Nili Brosh’s ‘A Matter of Perception’ Guitar Contest – Alexandra Zerner’s Entry – Behind the Scenes

Generally I stopped participating in guitar competitions, because most of them turned into a shredding show-off, which is not my cup of tea, but this contest grabbed my attention just because Nili Brosh announced it as a melody writing contest, which is something, that I would gladly participate in. It’s done by the courtesy of PremierGuitar as a PG Giveaways. The other major reason is that this contest actually helps Jason Becker by generating donations to his fund and this is a great motivation to me to do something about it.

Nili Brosh is a great player and musician in general, and she does very interesting music, so it was a pleasure for me to compose something over her track. It was a quite challenging task to perform, because of the two distinct parts, bringing very different flavours for the listener, combined with nice chord progressions, so it was really ‘A Matter of Perception’ for me to work on.

As a matter of fact, I wrote the second part first – when I heard the track, this à la Marty Friedman melodic line popped up in my mind immediately, so it should be a shame not to record it. It is a bit harmonically demanding, so I needed to adjust few notes and phrases in order to fit the chord progression good enough. Then came the first section, which sounded to me a bit middle-east asian, so I decided to use an arabic octatonic to build my melodic lines there. I was afraid, that both sections won’t go along together very good, but nevertheless I gave them a chance. I hope you’ll like the result.

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Queen Of Strings Competition

Here’s my entry for the “Queen Of Strings” competition – voting is once per day, so I hope you’ll support me regularly 🙂

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GuitarEuroMedia.com Guitar Solo Contest 2014

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 🙂