading some short, interesting drum beats that I happen upon whilst practicing and grouping them all under the heading ''Beat of the Moment''....here's the latest one, a linear groove:
I thought I would start posting some of the YouTube projects I've been working on here...I just finished this one yesterday, a mash-up of one of my favorite artists: