My name is Az Samad. I write music & guitar book reviews.
On December 23, 2017, I published my first music book review on my azsamadlessons.com website. I reviewed “The Outside Sounds and Substitutions of Modern Saxophonists for Jazz Guitar” by Kevin Miller.
Today (August 20, 2020), I completed my…
I was living in Berkeley, California.
It was 2009.
I just joined Twitter.
I went to watch Zee Avi’s show at the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco.
Fast forward to March 2020.
Almost every musician I know is now online.
It’s a weird time.
It’s an interesting time. …
You tell people you play guitar.
You own a few guitars. You’ve even gone for guitar clinics by famous guitarist (buy their CDs and take photos with them after the clinics).
Your friends think you’re cool. After all, you play guitar.
But after playing guitar for the past 11 years…
Ramai bands buang masa pabila masuk studio rakaman.
Buang masa, buang duit, tak dapat untung MAKSIMA.
Sebab tak tahu apa yang penting (dan perlu) sebelum masuk studio.
Ini tips supaya band awak tak buat kesilapan macam bands lain. Here we go!
Tak bolehlah dalam studio baru latih. Itu kalau…
Kalau awak pemuzik, mungkin awak frust tengok Fazz Ahmad rap out of time & lirik dia bukanlah lirik yang, how do I say — biasa.
Tapi, apa-apahal — dia banyak buat benda yang sesuai pemuzik lain gunakan untuk tujuan marketing.
Dia guna perkataan “KIYEK”. …
Great art is supposed to provoke. That’s about the only way to make it matter. If something is made and does not draw either hate or love on the extreme ends, it does not get attention in today’s world. Music videos can be forgotten as soon as they are released…
Have you been playing guitar for years…
…yet now you’ve gotten stuck or stagnant?
If yes, read on!
This post shares some tips that I wish I knew when I started playing guitar. These tips seem deceptively simple but are very powerful if you use them. Let’s begin!
Are you making these mistakes?
I wish someone told me this when I started playing jazz guitar.
It would have saved me some time. Here are the 5 beginner mistakes:
Although theory is important, it’s not the only thing. It’s important to actually get basic theory but then to focus…
Jazz guitar sounds so freaking awesome… but it might feel too difficult or complicated. The sounds are so nice & you love the chromatic licks… but the scales confuse you.
I felt the same way before! But I found the way out. …
Sick of playing music for free & exposure? Here are 10 performance options for you.
If you’re a performer or artist, have you ever been asked to…
Perform for exposure?
Perform for free?
Perform as a favor for someone?
Of course, different people have different reasons to do things.