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Expressive Modes at Jam Track Central

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!

The package available at Jam Track Central:


Mr. Fastfinger supporting XL

Mr. Fastfinger Band show

19.11. 2012 maanantai
Taidetehdas, Porvoo
Mr. Fastfinger Band & XL
Legendary XL (feat. Marzi Nyman) is on their 20 anniversary tour. We serve as their support act for their show in Porvoo.
Mr. Fastfinger band lämmittelee XL bändiä. Speciaali show, vuoden viimeinen Fästis -keikka.

Mr. Fastfinger klo 19. >
XL klo 20. >



2000 Thumbs

1 Fastfinger and 2000 Thumbs. I respect this moment. Humble thank you!
If you’re not around Mr. Fastfinger in Facebook yet. Be sure to stop by at https://www.facebook.com/MrFastfinger and Like sensei!


La Chaine Guitare – Mika Tyyskä interview – audio

Audio interview at La Chaine Guitare.com. Check out the site for many, many great guitarist interviews.
Thanks to Pierre Journel for this one.



Interview at Pavillion 666

Great interview with Mika at Pavillion 666. In french and english (scroll down the page).
Thanks Florian Claude and Roo for this one.

Also a very nice review on In Motion:


Mr. Fastfinger Band shows

Mr. Fastfinger is in motion. Mr. Fastfinger bändeineen liikehtii ja metelöi lähiaikoina seuraavissa paikoissa:

11.10.2012 thursday torstai @
Karatalo, Espoo, Finland.
Mr. Fastfinger Band & Samuli Federley Band
Special double attack show with 8-string master Samuli Federley and his band.
Huom! Mr. Fastfinger show alkaa jo kello 18.00. Samuli Federley 19.00 Huom!
Latest details / viimeisimmät tiedot keikasta:

28.10.2012 sunday sunnuntai
Bar Soho, Porvoo, Finland
Las KaKalMas
Same group as Mr. Fastfinger band. All improvised show.
Lasse, Kalle, Thomas ja Mika. Samat naamat kuin Fästiksen bändissä. Täysin improvisoitu show. Mitä tahansa voi sattua. Ja sattuukin.

19.11. 2012 maanantai
Taidetehdas, Porvoo
Mr. Fastfinger Band & XL
Legendary XL (w/ Jarmo Saari on guitar) on tour. We serve as their support act for their show in Porvoo.
XL bändi tekee juhlakiertueen. Porvoon Taidetehtaalla Mr. Fastfinge band on siis lämmitys hommissa. Tästä tulee speciaali show.
More details later!


Soul Cycle II – featuring Mr. Fastfinger

Realised I totally forgot to promote this album earlier this year. My apologiessss!!!
Chris Catharsis, a fine guitarist, producer and composer invited Mr. Fastfinger to participate on his instrumental guitar album. Sensei recorded his solo part in the middle of summer 2011. In April 2012 the album was released. Soul Cycle is strongly a collaboration project. What a list of fine musicians on board, we’re proud to have sensei part of this. If you dig Metal and like it Instrumental (I’m sure you do) please check this album out. It’s available from BandCamp and you can name the price of the download yourself.
This is the way to go: http://soulcyclemetal.bandcamp.com/album/soul-cycle-ii

released 24 April 2012
1) Instar / Soul: Reborn (feat. David Maxim Micic and Sacha Laskow)
2) Against the Iron (feat. George Richman and Roma Ivakov)
3) Reject Humanity (feat. Kevin Suter and Paul Wardingham)
4) Ethereal (feat. Alan Nagelberg and Mr. Fastfinger)
5) Transcendence (feat. Vishal J. Singh and Keshav Dhar)
6) Unphased (feat. JT Bruce and Martin Buus)
7) Cast Down (feat. Adam Nolly Getgood and Ben Robson)
8) One Fleeting Moment (feat. Breeze and Bryant Crawford)
9) Distant Skies (feat. Jordan Miles and Reece Fullwood)
10) Evolutia (feat. Jake Linder, Francesco Filigoi and Jakub Zytecki)
11) Break the Cycle (feat. Nate Vennarucci, Keith Merrow and Mathieu Marcotte)
Chris Catharsis-Songwriting, Production, Rhythm Guitar, Bass, Lead Guitar, Drum Programming
Mark Hawkins-Lead Guitar, Additional layers
Max Karon-Mastering
Mike C. Bauer-Artwork


Mika joins Bendnote

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:


Guitar Plus: Petualangan Baru Mr. Fastfinger

Serious Mr. Fastfinger interview in Guitar Plus- magazine. Be sure to catch it if you’re in Indonesia!


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