Superb. Not about practice directly, but you can learn a lot by watching. All about recording sounds. Clips below. Check out full episodes here.
Dave Grohl’s Guide to Kick A**
Dave Grohl needs no introduction. Even if you know him, you really should watch Sound City, a great documentary about a legendary music studio. In the doc you’ll see a bit of Grohl, but lots and lots of other superb musicians, too. Video below the tips.
Lady Gaga Channels Bach by way of Fibonacci
Lady Gaga is a consummate performer and a smart composer. She’s a Julliard-trained pianist, after all. Gaga has pulled a neat compositional trick out of the bag for the video below, the title song from her new album, Perfect Illusion. It’s likely she learned about it at Julliard when she studied the work of JS Bach, Beethoven, and other…
Frank Zappa’s Black Napkins
Watch the video below this one of Zappa performing Black Napkins on the Mike Douglas talk show in 1976. Incredibly expressive playing and some serious chops. Check out this YouTube playlist for more gems. There is currently a very cool Kickstarter happening that involves access to ALL of the Zappa archive (video below the first video).
Drive By Preachers: Om Johari
Om used a brilliant strategy to help get her guitar chops together, make some money for her efforts, and pass the flame along, too.
Want to know what her guitar chops look/sound like? Here’s a full length video of Om in action, singing and playing on her song Drums, Bass & Guitar:
Rare Footage: Hendrix Concert, 1969, Royal Albert Hall
Before it gets yanked, check out the hard-to-find footage of the whole 1969 Jimi Hendrix Experience concert at Royal Albert Hall.