Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Comfort Zone

I recently had a chance to talk to Marty Friedman for a while, and I asked him about his approach to playing melodies and solos… one of the things I always liked about him was that many of his melodies and solos are rather unpredictable… he seems to have a knack for avoiding clich├ęs so […]

Mini-lesson/Quick Lick: Sequenced melodic string-skipping

It’s been quite a while since I last had a chance to put together a mini-lesson/quick lick, but I’ll try to do more of them in the near future. The one for today is based on a type of arp or scalar fragment I use a lot: You can interpret this in several ways… like […]

“Sunset Lights” synth arps for guitar

I recently found myself listening to Marco Sfogli‘s music again… a LOT. His debut solo-album “There’s Hope” is such an awesome instrumental record, and the track “Sunset Lights” is not only my fave on that album, it’s one of my favorite instrumentals period. I love everything about the song, it’s one of those songs that […]

Ted Greene/Chords

I just shared the following video again on my FB-page: I have done so, sharing this exact video, several times in the past, as I can not put into appropriate words how inspiring, beautiful and fascinating this clinic is. Ted Greene was absolutely incredible, and his knowledge of chords was totally amazing. In this clinic, […]

Gratitude (the people around me)

On Facebook, for a while, I posted little messages about certain people I get to work with, and how grateful I was for them being there. Sometimes, it was a musician I was working with, or someone like the staff of the mag etc. This time around, I’d like to post about… gear-freaks. =) I […]

Quick album-update

It’s been a while since I last gave an update on the upcoming new EVB-album. There is always so much stuff happening, and the intention is to NOT rush this album. I want to take my time with it, make sure I am happy with every step, every song and note on there, so I […]

Status Update: Amps

Yesterday, I had some time off, an actual free evening, and guess what I spent the evening with? That’s right, re-tubing and biasing the F6F Hellcat! =) When Sebastian sent me the amp, it was equipped with 6L6 tube, and the amp sounded killer already. However, ever since, Sebastian has asked me to try it […]