Guitar techniques – Mic Gillette http://micgillette.com/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 07:55:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.1 https://micgillette.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/icon-2021-08-02T161817.082-150x150.png Guitar techniques – Mic Gillette http://micgillette.com/ 32 32 Shinedown releases first teaser video for seventh studio album https://micgillette.com/shinedown-releases-first-teaser-video-for-seventh-studio-album/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 19:44:36 +0000 https://micgillette.com/shinedown-releases-first-teaser-video-for-seventh-studio-album/ BROKEN released a short teaser video for the group’s seventh studio album. The 42-second clip, which can be seen below, was accompanied by the message: “So it starts … # nowiknowmyabcs… How about you? # SD7”. Last month, BROKEN a singer Brent Smith 95.9 The rat‘s Carl Crafts on the more ‘stripped down’ approach of […]]]>

BROKEN released a short teaser video for the group’s seventh studio album.

The 42-second clip, which can be seen below, was accompanied by the message: “So it starts … # nowiknowmyabcs… How about you? # SD7”.

Last month, BROKEN a singer Brent Smith 95.9 The rat‘s Carl Crafts on the more ‘stripped down’ approach of the new LP: “We wanted to put it all on the line. And what I mean by that is we’ve proven that we can make these records that there is a lot of musicality involved, and we’ve layered our records over the years because we love the music and we love the sound and we try to make some really cinematic records. So with that you have a lot of instruments that aren’t only drums, bass, guitar and vocals – we use orchestras, we use a lot of synths, we use a lot of techniques that… we don’t believe in… don’t tie your hands when making a record . Make whatever record you want to make. And ultimately, though, what we wanted to do with this album was make it as fierce as the other records but not use as much of the style that we’ve done in the past with it. the superposition on and layering guitars, adding a lot of synths, stacking vocals. “

He continued: “I am from Freddie mercury school when it comes to vocals, layering, backgrounds and things of that nature because I try – I say ‘try’ – to try to use my voice as an instrument. But it’s really less is more. So the majority of this record is authentically drums, bass, guitar. The are piano songs; there are two really, really very intense piano songs that are going to be in BROKEN Seven. But we wanted to make a real rock record, we wanted to make a real record where we just focus on making sure the band is heard the way the band needs to be heard. So not a lot of overlays. This does not mean that it is less powerful; it’s just that we don’t have a lot of stacks. We just put things left to right in stereo, pushing everything forward. The vocals aren’t layered – not a lot of effect on the vocals, so not a lot of delays and reverbs and things like that. A lot of the vocals on the record are dry and a bit tight in your face. “

Black-smith also talked about the lyrical themes covered on the new BROKEN album, claiming they were inspired at least in part by the ongoing pandemic and the resulting impact on the community, residents and businesses.

“Going through everything the world went through last year, and we wrote the majority of the record last year, and this year we couldn’t close our eyes to everything that was going on,” a- he declared. “And we’re talking on this record, and we’re speaking on this record – we’re not trying to dance around certain topics. We’re trying to be very honest and very real. In a lot of ways, it’s a very humanitarian issue. registration.”

Ask if BROKEN is going to “piss people off” with some of the lyrical positions that are taken on the next LP, Black-smith said: “Maybe. But the problem is, I don’t necessarily think it’s about pissing people off; it’s about understanding what we’ve all been through but where we need to go. now. I think it gets lost. It’s never meant to be on … And I say this because I’m very, very bold and very honest about it. This country, it’s not called the Divided States of America; it’s called the United States of America, and we want people to understand that it is up to people; it is up to us. And we are able not only to work with each other, to grow with each other. But when you have some people in power who don’t have your best interests in mind, you have to stand up and make your voice heard. When I see what’s going on with regard to freedom of movement. expression of people and that it’s censored and people are pushed into a corner because of their opinions and everything. ez be able to have conversations with each other in order to get real action to happen for positive change. “

Regarding the first single from BROKENthe seventh album by, due out later this month, Brent said, “It honestly tackles everything the company has handled from a planetary platform, if you will – not just here in the US, but around the world – what the past 18 months have been like. , and, at least in our opinion, how we should move forward.

“Look, the record… We’re talking about things we’ve never talked about before,” he revealed. “We open the conversation on different topics that BROKEN never addressed. We have the full support of our label, our management and hopefully our fans, whether they’ve been here from day one or just finding out who we are. But it’s a record that I think some people will find controversial, I think some people will find very provocative, especially for BROKEN, but it’s also something that we think is very important and necessary… Don’t get me wrong either, there is a lot of triumph on this record, but there is also a lot to have to take step back and go, ‘What’s really going on? And how can we prevent that from happening if it is going to be something negative for the human race as a whole? Our society, the way we live with each other, we share this planet with many different organisms and creatures. It’s not just about us. It’s important that everyone really takes a step back and not always. We have to work together – like, all from U.S; we have really we have to start working together and really creating a positive change not only for society but also for this beautiful planet that has been given to us. “

The sequel to 2018 “Warning warning”, which is tentatively due this spring, was recorded in part at a new studio in Charleston, South Carolina, run by the group’s bassist and producer. Eric Bass.

In October, BROKEN announced their 2022 North American tour, “Sinedown Live In Concert”. Kicking off in San Francisco on January 26, the upcoming 22-date outing will see the acclaimed quartet travel across the West Coast, Canada and more, with stops in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver, Las Vegas, Seattle, Calgary, Toronto. , and Montreal. POP EVIL and AYRON JONES will support on certain dates.

