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Black Orpheus - Guitar Tutorial - Part 2

Posted by Mick Dennis on July 22, 2017 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi! 

Here is a link to Black Orpheus - Guitar Tutorial - Part 2 on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYDe1FyxOIg

In this video, I am demonstrating some basic improvising concepts "mostly based around the 12th fret" that can be used over the jazz standard "Black Orpheus". I am playing a Takamine CP-132SC nylon string guitar using a PICKBOY Exotic Pick-horn.

Black Orpheus - Guitar Tutorial - Part 1 -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0kH-34W10c

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

I have recently discovered a great website called "Learn Jazz Standards". You can download a chord chart to follow along with my tutorial here - https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/index-of-jazz-standards/

I have many more versions of Black Orpheus available here -

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4jqOZ73D6JpxjwhFSdEUTXodShP3nKbQ

The video was shot with an iPhone 6s Plus with the FiLMiC Pro using a Tascam iM2 stereo condenser microphone.

Peace Out!~Mick

Black Orpheus - Guitar Tutorial - Part 1

Posted by Mick Dennis on July 22, 2017 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi!

Here is a link to Black Orpheus - Guitar Tutorial - Part 1 0n YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0kH-34W10c

In this video, I am demonstrating some basic improvising concepts "mostly based around the open position" that can be used over the jazz standard "Black Orpheus". I am playing a Takamine CP-132SC nylon string guitar using a PICKBOY Exotic Pick-horn.

Black Orpheus - Guitar Tutorial - Part 2 -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYDe1FyxOIg

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

I have recently discovered a great website called "Learn Jazz Standards". You can download a chord chart to follow along with my tutorial here - https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/index-of-jazz-standards/

I have many more versions of Black Orpheus available here -

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4jqOZ73D6JpxjwhFSdEUTXodShP3nKbQ

The video was shot with an iPhone 6s Plus with the FiLMiC Pro using a Tascam iM2 stereo condenser microphone.

Peace Out!~Mick

Star Dust - Chord Melody

Posted by Mick Dennis on July 21, 2017 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi! 

Star Dust - Chord Melody on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=II1IJbL6qVI

The video consists of a slow tempo reading of my basic arrangement.

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, PICKBOY Exotic Pick-ebony.

The video was shot with an iPhone 6s Plus with the FiLMiC Pro using a Tascam iM2 stereo condenser microphone.

Peace Out!~Mick

Guitar Comparison - Taylor GS Koa,Taylor 510,Custom Guitar from David Nichols guitar building class

Posted by Mick Dennis on July 11, 2017 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi!

Guitar Comparison - Taylor GS Koa,Taylor 510,Custom Guitar from David Nichols guitar building class

on You Tube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kp5DxJHbFVw

In this video I am comparing "3" different acoustic guitars: Taylor GS Koa, Taylor 510, Custom Guitar from David Nichols guitar building class. David Nichols at http://www.custompearlinlay.com/

I am playing "4" different classic rock songs: Melissa - 1:20, The Needle And The Damage Done - 3:28, Stairway To Heaven - 6:45 and Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) - 9:20. I am using a Dunlop ULTEX .060 large triangle pick.

The video was shot with an iPad Air with the FiLMiC Pro Camera app using a ProJive XLR microphone adapter and an Audix UEM-81 condenser microphone.

Peace Out!~Mick

Guitar Technique - Ultimate Barring Challenge

Posted by Mick Dennis on July 11, 2017 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi!

Guitar Technique - Ultimate Barring Challenge on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ez9w-8F7zs

In this video, I am demonstrating how to do bar fingerings on the guitar fingerboard using the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th fingers. I show bar fingerings of 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 strings at a time!

PLEASE NOTE: I am using a Gibson Les Paul with low action and light gauge strings. Proceed with caution! Slow and Steady Wins the Race!

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, PICKBOY Exotic Pick-horn.

The video was shot with an iPhone 6s Plus with the FiLMiC Pro using a Tascam iM2 stereo condenser microphone.

Peace Out!~Mick

Satin Doll - Chord Melody

Posted by Mick Dennis on July 11, 2017 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi!

Satin Doll - Chord Melody on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NalPukaL2KY

Please go to http://www.mickdennisguitar.com/mick-s-guitar-tabs to get a tab for this video.

