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Guitarist Tim Rockmore Announces the Release of New Episode in Noodles

Tim Rockmore is perhaps one of the most seasoned professionals when it comes to music studio productions. He’s best known for his show, Noodles, where you can watch how he handles the guitar.

Recently, he announced that there will be a new episode of Noodles getting released. Listen to the new episode for a couple of seconds and you’ll definitely appreciate how he handles the fretboard with a winning melody.

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It features an all-instrumental set that covers a wide variety of styles, each with a degree of intensity. While there is a broad range of genres in the EP, they really blend together which is probably made possible due to Rockmore’s fluid playing.

While the opener, which is “Road Song,” isn’t exactly going to quickly escalate things, it definitely produces compelling music. You can really see why Rockmore is one of the most in-demand suppliers of library music recently.

It would then feature “Sunny’s Song”, a joyful acoustic opening followed by Tim’s signature guitar lines that really takes guitar playing to the next level.There are many all-instrumental sets in the episode.

Although it really makes you think they’re trying too hard, Rockmore was able to balance it pretty well.

Then it would play “Goin’ to Nashville” which might provide hints on how the show will turn out at the end. It features a nostalgic melody with his gritty solo featuring a sound that any hardcore guitar fan would like all the while pleasing the general audience as well.

Then “Hot Noodles” will be played that feature the harmonized guitar parts, and then closer “My Guitar Wants to Funk”, which is obviously made to be funky.

Overall, the EP was made to give you some good vibes while drawing you in and making you want more of it. It would also be great research material for people who want to study and learn more about guitar playing especially concerning handling the fretboard.

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The Best Solo Songs of the Rock Guitarist, Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton had carved out his own corner of blues and rock history during his band days in Yardbirds, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek and the Dominos, and Bluesbreakers. As a result, Eric Clapton is regarded for his career as a solo artist.

He took a hiatus in 1970, which isn’t really a big deal considering that he came back in 1974. Since then, Eric had been capitalizing from his albums selling millions and millions of his albums.

Regardless, his solo effort really bornfruit as he had become one of the most successful rock guitarists. So today we look at some of the best solo songs of Eric Clapton.

Peaches and Diesel

Eric Clapton really did great with his “Peaches and Diesel” that was included in his 1977 album, Slowhand. It was released as a part of his single, and in fact, it was only the B-side, but it’s now being compared to the popular A-side, “Wonderful Tonight.”

Love Comes to Everyone

Love Comes to Everyone has definitely been on everyone’s mind because it’s one of Clapton’s most successful solos.It is an out-and-out cover song that even appeared in the former Beatle’s 1979 album.

With Clapton’s version included in the Back Home album release in 2005, it has become even more sensational.

The Shape You’re In

Of course, Clapton’s final album will be in this list. All of the songs included in his last album, Money and Cigarettes are great.There are engaging songs and some are actually funny. There are even duet songs included on the album.

However, what really stood out was his “The Shape You’re In”.

Lonesome and a Long Way From Home

“Lonesome and a Long Way From Home” is one of Eric Clapton’s songs that belong to his self-titled album. While you may find the screaming background singers and trumpets a little bit annoying, the song is good overall.

There are some fine tunes in the disc including Clapton’s famous Strat tone from 1970.

Hard Times

When Clapton attempted to promote Journeyman in 1989, it resulted in this bluesy Ray Charles cover, Hard Times. Of course, even as a promotional tool, it ended up being a trend at that time. And now, it’s one of the songs that made Eric Clapton what he is now.

Easy Now

Easy Now is perhaps one of the finest songs that Clapton has ever written. Besides the appearance of this song on his debut album, it was also the B-side of “After Midnight.” In fact, music critics such as Scott Floman regarded the song as often overlooked since it should’ve gotten more praise from music enthusiasts.

Travelin’ Light

Since his successful songs have received most of the attention directed to him, such as “After Midnight” and “Cocaine,” “Travelin’ Light” wasn’t as popular as it should’ve been. However, it still doesn’t depart from the awesomeness of Eric’s solo songs.

