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I had never heard of the Chapman Stick or the Stickman before I was goofing around on Indi.com where they host all kinds of musical challenges (with cash prizes!). There was a contest going on for best solo instrumentalist. Usually these end up going to someone playing the piano or the guitar, but... The winning […]
My guitar virtuoso brother is a big fan of Bluegrass. He says that these guys are all shredders and could slay some technical metal or rock. That's why I got all giddy when I came across this video of an Enter Sandman Bluegrass rendition by Iron Horse: If you dig this, check out their Youtube […]
This young Japanese pianist girl is about to blow your mind. All by herself, she rocks the entire orchestral Back to the Future (バック トゥ ザ フューチャー) theme on this digital organ, foot pedals and all. To top it all, she's in her pretty recital gown: Her upload on YouTube humbly states: 発表会の前日です。間違いがありますが、これが精一杯でしょうか・・・ Which basically […]
Most everyone I know who is a fan of Aphex Twin was introduced and converted by his track called Flim. It's a super ambient electronic track full of the most complex micro-beats you've ever heard. You could go into a trance trying to analyze those drums along with the dreamy piano melody. Basically, it's the […]
Beatboxer Parker Kane is an opportunist. He'll use any situation he can to practice his craft, and that includes busting out some dubstep with a McDonald's cup: Well that's one way to make dubstep. I tried that once and just ended up blowing Diet Coke bubbles all over my shirt, which was a good time to […]
Not a day goes by when people are looking for a short cut or a scape goat when it comes to their musical talent. How many times have you heard these excuses: "If I could afford a $5,000 dollar guitar and a ton of effects pedals, I'd be as good as that guy too." "I […]