A few weeks ago I came back to an older guitar, which was build for me by a well-known local luthier in germany: Thomas Kortmann. Back in the 90s I ordered a custom Stratocaster from him with many unique design-features: Strat-body enlarged with longer upper horn for a very good balance Alder Body with Maple … Continue reading Can I make a guitar from scratch?
From time to time I run little Ad-campaigns on Facebook and Twitter to grow my online-following and the interest in my music. If you are new to this blog you have to know, that I am an independent artists, not supported by a label, so I have to think twice, where I invest my hard-earned … Continue reading Facebook and Twitter Advertising for musicians: Is it worth it?
A few days ago I have published a cover of Metallica’s song “Blackened”. The song appeared first on their 1988 album ” … and justice for all” and is one of my personal favorites of the band. In my opinion Metallica reached a peak here. All songs are very complex and long, full of different … Continue reading Arranging Metallica
Before I start with this article I want to tell you a little secret: I am a mediocre guitar-player. Wether I can tap with ten fingers nor I can play Sweep-arpeggios or even combine both. So everything I write here could be born out of pure selfish envy. I also want to excuse in advance … Continue reading The guitar-solo is dead, but it could be re-animated
My first instrument was violin, which I started at the age of five. Much later at the age of twenty I explored the electric guitar and while I think, that I can not get any better on the violin I see still much room for improvement for my guitar playing. One problem, which I recognize … Continue reading Practicing condition on the guitar
I have recently published a music-video for my song “I met a seer” on Youtube and today I want to tell you about the production-process. The first idea for the video popped up in my mind, when I saw a little plastic man at Ebay. He looked a bit like those common figures to practice … Continue reading Stop-Motion and Real Video
Around 2014 I looked for a decent singer for my heartscore-project. I contacted many singers on Youtube and got not one reply though I had offered a good rate for the job. Then I fed Google with keywords like “Rock singer for hire” or “Vocals hire” and stepped through the results. Some looked complicated or … Continue reading Review: Studiopros.com