We can offically announch that we’re recording new Mr. Fastfinger tunes. Also animating new cartoons. Actually doing both at the same time . Not quite sure how many songs will end up recorded this spring, but I’m set to produce cartoons of 4 songs. The cartoons are part of a bigger project, but will most probably seeen as stand-alone music videos aswell. First song to be cartoonized is “Great Blue Waves” (a.k.a. Free Willy 6 ;) ) And what about the music release? When will it come out and will there be an EP or or a full album?
Stay tuned for more info. Please follow Mr. Fastfinger at Facebook or Twitter.
Here’s a little audio tease from a cartoon version of the song “Great Blue Waves”
UPDATE: 1 seat left! Be quick if you want to participate. I know you want!!!
Happy and proud to announce Mr. Fastfinger masterclass in Wishaw, Scotland this December. Wishaw Guitar Lessons has had a very impressive list of masterclasses this year. Rick Graham, George Marios, Alex Hutchings and legandary Shaun Baxter.
December is going to be so good and so much fun. In the evening there will also be a concert with Mr. Fastfinger and Mika on stage.
Hope to see you there! Please alert your guitar playing friends, especially the ones in Scotland.
Only 15 Tickets are available. Be Fast!
Mr. Fastfinger’s third release “Stringweaver” is a mini album with four musical scenes. The neck bends, the notes fly, the pick is sharper than an arrow. The 6 strings are vibrating with all emotions, passion, joy, excitement, surprising elements and positive energy. Music is drawing images and scenes in your ear. Have sense of adventure, open your mind for this vivid ear traveling experience.
He’s got that flow, he’s back on the beach.
Cartoon guitarist Mr.Fastfinger joins forces with GuitarBots, the social online guitar game played with a real guitar. Collaboration of guitarist Mika Tyyskä (aka Mr. Fastfinger) and game company Ovelin resulted as a Mr. Fastfinger song content package on GuitarBots. This new package release presents new, challenging level for more advanced guitarists.
Guitarbots – Mr. Fastfinger level, a serious fretboard workout. Sensei challenging guitar gamers.
Tandem of music release and a game experience for guitarists
Collaboration of the game company and artist introduces a new way of releasing music. The game enviroment of GuitarBots opens a novel way of interacting the song content, making the experience more personal.
– “You can get so much deeper with the music when you’re playing it yourself. Once I had started working on the music, I realised the material would also make a nice stand alone music release”, says Mika Tyyskä.
“Stringweaver” is an extended soundtrack to a Mr. Fastfinger song levels of the online game GuitarBots. Mini album takes you on a vivid ear traveling experience for the fans of intrumental rock. ”Stringweaver” available in all major digital download stores.
If you’re into challenging your guitar playing, visit Mr. Fastfinger at www.guitarbots.com.
Guitarbots Mr. Fastfinger song package release date: 14/5/2013 Stringweaver release date: 21/5/2013
We’re so proud to announch our second Jam Track Central package. This time it’s very special. 5 new songs / jams were composed for the package.
Mika Tyyskä – Mr. Fastfinger – Expressive Modes
EARTH GROOVES – Mixolydian (2:25)
SPIRIT HUNT – Dorian (2:50)
IN CIRCLES – Lydian (2:57)
INVISIBLE WHIP – Aeolian / Minor (2:58)
GREAT BLUE WAVE – Ionian (2:37)
Jam Track Central package includes:
5 full length solo tracks in MP3
5 full length backing tracks in MP3
5 extended jam tracks in MP3
5 full length video performances by Mika in MP4
Complete TAB and notation in PDF and Powertab format
The mode exploration.
I wanted to create a set of jams that are enjoyable to jam along. Nothing too difficult, but rather something that is inspirational for the leads in everypossible way. I also decided to focus on the major scale modes. You will find each track always focusing one main mode. But there’s always more than one mode applied in each jam. Master the modes, as Mr. Fastfinger would say here!
The guitar solos were played in Mr. Fastfinger style ofcourse. There’s plenty of melodies, cool licks, riffs, exposions, rhythmic playfulness, chase scenes, mystical feelings, emotions, fun and all sort of technical challenges for you to check out and study!
Mika is proud to enter Bendnote.com as a new artist. Last summer Mika shot some improvisations and lessons for new Bendnote.com. Here’s the first one now online: “Lydian Feeling”. When you pay the monthly fee you get to see the video lesson explaining the improvisation and full solo transcibtion. Bendnote is still quite new service, but they already got an amazing bunch of artists on board making the lessons: Christophe Godin, Mattias Eklundh, Gutherie Govan, Patrik Rondat, Jean Fontanille and more. Check out Bendnote here:
We’re proud to annouch a trilogy of supernatural amp demos and guitar lessons. This series for YouTube was done in cooperation with Hughes & Kettner. The three episodes are presenting 3 ways of using the Tubemeister amp, in Mr. Fastfinger way.
Series is published on Hughes & Kettner’s YouTube channel.
Proud to announch that Mr. Fastfinger and Mika will be demoing the world greatest amplifier, Tubemeister in Frankfurt Musik Messe this year. We couldn’t be any happier to do this.
To showcase the amp we are doing plenty of new material. If you’re around please come to see us. It’s an epic adventure!
In Motion – new album will be offically released in 30.3. Get it in advance in Frankfurt. Hope to see you there. Come to see and meet us at the Hughes & Kettner booth & stage!
The daily schedule at the booth E09 in hall 4.1.
10.00 Uhr Mika Tyyskä
11.00 Uhr Thomas Blug
12.00 Uhr Jeff Waters
13.00 Uhr Mika Tyyskä
14.00 Uhr Thomas Blug
15.00 Uhr Jeff Waters
16.00 Uhr Mika Tyyskä
17.00 Uhr Thomas Blug
New album will be out in March! In Motion can be pre-ordered straight from Mr. Fastfinger himself. Get special goodies not available from anywhere else!
And that is not all. For a limited time you can buy licks from the album. Check the selection and details here: http://mrfastfinger.net/index.php/store/