Category Archives: Guitar

Guitar pedals were one of the catalysts for me getting into music technology. Through listening to various bands who created these non-guitar-like sounds I became fascinated in the guitar more as a vehicle for making weird noises rather than just being a traditional instrument.  Continue reading...

How to write convincing progressions is a question that often comes up with my students. With a basic grasp of music composition it’s possible to string together coherent chords that sit nicely within a key and support the main melody or motifs.  Continue reading...

In 1976, Roy Ayres released his album Everybody Loves the Sunshine under the Roy Ayers Ubiquity moniker. The title track is a cool, lazy summer evening jam that’s been sampled by Mary J Blige, A Guy Called Gerald, Machinedrum, J.  Continue reading...

I want to look at two songs. One is the 1959 ballad Naima taken from John Coltrane’s game changer Giant Steps, and the other is Erykah Badu’s Other Side of the Game, produced by Richard Nichols and The Roots, taken from her 1997 album, BaduizmContinue reading...