Category: Classroom

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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Converting a closed back guitar speaker cabinet into an opened back Cab

Posted by Guy Capuano - October 21, 2011 - Classroom, Gear Reviews
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The difference in tone between an opened back cabinet and a closed back cabinet can be very dramatic. An Opened back cab gives more of an airy, full, opened type of tone, but can lack a strong bass presence. A closed back cab can give a very strong, chunky tone with a strong bass response, […]

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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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Boss GT-10 Shimmer Effect Lesson

Posted by Guy Capuano - June 2, 2011 - Boss GT-10, Classroom, Delays and reverbs, Effectology
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Is the Boss GT-10 capable of doing Shimmer like tones made famous by Brian Eno and Edge of U2? At first glance it is not. It definitely does not have a dedicated effect that produces this sound like the Line 6 Octo effect. With the quality and selection of effects, as well as the deep […]

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Beginner Drum Lesson Available

Posted by Guy Capuano - May 23, 2011 - Additional Services, Classroom
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  NOW OFFERING DRUM LESSONS   Whether you are a beginner drum student or intermediate, our goal is to enhance your drum skills. We are offering drum lessons for kids, teenagers, and adults. We will strive to give you a customized drum lesson that exceeds your expectation.¬†Each drum lesson will be recorded and tracked to […]

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The Cheat Method; Installing Pickups in a Hollow Body Guitar the easy way.

Posted by Guy Capuano - April 11, 2011 - Classroom
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Bringing your guitar to a luthier or guitar tech can get quite expensive, not to mention the time and wait most reputable techs and luthiers maintain. With all the different pickups available today, especially from companies like Guitar Fetish, it can get quite consuming and expensive trying out all the different options available. Installing pickups […]

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Guitar & Bass Live Looping Technique Explained

Posted by Guy Capuano - April 6, 2011 - Classroom, Effectology
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‘http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bNEe7pcpfo’] Looping is a Beautiful thing Looping is a recorded sample, or clip, of music that is repeated over and over again. This is used largely in electronic music with sequencing software like Abelton and Reason. We are huge fans of Abelton and are skilled with using it, but we are going to look at […]

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Finger Vibrato Guitar Lesson

Posted by Guy Capuano - April 6, 2011 - Classroom
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You CAN do this! Here is an in depth, clear, precise instructional video we made to help you master the advanced technique of the finger vibrato. Don’t be fooled by the name, the finger actually does not have the main part in properly producing this technique, the real work lies in the arm and wrist. […]

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Danelectro Cool Cat Drive and Transparent Overdrive version 1 compared to version 2 explained and compared in depth and without bias

Posted by Guy Capuano - April 6, 2011 - Classroom, Gear Reviews
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Hey guys, figured I would share my findings with the version 1 compared to the version 2 Cool Cats Drive CO and Transparent Overdrives CTO. It seems the version 1 Cool Cats are held with very high regard in the guitar playing community. But when it come to the version 2, everyone turns their nose […]

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