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Key of E - harmony parts

Posted by Mick Dennis on May 9, 2018 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Key of E - harmony parts on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl04zGd2zMo

A Dorian-3rd intervals-Ibanez-DrumJam

Posted by Mick Dennis on April 13, 2018 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

A Dorian-3rd intervals-Ibanez-DrumJam on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9qya_Z26Mw

Dm riffs-Strat-Dist Pro-Fuzz Face-Blackheart

Posted by Mick Dennis on April 13, 2018 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Dm riffs-Strat-Dist Pro-Fuzz Face-Blackheart on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6pOH32LYOY

A Blues Riffs-Strat-fingerstyle-Dist Pro-Blackheart

Posted by Mick Dennis on April 13, 2018 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

A Blues Riffs-Strat-fingerstyle-Dist Pro-Blackheart on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWF7WKsm30k

Dm-C(3x)-Bb-C-Dm(2x) Jam Track

Posted by Mick Dennis on April 12, 2018 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Dm-C(3x)-Bb-C-Dm(2x) Jam Track on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-5Mx9xOlz0

G,A,E Slow Rock Riffs-Ibanez-Dist Pro-Blackheart

Posted by Mick Dennis on March 30, 2018 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

G,A,E Slow Rock Riffs-Ibanez-Dist Pro-Blackheart on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ln1VPjLJQs

All I Want Is You - Uke - Taylor 12 string

Posted by Mick Dennis on March 18, 2018 at 2:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi!

All I Want Is You - Uke - Taylor 12 string on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1nbvm01p2M

This video is a digital collaboration between myself, my daughters Desirée and Emily and their friend Nicole.

The project started out as an email from Desirée about a month ago. I listened to her recording, done on an iPhone with the Voice Memos app, which featured Desirée singing and playing a Taylor 510 along with harmony vocals by her friend Nicole. I pulled out my ukulele and started playing along with the track. I thought at the time that the uke would really add a lot to their original recording. Fast forward to about a week ago where I was on Spring Break visiting my girlfriend, Elizabeth R. I decided to do a recording and video of a uke track and a 12 string track to add to their original Voice Memos recording. Once I finished the basic audio mixing and mastering in GarageBand, my daughter Emily offered to create a split screen video where I am playing the uke and my Taylor 12 string.

In this video I am playing a Taylor 455 12 string with a Herco Flex 50 Nylon pick and a Gretsch G9120-SK Koa Uke with a Herco Holy Grail pick.

The video was shot with an iPhone 6s Plus with the FiLMiC Pro app and a RØDE iXY Stereo Microphone.

The audio recording was done using some 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.

For audio mastering, I added a compressor, multipresser and limiter in GarageBand.

Special thanks to my daughter Emily for the split screen video editing!

Peace Out!~Mick

Em-G-D-Am-C fingerstyle-strumming-arpeggios-Koa Taylor-Apogee Duet-RODE NT2000

Posted by Mick Dennis on March 18, 2018 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi!

Em-G-D-Am-C fingerstyle-strumming-arpeggios-Koa Taylor-Apogee Duet-RØDE NT2000 on YouTube -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSbEoQSzY0s

In this video I am testing out a RØDE NT2000 set to an omnidirectional pickup pattern running through an Apogee Duet into an iPad Air running GarageBand. I am playing a 2006 Taylor GS Koa acoustic guitar. I start off by playing some basic fingerstyle patterns, then go on to strumming with a brown herco and an Ultex .060 picks, ending off with some arpeggios played with a Golden gate pick. For audio mastering, I added a compressor, multipresser and limiter in GarageBand. There is no EQ or reverb added.

Peace Out!~Mick

Amazing Grace - Slide Guitar

Posted by Mick Dennis on February 3, 2018 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi!

Amazing Grace - Slide Guitar on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkYuYbhqr8w

In this video I am demonstrating how to play Amazing Grace in "3" different keys: Key of G, Key of D and Key of A. I am playing the major pentatonic scale of each key up and down on individual strings with a Dunlop 266 Mudslide Porcelain Slide.

The equipment being used is: early 80's Ibanez Artist with a Seymour Duncan Jazz pickup (neck pick-up-parallel) Seymour Duncan JB pickup (bridge pick-up-parallel), Custom Billm Modified Fender Blues Junior, Ernie Ball Classic Rock 'n' Roll Pure Nickel Strings 10-46, Horizon right angle cable, Dunlop 266 Mudslide Porcelain Slide, PICKBOY Exotic Pick-ebony.

The video was shot with an iPhone 6s Plus with the FiLMiC Pro app. The audio was recorded with an iPad Air using the RØDE Rec app with a RØDE iXY Stereo Microphone. Lighting is a single Fancier Studio Fan 500A 3 LED Light Panel.

I used GarageBand to add some subtle audio processing.

Peace Out!~Mick

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


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