BROKENthe movie of “Warning warning”, a cinematic experience from the 2018 studio album by the band of the same name, which premiered worldwide in September.

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Realistic resolution | Columnists | smdailyjournal.com https://micgillette.com/realistic-resolution-columnists-smdailyjournal-com/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 12:15:00 +0000 https://micgillette.com/realistic-resolution-columnists-smdailyjournal-com/ Samidha mishra Well, it’s that time of year again. Gyms will be full, refrigerators will be stocked with vegetables, and newspapers will be exhausted – the motivational magic of New Year’s resolutions engulfs the population. The practice of setting these yearly expectations for oneself has been around for 4,000 years now – since the age […]]]>











Samidha mishra

Samidha mishra


Well, it’s that time of year again. Gyms will be full, refrigerators will be stocked with vegetables, and newspapers will be exhausted – the motivational magic of New Year’s resolutions engulfs the population.

The practice of setting these yearly expectations for oneself has been around for 4,000 years now – since the age of the Babylonians. They made annual promises to their gods in order to keep divine favor. These vows are the precursors of modern resolutions, including oaths to repay debts or return borrowed items. The Romans, too, made similar religious promises of good conduct at the beginning of each year to Janus – the two-sided divinity of choices from which January takes its name.

Despite years of use, it looks like we haven’t gotten much better at keeping our resolutions. In fact, as Forbes reports, only 8% of people who set goals for the New Year achieve them. Psychologists outline several reasons why this is the case. The biggest is also the simplest: our brains get tired. Like our body, our brain wants to maintain homeostasis – the way we regulate our biological functions to maintain stability – it doesn’t like when there’s an imbalance, or when it’s under or over-stimulated. However, that is exactly what New Years Resolutions do. We put a lot of brains and energy into sustaining these goals at the start of the year, so in March (or, let’s face it, January 17th) we we are out of breath.

To counter these natural but awkward tendencies, you can add a few details to your resolutions. On the one hand, rather than setting general goals (the most popular of which tends to be ‘lose more weight’), psychotherapist Jonathan Alpert suggests setting realistic and specific goals (i.e. say lose 10 pounds by March). He also maintains that the wording of the resolution is also important, because putting a positive spin on the wish increases the chances of being fulfilled – there is an influential difference between “more junk food” and “eating more vegetables”.

So. Are you ready? In using such techniques, you should be prepared to choose your resolutions. How would you like to finally use that journal that was given to you years ago? Maybe take that guitar lesson you’ve always wanted? 2022 is a new start for all of us after a hectic year, so start it off on the right foot by setting specific, achievable and beneficial goals for yourself. Good year!

Samidha Mishra is in her final year at San Mateo High School. Student News appears in the weekend edition. You can email Student News at news@smdailyjournal.com.

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Dazzle celebrates 25 years of jazz https://micgillette.com/dazzle-celebrates-25-years-of-jazz/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 20:01:00 +0000 https://micgillette.com/dazzle-celebrates-25-years-of-jazz/ Jazz is one of America’s quintessential creations – one that continues to influence and inspire, even for people who don’t consider themselves to be fans of the genre. Dazzle, Denver’s jazz nightclub, has been one of the key places to keep this art form on stage in Mile High City for the past quarter-century. And […]]]>

Jazz is one of America’s quintessential creations – one that continues to influence and inspire, even for people who don’t consider themselves to be fans of the genre. Dazzle, Denver’s jazz nightclub, has been one of the key places to keep this art form on stage in Mile High City for the past quarter-century. And it starts 2022 with a birthday party on several evenings, marking 25 years of operation.

“We’re dedicated to great music and people know that every time they come to Dazzle the music will be phenomenal,” said Kelley Dawkins, Marketing Manager at Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St. “With our menu, we’re a great way to have a fun and energetic night out without you having to put a lot of energy into it. And we’ve done a great job building a local audience that feeds the love of jazz.

The first performance of the anniversary celebration will be Convergence with Roberta Gambarini at 6.30 p.m. on January 7 and 8. Rico jones and Maximum light will be featured on the 9:30 p.m. show on January 7. The 9:30 p.m. performance on January 8 is called “Dazzle Mixtape” and will feature the 2018 Grammy nominated and violinist Sara caswell, saxophonist Anisha rush, trombonist Marc Patterson, pianist Jacquelyn Schreiber, bass player Gabe Rupe and drummer Colin Stranahan. The final show will take place at 6 p.m. on Sunday January 9 and is Patterson’s “Group Stories” with Dale Bruning and Caswell.

According to the information provided, Dazzle started in 1997 at 930 Lincoln St. before moving to its current location. Like every other concert venue, it struggled during the pandemic, but Dazzle went out of its way to make things a little easier for the musicians. This led them to participate in their Bread & Jam program, “a weekly VIP jam session where musicians can rekindle old musical relationships and find new ones.” They also get a hot meal out of the deal.

“We wanted to reconsider our place in the great Denver music community because we want everyone to win,” Dawkins said. “We do our best to support musicians in any way we can. “

Although jazz is not the most popular genre, it still arouses the passion of fans of all ages. And Dazzle wants to stay there for musicians to share their love of form.

