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thefireball
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25 years old
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United States, Arkansas
Born Sep-20-1991
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First and foremost, Jesus Christ is my everything. He has blessed me with the talent of playing guitar, though I have played piano when I was younger. I like photography and going to Guitar Center with friends. I love writing music, and it consumes most of my free time. Occasionally I will play a computer game.
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5 Dec 2016
Hey guys. Need your help with some details.

I had this idea of hosting my very first guitar solo contest, where I might make a track for people to play over. I wanted to see if there be enough people interested and I got lots of good responses. I asked what people would want me to give away, and I made a short video about it:



The majority says they would want a guitar pedal for the grand prize. Should I give away something I no longer use but is lightly used and in good working condition? Or should I let the winner choose or I buy a brand new pedal? Some want a multi tier prize system. And my audience is only half from the USA. Boy, oh boy, I didn't think about international shipping costs! I know a contest is an investment, and I have the savings to do this, but wondering what do you think might be the best path? I would hate to close it to only USA. Lots of people would be disappointed. I also don't wanna wait too long that people lose interest. A friend of mine offered to host the contest with his buddy and their gaming channel, so I would have a few other judges to help with the bias.

ok here is my main question
What determines who wins? I was gonna go the traditional route and pick a few top favorites. My buddy who offered to host wants to set up a grading system. I think that would complicate things, wouldn't it? He says it would give order. I don't want this contest to be all about skill, so that everyone has a fair chance.

Suggestions? biggrin.gif

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Brandon
30 Oct 2016
Hey guys! smile.gif

I almost forgot to post this video I put out today. (I post every Saturday on YouTube.)

Today marked my 8th year of guitar. I have fond memories of such, and I wanted to share those experiences with you all.
The video links to my full documentary on the story also.

GuitarMasterClass.net has been a part of my story and so there's a shout to you guys. This site has greatly shaped me into the musician I am today. Check it out! I used some screenshots from the GMC Museum. smile.gif



Brandon
5 Oct 2016
Hey guys! It's Brandon here.

This is the instrumental album my band has been working on the past year and it's finally finished. Our vocalist will be featured in our 2017 release, Freefall: Omega, when phase two of this project is completed. Guest pianist on "Surrender" is my brother, Jordan Burch. Guest guitar soloist on "New Wonders" is David Wallimann.



You can purchase our album on Bandcamp right now. It will hopefully be up on iTunes and such later on.

If you're a SoundCloud person, you can stream in there as well.

The drums you hear are real, performed by Daniel Ortega. I produced the album all myself, so I hope you enjoy. smile.gif
9 Sep 2016
Hey GMC!

Have you heard about Paul's new album "Spiritual Machines" coming this fall? I got an email from his subscriber list this morning.

Following on from his critically acclaimed albums Assimilate Regenerate (2011) and The Human Affliction (2015), Spiritual Machines is the new cyberpunk-inspired instrumental guitar album by Paul Wardingham.



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“I wanted to get back to a style that I was doing a few years before writing Assimilate Regenerate. More focused on melody and riffs than on lots of guitar solos. Spiritual Machines is more metal, very song orientated and has a kind of raw industrial quality to it.”


store.paulwardingham.com

He's got some cool pre-order packs on his website! Really excited to hear his new album, because I thoroughly enjoyed "The Human Affliction."

Spiritual Machines Track Listing:
1. The Awakening
2. Spiritual Machines
3. My Sanctuary
4. Break The System
5. Ghosts Of A Concrete World
6. Prophecy
7. System Error
8. Prisoners Of The Future
9. The Edge Of Human
10. Off-World
7 Jul 2016
Hey guys!

Those of you that have a subwoofer, I would value your opinion on the mix at the beginning. My studio monitors don't respond to ~20hz, however, my Sennheiser headphones do - barely. I just need more ears to listen to make sure the beginning of the track showcases the rumble well enough without getting in the way of the rest of the mix. My goal is for it to be there in the background so you can "feel" it. smile.gif I realize it's MP3, but that's actually a good thing because I want to be sure it comes across in translation.

There is also a bass drop as the rest of the band kicks in. And one more bass drop as the guitar solo starts at 3:53.

This is the instrumental version of my band's opening track on our album that is dropping October 4, 2016. My drummer is the one playing drums, and all other stuff is recorded/programmed by me. My vocalist is coming over in about a week to record some vocals on the album. Also, I will be slightly quantizing (just a little editing) the drums to make them a little more precise on the beat. wink.gif

Hopefully we will have some titles soon. Putting some finishing touches on some tracks - and I have the entire album in one big project so I can get a consistent mix across the album instantaneously.
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MannyJo
Thank you for the suggestion! Stoked to get started.
4 Jul 2014 - 4:44
TreyDeschamp
No worries man, it's a badass guitar! I've been looking into getting one myself.
8 Mar 2013 - 16:51
TreyDeschamp
Hey man, what kind of Jackson is it that you use?
4 Mar 2013 - 0:11
MonkeyDAthos
Hey Brandon, was checking song on youtube, and came across this guys...and don't ask me why but they remind me of you and felt like show it to you.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSoWS2Tab_4&feature=related
22 Jun 2011 - 22:16
MonkeyDAthos
thank you very much Brandon ; )
18 May 2011 - 0:02

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