On Carpal Tunnel Surgery…

In mid-October, I received a ‘PM’ (private message) on my Facebook Artist Page from a fellow named Randall Elliott (no kidding). His message read: Hello Mr. Randall. Mr. Elliott here. If it isn’t too much trouble, I’m opinion shopping. Do you know any…

AIR Studios Guitar Recording MasterClass – Nov ’11

Held at AIR Studios (Lyndhurst Hall) on 26-27 November, the guitar recording masterclass will be presented by legendary producer Tony Platt and AIR engineer Rupert Coulson. It will feature performances, demonstrations and Q&A sessions with well-known guitarists,…

Reelin’ In The Years Intro Transcription

Courtesy Guitar Player Magazine (April 1999) A favorite in clubs and frat houses, and a staple of classic-rock radio, Steely Dan’s “Reelin’ In The Years” has it all. There’s the hooky intro (dig those chromatic pull-offs and hammer-ons that jump start the song),…

Boylan’s Rules

This little gem appeared in Billboard Magazine in the early seventies, and has adorned my various recording studio walls ever since.  (“There is no better reference for the studio musician.”)   ’nuff…

Why music really is getting louder

Adam Sherwin, Media Correspondent The Times (UK)   June 4, 2007 Dad was right all along – rock music really is getting louder and now recording experts have warned that the sound of chart-topping albums is making listeners feel sick. That distortion effect…

Idiot’s Guide to Solos & Improv

I was interviewed for The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Solos & Improv by Michael Miller. I gotta tell you – it’s a first-rate educational read. And huge kudos for de-mystifying improvisation! Check out my ‘bit’ below. MM: Many of this book’s readers are no…

Humidity and Your Guitar

Courtesy of Fred’s Music Shop Frequently, we have a lot of damage occurring to “better” acoustic guitars over the winter. Many of our customers have instruments that have developed cracks, etc. from lack of proper humidity over the winter. Having a heating system…

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