Its evident from hearing the jazz big band works of composer, arranger, conductor and trombonist Henry Wolking’s debut album on Big Round Records, IN SEA, that he effectively mixes complexity with simplicity in his jazz harmonies and colorful orchestrations that make for an exciting and memorable listening experience. The inspired solo work of band members and guest artists add to the sincere and fresh cosmopolitan character of the recording.
Oli Herbert, a founding member and primary songwriter of the melodic metal band All That Remains, designed this program with Rock House to give aspiring metal guitarists insight into song writing and lead playing. In Level 1 he reveals the chords, inversions and voicings he uses to create the rhythm progressions and write songs. Learn techniques such as muted picking, string skipping and tapping. He teaches how he uses arpeggios, sweep picking, pedaling and pivoting as both lead and rhythm techniques. Oli shares his personal workout routines and much more. The included backing tracks from original All That Remains recordings allow you to apply what you learn and put you at the center of ground breaking sound.
Documentary which celebrates, over the period covering the end of the 1950s and the beginning of the 60s, the phenomenon of the Everly Brothers, arguably the greatest harmony duo the world has witnessed, who directly influenced the greatest and most successful bands of the 60s and 70s - the Beatles, the Stones, the Beach Boys and Simon & Garfunkel to name but a few. Don and Phil Everly's love of music began as children, encouraged by their father Ike. Little Donnie and Baby Boy Phil sang on Ike's early-morning radio shows in Iowa. After leaving school, the brothers moved to Nashville where, under the wing of Ike Everly's friend, the highly talented musician Chet Atkins, Don and Phil signed with Cadence Records.
A great melody is one of the most important ingredients in writing a memorable song or piece of music. It’s the melody that catches your attention and stays in your head long after the song is done playing. The best melodies are often very simple to play or sing. Writing them is where the real challenge lies.