Fluff has posted a demo of a new app for jamming along to. It’s called Jamzone, and it has some really neat features.
With each song you purchase, you get a multitrack recording to jam along to. You can mute, solo, or fade any of the individual tracks – perfect for jamming along to. You also get a breakdown of the song structure, along with tempo, key, and chord information – perfect for learning a song.
Watch the video to see it in action, and – as always – please head over to YouTube to leave a like and a supportive comment.
Paul Davids has uploaded a handy lesson video, where he’s looking at how to solo over chord changes using the pentatonic scale.
The pentatonic scale is probably the first scale we learn when we’re trying to get into writing our own solos and improvising. It’s such an easy scale to play, but making it musical over chord changes is deceptively hard.
In Paul’s lesson, he explains what the trick (sometimes) is: switch pentatonic scales when the underlying chord changes. By using the pentatonic scale that matches each chord (e.g. A minor pentatonic over an A minor chord, C major pentatonic over a C major chord), we place more of an emphasis on the musical changes that are happening in the rhythm section.
Watch the video for all the details, then please head over to YouTube to leave a like and a supportive comment if you enjoyed Paul’s video.
For this week’s Tuesday Talk, Mary Spender walks us through the history and recording of her new song ‘Only One’.
This is the first song where Mary has done all the engineering herself. She normally records in a studio, but this time she wanted to have more time to work on the song – and studio time quickly becomes very expensive.
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