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Lead guitarist and petrolhead with Scottish Industrial rock trio Metaltech (and our alter-ego folk band Acoustech)

  • headlined the Orkney Rock Festival in 2014
  • nominated for Best Metal Act at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards 2011 (came 2nd)
  • nominated for Best Group and Best Loud Track at the Scottish New Music Awards 2011

Been gigging for 25 years, taught guitar on and off. Played a lot of the Scottish music festivals (Rock Ness, Wickerman, Belladrum etc), supported bands like Alec Empire, KMFDM, Angelspit, Psydoll. Headlined all over Scotland.

Website - http://www.metaltech.me

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/metaltech

Check out our videos - http://www.youtube.com/user/Metaltechtheband

Play classical, rock, blues, metal, spanish, slide, folk...

On stage usually use Ibanez (7 string RG7321 and Joe Satriani signature models), or a 1989 Charvel Predator with a Dimebucker pickup through a Line 6 HD500 and a DigiTech Whammy, sometimes with a CryBaby. For the songs requiring fire I use a BC Rich Warlock with pyro attachments!

Generally DI'ed straight into the venue backline, or where we need to amplify - generally Marshall heads through Laney 4x10s.


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11
revised Is Hanon's “Virtuoso Pianist” good for self-taught musician?
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Mar
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comment Can a chord be both major and minor?
Pedro - this is exactly what @Shevliaskovic said.
Mar
11
reviewed Reject Is there any real-world difference between time signatures such as 4/4 and 8/8?
Mar
11
answered How to get rocktron talk box to sound like peter frampton?
Mar
11
comment Teaching yourself piano as a support instrument only?
Ivan - if you have another question, please ask it separately. You can link to this one if you need to refer to this.
Mar
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revised Teaching yourself piano as a support instrument only?
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Mar
10
comment Correct way of writing this bend in ASCII tab notation
sports - that problem is why tabs as outlined in Rockin Cowboy's answer exist.
Mar
5
comment Speed picking on electric guitar
you have seen this question, right? music.stackexchange.com/q/1093/104 - I think it covers what you want
Mar
5
revised Is there a formula/theory for writing country licks/riffs?
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Mar
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revised Country music elements
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Mar
5
revised How can you get a Country and Western sound with just a guitar and vocal?
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revised Do music students find practice journals useful?
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Mar
5
comment Do music students find practice journals useful?
Mark - This seems like a useful answer, but be aware we are quite strict on self promotion. Remember, you can have a description links to your product/service in your profile, so I'll edit this post just to point there.
Mar
3
comment Ways to warm up vocal cords?
Hi user19211 - as Meaningful said, we expect a bit more from an answer on Stack Exchange (see the other answers here, or read How to Answer) So can you edit this post to provide a more comprehensive answer please.
Mar
2
comment Why would expectations of students vary largely between instruments?
I'm not due you are approaching this fairly. From my limited brass/woodwind experience, flute seems much easier than euphonium, for example, so with the same amount of practice your instrument may just let you progress faster.
Mar
2
comment How to elaborate a good practice routine?
Costagero - if you have a look at all the questions here on learning or technique you will gain an appreciation for how broad this topic is.
Mar
2
comment Methodology to Master Guitar as an adult
Edited as 24 is not late age by any means!
Mar
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revised Methodology to Master Guitar as an adult
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Mar
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comment Electric guitar effects and amplification
user19186 - this is actually incorrect in so many ways. 1st - there is no high frequency content from a guitar that you can't listen to on your stereo. This is why you can listen to your favourite heavy metal bands on your stereo 2nd - a 50W home stereo is an awful lot louder than a 5W guitar amp. It may not sound as good for guitar (unless you have an amp sim) but it is much louder.
Mar
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comment Electronic music beats: Sample or Synthesis?
Thanks JC - that's extraordinary.