“Traditional jazz often appeals to older audiences, and while there is always an audience for this music, it’s nice to see the different ways jazz evolves. There are so many blurry lines between genres, which means it’s very easy to switch from jazz to R&B and pop, ”Dawkins said. “Dazzle has always loved being the little club in the middle of Denver where you can hear amazing national and international performers and great local music. But now we’re heading to the place for the best local music, with occasional national and international artists stopping by. “

For tickets and information, visit dazzledenver.com.

Kiss the sky at Wings Over the Rockies

Wings over the Rockies presents a new exhibit for the 2022 kick-off – one that celebrates some of aerospace’s greatest achievements. To the sky: breakthroughs in Flight is on display at the museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd. in Denver, which is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

According to information provided, artifacts on display include fabric from the Wright Flyer that went to the moon with Neil Armstrong, an American flag signed by Charles Lindbergh, fabric from the Lockheed Vega that Amelia Earhart flew solo across the Atlantic and more. Visit WingsMuseum.org/Skyward for more information and tickets.

Factory Fashion celebrates drag culture

Factory mode kicks off the new year with a program to help teens reveal themselves. Slide preteen fashion starts on Sunday January 9 and lasts the rest of the month, with one-off sessions and a multi-week course that teaches attendees everything from wig maintenance to makeup and performance techniques. The series ends with a final performance at Stanley Market on Saturday January 30.

Part of the Aurora-based community art collective, Factory Five Five, Factory Fashion is located at the Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Suite 200, in Aurora. For more information and to register, visit factoryfivefive.com/fashion.

Clarke’s Concert of the Week – Charley Crockett at the Ogden Theater

Charley crockett is one of the most prolific and underrated musicians in music today, living in the nebulous space between blues and country music. His crooning style is straight out of classical country music, while his guitar playing is also indebted to blues legends. Last year he released “Music City USA”, not only its best but one of the best of the entire year.

Crockett will perform at Ogden Theater, 935 E. Colfax Ave. in Denver, at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan.8. Make sure you don’t miss it by purchasing tickets at axs.com.

Clarke Reader’s Culture Column appears weekly. He can be contacted at Clarke.Reader@hotmail.com.

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Top 10 lessons of 2021 https://micgillette.com/top-10-lessons-of-2021/ Sat, 25 Dec 2021 14:43:17 +0000 https://micgillette.com/top-10-lessons-of-2021/ Was Clapton Peak Too Early? Jon maclennan When it comes to Eric Clapton’s guitar style, there is no shortage of masterful guitar techniques to dive in and study. In this article we will focus specifically on his guitar style from the mid to late 60s around the formation of the group Cream. 8 ways to […]]]>

Was Clapton Peak Too Early?

Jon maclennan

When it comes to Eric Clapton’s guitar style, there is no shortage of masterful guitar techniques to dive in and study. In this article we will focus specifically on his guitar style from the mid to late 60s around the formation of the group Cream.


8 ways to nail the IV chord


Dan Smith

Let’s talk about momentum. It’s an essential part of any good solo, and when you’re tearing up a 12-bar blues, the first place to really demonstrate your mastery of harmony is when the IV chord appears. In this lesson, I’ll show how to create … four worms momentum… in your next solo.


The basics of britpop


Shawn persinger

When you consider the many bands that come under the term “Britpop” – Oasis, Blur, Suede, Elastica, the early works of Radiohead, and more – it’s clear that the genre is more of an attitude than a specific musical style. . Still, there are a few guitar techniques and approaches that abound in the genre, many of which have been ‘borrowed’ (the British music press’s friendly way of saying ‘appropriate’) from earlier British bands of the 60s, 70s and 80s. 80.


Jim Croce’s Fingerstyle Tips


Kirby jane

It’s great to have neat songs memorized note by note and stored neatly in your concert repertoire, but it’s probably just as important to be able to fly by the seat of your pants and pull an arrangement out of nowhere. Knowing the building blocks of the fingerstyle guitar is a great way to achieve this.


Double stops for days


Matthew lee

In this lesson we are going to cover a very important and very common technique. Double stops are one of the mainstays in defining a country guitar sound. I will break down the ways to approach this technique from an intervallic point of view. If you think this will take too much theory, don’t worry… we won’t get very far into this rabbit hole.


Why was the ’90s country guitar so cool?


Matthew lee

Traditional country music in the 90s was a guitar lover’s dream. Almost every track on the radio was full of flavorful toppings and heart-wrenching, but short solos. The most prominent session player during this time was Brent Mason, whose Gray Tele Car Primer became as iconic as the parts he made.


The Secret of Connection Agreements


Marc Schonbrun

We’re going to look at a simple jazz progression and talk about the struggle to make sense of some of these movements in the context of music theory. I want you to leave this lesson with new ways of thinking about chord progressions, and maybe a different way of thinking about music theory.


Non-CAGE Neck Hacks


Andy gibson

Do you feel confined to the same scale shapes or set of frets every time you go to rip a solo? If so, this lesson is for you. Or, if you’re confident in your ability to move both horizontally and vertically around the fretboard, this lesson might help you see the fretboard better.


A creative approach to string bending


Andy gibson

String bending is one of the mainstays of rock, country, and blues. Imagine if BB King, Brent Mason, Brad Paisley or Jimi Hendrix played without using bends. Wouldn’t that be strange? The main bending techniques used by these four (and almost everyone else to pick up an electric guitar) will get you pretty much anywhere you need to go as a guitarist, but there are a few bending approaches that will take you less over the roads. trip.


