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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 (0)

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

E minor pentatonic scale-interval pattern hack-30 string theoretical guitar-Part 2

Posted by Mick Dennis on January 13, 2019 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi!

E minor pentatonic scale-interval pattern hack-30 string theoretical guitar-Part 2 on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2feftO4yark

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 Cocobolo Custom wooden pick, D'Addario NYXL Nickel Wound Strings 09-42 and a Horizon right angle cable.

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

The audio was recorded with an iPhone 6s Plus using the Voice Memos app with a RØDE iXY Stereo Microphone.

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

Peace Out!~Mick

E minor pentatonic scale-interval pattern hack-30 string theoretical guitar-Part 1

Posted by Mick Dennis on January 13, 2019 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi!

E minor pentatonic scale-interval pattern hack-30 string theoretical guitar-Part 1 on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LCAnBC6XwI

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 Cocobolo Custom wooden pick, D'Addario NYXL Nickel Wound Strings 09-42 and a Horizon right angle cable.

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

The audio was recorded with an iPhone 6s Plus using the Voice Memos app with a RØDE iXY Stereo Microphone.

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

Peace Out!~Mick

You Know I Love You - 12 string guitar - vocals

Posted by Mick Dennis on January 6, 2019 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi! Happy New Year!

You Know I Love You - 12 string guitar - vocals on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpkmivF132o


You Know I Love You


Chorus:

You Know I Love You,

this much is true.

I can't see anyone,

the way that I see you.


Verse 1:

Girl you're my everything,

Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring.

To have you next to me,

is to keep the main thing the main thing.


Chorus


Verse 2:

Bridges to cross,

(and) miles to go.

(Just) to see you again,

I will follow.


Chorus


Verse 3:

(The) sun is shining,

brightly on our day.

(The) rain is falling,

wash our cares away.


Verse 4:

La,la,la,la,la....


Chorus(2x)

You Know I Love You,

this much is true.

I can't see anyone,

the way that I see you.

(Girl) You Know I Love You,

this much is true.

I can't see anyone,

the way that I see you.


This video is dedicated to Elizabeth R


In this video I am playing a Taylor 455 12 string with a Herco Flex 50 Nylon 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.

For audio mastering, I've added a compressor and 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


Am7-D7 - diatonic 4th chords - lead guitar

Posted by Mick Dennis on January 5, 2019 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi! Happy New Year!

Am7-D7 - diatonic 4th chords - lead guitar on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfPEdSnu_LM

Am7-D7 - diatonic 4th chords - rhythm guitar video is available here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5wnSsLrsw4

In this video, 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 amp.

I am using a PICKBOY Exotic Pick-horn, D'Addario NYXL Nickel Wound Strings 09-42 and a Horizon right angle cable.

A photo of the basic pedal, amp setup for the video is available here -

https://www.mickdennisguitar.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=16134916

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.

For audio mastering, I've added a compressor and 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


Norwegian Wood - solo mandolin arrangement

Posted by Mick Dennis on January 4, 2019 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi!

Norwegian Wood - solo mandolin arrangement on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_URwmmw1Gjk

In this video I am playing a 1963 Harmony Monterey Mandolin with a Golden Gate mandolin 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.

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

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

This video is dedicated to Elizabeth R, Rocky Raccoon and Bluie!

Peace Out~Mick

Happy Birthday - mandolin - Key of C,G,D

Posted by Mick Dennis on January 4, 2019 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi! Happy New Year!

Happy Birthday - mandolin - Key of C,G,D on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BO1j-DE39FI

In this video I am playing a 1963 Harmony Monterey Mandolin with a Golden Gate mandolin 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.

For audio mastering, I've added a compressor and 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


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