Mr. Fastfinger releated web projects presented in cronological order.

Guitar Shred Show (2005)

“Guitar Shred Show” is an animated online guitar school. It reveals the arts and secrets of heavy rock guitar to all.

“Guitar Shred Show” is an entertaining and educational Internet site for guitar players, musicians and casual music fans. The basic idea for the programme was to combine educational guitar lessons with fictional, animated cartoon characters and environments. In traditional instructional videos well known musicians sit down to share playing tips and teach techniques on the instrument. With interactive media, this kind of educating can be taken to new levels.

”Guitar Shred Show” is an entertaining website, but it also explores the ways of interactive storytelling and ways of musical education on the Internet. This programme was created and produced by Mika Tyyskä from Finland.

During the first 18 months there has been over 1,8 million visitors.


The Mountain of the Tapping Dwarves (2005)

Based on two modes: the actual in-class lesson and the musical jam. The teacher, Mr. Fastfinger acts like a puppet or a game character, which plays the guitar as you push the keyboard keys, real-time. If you play the guitar, you can take your own instrument and try the licks yourself, by reading the notated guitar tablatures. In addition to learning, you get to see amazing choreographies.

After a hard lesson, you can move on to jam mode. This mode is a short, interactive story, where you bump into a musical battle. During the jam the user can hear and test out how the lesson’s licks and techniques work with actual musical background. As if you were playing live in front of an audience!

www.GuitarShredShow.com/main.html (click “The Mountain of the Tapping Dwarves on the right corner)

The Magic Carpet Tour (2007)

Lesson / Game feature for GuitarShredShow.com. Is a combination of interactive guitar lesson and game. Fastfinger is challenged to reveal the mysteries of musical modes. Flying with a Magic Carpet, Fastfinger travels through seven locations and learns each mode of the major scale one by one. In the finale of the game, Fastfinger meets the mysterious guru, who sent him on this journey. Again the user has the chance to study and jam with Fastfinger. Each game level has a special landing spot, a mandala, where user can stop and practice in peace.

“The Magic Carpet Tour” was produced in cooperation with TC Electronic, the danish manufacturer of G-system, a guitar effects controller.

Tour dates:
Jan 10th – Ocean of Aeolian
Feb 6th – Mixolydian Savanna
March 6th – Lydian Blue Mountains
April 3rd – Caves of Phrygian
May 1st – Dorian Forests
June 5th – Ionian Ladyland
July 3rd – Locrian Hellhole


The Wisdoms of the Tone (2008)

“Everyone knows, the tone comes from the fingers. But you need to boost the things up to play loud!”

Mr. Fastfinger shares his secret wisdoms of the tone at www.hughes-and kettner.com, the home of the great tone visionaries.This little and super neat feature was created in cooperation with the great amplifier builders of Hughes & Kettner.

Hughes & Kettner’s Wisdom page >