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Jam Track Central Guitar Solo Contest 2015

Jam Track Central Guitar Solo Contest 2015

Jam Track Central has launched its Guitar Solo Contest for 2015 which is open world wide. It’s also open to all styles of guitar players out there, be it shred, jazz, blues, rock, etc. Interested guitarist can select on the listed category on what they want to enter. Only one entry per contestant and it will be judged by twelve of the finest guitar players around the globe.

Upon seeing a “Blues” category, I thought of sending an entry, try to test the water since this is my very first time to join and for the thrill as well since there are so many great guitar players of different styles and approaches who have applied.

Here’s my entry to the Blues Category. Hope I did justice to the backing track. You can also vote for it by clicking RATE (with approved hand sign). 🙂

https://jamtrackcentral.com/jtcguitarsolocontest2015/entry/1352

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Paco de Lucia

R.I.P. Spanish Flamenco Guitarist Paco de Lucia

It’s another great loss for the music world as world-renowned Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia passed away as reported by BBC News Europe last February 26th.

Definitely one of the greatest guitarists, Paco’s astounding music contributions will sorely be missed.

May you rest in peace.

Here’s one of his live performances, a concert at the Montreux Jazz Festival back in 2012.

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E-Bow gadget

E-Bow

 

Recorded a song for the side project band Date With Fate and has used an E-bow for some added sound variations. This terrific hand held electronic gadget sounded like a violin and at times sounded like a wind instrument. Borrowed this handy device from a friend and according to him, this was a first generation E-bow. Had a hard time using it, but I got an awesome sustain and a great backwards sound effect.

 

This gadget works while putting it in front of the string, then as it vibrates, it produces a violin-like sound with a long  sustain. It is powered by a 9 volts battery.