These scales (called “pentatonic,” meaning 5 note) are the most popular scales for guitar players — bar none. Why? Several reasons: 1) They sound good. The “skipped” notes add an open, interesting sound that makes them pleasing to the ear.READ MORE

Distortion Makes A Difference We used to have a saying when I was a teenager first learning to play guitar: “so distorted it’s ‘clean.’ ” What we meant was that with the right kind of amplifier distortion, you would achieveREAD MORE

Five years ago, I started a Santana tribute band, with the idea that once I had a Latin rock band (complete with percussion), I would have a ready-made unit to play the original songs that I was writing in that vein.READ MORE

As I mentioned, I play Santana’s guitar parts note-for-note in my Santana Tribute Band. I’ve been told — by people that have seen numerous other Santana tribute bands — that I sound more like Carlos than any one else they’veREAD MORE

Fiesta with a Mission by Madison Hirneisen August 1, 2021 Community event raises funds for COVID-19 relief, promotes vaccines A group of local bands performed at Chase Palm Park Saturday in a benefit concert called “Fiesta with a Mission,” whichREAD MORE