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CAGED Guitar Scales Expanded

Posted by Mick Dennis on July 22, 2019 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (0)

CAGED Guitar Scales Expanded on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeP4-A9mavA

Guitar Player Magazine - Reader's Challenge Lick Revisited

Posted by Mick Dennis on July 22, 2019 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Guitar Player Magazine - Reader's Challenge Lick Revisited on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENLqsZ2dHb0

Mick's Cool Guitar Licks - Em Pentatonic - Hammer Ons-Pull Offs

Posted by Mick Dennis on July 22, 2019 at 4:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Mick's Cool Guitar Licks - Em Pentatonic - Hammer Ons-Pull Offs on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogl-AZ67qyQ

Tangerine - Chord Melody

Posted by Mick Dennis on July 3, 2019 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi!

Tangerine - Chord Melody on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2gXUBpUk08

In this video I am playing a late 80's Ibanez Artist with a Seymour Duncan Jazz pickup (neck pick-up-series) through a Custom Billm Modified Fender Blues Junior in a custom designed cherry wood cabinet with a Jensen Special Design C15N speaker. I start off playing fingerstyle. I switch to a PICKBOY Exotic Pick ebony. I am using D'Addario NYXL Nickel Wound Strings 09-42 and a 10ft Pig Hog "Western Plaid" right angle cable.

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.

Lighting is a single Fancier Studio Fan 500A 3 LED Light Panel.

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

Video highlights:

0:00 - basic arrangement played fingerstyle

1:33 - arrangement with embellishments played fingerstyle

3:00 - basic arrangement played pickstyle

4:28 - arrangement with embellishments played pickstyle

Peace Out!~Mick


3D Guitar Improvisation

Posted by Mick Dennis on June 15, 2019 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi!

3D Guitar Improvisation available on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V990TgM3apc

In this recording, I am playing a late 80's Ibanez Artist with a Seymour Duncan Jazz pickup (neck pick-up-series) through a Custom Billm Modified Fender Blues Junior in a custom designed cherry wood cabinet with a Jensen Special Design C15N speaker. I am using a Timber Tones Gypsy Tone African Ebony pick, D'Addario NYXL Nickel Wound Strings 09-42, 10ft Pig Hog "Western Plaid" right angle cable, Fulltone Fat-Boost with the Volume at 2 o'clock, Tone at 9 o'clock, Input Gain at 12 o'clock and a 10ft Spectraflex braided cable.

The percussion track is the DrumJam app for iPad running through a pair of TAPCO S-5 Active Studio Monitors.

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.

For audio mastering, I've added a compressor and limiter in GarageBand. There is no EQ or reverb added.

Video Highlights:

Am7 - Music Theory Explanation - 0:50

Am7 - 3D Guitar Improv - 2:56

D7 - Music Theory Explanation - 4:02

D7 - 3D Guitar Improv - 6:17

Gmaj7 - Music Theory Explanation - 7:40

Gmaj7 - 3D Guitar Improv - 9:43

Cmaj7 - Music Theory Explanation - 11:14

Cmaj7 - 3D Guitar Improv - 12:59

F#m7b5 - Music Theory Explanation - 15:15

F#m7b5 - 3D Guitar Improv - 16:57

B7 - Music Theory Explanation - 17:43

B7 - 3D Guitar Improv - 19:10

F#m7b5 to B7 - 3D Guitar Improv - 19:58

Em7 - Music Theory Explanation - 20:47

Em7 - 3D Guitar Improv - 22:22

Am7 to D7 - 3D Guitar Improv - 24:10

Gmaj7 to Cmaj7 - 3D Guitar Improv - 25:37

Peace Out!~Mick

First Day of My Life by Bright Eyes - Uke Cover

Posted by Mick Dennis on May 24, 2019 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi!

First Day of My Life by Bright Eyes - Uke Cover on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pXFwnyP5Tk

Please go to http://www.mickdennisguitar.com/mick-s-chord-charts to get the PDF "First Day of My Life-capo4-lyrics & chords_2pgs" for this video.

In this video I am playing a Gretsch G9120-SK Koa Uke with a Dunlop Herco Holy Grail Guitar Pick .75 mm. I'm using a Shubb Guitar Capo placed at the 4th fret.

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.

