Want to try some of the best guitar warm up exercises? You’re in luck! I’m doing a livestream next week, AND I have another big announcement about Amped Up!
As August is coming to a close, I thought I'd put together a little blues jam track for you. The song is essentially a 12 bar blues in E "minor-ish", with some funky slides in the rhythm throughout the verse, and a pretty straight ahead chorus. You can practice your pentatonic scales for over 7 minutes on this one.
One of my favorite players Mika Tyyska (aka Mr. Fastfinger) just came out with a new album called Night Overdrive. I've ben a fan of his music for a long time, and from what I've heard of this new album, it mixes great, melodic guitar playing with some very 80s-esque vibes. You can check out the album which is available on Mika's site here.
I recently talked about Mika in April when I said you should go check out his re-release of his first Mr. Fastfinger album, Exploding Guitar. That deluxe edition had extra tracks, backing tracks, tabs, playthroughs, and a lot more. He's a really interesting guitarist to check out, who's always doing something new and exciting.
Troy Grady (of Cracking the Code) just did a great livestream with Mika talking about new albums, techniques, a rig rundown, and a lot more. You can check that out over on YouTube. It's nearly 2 hours of awesome guitar!