Monday, May 31, 2010

Great gig and a solo with Hazel on my shoulders... Pics and video

We had a great show at THE WHEATSHEAF in Oxford on Friday.

It was a great night of drunken guitar driven fun. I really enjoyed the show, there were a lot a friends down for it, and unlike the last gig there, no technical problems.

Nikki Q came down and got some great live shots of us, you can check out her work HERE or have a look at the gallery of shots of us from the show here:

THE SOHO COBRAS live at THE WHEATSHEAF, Oxford (28/05/10)

Holly got some video done as well, including me playing a solo with Hazel sitting on my shoulders. It did take a me a bit by surprise, but I guess it's nice to be spontaneous and keep me on my toes. The acrobatics start at about 2' 30"

THE SOHO COBRAS- GET IT ON Live, 28/05/10

Sunday, May 23, 2010

TRIADS AND CHORD SCALES FOR GUITAR

Finally a lesson on chords!

I found a bunch of notes I wrote out when I was maybe 19 and fumbling through working out all this stuff from magazine articles and a huge pile of books. I couldn't be arsed to redo them all in nice crisp digital versions, so I've just scanned it all in.

I have added a little bit of additional theory to make sure you understand exactly what it is I'm waffling about, not too much though, the scans were huge files and kept crashing word for me.  I'm sure it will all make sense once you start actually playing the shapes though.

EDIT: (12/05/12) The widget that used to display this as a PDF kept crashing so I have re added the pages as Jpegs.















 

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

CHROMATIC SCALES FOR THE GUITAR

I haven't put up any guitar stuff for a while, so here's a little something.

This is a little hand out that shows you several different figurings of the chromatic scale for the guitar. There are 3 note, 4 note and 5 note version as well as diagrams showing the scale all over the neck expressed as intervals and as scale degrees.

The 3 note per string ones are especially funky because as Paul Gilbert pointed out in one of his videos, you can use that fingering to play all you standard 3 note per string sequences within the chromatic scale. It'll sound horrible but glorious :-)

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Any how here it is.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

THE SOHO COBRAS Live shots and our first promo pics

As I've already ranted, we had a really great show on Saturday at AQUANET at South of the Border. It was fantastic night of gin fueled fun.

First surprise of the night, Colin unveiled THE SOHO COBRAS printed bass drum skin; Very fucking sexy.

While we were there we had a few cool live shots taken by Gareth Thomas, so a big thank you to him.

We also had a few promo shots done by Hannah Thomas, so again a big thank you to her for making us look so rock n roll, if not quite as good as she made Hazel look.

There are a few examples of each here for your viewing pleasure:

PROMO SHOTS FIRST...






NOW SOME LIVE SHOTS.












...and finally a big thank you to Shady Dave of Shred-reviews.co.uk for featuring our track "BOYZ NIGHT OUT" and it's sweep-tastic solo in his LATEST UPDATE.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Live at South of the Border 08/05/10

We had a great gig on Saturday. It was THE SOHO COBRAS live at AQUANET a new 80's rock themed night on Old Street.

It was a cool venue, Mexican themed and under a Mexican restaurant. We had some band pics done as well since the place looked so cool, some of these will follow but for now it's just live and carnage related video.

The was a lot of waiting around because we were the only band on. We hit the stage at about 11 o'clock so we had a few beers under our belts, maybe too many but it was so much fun it just didn't matter. Hazel was getting bought a LOT of drinks while she was on stage so if she wasn't drunk when we started she was when we finished :-)

I guess the "highlight" of the night was Hazel getting dared to drink spilled gin off the stage... and doing it!
Video of that and some music below:

HAZEL DRINKS GIN OFF THE FLOOR... THE SOHO COBRAS LIVE