May 4th, 2022Chapters
00:00 - Noodling before a gig.
Hello all, sequestered in a hotel room on the road with no amp has always been a good Zen way for me to truly “get in touch” with the instrument.
Crude as it is, this is the shit that REALLY matters…because if this “direct connection” from your hands to the source ain’t right, well then whats the point of amplifying it?
April 27th, 2022Chapters
00:00 - Breathing new life into musicians
Hello my dear Homeskoolers….just wanted to let you know about some very cool stuff Dean Deleo is going to be posting on the Trip The Witch Instagram page.
This is one example of some of the actual solo’ed ProTools tracks from the TTW album…you can get a glimpse of some of the isolated sounds, without all those loud drums bashin’ away. Much more of this to come on the TTW Instagram page. Check it out friends.
April 25th, 2022Chapters
00:00 - Thumb pick playing
03:22 - Hey guys! / Good day
03:47 - Hinged pick
06:56 - Open strings picking lesson
A brief slightly out of tune late night exploration on my dear son’s dakota red 66 fender duo sonic….and a little public service announcement letting you know about two things that are available.
check out the thumb pick with a very comfortable and unique “hinged” design that i am using in this video at:
AND….i thought these limited edition signed prints were all gone long ago, but ziggy, the amazing artist that drew these, reminded me there are still 21 of them left. Check them out at:
He also wanted me to tell you that there is free shipping on these prints.
Thank you guys for taking this class that seemingly never ends… i hope you all know how much i sincerely appreciate the Homeskoolin’ Family. I am always blown away by the kindness and warmth of the comments that i find in the VCB.
April 25th, 2022Chapters
00:00 - Amazing playing as always
02:13 - Hey friends! / Writing tunes
03:38 - Time constraint vs experiementing with songs
05:58 - Open tunings
06:14 - Play a song over and over/ Tedious, long hours
09:41 - Strings / Open G Tuning
11:02 - Bar chord, hammer on lesson
11:48 - Devilish sounding guitar in Open G lesson
13:45 - Zeppelin-ish song for Ann Wilson lesson
14:29 - "It's all been done before" / Clever ways to make it fresh
15:14 - Great story about Reese Wyman / "Every note was new"
08:04 - The Devil's lick lesson
2) put dishes in sink
3) brush your teeth and fix your hair
4) put your homework in your school bag
5) make sure you have your chromebook laptop AND the charger
And then…get out your ‘38 bone and get to work
Thank you guys for keeping the Homeskoolin’ dream alive….hope you are learning a TON from these videos….have you all visited the night time drop box at the musicians union yet?
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April 24th, 2022Chapters
00:00 - Session playing
The crude early stages of trying to fashion some weird random thoughts into some sort of song with Ann Wilson and her band “The Amazing Dawgs” …
Ok, first off, who came up with that name?? and even more amazing is the fact that we all agreed to it…
Tony the bass player has been seriously considering getting the words “Amazing Dawg” tattooed on his arm….but there have been a few threats that the band name might get changed at some point…i personally kinda like it because its just so unbelievably dumb.
I want to sincerely thank all of you guys for watching the channel and for all the kind donations…99.8 percent of you people are absolute sweethearts…
April 22nd, 2022Chapters
00:00 - Passionate swirling playing with a flanger
03:09 - Ibanez Flanger (FL-305)
03:30 - Hey friends!
04:00 - Sessions with Ann Wilson and Tom's new song
05:15 - Collaboration is the greatest part of music
07:48 - Creative people
08:50 - '57 Gibson Les Paul Special and Music City Stud Finder bridge
09:15 - Musician Union drop-box idea
10:15 - Music City Stud Finder bridge
11:13 - Randy Newman - I Love LA
13:00 - I Love LA poly chords lesson / Genesis & Tony Banks
14:40 - Bass note with sliding 4ths and little rubs lesson
17:47 - Lynyrd Skynyrd - On the Hunt playing
A brief discussion on using triads over a single pedaling bass note to create "harmonic tension"
There have been many musical giants who have roamed the earth and conquered long before the time we are in now…we must always listen back and learn from those ancestors who learned/wrote and performed music before “the great distraction” took place.
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April 20th, 2022Chapters
00:00 - Recording session footage
Wednesday, 4/20…my old dear departed stoner buddy Rick's favorite day of the year….three or four chords and the truth….the truth that being a session man ain’t always glamorous.
Dear Kris Donegan and myself flogging some dual acoustics on day two of a session at Backstage studio in Nashville Tennessee.
Dann Huff producing an artist called Kam Marlowe.
Justin Niebank and Sweet Shawn running the PA…
Stixy Mchugh on drums….Tony Lucido on bass….David Cohen on keys
April 18th, 2022Chapters
00:00 - Some fine tastey Blues licks and playing
A humble tribute to the Reverend Billy G….from one of my alltime favorite records….Tejas.
today's equipment choice....late '62 stratocaster/cable/'66 deluxe reverb
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