This masterpiece by Maestro Jason Becker is something, that was inspiring me for so long, but I was always afraid even to think about playing it, until last year, when I finally made up my mind and came to the point to start actually learning it. And yesterday, during my practice, I shot a video of me playing some parts of “Perpetual Burn” just for my own feedback purposes, but later I decided to upload it on my official facebook page. 5 minutes later I was sitting shocked and extremely nicely surprised…
Jason Becker himself had just shared my video on his page and while I was still trying to figure out what is happening, I could only sit and watch the number of views, likes, comments and so forth growing like an avalanche… so far, exactly 24 hours after I posted it, it has over 58,000 views – something I’ve never imagined that could happen to any of my videos… This act of kindness from Mr. Becker is something, that still keeps me breathless, and of course – full of gratitude, needed to express.
Thank you, Mr. Jason Becker, from the bottom of my heart!
It was a long time, since I did my last cover, but this masterpiece of Joe Satriani remained stuck in my mind for so long, that it would be a shame not to try to play it… and put something from me in there as well. I must admit, that beside the strong emotional load, this piece consists of, it is also like a guitar lesson about string bending – so many of them here, every single one being pitched perfectly by maestro Satriani, so even though it is far from shredding, it is still a great challenge for every lead guitarist.
Well, enough talking – here’s the video, so enjoy, subscribe to my channel and share! 🙂
Because I’ve recently got my first 8-string guitar from Jackson Guitars, I decided to make something interesting… like arranging “Flight Of The Bumblebee” in some sort of a djent style. I thought, that there are too many people, who just play this piece from 170 bpm to 98234098234098 bpm, using the same midi file as a background, which is a little bit annoying in a musical aspect… Of course, I highly respect these people, who had the patience to reach such speeds, but I didn’t do this cover to compete with someone. I am not trying to be the fastest guitar player – I can’t be, neither it’s a goal for me. I actually like the music in this piece, because it is a great example of making a melody, using mainly chromatic scales. This was and the challenge for me – I needed to integrate very different counterparts and low end riffs, which needed to keep the harmony of the piece and give it a brand new modern sounding at the same time.
Well, enough talking from me. Below is the video, so enjoy, subscribe, share and… enjoy again 😉
I decided to make a new section with interviews, because it would be easier to navigate and I guess such section will be interesting for you, because this will give you the opportunity to see more of me, beside the music and know me better as a person, so enjoy the first one, I am posting here: 1st Shot Music
Hello, friends, fans or random passing strangers! 🙂 After the success of my #audio #sample, that I did last week of my track “A Perfect Day For Bananafish”, I decided to do and a #video #playthrough of another part of the track, because it is long and complicated enough to show it in just a one minute sample, so here you can see one more interesting fragment of the track, which… ok… I will share a little secret to you – it will be the opening track in my #upcoming #debut #solo #album “9 Stories”, so if you follow my topics here and my #facebook #page here, you’re now a little bit more familiar with the album background, tracks, etc. Also, I want to share with you, that in October, my album #9Stories will be available for #online #purchase, so stay in tune by visiting this site or my official facebook page. Ok, enough annoying talk – below is the video, so if you like it, subscribe, share and support me however you wish 🙂
Another interesting guitar contest, that I was invited to enter, and it was really a pleasure to compose a solo for the given track, because it has interesting riffs, harmony modulations and nice chord progressions, which made the writing process more challenging, than usual. This time I decided to use the pedal bend function of my #BossGT-8 and to do some experiments with it, because I always wanted to do something with it, but somehow I didn’t succeed to integrate it in my compositions, so I am happy it worked this time.
So, below is the video and I hope you will enjoy it. Feel free to share it everywhere, if you like it 🙂