Mr. Fastfinger is 10 years old. As a present there’s a new single at iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, CDbaby and other digital music stores. The offical release of “Spirit Rising” is on 5th of july. Enjoy the stand alone single, it’s not from the upcoming album, but straight from the movie The Spirit of the Guitar Hunt.
Pre-order of the new Mr. Fastfinger album has started. Spirit is rising!
Go to indiegogo to get yours! Special packages to pre-orderes only available. And you’ll get the album in advace before the offical release! Your support in the finalization of this project is needed and surely welcome.
Proud to announch this upcoming movie “The Spirit of the Guitar Hunt”. This is a project that has been produced alongside the new album: “Spirit Rising”. It’s a collaboration with the master guitar maker Juha Ruokangas. Over 2,5 years in making, it’s about time to get this thing out and for you to experience. The movie premieres 26th of august, after the new album release. Enjoy the trailer and further info. Please do share the video with you dear ones!
We’re proud to announch new Mika Tyyskä’s “20 Expressive Rock Licks” at Jam Track Central. This is not just a lick video package. The deluxe version of the package is the most complite instructional video with Mika revealing many his Mr. Fastfinger secrets. This package is focusing especially on rhythm, dynamics and expression of lead guitar playing. If you want to sound more groovy or add organic feel to your playing, this is just for you. The deluxe version will certainly give you more than just tips to master the licks, there are many valuable methods to help your overall playing. Deluxe also comes with a bonus mp3 song “Effortless” from the upcoming Mr.Fastfinger album “Spirit Rising”.
Mika has compiled 20 of the most dynamic and expressive rock licks you’ll ever hear, ready for you to study and master. These licks have a strong emphasis on obtaining an effortless feel and groove. They will challenge and fine-tune the delicacies of your technique and take your rock playing to a whole new level. Choose Deluxe and get a further 2 hours of guitar lessons from Mika as he teaches you every nuanace of every lick! PLUS – a sneak peak at Mika’s upcoming Mr.Fastfinger album in the form of a bonus full mp3 track!
In these licks Mika has taken your standard rock playing and tipped it up on it’s head. His super creative and incredibly unique way of approaching the instrument has yeilded some of the most inspirational rock licks we’ve ever heard. These really aren’t your everyday rock licks and this pack is something you quite possibly can’t live without. If you want to step up your rock playing, take your dynamics and expression on the guitar to a whole new level then you really do need this pack in your life. Mika has designed these licks with a mind to motivating you to master them, and then inspire you to creative your own!
As ever, we have accurately transcribed every note and included the TAB/notation in the download, full backing tracks, audio solos and track notes.
Download right now, or Premium Members, sign in at Jamtrackcentral.com and hit the +MyTracks button and get instant streaming access!
Interested in a skype guitar lesson with Mika Tyyskä?
I would love to help you with your playing and inspire you to go further. I’ll be custom tayloring the lesson(s) for your needs.
Here’s some potential topics:
- Expression and getting more music out of notes.
- Approaching the guitar fretboard in three ways. Find the notes and make you playing more effortless.
- Melodic and natural phrasing.
- Getting out of just running scales up and down.
- Techniques ( from left hand legato to right hand sweeping)
- How to get better timing and focused rhythm (also on lead playing)
- Tone and sound
- Feel free to ask and suggest.
I’ll provide you backing jams, home study material to help you along the skype lessons.
One lesson is 50 – 60 minutes long and we proceed in pace that suits you.
TWO STEPS TO SKYPE LESSON
1) Contact Mika. To book a skype lesson, contact Mika on Facebook. You can send a private message through Mr. Fastfinger’s page.
We talk further about what you will need to become a better musician and we book a date.
2) Pay via PayPal
a standard single lesson price is 35€
Mr. Fastfinger‘s album no. 3 is slowly getting together. All the songs are composed, the song order is getting clearer and clearer.
These are exciting times, been working with bunch of great musicians and friends: Thomas Törnroos, Lasse Rantanen, Kai Hahto (Nightwish, Wintersun etc…), Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater) …and then there’s some new friends onboard, yet to be revealed!
Most guitars are recorded. One drum and percussion session to do with Thomas. A lot of bass sessions to do.
So thankful of being able to do this. There’s are still some mountains, or hills to be climbed, but this is very enjoyable phase in the overall production. Proud of these songs and performances. Will be a great album I’m telling!
You can bet this album (and something way much more) is coming out in 2015. Will be the ten year anniversary year of Mr. Fastfinger!
Mika’s new package for Jam Track Central has been released. 20 Licks in Mixolydian mode played in Shuffle feel!
You’ll learn some great fretboard shapes and a wide range of scary techniques too. There’s quite an emphasise on slide, hybrid picking and economy picking techniques, plus plenty of string skipping, double stops and arpeggios ideas. Over all it’s a great workshop for anybody to get deep with the swinging shuffle playing alongside nailing the Mixolydian.
Mika is also slightly revealing his ideas behind the secret 2-1-2 approach with economy picking. Method he’s been developing and using in his playing from around 2006. There’s a lot of material to work for you here. Each lick is actually many ideas together, it’s licks are more like a mini solos! All the licks have easy and difficult parts, so there’s something here for everyone. There are also slowed-down versions, so you can pick out every note!
20 original licks
20 live videos (fast/slow)
Backing and jam tracks (3 different versions x 2 tempos)
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”
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