Chicken Picks The Best Review of The Most Durable Guitar Picks Ever

Does it really make sense to pay more than a couple of cents for a guitar pick? For many guitar players, their instruments, amps, pickups, cables, pedals and effects units have utmost importance while guitar picks which come into physical contact with their instruments are perceived as trivial accessories. Generally speaking, guitar picks are considered to be cheap and disposable items that guitar players often buy new …

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Levent Yüksel Med Cezir Fretless Guitar Cover

Here’s an attempt to play Levent Yüksel‘s Med Cezir on a fretless electric guitar. I spent some time figuring out the chords on my Keith McMillen QuNexus which was very challenging since I don’t know how to play the keys! Levent Yüksel‘s Med Cezir album was one of the most respected Turkish pop albums and many people think it’s timeless! I used my Ibanez AR300 Fretless Electric …

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Guitar Strings Comparison for Fretless Electric Guitar

When it comes to fretless electric guitars, most people like to prefer flat wound strings rather than round wound strings. But in the end, it all comes to one’s personal preferences. I was lucky and managed to obtain La Bella Jazz Tapes 800-R Black Nylon Wound and Thomastik Infeld Jazz Swing JS111 Flat Wound strings as well as my favourite Elixir 12102 Nanoweb Coated (already on my guitar). Sound-wise I …

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Vintage V6 Reissued Sunburst Stratocaster Bias FX Demo Sound Review

I somehow managed to find a Vintage V6 Stratocaster. Vintage brand is a really successful guitar manufacturer that makes Strat and Tele clones at the highest possible quality and lowest possible price. It’s just amazing how these instruments sell at the entry-level market. It’s not easy to find one, but you should definitely check them out. Why? Because it’s very close to an original one with already upgraded …

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Emre Altuğ Yani Improvisation Electric Guitar Solo

Emre Altuğ‘s track called “Yani” has a very tasty chord progression to solo over. So I created a loop out of it and played some improvisation, using my Chapman ML1, RME Babyface, Klotz Titanium cable and Chicken Picks featuring Emissary Amp by Ignite Amps. For the backing track, please go to the “Download” section of my website. Watch this video on YouTube Hope you enjoy! Thanks for …

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Kök Anlat (Bilmece) Guitar Cover

Kök is a power trio from Istanbul, Turkey. Cem Ömeroğlu on guitars and vocals (Nekropsi), Kerem Tüzün on bass and vocals (Nekropsi, Kurban), Kaan Sezyum on drums. I’m a very big fan and did attempt to cover their songs. Here’s the first one from their debut album Bilmece, the track you’ll be listening to is called “Anlat“. I used my Ibanez AR300RE, RME Babyface, Klotz Titanium cables …

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Groove Imam Part 1 Bluesy Salawaat Ahmed Tijani

I bumped into a video of Shaykh Ahmed Tijani Ben Omar, spreading positive vibes in a gospel context but within Islam and decided to edit his speech and singing so I could company him with my guitar and drums. Some people disliked it since they thought I was making fun of Islam. But that’s not true at all. I only liked his positive attitude and vibe so …

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Queensryche I Don’t Believe in Love Dual Guitar Cover

Here’s one of my favourite tunes by Queensryche. “I Don’t Believe in Love” is a great example of a perfect guitar duo that constantly compliments to each other during the track. I used my Chapman ML1 and Ibanez AR300RE loaded with Seymour Duncan’s JB/JAZZ along with Emissary Amp by Ignite Amps plugged directly into my RME Babyface with Klotz Titanium cables, this time with Chicken Picks Badazz …

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Queen You Don’t Fool Me Guitar Solo

Queen is probably the reason I have started playing the guitar. I have been listening to Queen since 1996 and a really big fan 🙂 Here’s the guitar solo transcription of a great song called “You Don’t Fool Me” by Queen. I tried to play with the frequencies of the original track to lower Brian May‘s parts so I opened up some space for my guitar track. …

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Asiaminor Cat’s Dream Kamil Erdem Saksafon Solo Guitar Cover

Kedi Ruyasi (Cat’s Dream) is one of my favourite Asiaminor albums. I highly recommend you to listen to this band! Kamil Erdem is a very talented musician, bass player and songwriter. I have been listening to Asiaminor‘s and Kamil Erdem‘s stuff for over 15 years and still! 🙂 In this video, I transcribed the whole saxophone solo on electric guitar which was originally played by a great …

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Canon Legria HFR506 Camcorder Test Video

Here’s my first test drive with Canon Legria HF R506 camcorder. I think it captures SX’s Lake Placid Blue (mods here) colour perfectly. The audio was recorded with the onboard mic on Canon. I used Chicken Picks Shredder model and my SX SST62 60’s clone Stratocaster going straight into a Behringer GM105 practice amp. Watch this video on YouTube Canon makes great camcorders for reasonable prices. I …

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Fanfare Ciocarlia Que Dolor Trumpet Solo Guitar Cover

I always like to transcribe musical lines that are produced by other instruments rather than the guitar. All kinds of fretted (and sometimes fretless instruments as well) instruments have a similar approach and we sometimes get lost in its graphically easy-to-play attribute and try to play physical things rather than the music itself. Think about a trumpet player, they have to take a breath and play wisely …

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Yavuz Çetin Fanki Tonki Zonki Guitar Cover

Here’s another transcription of one of the best Turkish guitar players, Yavuz Çetin‘s “Fanki Tonki Zonki” from his debut album, “İlk“. This song features his melodic blues phrasings, a lot of modulation and backing vocals by another legend, Özkan Uğur from MFÖ. I was quite glad about the accuracy of my transcription. It feels like it’s almost 100% accurate. When I listen to it these days, I …

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JTC Solo Contest Entry 2015 Osman C. Çiğil Rock Guitar Solo

Here’s my entry for JTC Solo Contest held in 2015. I chose “Rock” backing track and played my solo using my Ibanez AR300RE loaded with Seymour Duncan’s JB/JAZZ set which goes straight into RME Babyface, using my Klotz Titanium cables and Chicken Picks Shredder. As for the software, I used LePou’s Hybrit amp and Mokafix E-Z Drive. Watch this video on YouTube Hope you enjoy! Thanks for your …

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Secret Garden The Reel Guitar Cover

Secret Garden has been always one of my favourite bands even though it’s not guitar-related music. Their song called “The Reel” from their Earthsongs (2005) album just sounds like a shred guitar track 🙂 So I gave it a try. It’s one of the most physically demanding songs since you have a few patterns going on but for a long time to repeat on the guitar without …

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Kök Avcı (Bilmece) Guitar Cover

Kök is a power trio from Istanbul, Turkey. Cem Ömeroğlu on guitars and vocals (Nekropsi), Kerem Tüzün on bass and vocals (Nekropsi, Kurban), Kaan Sezyum on drums. I’m a very big fan and did attempt to cover their songs. Here’s the first one from their debut album Bilmece, the track you’ll be listening to is called “Avcı“. I used my Ibanez AR300RE loaded with Seymour Duncan’s JB/JAZZ, …

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