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Tsunami

With NAMM just around the corner and many still finalizing their schedules for the busy NAMM week, I want to make sure you know about the great event by Tsunami Cables,  Everyone knows if you want to play the best, you get the best with Tsunami Cables.  This year, Tsunami Cables is hosting the 2nd Annual Family Reunion NAMM After Party set for Friday, January 24th at the Good Ol Boys Saloon on Katella Ave. The evening is sponsored by Engl amps, EBS amps, Rock N Roll Industries Magazine, Amedia Cymbal Company, and Miktek Audio.

Get ready for a great night of music with performances by  Throw logic, The Dread Lullabies, Dave DePonte, Monolith, Attackhead, While She Waits, and special performance by Leona X and Marco Wriedt of the German band “Axxis”. The show starts at 6:30 pm and is sure to be a killer night that will have you talking long after NAMM weekend.

The Good Ol Boys Saloon is located at at 10624 Katella ave. Anaheim Ca, 92804. The even is open to the public 21 years and older.  You can find out more at the EBS Booth 5391 or look for Keith Stickney at the Engl Booth 5824. You just might get one of the 250 “back stage passes” or you can pick up the show flyer.

If you are not able to make it out to NAMM and are interested in Tsunami Cables make sure to check out their website at www.tsunamicables.com. Also if you are in the Los Angeles area, you can contact the Engl Showroom  for an appointment where you can play and buy Tsunami Cables. Email is EnglShowroom@me.com  or phone at (310) 895-8249.

One of the bands that is featured at the Tsunami Cables is While She Waits which we featured as No. 8 on our Countdown of 14 bands to rule 2014. You can read more about them here. They are a bad ass rock band that you have to check out. Check out their video for “Stars and Bars” here:

 

~ Marisol

 

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Signature Solos

Have you ever wanted to perfect your favorite solo and just couldn’t quite get it right? Or how about wanting to add those certain solos to repertoire? Yes, you can research tabs or watch videos over and over but how about a quick and easier way???  Signature Solos is the answer for you. They are utilizing today’s technology with application software and have developed a state of the art learning tool that has the visuals you need to hit that right note.

Signature Solos have created a guitar app for the Ipad or Iphone that will have you perfecting those famous solos. We had a chance to talk with one of the guitarist, Tommy Girvin (Eddie Money guitarist and founder of Mr. Tommy’s Mobile Music Bus Program) and here is an excerpt of that interview where he explains more about the Signature Solos app:

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Music Junkie Press: So now that we got to know a little more about you, tell us about this iOS Guitar app that you have been working on Signature Solos. Is this an app to learn guitar or more of an app to perfect your guitar?

Tommy Girvin: Signature Solos is an app for intermediate to advanced guitar players who are ready to move to the next level. I have given guitar lessons and instruction for many years and many of my students have gone on to actually make a living playing guitar. I have developed a teaching formula that works. Simplicity.

I was approached by a student from years ago about an idea for mobile devices. He and his brother are brilliant thinkers and have been making a living for a while developing new technology and applying it to their IOS apps that they produce. We wanted to make a super high quality app that is the real deal instead of all of the bad, miss information that is floating around the internet. We gave it the name “Signature Solos”. Within this $.4.99 app is everything you need to become a more proficient guitar player. We start at the intermediate level and move up.  There will, however be a more introductory version at some point.  I do most of the “Blast Classes” that contain the nuts and bolts of lead guitar; Scales, patterns and triads and how they work. Then there is the “Lab Series” where we play famous solos on high def  and with our new technology you can break it up, zoom in, slow it down (without pitch change) and “see” and hear how it is played on either left or right hand.

We also have the “Artist” and “Spotlight” series where we have guest players come and play their favorite solos from their CDs, and explain how they relate to the blast classes. All the while you can slow this stuff up and clearly see what is going on. Very exciting.

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This app definitely is a great tool for guitarists of any level. You can watch a video which explains a bit more about this app here:

So,  make sure to check out their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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gTar

This week on our new feature, Gear Highlight we focus on an item that isn’t truly gear for bands or musicians per say but definitely is something musical!  Allow me to introduce you to Incident gTar which is a fully digital guitar that makes it easy for anyone to learn how to play.

We heard about this product when a good friend of ours and die hard music lover, Ben Mitchell told us that he was working at Incident gTar transcribing tabs.  It is amazing to see how the product quickly developed and has been turning  heads in the music industry. It received a lot of recognition and was Runner-up at Tech Crunch Disrupt NY 2012.

It is as easy as docking your Iphone into the guitar body and after loading the gTar app, an array of interactive LEDs along the fretboard will show you how to play. It is amazing technology that will allow users to learn their favorite songs and unlike gaming version,s it has the style and feel of a traditional electric guitar so it will be easy to transfer your learning skills over to other guitars.  The iPhone will produce the music as you pluck, as you follow the lights on the frets, make a mistake and hit the wrong note, and it will mute the sound. The gTar app comes with a large library of popular songs and can range from easy, medium to hard mode. I can’t wait to try this out for myself.

The gTar comes in black or white and is currently selling for $399. You can learn more about this cool gadget on their website http://www.incidentgtar.com/  and also check a video below that shows how it works.

~ Marisol 

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