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Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS / QAM) Market Study Combines with Challenges and Opportunities to 2031 https://micgillette.com/cable-modem-termination-system-cmts-qam-market-study-combines-with-challenges-and-opportunities-to-2031/ Fri, 24 Dec 2021 10:44:37 +0000 https://micgillette.com/cable-modem-termination-system-cmts-qam-market-study-combines-with-challenges-and-opportunities-to-2031/ Pune, Maharashtra, India, December 24, 2021 (Wiredrelease) Prudour Pvt. Ltd -:Qualitative Analysis of the Cable Modem Termination Systems (CMTS / QAM) Market | Better business growth, a unique guide to business growth in 2021 The Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS / QAM) The market economy has improved in recent years. There has been more entry […]]]>

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Bruce Kulick Says Fans Have ‘Hungry’ For ’80s &’ 90s Kiss Songs https://micgillette.com/bruce-kulick-says-fans-have-hungry-for-80s-90s-kiss-songs/ Wed, 22 Dec 2021 01:24:32 +0000 https://micgillette.com/bruce-kulick-says-fans-have-hungry-for-80s-90s-kiss-songs/ Kiss fans of the ’80s and’ 90s enjoyed a plethora of rarities and hits from the era live thanks to former guitarist Bruce Kulick’s performances on the last two Kiss Kruises. He tells UCR that the Kiss Army is “hungry” to hear the songs, which is part of what he calls a “strong rebirth” that […]]]>

Kiss fans of the ’80s and’ 90s enjoyed a plethora of rarities and hits from the era live thanks to former guitarist Bruce Kulick’s performances on the last two Kiss Kruises. He tells UCR that the Kiss Army is “hungry” to hear the songs, which is part of what he calls a “strong rebirth” that is occurring with the material of his time in the band.

Kruise’s performances left those same fans hoping for a similar event on dry land. They will make their wish come true on December 30, 2021 at Count’s Vamp’d in Las Vegas as Kulick’s band, which also includes vocalist / guitarist Todd Kerns, drummer Brent Fitz and bassist / vocalist Zach Throne, will perform their first gig in a traditional place.

According to Kulick, Vegas’ performance won’t go as far as their previous sets, but fans can still expect surprises.

Before the show, he checked in to discuss some favorite cuts selected by the resident Kiss maniacs of the UCR team. Here are some excerpts from that conversation, which you can listen to in full on our YouTube channel.

“Love is a deadly weapon”
From: Asylum (1985)

We were recording at Electric Lady [Studios]. Now, I’m officially the band’s new lead guitarist at this time. i would work with gene [Simmons] and i would work with paul [Stanley]. When you’re in the studio, you know you can make a lot of things work that you can’t actually do – or experience. [in concert].

Because you’re playing and then you can go in and combine tracks and switch to the other channel. They did that a lot. So there were times, I was like, “Okay, I don’t mind you flipping the channel, but it’s not very realistic what you just chose. Sometimes when I listened I mostly agreed with what the final solo was. [after it had been] account.

But when I look back now, I’m like, “That was crazy!” I think they tried to make me so wild [as possible]. You know, George Lynch was called “Mr. Scary”, because he’s a scary guitarist. He has tremendous ability with speed, tone, action, and technique. So that’s what they do. were doing, they were doing my solos a bit off the map. And when you go from 86 to 2021, it’s been a lot of years there! So it’s always something that I look back and tell a young man: “Better you than me!”

“King of the Mountain”
From: Asylum (1985)

There is a video where I show how I made these riffs. I remember watching it with [my wife] Lisa, not that long ago, during the pandemic. I was just like, ‘Oh wow, that’s cool. This is how I made this riff, let me try this. I have done this a few times. Now these riffs are nothing like what I’ve played with Grand Funk Railroad for the past 20 years. I don’t do anything with anyone, really.

So all of a sudden I was like, “Ouch, my hand doesn’t feel so good. It’s just muscle memory, that’s what I was doing then, so it wasn’t that hard. But then when you walk away from that kind of wild tapping, I played Eddie Van Halen the best I could. You know, he was the king of it. But I was able to integrate some things at the time. I haven’t used these techniques for the past few years, so I was quite impressed.

I watched a 1988 Crazy nights guitar solo, live at Budokan, found on YouTube. I literally look at the screen, “Come on, Bruce! Oh my God! ”Lisa couldn’t believe what she was watching. I go,“ This is awesome. ”I love watching him and my God, I don’t even know how I did it. Because he was a furious game. But you know I’m in my prime [then]. The guitar is a bit athletic. I think everyone knows that. But I think that I interpret and that I hold on. You know, I always play well. But I would joke anyone to say that I can play as well as I did in the 80s. In the sense of speed and flash, that’s it.

“No no no”
From: Crazy nights (1987)

“No, no, no” was another really funny thing. Eric [Carr] obviously loved the double bass and Alex Van Halen. Like I said earlier, I was [almost like] a student of Eddie Van Halen, trying to emulate and use the techniques I learned from him to be creative. Eric and I worked on the intro and brought it to Gene. It was Gene who started with the idea of ​​”No, no, no, no”. In many ways, that was a bit of a nudge to a Van Halen thing, with Gene as the singer and lyricist. I don’t think Paul really liked it, but we did a lot. You know, he was prancing on stage playing it. It didn’t turn out to be a bad song and we used it live.

