Why to record with real musicians?

 

People are asking how I do all the backing tracks of Fastfinger music. Hmmm. there are different ways how I like to work, depending on what kind of production were dealing with. But in this case I started by fooling around with Cubase sequencer software (with the idea of the song in my head firts). Used a lot of samples drums, percussion loops, laying down all sort of midi instruments to achieve the sounds and ideas roughtly. Record rough demo guitar tracks.


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Wax on – Wax off

To celebrate the soon to be released Mr.Fastfinger album. Here’s “Wax on – Wax off” package with backing track + Tablature.

“Better learn balance. Balance is key. Balance good, karate good. Everything good. Balance bad, better pack up, go home” Mr. Miagi

waxkit.zip


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Patterns in Octaves – 2 notes per string

This time we take a look at one simple idea that is very useful in guitar playing. Group of four notes, two notes per string approach!


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Secret Ninja Techniques IV – Rolling mini sweeps

Sweep picking, what a nice way to play arpeggios. This technique gives you that nice smooth legato like tone. Let’s your fingers fly around the fretboard!
Popular is to play triad based sweeping arpeggios (think Yngwie Malmsteen). Google “sweeping”, You will find that kind of material all over the internet. Let’s focus on something else…


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Mode changes: F Lydian – Ab (G#) Lydian

Here’s a new mode change to play with. It’s a nice modulating tone, the changes between two lydian modes in different keys, F and A flat. This jam will get you flying!


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Secret Ninja Techniques III : Ninja slides in action

Very busy here with the ninja slide techniques. A little guitar improvisation, just for you!

Ninja Slides in Action!


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Secret Ninja Techniques II – Multi scroll Jutsu

This special “Multi Scroll Jutsu” is used when a ninja wants to fool his enemies and not let them know which direction he’s heading next. There are several ways to do this technique. Study these examples. But pay attention to the left hand fingerings.


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Inpiration to your melodies

“Can you tell us how do you think melodies? My melodies sounds ordinary and I dont like them. I just wanna know how to make them quirky, more interesting, angular, weird riffs or melodies? “
Anonymous (09/08/2008 – Mr.Fastfinger blog)


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Mode changes: B Aeolian – Bb Lydian

Here’s a very nice backing track for soulful solo improvisations. Thanks to the looping machine, one can enjoy jamming this for hours. And maybe some more. But before we begin let’s take a look at the actual modes we are using here.


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Secret Ninja Techniques I : Slides

Sliding from note to note is considered easy: Just pick a note, keep pressing the string while sliding the finger to another fret. Good! But sometimes even the most experienced guitar players land on a wrong note when doing this “Basic Slide”. A real ninja never fails to slide into the right note. He practices this technique in the dark.


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