Great Online Free Music Concerts – the Tiny Desktop Concerts

21 03 2013

  NPR is one of my favorite places for music education. They have some many great programs and one of them that is just so much fun is their “Tiny Desktop Concert” series.  These programs are recorded live in acoustic style from the desktops of the NPR staff.  Fun concept that has created some phenomenal music performances that may otherwise have never come about.

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Guitar and Vocal Effects for LIVE as well as the Studio

12 05 2012

VoiceLive Play GTX is the first ever combination of complete vocal and guitar processing, VoiceLive Play GTX takes everything that VoiceLive Play gives to singers and adds award-winning TC Electronic guitar effects and AmpTones. Artist presets offer signature vocal and guitar sounds while full editing ability allows you to define your unique style. Pro or Practicing, acoustic or electric, VoiceLive Play GTX is the singing guitarist’s dream machine.  And if you are going to use it on stage you can even get a special microphone that has a switch right on the mic so that you can turn it on and off as you like.  It is full of presets that imitate some of the most famous songs by the most famous bands.  It is even affordable at around $250 US.  Check it out!

Click on the links to see a video hosted by Dire Straits guitarist singer on how it works.

200+ song & artist inspired presets for vocals & guitar
Dedicated guitar effects processing from TC Electronic. No amp required
Key for harmonies and pitch correction set automatically from guitar input
Plug in your MP3 player to the AUX input and sing along using Vocal Cancel feature

Read an in depth article about the unit in the New York Times





YouTube Symphony Audtions 2011

13 10 2010


If you know of any musicians that would like to audition for the 2nd anual YouTube Symphony get them to sign up at the YouTube online site.
Go here to check out the YouTube Symphony Auditions Online
Submissions close November 28, 2010.





Official World Speed Record for Guitar

9 08 2010

The fastest Flight of the Bumble Bee in the land.





the Blue Coats Big Band

19 03 2010

Here is a video of my old band the Blue Coats. I played with them for 15 years. Never saved film footage or pics though. Too bad as a lot of great music happened. This band really does swing. The singer Nabuko-san hired the band to back her up for a gig.