Category Archives: Vlogs and Media

Video Blogs about Guitar, Technology, Mindfulness, and modern approaches to media and collaboration

Education, lectures and workshops

Areas of exploration and workshops/lectures:

Mixing sound for Film, Video, TV

Mixing Music

Recording Music

Recording and editing VO

Mixing for Promo

Mixing and design for Games

Sound design

Video editing 101

Haptics editorial and design for Mobile devices and VR

These are designed workshops that run for 2-3 hours

  • Teaching music to the aliens – this is an interactive workshop based on creating a dialog between students that discusses what we assume and take for granted as musicians and artists.
  • Why we have ears – An exploration of Physics, Bio-mechanics, Nyquists theorem and the art of Mixing sound for Music and Post
  • Two Tin Cans and a wire – a Lecture about the nature of technology, understanding the GUI and the fact that, in any given creative situation, it is NEVER the technology, but the person in the chair utilizing the technology, that solves the problem.
  • Meditation for musicians – is a program I developed at The Musician’s Institute in LA. Based on basic and direct meditation practices from Theravadan and modern secular approaches. Intended to help students find focus and relaxation through mindfulness.

These are workshops that run for 1-3 days and can be tailored for the students and the curriculum needs:

Modern approaches to Guitar

Developing a Harmonic Vocabulary on Guitar

Modern ensemble work for Jazz, Funk, Blues and R&B

Guitar Talk podcasts with John March and Jamie Kime

Podcasts of Guitar Talk with John and Jamie, recovered from archives, some episodes missing:

guitartalk01 Episode 1 Introducing the show and what it is all about!

guitartalk02 Episode 2 Strats VS. les Paul’s?

guitartalk03 Episode 3 Guitar amplifiers in all their Glory!

guitartalk04 Episode 4 Getting a good Live sound for electric Guitar

guitartalk05 Episode 5 Guitar Influences, who are they and why!

guitartalk06 Episode 6 Special guest Keyboard Virtuoso Mitchel Forman!!!

guitartalk07 Episode 7 Why is what we do important?

guitartalk08 Episode 8 Interview with Reinhold Bogner!

guitartalk13 Episode 13 The Art of Improvisation

guitartalk14 Episode 14 What do you take to the Gig?

guitartalk16 Episode 16 How money works

guitartalk17 Episode 17 Stylistic Purism