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Rode iXY Stereo Microphone Demo with Koa Taylor acoustic guitar

Posted by Mick Dennis on December 21, 2017 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi!

Rode iXY Stereo Microphone Demo with Koa Taylor acoustic guitar on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXRqryDVXRc

In this video, I am doing a basic demo of the Rode iXY Stereo Microphone with a 2006 Taylor GS Koa. The chord progression that I am using is: Em-D-C-B7. This happens to be the beginning of the flute solo from the Moody Blues song "Nights in White Satin".

I start off the video by playing with an Dunlop ULTEX .060 large triangle pick. At 1:05 I switch to a Golden Gate Mandolin pick (the Ultimate Jazz Guitar pick). At 2:32 I switch to a Cocobolo wooden pick by Pickslayswoodworking. At 3:48 I end the video with some basic classical fingerpicking and simple flamenco-type strumming with rasqueados.

The video was shot with an iPhone 6s Plus with the FiLMiC Pro app, Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter and a Rode iXY Stereo Microphone. The mic was approx 12-16 inches away from the front of the sound hole of the guitar.

I used GarageBand to add some subtle audio processing.

Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!

Peace Out!~Mick

Am-G-Fmaj7-E Jam Track with lead guitar

Posted by Mick Dennis on December 8, 2017 at 10:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi! 

Am-G-Fmaj7-E Jam Track with lead guitar on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLpojlQeu08

In this video I am creating a Jam Track with a basic Spanish-Flamenco type progression:

||Am |Am |G |G |Fmaj7 |Fmaj7 |E |E ||

I start off by playing some improvised lead guitar for "4" times through the progression and then leave "4" times through the progression free for you to improvise along with my rhythm track. I repeat this for a total of "4" times through the basic 4 bar progression.

The equipment being used is: Takamine CP-132SC nylon string guitar (bongo sound is created by hitting the back of the guitar). The arpeggiated rhythm track and lead guitar track are played with a Dunlop JazzTone 208 pick. The strummed rhythm track with rasqueados is played finger style (I keep my right hand nails very short).

The audio recording was done using Rode NT5-Matched Pair microphones into an Apogee Duet into an iPad Air running GarageBand. I am using a pair of AIAIAI TMA-2 Modular Young Guru Preset headphones for monitoring.

Peace Out!~Mick

Bhagavans Blues Jam Track with lead guitar

Posted by Mick Dennis on December 8, 2017 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi! 

Bhagavan’s Blues Jam Track with lead guitar on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di0UIkW36io

In this video I am creating a Jam Track with one of my original compositions. The basic progression is:

|Am |Am |Am |Am |

|Dm |Dm |Am |Am |

|Em |Dm |Am |Am |

|Em |Dm |Am |Am |

I start off by playing some improvised lead guitar for one progression and then leave one progression free for you to improvise along with my rhythm track. I repeat this for "4" times through the basic 16 bar blues progression.

The equipment being used is: 2006 Taylor GS Koa (bongo sound is created by hitting the back of the guitar), vintage maraca made in Mexico. The rhythm track is played with a Herco Flex 50 Nylon pick. The lead guitar track is played with a Golden Gate pick.

The audio recording was done using Rode NT5-Matched Pair microphones into an Apogee Duet into an iPad Air running GarageBand. I am using a pair of AIAIAI TMA-2 Modular Young Guru Preset headphones for monitoring.

Peace Out!~Mick

Time After Time by Eva Cassidy-guitar part

Posted by Mick Dennis on November 10, 2017 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi!

Time After Time by Eva Cassidy-guitar part on YouTube  - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7_69GJt4ME

I am playing a 2006 Taylor GS Koa acoustic guitar fingerstyle with a capo at the 2nd fret. NOTE: I keep the fingernails of my right and left hands very short.

The audio recording was done using a Shure SM-57 and Heil PR-40 microphones into an Apogee Duet into an iPad Air running GarageBand. I am using a pair of AIAIAI TMA-2 Modular Young Guru Preset headphones for monitoring.

This video slideshow is dedicated to the memory of my mother, who was a huge fan of Eva Cassidy; especially the album "Songbird".

Peace Out!~Mick


4 Jam Tracks - Apogee Duet

Posted by Mick Dennis on November 9, 2017 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi!

Below are links to some Jam Tracks that I've created using an Apogee Duet and iPad Air. Have fun jamming along with these tracks!

Peace Out!~Mick


G Mixolydian - Mellow Jazz Jam Track - Apogee Duet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-JA-5e4IcM


Amaj7-Cmaj7 - Ambient Jam Track - Apogee Duet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ey98WJlRptE


E Mixolydian Vamp - DrumJam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4omaKxzoT1I


A-G-D-D-DrumJam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yoGjyEHKSQ

Em-Fmaj7 - DrumJam

Posted by Mick Dennis on October 18, 2017 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi!

