Mika Tyyskä 20 Expressive Rock Licks. Mr. Fastfinger at Jam Track Central

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!

https://jamtrackcentral.com/store/series/20-expressive-rock-licks/


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Announching the new album title “Spirit Rising”


Happy new year 2015!
Here it is. The title to the upcoming Mr. Fastfinger album is “Spirit Rising”. The release date is still open. While some tunes are roughly mixed, there’s still few things to be recorded with some of the song. Some bass and some guitar to be done soon.
Year 2014 was quiet yer, so much work behind the scenes. So much things I haven’t been able to announch yet. Wait and see. 2015 is the 10 year anniversary of Mr. Fastfinger. Some good surprises on the way.
Hold on my friends!


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Private Skype guitar lessons with Mika Tyyskä

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)
- Improvisation
- Composing
- 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.
https://www.facebook.com/MrFastfinger

2) Pay via PayPal
a standard single lesson price is 35€


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Mr. Fastfinger album III progressing

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


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Mika Tyyskä: Mixolydian Shuffle. 20 Licks!

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)
  • TAB/Notation (PDF/Powertab)
  • Bonus technique/theory notes

Read more and purchase the package at:


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KaKalMas 3.4. at taidetehdas w/ Strandberg / Sabal-Lecco

Our KaKalMas -trio performs as an opening act for Arman Sabal-Lecco with Strandberg Project.

3.4. (Torstai) Taidetehdas, Porvoo.
21.00 KaKalMas – Tyyskä/Katz/Törnroos
22.00 Armand Sabal-Lecco with Strandberg Project feat. Jukka Gustavson

info:
http://www.taidetehdas.fi/fi/tapahtumat/177-armand-sabal-lecco/


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New Mr. Fastfinger material being produced

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”


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KaKalmas – Steamin Jazz club at Cafe Rongo

Steaming Jazz club at Cafe Rongo presents: KaKalmas on Friday 21.2. at 19.00. We’ll set the music free (improvise)  but might play some Mr. Fastfinger tunes aswell.

Mika Tyyskä. Guitar
Kalle Katz: Organ
Thomas Törnroos: Drums

Steaming Jazz Club Cafe Rongossa, Porvoossa. Perjantaina 21.2. klo 19.


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Music Theory for Guitar – interview with Mika Tyyskä

An interview with Mika Tyyskä focusing on theory and composition themes.
Interviewed by Tommaso Zillio for the site Music Theory for Guitar. Thanks Tommaso!
Available in both Audio and written text.

http://musictheoryforguitar.com/musictheoryinterviewwithmikatyyska.html


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Mr. Fastfinger creating sounds for Angry Birds Go! -game

Angry Birds guessing game competition!
Last summer Mika had a special summer job: create sound effect for a racing game with the guitar. Here’s some footage of how some of the sounds were created. in the end only one of these SFX ended up being used. Guess which and you can WIN A PRIVATE SKYPE GUITAR LESSON w/ Mika Tyyskä ( aka Mr. Fastfinger).  Plus a digital copy of Mr. Fastfinger -Stringweaver -EP. Read the rules and instructions on the youtube page of this video.  Good luck!


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