I used to do a guitar solo and then I would go out and start “No, no, no” and we would go after Eric’s drums thing with me. It was an important song. The very, very intro, was not made for the demo. I think it could have been [Ron] Nevison saying, “Why don’t you go out, Bruce, and play.” Go for it. I see myself in the studio with my yellow banana guitar. This ESP has always really had a wonderful, screaming tone. I was just flashing a few riffs and then of course Eric joins me at the very end with some drums and then we jump right into this big double bass song. It’s a cool song. I wouldn’t be surprised if other people ended up covering it up.

“Little Caesar”
From: Warm in the shade (1989)

This song has been a long journey. Eric [Carr] wrote it in different ways. He wasn’t called “Little Caesar” at first. It started off as a demo called “Ain’t That Peculiar”. It was actually slower. I have all the demos. He and I fleshed out a lot of things, because we had this great relationship working on his Rockheads, you know the idea of ​​the cartoon. We wrote other songs [at that time as well].

To have it on the Kiss album, it took [some work]. It was like, “It’s gonna have to really adapt to the Kiss thing.” At first, it was more tight and also [much like] Aerosmith and a little too mid-tempo. Then he engaged with [songwriter] Adam Mitchell and Gene. We picked up the tempo and got better lyrics, writing a song that could [be related to] a nickname for him. It was like, “Hey, little Caesar.” I think, given that there wasn’t a big footprint of Gene and Paul, it went really well with the Kiss thing. I was so happy that Eric had his own song on a record.

“Hard love”
From: Revenge (1992)

I was very grateful for “Tough Love”. I had this riff, the verse riff, that starts the song. I introduced this to Paul and Bob Ezrin, who I really enjoyed working with. They liked it and we started working on it. It was very fun. I was always aware of the amazing songs and records that Ezrin was able to produce with Kiss. So for me to sit in a room and co-write a song, originally coming from a riff I created, was a real pleasure. I was really proud of it.

But the only funny thing about the song – I think it was that – maybe we should have kept moving around the key, playing the riff in a different way. I could mistake this for “Heart of Chrome”, but if it was “Tough Love” obviously Ezrin could always count on me to transpose and figure out how to make it work. Because you know, if the singer isn’t comfortable with the arrangement you’re doing, you don’t have a song. It’s not going to be done. I know “Tough Love”, for me, that and “Heart of Chrome” had symmetry, so I’m really proud of the fact. [that I was involved with that]. It was the third track on the album and it was always so enjoyable.

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The Post-Punk Duo On Creation With Constraints https://micgillette.com/the-post-punk-duo-on-creation-with-constraints/ Mon, 20 Dec 2021 16:10:00 +0000 https://micgillette.com/the-post-punk-duo-on-creation-with-constraints/ Yet there were natural limits to the early days of Sweeping Promises: Schnug and Mondal recorded the record in a converted lab at Harvard, where Schnug is an “late stage” doctoral student. (“The university feeds the beast of the Virgin,” he added as an explanation.) The 40-foot ceilings meant their songs had to be intentional: […]]]>

Yet there were natural limits to the early days of Sweeping Promises: Schnug and Mondal recorded the record in a converted lab at Harvard, where Schnug is an “late stage” doctoral student. (“The university feeds the beast of the Virgin,” he added as an explanation.) The 40-foot ceilings meant their songs had to be intentional: “The spacious architecture and reverberation that results from [that space] forces you to play sparingly because everything you play resonates in a monumental way, ”Schnug explained. “I think a lot of the minimalism in songwriting is largely down to not wanting to oversaturate,” Mondal added. “Or having too many ideas that vibrate cancel each other out.”

Recorded with a single mic technique, their songs feel perfectly alive: the floating bass on “Safer Now” and “Blue” buzzes with palpable liveliness while resonating with crisp pullback. And then there’s Mondal’s voice, halfway between the disillusioned bark of Cindy Wilson and the lush harmonies of the “wall of sound” girl groups. Her louder, bolder voice came from realizing that she could just write “the parts of songs I’ve always loved to sing very loudly at the top of my lungs in cars” for herself. But it’s a grueling performance: “The first thing I thought of when we were in Chicago is, ‘Boy, I hope my singing teacher doesn’t show up because she would hate what I’m doing. with my voice, ”Mondal added. . Still, she relies on vocal warm-ups and breathing techniques before performances to help with vocal endurance.

During the pandemic, they temporarily moved in with Schnug’s parents in Austin, where they recorded their new single “Pain Without A Touch,” released nationally on Feel It Records and on Sub Pop internationally. In a rare exception to their 20-minute rule, the song’s combination of choppy lyrics and playful guitar melodies came from the revisit of an abandoned songwriting effort. It was one of the “30 or 40” songs they had written last year; Coming back to it months later, the band realized they could work with new lyrics. They sat down and consciously recorded it in Schnug’s bathroom, isolated from the rest of the sounds in the family home. There are nine more songs to be released from what they’ve dubbed the “Bathroom Sessions”, but Schnug insists “it won’t be the [second] album.”

