September 18, 2013

Vertex pedalboard for Josh Smith

17" x 25"
25 lbs. 7 oz.
Passive input (no input buffer), effects “break-out” insert for Wah Wah in Loop 4, and dual output buffers for both LEFT and RIGHT outputs with an isolation transformer on the RIGHT output with a polarity switch (to ensure proper polarity when the system is used in stereo).
Vertex Instrument Cable
Vertex Pancake and R/A 1/4" Connectors
Switchcraft 380 1/4" Connectors
Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 4x4
Vertex Battery Supply (4x 9V batteries)
(for Octave, Tchula, Fuzz Master, and Dirty Little Secret) 
INTERFACE (passive), Sonic  ST-200 Turbo Tuner, One Control Crocodile Tail Loop OC-10:
L1 – Lovepedal Octave
L2 – Lovepedal Tchula
L3 – Lovepedal Fuzz Master
L4 – INTERFACE (insert for Vertex Axis Wah off of pedalboard)
L5 – MXR Phase 45
L6 – Catalinbread Echorec
L7 – Catalinbread Dirty Little Secret
L8 – Rockett Josh Smith Dual Tremolo
L9 – Eventide H9 (left)
L10 – Eventide H9 (right)
INTERFACE (dual output buffers for L and R)

September 15, 2013

Spacebar selling your live performances


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OZ NOY uses Spacebar:
TONIGHT- The Bitter End, NYC-10:30.
The Oz Noy Trio Feat. Will Lee & Rocky Bryant.
Come On Down!
If you cant make it then listen live on your iPhone on @Spacebar! Join us!

Jazz Guitar Lesson: Improvisation In The Style Of Bach

Bbmaj- Bbmin ,  Ebmaj Ebmin, Abmaj Abmin, etc

Fmaj 2 bars F7 1bar, Bbmin 2bars Bb7 1bar, Ebmaj 2 bars Eb7 1bar  etc

Improvisation scales:
Major chords- major scale
Dom7 chords- diminished arpeggio
Min chord- Melodic Minor scale

September 8, 2013

All that Jazz w/Mike Stern - Oct 13 - Chromatic Arpeggios and Soloing on...

The following content is related to the October 2013 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store:

My last two columns have been dedicated to the track "Out of the Blue," an original composition from my latest release, All Over the Place. Last month I discussed a few ways to approach soloing over the tune, and I'd like to continue on that tack this month by detailing a specific soloing concept that I often like to employ, which is the use of arpeggios combined with chromaticism (using notes a half step, or one fret, apart).

Like a standard blues form, the "Out of the Blue" solo section is 12 bars long, starting with four bars on the "one" chord, G7, followed by two bars on the "four" chord, C7 and then two more bars back on the one, G7. The twist comes in the last four bars, in that, in bars 9--11, I establish an Ef7-F7 alternating-chord sequence, followed in bar 12 with a single bar of the flat-two, or flat-nine, chord, Af7.

September 3, 2013

Djavan - Oceano & Frameworks guitar

Brazilian harmony and songwriting is way more interesting than average pop music.
Wonderful chords and rhythms too of course. Let's hope we can enjoy more brazilian music in mainstream media with the upcoming 2014 soccer world championship.

The solo guitarist is playing a frameworks guitar.