Good morning! Check out this crazy video concept, which is a bass guitar ensemble performing Green Day's 'Holiday' It's been a while since I've posted (lots of stuff going on at home) but today I had the chance to try out some new video software, being Adobe Premiere Elements 13. I've been meaning to create multisplit screen videos for my students and this piece was the perfect experiment! This arrangement started out as a bit of a joke between a group of bass students [...]
This proves how much nonesense the court case has been between Pharrell Williams and the Marvin Gaye estate in regards to Blurred Lines. These are not good times if people can be sued for being groovy!
Good morning! So after a fair amount of requests, I've finally got round to covering 'Figure it Out' by Royal Blood. For this version, Philip Page plays drums on this jam, and we recorded this with a bit of a laugh of using various cameras to capture different angles (as you can probably tell by the editing!) I'm using my 'fake guitar' sound for this cover which is similar in style to what Mike Kerr of Royal Blood does, featuring POG2s, various boss pedals. [...]
Tonight was meant to be time for me to fix up my bass pedalboard for shows coming up over the next months. In the end however, I decided to have a bit of a jam, making a video in the process! Its a medley of various guitar riffs such as Iron Man, Cochise etc demonstrating how much you can fill in the mix with this setup that has been popularised by Royal Blood. I see it as a great way to beef up the [...]
Hi all, I have been busy composing for companies and businesss online and recently had some work used by Drum Syllabus Series (DSS) which is an incredible tool written for those wanting to learn the drums. The book series is written by Philip Page and has been released internationally by the usual outlets such as iTunes. Check out the website at www.ppstix.co.uk In the mean time, enjoy this little taster below! [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/176587938" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]
http://http://youtu.be/RKYYXpV4U98 I've uploaded a new song Close to You by the Carpenters, which is arrangement performed by Tommy Emmanuel. It was a good opportunitiy for me to test out a new recording setting (using Allen & Heath QU16 as a recording interface) and so this it the first time I've recorded an acoustic performance using close mics instead of the camcorder's microphone. This is the version of the song I originally saw: http://youtu.be/BoeuXk1j01c And this is the music that was posted a Tommy [...]
[youtube=http://youtu.be/oEjUYu86fps] In only a couple of lessons into my new term it has dawned on me how popular Royal Blood has become (especially with the bass kids!). I was teaching the main riff to this song and thought I'd have a go at recording the rest of 'Come on Over' the moment I got in from teaching! Although not on camera, this was also a chance for me to try out my new audio interface (Allen & Heath QU16) so that I could get [...]
Good morning! Been meaning to upload some more solo guitar covers recently so here's one I've been working on using an alternative tuning of C G D G B E. Enjoy!http://youtu.be/UcUckw5oC3w
After the success of the previous cover of 'Out of the Black' (which is just under 1000 views within two weeks!) I've decided to post another Royal Blood cover, this time performing 'Little Monster'. I also play this with my functions band DisCovered (www.wearediscovered.co.uk) so wasn't too much hassle to learn or design the pedalboard for this one! This is played in Drop D (rather than the weird C tuning in the original)http://http://youtu.be/tL7SeRxYzq8 Below is a similar write-up to last time, but with some [...]
[youtube=http://youtu.be/tVCJF_L5zog]This is a bass guitar cover of Royal Blood's 'Out of the Black' performed by Adam Flanagan. A very challenging song to play (due to the cues on the pedalboard) but very fun to play none the less!Now get comfy...'The huge sound that Mike Kerr creates is one of a mystery to most and no doubt many people are looking to unlock the secret to his tone. The majority have figured that with a combination of Bi-Amping different loop signals from the bass and [...]
Evening, I've recently been composing music for my brother Ian's university projects and here is one of his short films he's recently uploaded. The piece of music features myself on Guitar and Cherese Thompson on flute. Enjoy!
http://youtu.be/cvyIpWLft1s Good evening all! New live video of DisCovered performing 'Wake Me Up' by Avicci. See more of the band @ www.wearediscovered.co.uk
So it's decided......that in future, if any students request to learn songs from the Mario computer games, they need to visit this website! This covers everything from the main theme, to the coin sounds! I shall upload some new videos very soon as well! Any cover requests, please don't hesitate to give us a shout!
Happy new year y'all! Been pretty busy over the christmas period producing a fair amount of projects including new demos for DisCovered which are coming soon! The songs featured in this post are written by Alan Oliver who is a mate of mine of many years (we both stuided classical guitar together!) and these are two productions we've been working on and off over the last few months. Lisa from DisCovered features on vocals and this is my debut playing drums on a record! [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/127584904" [...]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWMJVicmwT8 As some of you may have seen that I've recently been recording videos of myself performing solo guitar of which I will be adding more to the line-up very soon! Upon my usual browsing of music based websites I came across this article: http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/easy-ways-to-record-acoustic-guitar-584377 It is about recording techniques for acoustic guitar and very informative. But the part that really surprised me was the video used to show how a single mic's placement can really affect the tone, which is what the video [...]
http://youtu.be/gUUy0s1daeM Good evening, Check out the newest video that I've just uploaded, this time covering Louis Armstrong's hit 'What a Wonderful World'. Once again I'm using my Takamine TANC40 recorded with a Zoom Q3HD camcorder. Enjoy!