The songs that make up the next LP, they say, will be recordings of “rooms not including the toilet.” Schnug and Mondal recently moved to Lawrence, Kansas, after nearly buying a church in Ohio. Their new home is almost tailor-made for a band that thrives on self-recording: a home with an adjoining studio. “It’s all wood floors, high ceilings, tons of reverberation,” Mondal said. “It looks a bit like the space we had in Cambridge.” But even now, with proper recording space, it seems unlikely that they will give up on their simple audio preferences. “There’s a frankness in our ability to write with each other that we really can’t afford to capture less spontaneously,” Mondal explained. For them, recording in mono and capturing sound with minimal equipment is a conscious effort to make an active choice based on the material realities of independent musicians – to “try to regain some sort of control in the face of a truly out of control life situation to everyone who is not part of the 1%, “Mondal said.” There is that kind of central idea of ​​unity, “she added.” We are just standing in the face of noise or noise. reverberation. “

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Versal is releasing his latest, “Versal Volume 2”, a hybrid of an orchestral and electronic instrumental album. https://micgillette.com/versal-is-releasing-his-latest-versal-volume-2-a-hybrid-of-an-orchestral-and-electronic-instrumental-album/ Sat, 18 Dec 2021 18:15:00 +0000 https://micgillette.com/versal-is-releasing-his-latest-versal-volume-2-a-hybrid-of-an-orchestral-and-electronic-instrumental-album/ Javier Velez, professionally known as Versal, is releasing an orchestral-influenced multi-genre album, “Versal Volume 2”. LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, December 18, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – Houston, TX-based composer Javier Velez’s latest album, “Versal Volume 2,” is an instrumental and calming hybrid album that will appeal to sure to listeners. Ambient and uplifting in nature, the rhythmic […]]]>

Javier Velez, professionally known as Versal, is releasing an orchestral-influenced multi-genre album, “Versal Volume 2”.

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, December 18, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – Houston, TX-based composer Javier Velez’s latest album, “Versal Volume 2,” is an instrumental and calming hybrid album that will appeal to sure to listeners. Ambient and uplifting in nature, the rhythmic sounds and soothing arrangements of the 8-track project heal while transporting listeners to a world of instrumental enjoyment that is sure to be on a variety of playlists.

Javier Velez comes from a vast musical background. He plays a wide range of musical instruments such as flute, trombone, classical guitar, piano, trumpet and organ; and started composing at the age of 13 and had his first recording studio experience at the age of 14. At 20, he led and organized a bell choir in Puerto Rico and entered the music industry.

“Versal Volume 2” stuns with a variety of sounds ranging from peaceful romantic to abrasive brass pieces featured on Kind of Pink and The Guardians of Montserrat and is imbued with classical and meditative influences that will expose listeners to a wide range of genres without limits. Produced in Javier’s home studio and on his grand piano, the album beautifully retains an overall tone while varying from song to song.

” Versal Volume 2 ” is available on all major music platforms including Spotify, YouTube, and Soundcloud. Visit the Versal website and Facebook to learn more about its efforts.

About Versal
Javier Velez was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and composes music without words. He has also worked on film and documentary projects as a director, cinematographer, editor, songwriter, sound designer, CGI artist, colorist, and dialogue and concept editor. In addition, Javier creates the illustrations for his albums, including the logo, font and concept. He enjoys orchestral music from all eras and various genres, including pop. Javier believes that in its purest form, musical abstraction transcends languages, borders, cultures, ages, races, thus uniting us all and making music truly universal. Its objective is to compose and produce music that combines several genres, instruments and techniques to transmit the rhythm of life that accompanies it. Javier concludes that the music is ultimately an abstraction and that adding lyrics only defeats the point. Javier says, “It’s like looking at a Jackson Pollock painting or a beautiful landscape; no need to define or explain what it is, it’s just.

“I hope this music will bring you as much joy as it gave me to compose and produce it. May all beings be joyful! – Versal

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BRCC continuing education courses are open for registration | News https://micgillette.com/brcc-continuing-education-courses-are-open-for-registration-news/ Wed, 15 Dec 2021 14:19:00 +0000 https://micgillette.com/brcc-continuing-education-courses-are-open-for-registration-news/ Blue Ridge Community College’s spring and summer continuing education courses are open for registration. Courses from January to March offered at the Transylvanian campus are listed below. Ally health • Nursing Assistant I meets from January 11 to May 10 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from February 12 to […]]]>

Blue Ridge Community College’s spring and summer continuing education courses are open for registration. Courses from January to March offered at the Transylvanian campus are listed below.

Ally health

• Nursing Assistant I meets from January 11 to May 10 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from February 12 to May 10 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The registration fee is $ 231.30.

• Healthcare Billing and Coding meets Jan. 12 to April 12, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 am to 1 pm. The registration fee is 266.30.

Art

• Drawing Fundamentals meets February 4 to April 8, Fridays from 10 am to 11:30 am and February 7 to April 4, Mondays from 2 to 3:30 pm The registration fee is $ 65.

Automotive / Transport

• OBD Emissions Inspection Certification meets January 26-27 and March 30-31, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6 to 10 p.m. The registration fee is $ 71.30.

• Automobile upholstery I meet from February 8 to March 29, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 am to 1 pm. The registration fee is $ 151.30.

• The Vehicle Safety Inspectorate meets from February 16 to 17, Wednesday and Thursday, 6 to 10 p.m. The registration fee is $ 71.30.

Commercial training

• Notary Public Education meets on January 28, February 18 and March 25, Fridays, 9 am to 5 pm. The registration fee for each is $ 95.

• Personal finance management meets from February 2 to March 9, Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. The registration fee is $ 95.

• Franklin Covey 7 Habits meets on March 23, Wednesday, from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm The registration fee is $ 95.

• Investment 101 meets from March 23 to May 18, Wednesdays, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The registration fee is $ 95.

