Zoom G5 Announced

(Updated, see below) Zoom has finally announced another product from their long line of Guitar Multi-effects pedal, the new Zoom G5. The specs: Simultaneous use of up to nine effects Real tube booster for amp overdrive Four large LCD displays with intuitive amp and stompbox interface 3D Z-pedal for multi-dimensional parameter control Over 120 versatile effects including 20 amp models Looper function with 60-second phrase recording/overdubbing Integrated drum machine and auto-chromatic tuner Balanced XLR output for DI use USB audio interface for DAW recording Edit&Share software available through free download Includes Steinberg Cubase LE recording software Personally, I find the … Continue reading

MIYU: A New Guitar Diva to Watch Out For

A new girl will soon be conquering the YouTube bandwidth! Watch out for the début of this promising new guitarist, MIYU, all cute on the outside, rocking hard on the inside. Unlike musicians of her generation, she’s not Taylor Swift nor Miley Cyrus whose knowledge of music spans 5 chords. And yes, you won’t see any of those annoying screaming fan girls around her. As I was browsing YouTube a couple of weeks ago searching for Takayoshi Ohmura videos, I accidentally stumbled one of her videos doing cover songs, mainly from Western artists. After the tedious process of verifying the … Continue reading

You Snuck Your Way Right Into My Heart by Love Händel

“You Snuck Your Way Right Into My Heart” is a melodic, slow-tempo song that conveys a powerful melancholic feeling, backed up with a distinctive soft, clean guitar tone on the verses and emotional overdriven guitar solos, characterized by long sustained notes and bends in the upper part of the fretboard. Continue reading

Hardcore by Opensked

This is today’s featured song by the band Opensked. Actually, it hasn’t been recorded by the band yet, so the credit is still mine, words, music and arranged by me. This song is a parody of the many “hardcore” songs today. It is simply a hardcore song about a hardcore song. It tries to define on how people perceive hardcore metal and the likes, more likely stereotyping. Although I said hardcore, the song format is arranged in such a manner that it will resemble a pop song. Enjoy.

Takayoshi Ohmura – Never

The demonstration above is from Takayoshi Ohmura playing “Never,” the 6th song from his 2007 album, “Emotions in Motion.” In the demo, he plays only the essential parts of the song removing the song’s vocal parts. Based on what I know, these demo videos are included on some Japanese guitar magazine targeted to consumers who want to learn guitar thru video instructions or video examples with tabs included. Below is the Examples of the licks used in the demo above. Hopefully after watching both videos, we can play the song perfectly.