Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sour's 'Hibi no Neiro' (Tone of everyday)

This music video was shot for Sour's 'Hibi no Neiro' (Tone of everyday) from their first mini album 'Water Flavor EP'. The cast were selected from the actual Sour fan base, from many countries around the world. Each person and scene was filmed purely via webcam.

Director: Masashi Kawamura + Hal Kirkland + Magico Nakamura + Masayoshi Nakamura

I bet this took some effort to pull together

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

GP50 3-Piece Junior Child/Kids Drum Set with Sticks - Black (for 3 to 8 yrs)

Ok so we have moved from the acoustic guitar to the keyboard to now the drums, a full band.

A perfect starter set for the young player in your family. Amazon writes "The GP-50 3 Piece Junior drum set features a hi-hat stand for added fun and to help develop your child's 4-way coordination. This smaller size drum set is perfect for the young student drummer.

With fully tunable top and bottom heads, real wood shells & chrome plated metal hardware, its durable quality will hold up to your child's playing! The snare drum and adjustible angle tom are both 10" and have 5 lugs each. The 11"x16" bass drum has 12 lugs and features attractive color-matched inlaid rims and a ported drum head for a pro-like "look". Includes: snare drum stand, hi-hat stand and drum stool - all with adustible height, brass cymbals, spring-loaded bass drum pedal, cymbal arm, drum sticks and tuning key. Recommended for ages 3 to 7 and smaller 8 year olds. Makes a wonderful music gift for kids! Replacement parts are also available. Some assembly is needed for this drum set. Easy set-up instructions are included. Available in 9 attractive colors!"

I don't know much about drums but from this Amazon reviewer it looks like this might be a good set to get started on, "I got this drum set for my early musician 2 year old son. He does not get tired of playing with it. The set is like a pro one but junior size. VERY WELL DONE, EXCELLENT QUALITY AND CAN TAKE A TODDLER'S BEATING!!!"

Check it out today on Amazon.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Guitar Power Chord Chart, New NoteBook Music Chord Chart

Our newest pdf Chord Chart, The Guitar Power Chord Chart. We get requests all the time about doing a guitar power chord chart. I started looking around the web at other charts and found them confusing, I also just wasn't that familiar with power chords, so this is our stab at it. I would love your comments on it. This chart is a little different in that it is trying to show how the power chord is played instead of just a chart of positions. Also these are movable chords so it is really one fingering, just moved around. A little like we how we play mandolin two finger chords.

You can get you copy by signing up on the mailing list upper right and it will direct you to the download page. And let me know your comments.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Chris Thile, the Mandolin and Mandolin Concerto

Chris Thile the amazing mandolin player brought his Mandolin Concerto to Birmingham, Alabama and played with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. Last week he was with the Oregon Symphony to play. As they say the "mandolin wizard Chris Thile" is always pushing the boundries and taking his instrument and music to new emotional range.

To read more on Chris Thile and his efforts, check out Nonesuch.com

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Ukulele Tabs for Everyone

The Ukulele is increasing in popularity all the time. We get more and more responses to posts when we talk about it and our Ukulele Chord Charts are downloaded every day. Here is a cool site we just came across, Ukulele-tabs.com. It is a free user contributed source for ukulele tabs, chords and lessons. Playing the Ukulele is easy with the chords shown right along with the music. Includes songs like Imagine b John Lennon, Pretty Woman by Ray Orbinson, and Flake by Jack Johnson among many more. Looks like a great place to keep up on your Ukulele music and learning how to play the ukulele.

Click here to visit Ukulele-tabs.com