These are seven of the best songs from Eric Clapton. While he’s a guitarist, this only proves that there are no qualifications for being successful as a musician, even if you prefer doing solo songs most of the time.

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Axe-FX III, the Best Companion for a Guitar

Amplifiers can change how guitars sound and this change of sound can be critical for heavy metal or hard rock bands. This is exactly why these types of products catch the attention of many professional guitarists.

Here we look at the trending Axe-FX III, which may be considered as the best companion for your guitar.

We’ll focus on its features, performance, the price, of course, as well as the reputation of the manufacturer.

Features

Perhaps one of the best features of Axe-FX III that we liked is that there’s a full-color display that improves how users see it. The operating software is much more intuitive than its predecessors and you can easily navigate to look at more info than before.

There are many selections in the Axe-FX III and it includes 260 amps, 2,200 cabinets, and lastly, 220 effects. With these collections, you can customize the sound of any instrument to anything you like and it’s as if the sound you’re hearing is being played right beside you.

Performance

Overall, the performance of Axe-FX III is top-notch and it deserves to be called the product with the highest technology of all Axe-FXs. The performance or audio quality feels like you’re in a pro studio control room and it not only sounds like the real deal, you can also feel it like the real deal.

Unlike many amp modeller products that often overshadow the guitar’s intrinsic tone, Axe-FX III treats the guitar like it is in the “real-world”. While the audio is not 100 percent spot on identical to real guitars, it still presents a familiar sound for guitarists.

Manufacturer

The manufacturer of Axe-FX III, as well as its predecessors, is Fractal Audio Systems. They sell this product for $2,249.99 as the direct price.

Don’t get overwhelmed by that though, because it’s actually pretty cheap when you look at it. The full-color display of Axe-FX III makes the program easier to manage and control.The audio is also in incredibly crisp detail.

The four individual sets of stereo inputs and outputs can give users the ability to handle stage setup as well as outboard effect processing well.

The bottom line is, the Axe-FX III is simply the best amp and have the widest variety of effects, making it an effective effect modeling product available today. However, remember that products will come that will be better than this and with more guitar customizations.

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Heavy Metal Band Guitarist Retires Last Year, Here’s The Update

If you’ve been a fan of guitarists in the rock and metal genre since last year, then you’ve probably heard of a famous guitarist in Judas Priest, Glenn Tipton, being retired with band activity due to his battle with Parkinson’s disease.

2018: Glenn Tipton Announces Retirement

This announcement happened during early 2018 and he announced that he won’t be joining the band in their upcoming Firepower tour. He is known to have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s since 2008, although he was still able to play and perform.

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However, due to the progression of this disease, he had to back off for now, although he said he won’t be leaving the band, rather just changing roles. Then, Andy Sneap was chosen to be his replacement for the meantime in the Firepower tour.

And now, after a year, one of his bandmates have some updates with how Glenn Tipton is, now. After all, you can’t help but wonder what the one that had been regarded by many as a true metal hero had been doing after all this time.

2019: Update From Glenn Tipton’s Retirement

The frontman of Judas Priest, Rob Halford, was interviewed and he was asked to share his thoughts about the retirement of his dear bandmate and their main guitarist, Glenn Tipton.

At the interview, he mentioned about Firepower, which was the first tour of Judas Priest without Glenn. Rob mentions that since that tour, they didn’t think of stopping despite Glenn’s absence.

However, he can see that Glenn will be working with them again and writing heavy metal music. That’s what they really want to do as a band, and that is what they need to do as well.

“I can imagine Glenn and Richie and myself sitting down again sometime in the near future and writing new metal.”Plus, they don’t really plan on stopping with the band, seeing there’s no end in sight.

The bottom line is that since Judas Priest won’t be retiring as a band for a while, there may come a time when Glenn starts writing and performing heavy metal music with them again. And if you’re a fan of heavy metal guitarists, then this opportunity will be golden for you.