I’m a composer, musician, guitarist and an animator. I'm best known for my work with animated guitarist Mr. Fastfinger. I've released 5 instrumental albums and bunch of other releases.
I love to create worlds with sounds and push the boundaries. I kind of approach guitar playing like an animator. The notes only become music when you make them breath. In my book drama, atmostphere, feeling and storytelling are the most important aspects in music. In addition to making music, I love to share and teach what I’ve learned along the way.
Mr. Fastfinger, animated guitarist was originally created for the incredibly successful, now legendary website Guitar Shred Show in 2005.
Soon the character started to live it's own life outside the website. Live performances followed the success. Debut album was released in 2009.
In december 2010 Adobe ended Flash plug-in and Guitar Shred Show stopped working.
MIKA'S GUITAR GEAR
Here's a great rig rundown of all the gear I use. There's Ruokangas Guitars - Aeon model, Hughes & Kettner Spirit of Vintage amphead, D'Addario NYXL strings but there's much more here!
This mini documentary about Mika Tyyskä was shot in 2016 for Ruokangas Guitars channel.
TROY GRADY INTERVIEW
Troy Grady (Cracking the Code) interview's Mika about Guitar Shred Show.
THE SPIRIT OF THE GUITAR HUNT
Progressive and instrumental musical adventure. A film that reveals the secrets and the magic how Mr. Fastfinger's guitar was made. Starring master guitarist Mr. Fastfinger and guitar maker Juha Ruokangas. Music and direction by Mika Tyyskä. Movie mixing live action and cartoons, in and out of this world.