Computing and Information Technology

• iPhone 101 meets from January 25 to February 15, Tuesdays, from 10 am to 12 noon. The registration fee is $ 60.

• iPad 101 meets from January 25 to February 15, Tuesdays, 1 pm to 3 pm. The registration fee is $ 60.

• iPhone / iPad 201 meets from March 1 to April 26, Tuesdays, from 10 am to 12 noon. The registration fee is $ 70.

• Computers 101 meets from March 22 to April 19, Tuesdays, 1 pm to 4 pm. The registration fee is $ 75.30.

Arts and crafts

• Stained Glass meets from January 24 to March 7 and March 21 to May 2, Mondays from 9 am to 12 noon. The registration fee is $ 81.30.

• Mosaics meets from January 26 to March 2 and from March 9 to April 20, Wednesdays from 9 am to 12 noon. The registration fee is $ 76.30.

Culinary

• 4 hour ServSafe meets on February 18, Friday, 9 am to 1 pm. The registration fee is $ 100.

To dance

• The Basic Beginner Shag meets from January 27 to February 17, Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m. The registration fee is $ 61.30.

• Beginner Shag I meets from March 24 to April 14, Thursdays, 6 pm to 8 pm. The registration fee is $ 61.30.

Languages

• Spanish meetings for beginners from January 18 to March 8, Tuesdays and from March 22 to May 10, Thursdays, from 6 pm to 8:30 pm Registration fees are $ 70.

• Beginning Spanish II meets from January 20 to March 24, Thursdays, 6 to 8:30 p.m. The registration fee is $ 70.

• French for beginners I meet from February 7 to March 2, Mondays and Wednesdays, from 6 pm to 8 pm. The registration fee is $ 70.

• French for Beginners II meets from March 21 to April 13, Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. The registration fee is $ 70.

• Japanese for Beginners meets from March 24 to May 12, Thursdays, 10 am to 12 noon. The registration fee is $ 70.

Advanced manufacturing training

• Machining Fundamentals meet from January 18 to May 10, Monday to Thursday, 5 pm to 9 pm. The registration fee is $ 231.30.

Music

Guitar for Beginners meets from March 21 to May 9, Mondays, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The registration fee is $ 85.

• The intermediate guitar meets from March 21 to May 9, Mondays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The registration fee is $ 85.

• Vocal and musical techniques meet from March 28 to May 9, Mondays, 2 pm to 4 pm. The registration fee is $ 85.

Outdoor recreation

• Bicycle Maintenance Basics meets from March 23 to 30, Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. The registration fee is $ 71.30.

Special interest

• Backyard Chickens meets February 9-16, Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. and February 10 to 17, Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registration fees are $ 45.

• Writing briefs meets from March 1 to April 26, Tuesdays, from 3 to 5 p.m. The registration fee is $ 70.

For more information on course registration, contact (828) 694-1779 or m_gaylord@blueridge.edu.

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Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz, Sad13) talks 2021 favorite albums https://micgillette.com/sadie-dupuis-speedy-ortiz-sad13-talks-2021-favorite-albums/ Mon, 13 Dec 2021 19:47:15 +0000 https://micgillette.com/sadie-dupuis-speedy-ortiz-sad13-talks-2021-favorite-albums/ Fast Ortiz “frontdemon” Sadie Dupuis celebrated a decade of the group in November, giving a luxury reissue to their first works on The death of Speedy Ortiz & Cop Kicker … forever, which includes the Cop kick PE and The death of Speedy Ortiz LP (remixed, remastered and on vinyl for the first time), eight […]]]>

Fast Ortiz “frontdemon” Sadie Dupuis celebrated a decade of the group in November, giving a luxury reissue to their first works on The death of Speedy Ortiz & Cop Kicker … forever, which includes the Cop kick PE and The death of Speedy Ortiz LP (remixed, remastered and on vinyl for the first time), eight bonus tracks, new Sadie sleeve notes, and rare photos and newspaper scans from this era. Sadie also had a busy year beyond that, contributing to songs like Sad13 has a Gossip Girl the soundtrack covers the compilation of benefits, and Scary blankets, a Halloween-themed compilation benefiting the Trans Defense Fund LA. She also contributed to Backxwashthe new album of I lie here buried with my rings and my dresses, remixed Ganser and collaborated with Mister Goblin for a song from his second album, Four people in an elevator and one of them is the devil.

As the end of the year nears, we polled artists about their favorite 2021 albums, and Sadie wrote us a list, with comments, an introduction, and a few final thanks. Read it below.

SADIE DUPUIS 2021 FAVORITES:

I feel like no time has passed since I wrote the favorite albums of the year of 2020 concisely titled “10 alphabetically sorted (by first name for some reason) from from a longer list of favorites, excluding those of artists for whom I wrote a biography *, Have hung out with intensely **, Play in a group with ***, Have toured with **** , Release a ***** album, or Date ****** “for this very site. I was about to use this space to resume my favorites system filled with disclaimers so that I could cheat and give you a much longer assortment of albums… but After too much trouble, my heart told me to try something new.

So without further ado, here are “10 Randomly Selected, Non-Literate Albums From My Much Longer Favorites List.” Sorry! I’ve been home for 22 months and I hate rules unless I arbitrarily make them up! I pasted my much longer list into RANDOM.ORG, wrote about the top ten that came up, and was able to skip the decision-making – thanks RANDOM.ORG, still one of the top 10 tools Web!