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

Peace Out!~Mick

Dont Get Stuck in the Blues Box-Part 1 & Part 2

Posted by Mick Dennis on March 23, 2019 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (1)

Hi!

Don’t Get Stuck in the Blues Box-Part 1 on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1C296_std8

Don’t Get Stuck in the Blues Box-Part 2 on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwszEIRDv_U

Please go to https://www.mickdennisguitar.com/methodbook.htm to get a lesson sheet for this video.

In these recordings, I am playing a late 80's Ibanez Artist with a Seymour Duncan Jeff Beck pickup (bridge pick-up-parallel) through an Ampeg AC-12 Tube Combo Amp (Volume and Tone both at 12 o'clock). I'm using a Herco Flex 75-Holy Grail pick, D'Addario NYXL Nickel Wound Strings 09-42, 10ft Pig Hog "Western Plaid" right angle cable, ProCo Rat 2(Distortion, Filter, Volume at 12 o'clock) and a 10ft Spectraflex braided cable.

The audio recordings were done with "2" Rode NT2000 microphones using the M/S miking technique into an Apogee Duet into an iPad Air running GarageBand. One mic was set to cardioid and the other was set to figure 8.

For audio mastering, I've added a compressor and limiter in GarageBand. There is no EQ or reverb added.

The videos were shot with an iPhone 6s Plus with the FiLMiC Pro app.

Peace Out!~Mick


Watch What Happens-nylon pickstyle-Rode NT2000-MS mic technique

Posted by Mick Dennis on March 22, 2019 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi!

Watch What Happens-nylon pickstyle-Rode NT2000-MS mic technique on YouTube -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcT7P2VFMKk

In this video I am playing a Takamine CP-132SC nylon string guitar pickstyle with "3" different guitar picks.

0:01 - Timber Tones Gypsy Tone African Ebony

1:26 - Ernie Ball Prodigy Pick 2.0mm

2:50 - PICKBOY Exotic Pick-horn

Please see - Watch What Happens - Chord Melody - fingerstyle - pickstyle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjtwll0FGwQ for the full arrangement.

The audio recording was done with "2" Rode NT2000 microphones using the M/S miking technique into an Apogee Duet into an iPad Air running GarageBand. One mic was set to cardioid and the other was set to figure 8. I am using a pair of AIAIAI TMA-2 Modular Young Guru Preset headphones for monitoring.

For audio mastering, I've added a limiter in GarageBand. There is no EQ or reverb added.

The video was shot with an iPhone 6s Plus with the FiLMiC Pro app.

Peace Out!~Mick

minor pentatonic scale patterns-6 note groupings-4 different string groups

Posted by Mick Dennis on March 13, 2019 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi!

minor pentatonic scale patterns-6 note groupings-4 different string groups-Part 1 on YouTube -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyAeN9lDGrk

minor pentatonic scale patterns-6 note groupings-4 different string groups-Part 2 on YouTube -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdTcX6zZcEM

In these videos I am playing a 1992 Fender Mexican Strat (bridge pickup) into a Blackheart BH1 Killer Ant 1 watt Head (with the Volume all the way up) into a Blackheart 1x10 guitar cabinet.

I am using D'Addario NYXL Nickel Wound Strings 09-42, Dunlop ULTEX .060 large triangle pick and an 18ft Road Hog cable.

The audio recordings were done using "2" Rode NT2000 microphones (Both mics were set to a cardioid pickup pattern. The mic on the guitar amp was set to PAD -5dB) 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. There is no EQ or reverb added.

The videos were shot with an iPhone 6s Plus with the FiLMiC Pro app.

Peace Out!~Mick


Watch What Happens - Chord Melody - fingerstyle - pickstyle

Posted by Mick Dennis on January 24, 2019 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi!

Watch What Happens - Chord Melody - fingerstyle - pickstyle on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjtwll0FGwQ

In this video I am playing a late 80's Ibanez Artist with a Seymour Duncan Jazz pickup (neck pick-up-series) through a Custom Billm Modified Fender Blues Junior in a custom designed cherry wood cabinet with a Jensen Special Design C15N speaker. I start off playing fingerstyle. I switch to a Golden Gate Mandolin pick at 3:12. I am using D'Addario NYXL Nickel Wound Strings 09-42 and a Horizon right angle cable.

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.

Lighting is a single Fancier Studio Fan 500A 3 LED Light Panel.

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

Peace Out!~Mick


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