Category Rants and Raves

Yet another album anniversary – “Not Of This Earth” by Joe Satriani

I recently wrote about the 25th anniversary of Steve Vai’s amazing “Passion & Warfare” album this year, and I am planning on a little series for the blog on that, hoping to get that to happen. However, there is another album-anniversary this year – “Not Of This Earth” by Joe Satriani is turning 30 this […]

Mini-Lesson: Pitch Axis Theory

I have gotten several requests to go into the pitch axis theory and write about it, kind of like do a mini-lesson. Now, in case you are not familiar with the term – pitch axis is an approach or method in music theory that can result in some very refreshing and interesting melodic and harmonic […]

Happy birthday, Passion & Warfare!

It’s hard to believe that this year marks the 25th anniversary of “Passion & Warfare” by Steve Vai (actually, the album came out in Sept 1990, but the remaster is being released now, and Steve will do a special tour, playing the whole album every night). I remember when it came out, and how I […]

Buckethead is nuts! And I LOVE it!

A couple of weeks ago, I ran across this article, which says that since 2006 (when Tool released their most recent album, “10.000 days”), Buckethead has released 247 albums. Yes, you read that right. I was aware that he has put out a TON of albums, because I am trying to follow what he does, […]

Warm up! Please!

Yeah yeah, I know, you’ve heard or read this a bazillion times before: Warming up is important. Yup, I will now go and don my “Captain Obvious”-outfit and head out to fight crime and a lack of information. But seriously… WARM UP! It’s mentioned so very often in instructional methods because it IS essential. I […]

That competition thing again…

I know I should prolly stay away from this topic. I once wrote a rant about it (negativity). I really much rather write about music, playing, stuff I love, and so I would usually stay away from this, yet this kinda makes me sad… Remember the video I posted in one of the most recent […]

Justin Lowe

I was totally shocked last night when I read that Justin Lowe had passed away. Apparently, he commited suicide, after having dealt with quite a lot of problems recently. The letter he posted last month, when he left After The Burial, is a rather disturbing read, and I am incredibly sad that he apparently had […]