In this article we’ll have a look at a simple yet very effective way to learn all the notes on a guitar fretboard. This is very important for every guitarist to know, in order to not get lost while playing both chord progressions and solos.
In this post we’ll have a look at the “minimal” amount of skills necessary to actually being able to play enjoyable guitar solos.
In this post we’ll have a look at the 4 types of audio signals used in sound engineering and in the audio world. It’s a recommended reading for both apprentice-musicians and apprentice audio engineers.
With great pleasure I announce that Obsidian Key album “LOUD!” is finally available for download and to physical buy!
What a journey this album has been, really happy at the moment and hope you’ll enjoy listening to it as much as I loved making it!
You can download your copy (or listen to track snippets) from:
Happy listening and thank you for your support!
Article about the making of Obsidian Key’s “Time” track!
In the previous part we had an introduction to what music is and how our brain searches for patterns to understand it. In this second part we start to explore in more details all the rules that allow musicians to create these patterns.
This is an “evergreen” question which I keep hearing around and reading about on music related forums and websites, so here is my modest contribution trying to answer such a complex question… … Continue Reading
First post for Obsidian Key – Diary from the studio!
Here we go, first post for the Diary from the studio and it’s about Obsidian Key single released in November 2012 and titled “Fading Away”. It has been a really interesting experience to work on such a kind of project and the result is a beautiful and intense song that seems to have been very much appreciated by both reviewers and fans!
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Often while chatting with friends and students, questions about “what is exactly” or “what are fundamental characteristics” of Progressive Rock compositions comes up.
What I noticed is that many people think that the fundamental characteristics are just presence of Spare Time Signatures (or Odd Time Signatures) and a keyboard player who can play solos… Honestly I find this a wrong definition and also very reductive, so here is some (and I repeat SOME) of the “must have” in order to define a track Progressive Rock or Progressive Metal. With that said remember that music is ART, so it is CREATIVITY mostly and therefore rules are made to be followed and to be broken (when you’ve learned them really well and you became capable of mastering them!).
this is my music related blog, here you will find posts about music composition techniques, different instruments techniques, orchestration, arrangements, sound recording, mixing and mastering, so more or less about what I do as composer, performer and producer.
If you prefer less music technical posts and/or you like Progressive Rock Metal I recommend you to read Obsidian Key’s “Diary from the studio” a blog about my best known project which aim to “document” all the music creation process for each album and single of one of the most popular new progressive rock metal project! You can find Obsidian Key – Diary from the studio here.
Thanks for reading and really hope you’ll enjoy the experience!
– Sonic V
- Progressive Rock Electro Metal (nobackgroundvocals.com)
- What are fundamental characteristics of Progressive Rock? (sonicvblog.wordpress.com)