Category: Getting Schooled

Boss GT-100 Ambient patch

Posted by Guy Capuano - January 8, 2014 - Boss GT100, Gear Reviews, Getting Schooled
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Hi guys I just got the Boss GT-100 and am really happy with it so far. The effects are definitely greatly improved over the much loved Boss GT-10. I did a quick video showing some of my ambient type tones I was getting. Hope you enjoy. I am using the Modulated delay, modulated reverb, sub […]

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Skankin Pickle Live videos

Posted by Guy Capuano - December 11, 2012 - Getting Schooled
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I recently got stirred up tolisten to some Skankin Pickle. Sadly I dont have my old cassette tape anymore, it must have gotten lost in one of my many moves since 97. But thankfully I was able to easily find the exact track I was looking for “Gas in my car.” This sent me on […]

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Part 3 “Inversion and alternate chords & voicings” for Praise and Worship, Post Rock and other styles

Posted by Guy Capuano - July 26, 2012 - Classroom, Getting Schooled
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“Using our new voicings and adding suspended movement” In the previous lesson we talked about the D hand fingering of the 2nd inversion. I also spent some time on it in the video above. Now lets talk a little about suspending these new voicings. The D suspended chord is a very tasty way to add […]

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Part 2 “Inversion and alternate chords & voicings” for Praise and Worship, Post Rock and other styles

Posted by Guy Capuano - July 25, 2012 - Classroom, Getting Schooled
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Inversions and alternate chord voicings Some chord construction, and an understanding of triads is recommended to get the most out of this teaching. Technical terminology There is a technical way to identify inversions. Knowing these phrases will not only make you smarter, but it will increase your musical vocabulary, which will make you a more […]

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Inversions and alternate chord voicings For P&W, Post Rock, and ShoeGaze guitar styles

Posted by Guy Capuano - July 20, 2012 - Classroom, Getting Schooled
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Chord voicings you MUST know! Fill your tool bag! I use these chords constantly with my praise and worship team. They also work great for Post Rock stuff and even Shoegaze styles. The idea here is it gives your guitar a different range to go to other than the low register opened chords, barre chords, […]

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Student Spotlight “July” Phil Critchfield

Posted by Guy Capuano - July 18, 2012 - Classroom, Getting Schooled
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Student Spotlight for July Phil Critchfield Our student spotlight this month is Phil Critchfield. He is progressing at an excellent speed and is developing his own style. This is an original composition written and performed by Phil Critchfield. I think he is really applying the concepts we have been talking about, while allowing his own […]

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How much should I practice? How should I practice? Can I practice too much?

Posted by Guy Capuano - June 9, 2012 - Getting Schooled
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How much should I practice? How should I practice? Can I practice too much? These are very common and pertinent questions I am often asked by students. I want to direct you to this excellent article HERE by Dr. Noa Kageyama. Click here      

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Inversions Explained, Applied, and digested. How and why to use inversions in your guitar playing

Posted by Guy Capuano - August 15, 2011 - Classroom, Getting Schooled
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Inversions When I was a teenager everything I played was either power chord driven, clunking along, or some super flashy shred guitar meant to melt your face off. But now that I am advancing in years and my musical taste is evolving I have ventured in quite a few styles of music that draw heavily […]

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Menatone King of the Britons KOTB CLONE demo video and review

Posted by Guy Capuano - July 28, 2011 - Getting Schooled
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Menatone King of the Britons (KOTB) clone built using a pcb from GuitarPCB.com and can be found here. This is a clone, not built by Menatone, it is the 6 knob version of the KOTB. Its got a master, gain, level, high, mids, and bass knobs for maximum tweak ability and versatility. This thing is […]

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Playing “In the Pocket” What does that mean? Why do it as a bass player?

Posted by Guy Capuano - July 6, 2011 - Getting Schooled
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“In the Pocket” What? This mystical term “Playing in the Pocket” may sound like nonsense to the uninitiated or untrained, but to any serious bass player or drummer it is absolute necessity. “In the pocket” is where a solid rhythm section lives. Lets discuss exactly what this phrase means. Some may say the pocket is […]

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Wampler

Posted by Guy Capuano - June 6, 2011 - Getting Schooled
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the Wampler Cranked AC vst (FREE) Here is a free VST plugin of the Wampler Cranked AC Drive pedal. Looking for dimed Vox AC-30 in a can look no further. This pedal was outstanding but is no longer made any more. The Free VST however is still available and is a free download that is […]

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Amplitube 3 vs Wagner Sharp free amp

Posted by Guy Capuano - May 27, 2011 - Getting Schooled
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Attached is an audio file where I test two different VST plugins of different amp models. One is a freeware favorite, the Wagner Sharp tube guitar preamp from 07 and the other a Recently released, 2011, designer amp model plugin from Amplitube 3, the highly esteemed Soldano SLO100. The Wagner Sharp preamp was created by […]

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