Backxwash – I LIE HERE BURIED WITH MY RINGS AND DRESSES

LOL that the first album he spat at me is one I’m on. But where is the lie? Backxwash released one of my most obsessed records of 2020 and I was more than honored to be able to write and sing on this monstrously awesome album. Aside from Ashanti’s spooky and creepy production, there’s a wild selection of collaborators including clipping., Ada Rook and Censored Dialogue, which makes a mind-blowing first verse on the heavy “Terror Packets”, possibly my favorite song. of this year.

Helado Negro – Far in
Helado Negro is one of those projects that are still going as good as ever that I hardly believe Roberto is from this planet, with each record showing a new and wonderful facet of his composing skills, layered like a haunting painting. The melancholy melodies, intuitively eccentric rhythms and dreamlike sounds make me excited to spend my life with Far In.

Xenia Rubinos – Una Rosa
I’m not convinced the Randomizer isn’t watching me since it’s the third person in a row I’ve been lucky enough to have as a friend (I promise I’m not playing around with the stupid system I invented !!! ). Xenia and her production partner Marco Buccelli went above and beyond on Una Rosa, blending her masterful hip hop, jazz and prog influences with futuristic rumba. Her singular voice and cinematic storytelling is unmatched, and the stylistic terrain covered here is breathtaking, fun, touching and invigorating. Thought to list my favorite track here, but it’s like a 12 way tie.

Christian fitness – hip guns
Let me never again forget that guitar riffs are the best. Because I forgot and this album was my necessary reminder. I love all bands including Falco, and his seventh form as a Christian made me appreciate his sardonic comments and fuzzy rhythmic stuttering more than ever. In the first full year I’ve been without going to a festival since, I don’t know, 17 years, this album has managed to help me remember how miserable festivals can be – it’s no small feat!

Halsey – If I can’t have love I want power
So again, if I hadn’t obeyed a randomizer, I might not have presented this huge pop album because I don’t think Halsey needs the sales my baby could inspire. That said, I watched a roughly two hour interview between Halsey and their producers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross just to see if they would say anything about the recording techniques used (they didn’t). I think these tweets basically sum up my biggest life change of 2021.

Cola Boyy – Prosthetic boombox
One of my favorite after-school programs this year was helping book a star-studded Minecraft concert (!) The lineup was absolutely wild – including Black Pus, Eve6, Pink Navel, Thursday, Ted Leo, Mary Lattimore, between others – and Cola Boyy was there too. He finally had to cancel, but not before I got obsessed with Prosthetic boombox in anticipation. So false start here, I did NOT get to see Cola Boyy in Minecraft. But these 10 eccentric disco and radical funk songs by an Oxnard-based anarchist are joyous songs full of anti-capitalism, depiction of disability, and community celebration. It’s worth listening to on repeat, in or out of Minecraft.

Illuminati hotties – Let me do one more
Blow after blow after blow on this one, whether she’s doing math rock riffs (“MMMOOOAAAAAYAYA”), country crooning (“uvvp”), dirt hymn (“Knead”), lamentations on the infernal landscape (“Threatening Each Other re: capitalism”) or pulling a power-pop disappearance act (“Toasting”). Let Sarah Tudzin do one more! Whatever she does, it will always be awesome. I love you, my brother.

Wednesday – Twin plagues
In an extremely rare moment where I hadn’t heard a band before they opened for us, Speedy Ortiz got the chance to perform with Wednesday on our tour with Ohmme in 2019. There is something more magical to be surprised to the point of glowing obsession after a band’s set, and that’s what Wednesday made me feel in the moment and after – wonderful vocal leaps, heart-wrenching guitar distortion, rhythms that give me neck pain from headbanging. Twin plagues has everything I love about this live band with the added bonus of being able to listen over and over again and linger over every demanding word.

Lula Wiles – Shame and sedition
I met Lula Wiles’ Isa Burke on Zoom while we were both working hard on the UMAW Venues subcommittee, and when this album came out, I listened to it so many times that I had it. feel like I’m getting organized with a celebrity! Gorgeous guitar and harmonies deeply influenced by the trio’s shared folk roots – they met at violin camp – but with enough gnarly solos that I had to ask, “Do you like Pile?” The revolutionary record policy, like the people of the protest from which it comes and with whom it is in conversation, is up its sleeve and gutted. The band is on hiatus at the moment, but I consider myself very lucky to see them perform in a suburban park this summer, my (and my dog) first outdoor concert of the year.

Robin Hatch – TONTO
With spellbinding synth work on the famous machine from which her album takes its name, Robin quickly became one of my favorite songwriters. Mystical arpeggios set the stage for sweet and suspenseful melodies, buzzing rhythms clash to the Rube Goldberg, quivering spurts of Linn’s creations and sawtooth bass. She is also an expert group companion when performing alongside instrumental contributions from Eric Slick, Nick Thorburn and Leland & Lowell Whitty. A very cool album that I can’t wait to take with me in 2022!

*** Okay I can’t resist the last screams of deer hoof & Remember the sport, to whom I have listened to an obscene amount and who was honored to write biographies and love their 2021 records as much as anything I have ever listened to, as well as Ovlov, Pom Pom Squad, Spirit of the Beehive, Liz Phair, McKinley Dixon, Lily Kongisberg, Mister Goblin (FT. ME), Claire Cronin, Swim Campand, lol, Cloud of nothing, and, lol, I’m sure I’m forgetting things, crack it, randomizer, I do whatever I want!

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