I will be be submitting more on the subject of guitar. AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones. Perhaps known to the masses most for his heart rending Tears in Heaven, he has countless other amazing songs.
Guitarist and harmonica player Pat Bergeson has written, toured, and recorded with many of his musical heroes. Beginning at the University of Illinois in his home state, he moved on to New York City and picked up a Jazz Studies degree at William Patterson University. After playing in New York for ten years, he arrived in Nashville upon the request of Chet Atkins who heard Pat on a demo tape. Chet invited him to play on his album Sneakin’ Around with Jerry Reed, and later featured Pat’s guitar and compositions on his 1994 release Read My Licks. They were good friends and toured together for several years.
Terra Naomi – This rock and pop artist became famous with her song “Say It’s Possible” through YouTube. Naomi is from New York State but currently lives is Los Angles. She writes, performs and plays guitar and piano. Naomi won the first YouTube “Best Music Video” award in 2006. She signed a publishing deal with Universal Publishing and a record deal with Island Records in 2007.
Their name comes from the creative combination of Ted Nugent’s single “Cat Scratch Fever,” and the artist “Cat Stevens.” As with traditional bands, the emerging industry of imitation bands also requires a catchy moniker. Others in the mash-up tribute pursuit have hit the stage with Incubush (Incubus/Bush combo), Knopfler Radar (Dire Straits/Golden Earring), and Seger Genesis (Bob Seger/Genesis).
PB: Around 1990 or ’91. R.L and I had made a demo of his song, “Sneakin’ Around”. It was a crude tape, with R.L. playing the melody and I played some licks and fills. He gave that to Chet the week I was on vacation.
Crank up some Led Zeppelin, pop in one of your Books on Tape, be a mad channel switcher.and don’t worry about pleasing the passenger with your choice, because there is no passenger. So get crazy!
The easiest thing to do is to fire the on-air talent. I never witnessed a contest like this but I saw a few that were weird. I remember one that involved the morning guy standing outside at a gas station in his underwear and having stickers ripped off his body with prizes written on them. Now this was not deadly but it was strange.
You now have electronic tuning devices that ensure you never experience problems tuning your guitar. You are guaranteed perfect concert pitch every single time. You have exciting online games to teach boring Music Theory. You now have Digitech learn-a-lick. (or similar) This is a program that can capture a section of lead guitar phrasing or some licks. It can slow the music phrase down to any slow speed you desire. You are able to learn the most difficult and complex lead phrasing, one note at a time.
Keep searching for great music. Keep supporting great musicians. Go to concerts. Listen to albums. Live a great life. Love it. I guess that’s enough. What else is there?