May 10, 2018

Apr 23, 2018

Random Band Name Generator Program

          A few months back, I compiled and posted a few lists of words of various sorts, over 10,000 of them all in all.  Shortly afterwards, I started putting them to use in various Mad-Libz style generators.  Now, I'm far from an expert coder (I've only taken two courses), so it's little more than some simple Java random functions in a choice framework, but eventually I'll get around to porting a Javascript or HTML version so you good people of the internet can take advantage of it as well - if anyone shows any interest, that is :)

          The result was a remarkably fun and even possibly almost useful band name generator that can spit out a couple thousand ideas per second; a bit faster than you can review them, at any rate.

(much more after the break)

Apr 10, 2018

Remember the good old days?

I've been learning keyboard for the past 2-3 weeks so this was a very fun way to, ahem, apply my skills.

Feb 15, 2018

"Because" Tab and Lyrics by The Beatles

A simple and concise edit of the lyrics and tabs to "Because".  The tabs I found on Ultimate Guitar were very close, but not perfect.  I listened note by note to the original and just cleaned up a few notes, enjoy!

Feb 9, 2018

The Beatles "Because" nine-part cover

My first attempt at vocal harmonies, and I really jumped into the thick of it with this song.  The tuning is really questionable at some points, but it was solid practice mixing and mastering.  Expect a tutorial on easy vintage EQ and effects upcoming soon as well!

Feb 6, 2018

46 and 2 or 3 instruments

A fun test of coordination here, as well as a good demo of the new budget recording setup I've worked out here.

Jan 28, 2018

How to Sound Like Eric Johnson in BIAS FX

A demo and tutorial on how to get your guitar (excluding player) sounding like Eric Johnson without a boutique pedalboard, vintage tube amp, or even a nice guitar.  Even if you don't use BIAS FX, you might be able to find some helpful tips and tricks anyway if you're ever chasing after that Cliffs of Dover sound.

Jan 5, 2018

DIY Jack Daniels Barnwood Telecaster Build

After years of disregarding the Telecaster as the troglodytic brother of the sleek and superior Strat, it finally hit me why the Telecaster has remained popular for over 50 years.  Trimming down the glitz of a tremolo and a middle pickup (which I always ignored anyway) leaves you with a utilitarian tool that gets you back to the fundamentals of playing with less maintenance and distracting thing-a-majigs.

Inspired by this minimalist vision and this bourbon-infused aesthetic from "Big D Guitars", I decided to build my own Jack Daniels Tele... on an extreme shoestring budget, as usual!  Looks pretty good for about $40 and some barnwood, doesn't it?

Jack Daniels Barnwood Telecaster