Em-Fmaj7 - DrumJam on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58oYk0we_f4

~~E F G A B C D E~~

~~Note Exploration~~

~~Mick Goodrick~~

~~The Advancing Guitarist~~

Em-Fmaj7 Jam Track with lead guitar - Apogee Duet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5VAmDHt__A

Peace Out!~Mick

My Romance - Chord Melody - Easy Version

Posted by Mick Dennis on September 30, 2017 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi!

My Romance - Chord Melody - Easy Version on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGTNzr_V2ww

The equipment being used is: Gibson Les Paul Historic, Fulltone OCD (set for a clean boost into the compressor), ART Levelar-Tube Compressor, Custom Billm Modified Fender Blues Junior, D'Addario NYXL Nickel Wound Strings 09-42, Horizon right angle cable, beginning-Herco Flex 50 Nylon pick, 2:24 Golden Gate Mandolin pick, 4:44 Cocobolo Custom wooden pick, 6:54 Dunlop ULTEX .060 large triangle pick.

The audio recording was done using a Shure SM-57 and Heil PR-40 microphones into an Apogee Duet into an iPad Air running GarageBand. I am using a pair of AIAIAI TMA-2 Modular Young Guru Preset headphones for monitoring.

The video was shot with an iPhone 6s Plus with the FiLMiC Pro. Lighting is "2" Fancier Studio Fan 500A 3 LED Light Panels.

I used GarageBand to sync the video and audio together and to add some subtle audio processing.

This video is dedicated to Elizabeth R

Peace Out!~Mick

Em-Fmaj7 Jam Track with lead guitar - Apogee Duet

Posted by Mick Dennis on September 30, 2017 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi!

Em-Fmaj7 Jam Track with lead guitar - Apogee Duet on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5VAmDHt__A

In this video, I am just jamming over the chord progression Em to Fmaj7. My basic approach is to start off with the notes from the Key of C (E phrygian) in the open position of the guitar and then gradually make my way up the fretboard through the various positions of the Key of C (E phrygian) about every 4 measures (||Em | Em | Fmaj7 | Fmaj7||). Later on in the jamming, I'm also using the Em pentatonic scale in various positions.

The equipment being used is: Gibson Les Paul Historic, Fulltone OCD (set for a clean boost into the compressor), ART Levelar-Tube Compressor, Custom Billm Modified Fender Blues Junior, D'Addario NYXL Nickel Wound Strings 09-42, Horizon right angle cable, Golden Gate pick.

The audio recording was done using a Shure SM-57 and Heil PR-40 microphones into an Apogee Duet into an iPad Air running GarageBand. I am using a pair of AIAIAI TMA-2 Modular Young Guru Preset headphones for monitoring.

The backing track is the same recording setup; except I am using a Herco Flex 50 Nylon pick to play the rhythm part. The percussion track is the DrumJam app for iPad.

The video was shot with an iPhone 6s Plus with the FiLMiC Pro. Lighting is "2" Fancier Studio Fan 500A 3 LED Light Panels.

I used GarageBand to sync the video and audio together and to add some subtle audio processing.

Peace Out!~Mick

Em-A Jam Track with lead guitar - Apogee Duet

Posted by Mick Dennis on September 16, 2017 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi!

Em-A Jam Track with lead guitar - Apogee Duet on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_iA0oEI-fY

Em-A Jam Track - Apogee Duet - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syUcllC09m8

The equipment being used is: Gibson Les Paul Historic, DOD 275 Active Direct Box, Fulltone OCD (set for a clean boost into the compressor), ART Levelar-Tube Compressor, Custom Billm Modified Fender Blues Junior, D'Addario NYXL Nickel Wound Strings 09-42, Horizon right angle cable, red amethyst guitar pick.

The audio recording was done using a Shure SM-57 and Heil PR-40 microphones into an Apogee Duet into an iPad Air running GarageBand. I am using a pair of AIAIAI TMA-2 Modular Young Guru Preset headphones for monitoring.

The video was shot with an iPhone 6s Plus with the FiLMiC Pro. Lighting is "2" Fancier Studio Fan 500A 3 LED Light Panels.

I used GarageBand to sync the video and audio together and to add some subtle audio processing.

Peace Out!~Mick


Sophisticated Lady - Chord Melody

Posted by Mick Dennis on September 12, 2017 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi! 

Sophisticated Lady - Chord Melody on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d65UzNvzBwc

The equipment being used is: Gibson Les Paul Historic, DOD 275 Active Direct Box, ART Levelar-Tube Compressor, Custom Billm Modified Fender Blues Junior, D'Addario NYXL Nickel Wound Strings 09-42, Horizon right angle cable, red amethyst guitar pick.

The audio recording was done using a Shure SM-57 and Heil PR-40 microphones into an Apogee Duet into an iPad Air running GarageBand. I am using a pair of AIAIAI TMA-2 Modular Young Guru Preset headphones for monitoring.

The video was shot with an iPhone 6s Plus with the FiLMiC Pro using a Tascam iM2 stereo condenser microphone. Lighting is "2" Fancier Studio Fan 500A 3 LED Light Panels.

I used GarageBand to sync the video and audio together and to add some subtle audio processing.

Peace Out!~Mick


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