Mike Overly's 12 Tone Music News

The Latest Guitar and Bass News from around the World Wide Web . . .
 August 20, 2020
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This comic lays out 2000 years of musical history.

Again and again there have been attempts to police music; to restrict borrowing and cultural cross-fertilization.

To those who think that mash-ups and sampling started with YouTube or the DJ's turntables, it might be shocking to find that musicians have been borrowing, extensively borrowing, from each other since music began.

Then why try to stop that process? The reasons varied. Philosophy, religion, politics, race - and law.

The history in this book runs from Plato to Blurred Lines and beyond.

To understand this history fully, one has to roam into musical technologies and the incentive systems that got musicians paid.

All of this plus more makes up
A History of Music...
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Since launching in 2016, this Series has made quite the mark in electric guitar market, but it seems some of the lines are currently being phased out and guitarists can expect future product launches. Fender has already unveiled tons of new products this month, so a revamp of the American Professional Series isn't out of the question for this year.  
The necks on modern basses are huge, and the frets so far apart. Back in the '60s, European musical instrument makers like Hofner, Framus, Hagstrom and Eko made basses with necks so skinny, they felt more like a cello than a bass. This semihollow-body bass IV has one of the narrowest necks made. It's perfect for the guitarist who wants to play some bass.

Guitar Fretboard Facts 
Bass Fretboard Facts 
Written by GRAMMY-Nominated Music Educator Mike Overly. Guitar Fretboard Facts is a collection of 38 powerful guitar lessons designed to illustrate and connect the thoughts and ideas presented in Guitar EncycloMedia. What is presented in this book would take years and years and hundreds if not thousands of dollars of guitar lessons to obtain. And unless your teacher is Mike Overly you may not even get this information. - Chris Bereznay, Music Gear Review
"Bass Fretboard Facts is the perfect companion to Bass EncycloMedia. It is written with cool analysis and prophetic vision and has given me a most profound revelation! I am certain that Mike Overly's teachings will have a most significant effect on any bass player who studies them. It is an important contribution to those who think and play bass." - Marshall Jones, The Ohio Players.

Dramatically improve your playing with Guitar Fretboard Facts and Bass Fretboard Facts. As essential as your instrument!  
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To rearrange the third movement from Debussy's Suite bergamasque is kind of a challenge. To transform the music from piano to guitar is a retelling. I think you succeeded. And you are telling a wonderful story worth listening to. Your sound is great, your way of changing sound is amazing and your performance great. 5 Hearts from me. Great work Roxane Elfasci

The condition of your frets will determine how well your guitar plays. Every time you press your strings against the frets, the friction between them subtly changes the shape of the frets, causing them to wear out. Over time, this metal-against-metal contact can lead to string rattle and intonation issues. Fret wear is a normal by-product of playing your instrument. It's important to know how to evaluate fret damage and understand what options you have to correct it.
This highly portable unit features 55 amps and 26 cabs that promise a tube-like feel, and can be easily recorded via 26 onboard impulse responses. Users can add third-party files, too. There are also 151 effects, including drives, compressors, noise gates, EQs, modulation, wah, pitch, filters, delays, reverbs and more.
If you don't know Pat... you should!
  • 36 Grammy award nominations
  • Winner of 20 Grammy awards, including an unprecedented 7 in a row for 7 consecutive PMG recordings. (The Group has won a total of 10)
  • Starting in the 1980's, Metheny has earned Grammys in four consecutive decades.
  • 3 Gold Records (Secret Story, Still Live Talking, Letter From Home)
  • DownBeat Hall of Fame - Inducted in November, 2013
  • National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master - Inducted in April, 2018
  • Royal Swedish Academy of Music - Inducted in November, 2018
  • Missouri Music Hall of Fame - Inducted in 2016
  • 45 recordings totaling over 20 million records sold worldwide

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