New Video, Orestes!

Finally! Some new music :)

Here’s a cover of “Orestes” by A Perfect Circle, probably my favorite song of theirs.

This is also my first creation on Patreon. Thanks loads to everybody who’s become a Patron so far, it’s a huge help. If you want to help me make more videos (and get some goodies like song downloads, tabs, lessons, etc…) you can become a patron over here.

Hope you enjoy the video, more on the way!


Tabs For Worldbuilding, Judith and Mhysa

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A lot of people have been asking for tabs for Judith and Mhysa. I uploaded Judith a while ago and and I finally finished Mhysa today. So head on over to the tabs page to get them, they’re both free.

I also finished all the tabs forWorldbuilding.You can get all of them as bundle or separately, although the bundle is a pretty good deal if you ask me. If you just want to give one of my songs a try, the tabs for “The Savage Myth” are free.

You’ll probably noticed that the tabs page looks a bit different. A organized it a bit, since having just one big list was becoming unwieldy. So there are sections forWorldbuilding,Tool, and Game Of Thrones. All other tabs are on the main page.

Have fun!

 


Help Me Make More Music

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The Problem:

If you’ve been following what I’ve been up to recently, you’ve probably noticed I haven’t been releasing that much music lately. My last video was Mhysa and that was way back in April!

The fact is that I’ve had a hard time finding the time to work on my music. As some of you already know, my family and I just went through a big move, and that took a lot of my time.

But beyond that, now that we have two kids I have a lot more responsibilities. Between making sure I can pay the rent each month and spending time with my family, I haven’t been able to work that much on my music, much less release new videos.

Solution?

So I thought I’d try a little experiment using Patreon, to see if I can get things going again with a little bit of your help.

Patreon is like Kickstarter thrown on its head…instead of asking for a large amount of money for a big project beforehand, I ask your for a small amount each time I create a video. It can be as little as 1 dollar, or as much you’d like. And depending on how much you pay, you get different rewards. You can check out my Patreon page to see all of the rewards.

The idea is that with your support, I’ll be able to dedicate more time to making more videos. The more support I get, the less I have to worry about getting paying gigs and the more I can spend on doing this.

It will also give me more time to do stuff for you…more tutorials, more tabs. And to do them right away, not months or years after I record a song!

No matter what, I’ll always play guitar and make music…it’s what I do. But with a little bit of your help, I can allow it to take a bigger part of my life again, which will let me put out more videos more often. Which hopefully is what you want as well! :-)

What’s Coming Up:

Just to give you an idea of what I have planned, the next two videos will be of Orestes by A Perfect Circle and the music from The Legend of Korra. The arrangements are all worked out and I can already play them… It’s just a matter of sitting down and recording them.

And here are the covers that are on my to do list:
H and Schism (Tool)
No Quarter (Led Zep/Tool)
Rooster (Alice in Chains)
A Fair Judgement (Opeth)
Man Of Steel soundtrack
We Are (Karnivool)

And these are on the maybe list:
Pushit (Tool)
Weak & Powerless (A Perfect Circle)
Passenger (Deftones)
Man In The Box (Alice In Chains)
My Wave (Soundgarden)
Legend Of Zelda

So if any of that sounds like something you’d like to hear, please consider supporting me. Even if it’s just a dollar, it’s still a huge help.
Thank you!

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So Long, Berlin

After six years of living in Berlin, my wife and I have decided to move back to Panama.

There are many reasons why, but for me personally, I realized that I can do what I do wherever I am. And now that I have kids, I’d rather do that while being closer to family.

But Berlin will always be an important part of my life. This is where my wife and I started living together. This is where we started a family.

This is also where I found my musical voice. I’m not sure if I’d have gone back to playing solo acoustic guitar if I hadn’t been here. I don’t think I’d have found the time to experiment with all the ideas I had in my head.

For all these reasons I feel like I know myself better now. And with this phase of my life over, it feels like it’s time to move on.

But for those very same reasons, my family and my music will always be tied to Berlin.

So thanks to all the friends I’ve made, all the musicians I’ve played with, all of my students, it’s been a great experience.

Tomorrow, Wednesday May 14th, will be my final show in Berlin at Intersoup. Hope to see some of you there!

 


Last Show In Berlin

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Well, it’s happening: I’m leaving Berlin soon. That means my show at Intersoup next week will also be the last one I do before I leave.

It’ll be on Wednesday May 14th at 21:00, entrance is free. I’ll also haveWorldbuilding CD’s with me for those that haven’t gotten one yet. I want to get rid of as many as I can before the big move, so I’ll probably do some sort of sale.

So, if you’re in Berlin, I hope you can make it. I think this one’s gonna be special. See you then.


Stageit Show Cancelled

Hi guys,

Unfortunately I’ve decided to cancel my show on Stageit this Sunday. Things are pretty hectic right now due to major changes in my family’s life, so I haven’t had time to prepare for it, much less promote it properly.

So I’m cancelling it for now and leaving it for when things have settled down again. Those who already bought tickets will get their Notes back, which you’ll be able to use when I reschedule the show (or on other shows on Stageit).

Sorry if this inconveniences any of you, but I’d rather leave it for later and do it right, than give you guys a half-assed performance.