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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

Sunflowers - It's Cloudy Outside - Mick's Uke Songs

Posted by Mick Dennis on September 4, 2017 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi! 

Here's a couple of simple children's songs I composed during one of my private lessons with a 4 year old ukelele student.

YouTube link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me7ZDJHoMYg

Peace Out!~Mick

Blue Bossa-Apogee Duet-Chord Melody-Key of Em

Posted by Mick Dennis on August 18, 2017 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi! 

Blue Bossa-Apogee Duet-Chord Melody-Key of Em on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Y-eMlDOIik

In this audio recording, I am playing the jazz standard "Blue Bossa" in a chord melody style in the Key of Em. This recording represents one of my initial attempts to learn how to do audio recording with an Apogee Duet. The photo in the video is the actual setup that I used.

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, Cocobolo wooden pick by PickslaysWoodworking.

The 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. A guitar tab for this Chord Melody arrangement has been on my "to do" list for quite awhile. I will certainly post a link when it is completed.

NOTE: I discovered by trial and error and some internet research that I could use an active direct box with a ground-lift switch to get rid of an annoying "ground noise hum" that I was getting through my guitar amp.

Peace Out!~Mick

Beautiful Offering - Original Jazz Composition

Posted by Mick Dennis on August 2, 2017 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi! 

Beautiful Offering - Original Jazz Composition on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt7M0_t0rHk

Beautiful Offering - free tempo ballad version on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTuly9TrVt0

This is an original jazz tune that I composed for my girlfriend’s birthday this year. It is written using the chord changes of Black Orpheus by Luiz Bonfá in the Key of Em.

The backing track is the iReal Pro app with an iPad Air through a pair of TAPCO S-5 Active Studio Monitors.

The equipment being used is: Gibson Les Paul Historic, Custom Billm Modified Fender Blues Junior, D'Addario NYXL Nickel Wound Strings 09-42, Horizon right angle cable, Cocobolo wooden pick by PickslaysWoodworking. Click on the link to see the pedalboard used in this video. 

The video was shot with an iPhone 6s Plus with the FiLMiC Pro using a Tascam iM2 stereo condenser microphone. The lighting is "2" Fancier 500 LED Light Panels With Dimmer Switch.

This video is dedicated to Elizabeth R

Peace Out!~Mick


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