Alexander Kasyanov

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Session Guitar: When to Go Direct and When to Mic in the Studio

0<p>SHARES<p>Hello again!<p>Today I'd like to talk about my strategy when choosing to go direct or mic a cabinet.<p>As a producer and arranger, I have to …

Different Types of Microphones and How to Use Them in the Studio

So far we've looked at some basic gear: guitars, computers, amps and modelers. This week we get personal: microphones and proper and improper …

Mod Garage: Humbucker Height Adjustment

<b>Image 1. Photo courtesy of singlecoil.com</b><p>I receive a lot of email about setting the correct height for humbucker pickups, so this month let’s address …

Jamming Arpeggios with the C Major Triad

508<p>SHARES<p>In this lesson, we’re going to focus on two things.<p><b>First,</b> we’re going to learn the C major triad on our guitar (there are several different …

How to Add Some Mixolydian Flavor to Pentatonics

990<p>SHARES<p>I would like to show you some ideas I use to add some flavor to my solos when I'm using a pentatonic scale.<p>While I feel the pentatonic scale …

Guitar Chalk Sessions: Simple Ways to Do More with Power Chords

First, the purpose of this column is to help you do more with your power chord progressions.If you think it’s over-simplified or over-complicated, …

Electric Guitar

Beyond Blues: Bridging the Gap Between Chords and Arpeggios

<b>Chops:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Theory:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Learn how to map out the neck with five CAGED shapes.<br>• Create melodic lines by targeting …

Electric Guitar

Which Sounds Better, Analog or Digital Music?

Record players have made a comeback over the past decade. Some of the credit probably goes to the hipster trend toward retro everything, but music …

A Comprehensive Guide to the Dizzying World of Electric Guitar Pickups

It’s a no-brainer that the two most important elements of an electric guitar rig are the guitar and amp. But what is the third most important …

Guitar

A Brief History of Delay, and a Unique Way to Use It

pDelay is one of the coolest and most heavily used effects in rock./p pEveryone from AC/DC to Zeppelin has used it in one form or another, but that …

Guitar

Play Rockabilly Guitar Easy Part 2 | Rockabilly Guitar Lesson | Guitar Tricks

Learn Repeated Blues Licks and Turn One Note Into a Million | Beginner Guitar Lesson | Guitar Tricks

Learn All Seven Major Modes the Easy Way

When learning how to play the seven major modes on the guitar, most of us begin with the Ionian mode then move on to Dorian and progress up the …

What Is a Dominant Chord?

<b>“What are dominant chords?”</b> is a question I get a lot from beginning guitarists.<p>In this lesson you’ll learn <b>how dominant 7th chords work</b>, how they are …

Obsessive Progressive: Get a Grip on Odd-Meter Time Signatures

Not all riffs need to live in a comfortable space. Some of the most iconic jams rely on adding or subtracting a few beats to create that perfect, yet …

Guitar

BLUES YOU CAN USE - Easy n' Fun Blues Boogie

Fender Stratocaster explained and setup guide

The guitar and amp affect the tone in different ways. We’ve said earlier that the amp and the speakers are the most important for what you hear, and …