Mike Overly's 12 Tone Music News

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June 13, 2019
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Punk rock peer pressure forced Jeff Tweedy, founder of Wilco, to shun Neil Young and other  "hippie" musical greats.

Ah, youth...

Were Tweedy, now a seasoned 51-year-old, to deliver a commencement speech, he'd do well to counsel younger musicians to reject such knee jerk rejection, as he does in the above animated interview for Topic magazine.

Not because he's now one of those grey beards himself, but rather because he's come to view influence and taste as living organisms, capable of interacting in surprising ways.

That's not to say the youngsters are obliged to declare an affinity for what they hear when venturing into the past, just as Tweedy doesn't fake a fondness for much of the new music he checks out on the regular.

The narration suggests that Tweedy's got some problems with online culture, but he gives props to the digital revolution for its softening effect on the ironclad cultural divide of his 70s and 80s youth.

If nothing else, the stuff he dislikes teaches him more about the stuff he loves-including, presumably, some of his own impressive catalog.
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From the moment in December 1927 when Epaminondas "Epi" Stathopoulo officially changed the name of his musical instrument manufacturing company from the House of Stathopoulo to the Epiphone Banjo Corporation (later shortened to Epiphone Inc. in 1935), the company seemed motivated to outdo their main rival, Gibson. The rivalry probably existed well before then, but as Epiphone eventually transformed its primary focus from building banjos and mandolins to guitars, the competition between the two companies became increasingly evident.  
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What this poll does show is that, despite many suggesting that the 'age of guitar' is coming to an end, we in bass-land have many fine exponents coming up and breaking through; there's no shortage of inspiration, thank you very much! Whether you're into rock, jazz, pop, funk, country, metal, fusion or all of the above, the names in this poll have all got something to offer, and judging by the number of votes for them, you all think so too. 
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Stephanie Jones plays Bach's Adagio BWV 1001 on a 2012 Michel Brück. Awesome! 
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Paul Gilbert Pedalboard

TC Electronic's YouTube channel has been home to some real gems over the years and the company's latest video is no exception. In it, six-string maestro Paul Gilbert discusses his favorite pedals-including some new offerings from TC Electronic-and how he orders and uses them.
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Gary Willis is an American bassist and composer known foremost as the co-founder of the jazz fusion band Tribal Tech. Willis has worked with numerous other jazz musicians including Wayne Shorter, Dennis Chambers, and Allan Holdsworth. He has authored four books for bass guitar, "Fingerboard Harmony for Bass", "The Gary Willis Collection", "Ultimate Ear Training for Guitar and Bass" and "101 Bass Tips." Willis studied composition and improvisation at The University of North Texas College of Music. He is currently instructs at the Catalonia College of Music in Barcelona, Spain and at the Berklee campus in Valencia, Spain.  

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