The video begins with a slow tempo reading of my basic arrangement. After a short pause, I play through the entire tune, improvising around the basic arrangement.

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, PICKBOY Exotic Pick-ebony.

The video was shot with an iPhone 6s Plus with the FiLMiC Pro using a Tascam iM2 stereo condenser microphone.

Peace Out!~Mick

In a Sentimental Mood - Chord Melody

Posted by Mick Dennis on July 6, 2017 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi! 

In a Sentimental Mood - Chord Melody on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqEHPV6PkhA

Please go to http://www.mickdennisguitar.com/mick-s-guitar-tabs to get a tab for this video.

The video begins with a slow tempo reading of my basic arrangement.

The second time through I embellish the arrangement. Also, I play a light swing feel for the Bridge.

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, Golden Gate Mandolin pick.

The video was shot with an iPhone 6s Plus with the FiLMiC Pro Camera app using a Tascam iM2 stereo condenser microphone. Note: I did attempt to minimize the bright reflection in the middle of the fingerboard using the "exposure" setting on the FiLMiC app.

Peace Out!~Mick

Wedding Song - Key of G - Chord Melody

Posted by Mick Dennis on July 6, 2017 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi!

Please go to http://www.mickdennisguitar.com/mick-s-guitar-tabs to get a tab for this video.

Wedding Song - Key of G - Chord Melody on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VdwkG-cnU0

I am playing a 2006 Taylor GS Koa with a Herco Flex 50 Nylon pick.

My chord melody arrangement could easily be simplified and adapted to use as an accompaniment for a singer. A capo could be used to raise the vocal key up to about the Key of C. Instead of ending with the G5 chord at the 15th fret, you could just end with the G5 at the 3rd fret.

Here is a link to the original version of this beautiful wedding song -

The Wedding Song ( There Is Love ) - Peter, Paul & Mary ( with lyrics )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZbhrO4IEtI

The video was shot with an iPad Air with the FiLMiC Pro Camera app using a ProJive XLR microphone adapter and a Heil PR-40 microphone.

Peace Out!~Mick

Samples of Chord Melody Arrangements

Posted by Mick Dennis on July 5, 2017 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi! Please go to http://www.mickdennisguitar.com/mick-s-guitar-tabs for a "free" download of the tabs for this video.

Samples of Chord Melody Arrangements on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1a_U8uD5AM

A Foggy Day - Golden Gate Mandolin pick

A Man and a Woman - fingerstyle

Ain't No Sunshine - Herco Flex 50 Nylon pick

As Time Goes By - Cocobolo Custom wooden pick

Autumn Leaves - Golden Gate Mandolin pick

Bewitched - Golden Gate Mandolin pick

Black Orpheus - Golden Gate Mandolin pick

Blue Moon - Herco Flex 50 Nylon pick

But Beautiful - Golden Gate Mandolin pick

Can't Help Falling in Love - Herco Flex 50 Nylon pick

Crystal Silence - Cocobolo Custom wooden pick

Embraceable You - Golden Gate Mandolin pick

Fly Me to the Moon - Golden Gate Mandolin pick

Georgia - Cocobolo Custom wooden pick

Here's That Rainy Day - Golden Gate Mandolin pick

I'm Old Fashioned - Golden Gate Mandolin pick

If We Only Have Love - Herco Flex 50 Nylon pick

It Had to Be You - Golden Gate Mandolin pick

Killing Me Softly With His Song - Herco Flex 50 Nylon pick -

fingerstyle

Michelle - Herco Flex 50 Nylon pick

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, Golden Gate Mandolin pick, Herco Flex 50 Nylon pick, Cocobolo Custom wooden pick.

The video was shot with an iPhone 6s Plus with the FiLMiC Pro Camera app using a Tascam iM2 stereo condenser microphone.

Peace Out!~Mick


What's New? - Chord Melody

Posted by Mick Dennis on July 5, 2017 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi! In this video, I'm playing a chord melody version of the jazz standard "What's New?" using a Takamine CP-132SC nylon string guitar played fingerstyle.

Please go to http://www.mickdennisguitar.com/mick-s-guitar-tabs to get a tab for this video.

The video was shot with an iPhone 6s Plus with the FiLMiC Pro Camera app using a Tascam iM2 stereo condenser microphone.

Here is the YouTube link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4onn8yqDOw

Peace Out!~Mick


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