The Roadhouse Podcast No. 500!

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I started to listen to the Roadhouse Podcast since I got my first iPod so it was around show no. 50. Since then, every single week I make sure to get the latest episode, some times if I’m busy and the shows stack up I’m having great time listening few hours in a row.

Running a show for a specific genre of music for 500 shows, almost 10 years is a great achievement. And for a long time I respected Mr. Steidler-Dennison for being able to keep doing it every week, and after 500 shows, I can respect him even more!

So Tony, keep doing the great job you’re doing.

The Roadhouse Podcast

The Roadhouse Podcast – iTunes

Game of Thrones Guitar Tablature

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Game of Thrones Theme for Guitar / Arrangement for two guitars

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Introduction

Game of Throes is a series of books written by George R.R. Martin and quickly became very successful TV series of HBO network. It is set in Medieval world with very colorful characters and interesting plot. The opening theme is one of the most intense every written (in my own opinion) although quite simple.

The Goal

As a teacher I often encounter students that are not very interesting studying staff notation or music theory as much as I like to teach it and they simply want to play interesting music. Even with my experience I often find it hard to balance between me students and me.

By arranging one of the best themes I know I hope to get this balance. On one hand, the students gets to play something he can show to his friends, fast and easy. And on the other hand, I can teach the student several things about theory and music as a whole. Another goal is to make students work with each other, therefore I also written it for two guitars.

Comments

I’ve arranged this for beginners, it is not fancy or difficult and almost every student should be capable to play it without too much experience. experienced guitar player can use different variations and use the entire guitar neck, it is applied for both parts.

I also included a link for a different arrangement by Charlie Parra Del Riege.

Please feel free to express your opinion.

Game of Thrones Theme for Guitar / Arrangement for two guitars

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Game of Thrones Theme for Acoustic Guitar / Charlie Parra Del Riege.

WHY NO WEEKLY PLAYLIST???

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Well, I have a good reason, really. I’m thinking on a different format, if I wont find the right one, I might go back to the original one, if I will, you’ll know about it.

My decision to keep my old MacMini came with a price. I will replace it soon, but not right now. It took me two weeks to reach this decision with the options I had and I believe I made the right call on this one. Not going to be long until I replace it, probably with a newer model if not with a new iMac.

These last two weeks were hard and the next two will be the same. I have many decisions to make, some are more critical then others. I will probably reveal more as time passes, some of my priorities need to be clearer and I often find myself very confused.

But don’t worry, I’m here, almost.

The Weekly Playlist – August 30th 2014

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The Playlist

 

The Story

Of the Playlist

I will skip much of the introduction and description this week as I am not feeling so well. But go listen to Johnny Cash‘s American IV, Cash is one of the greatest ever and this minimal production explains why. If I could give 6, I would. 5/5

The Request

As always, if you have recommendation for artists or albums you think I’d like you are very welcome to send it here, email or facebook.

 

The Weekly Playlist – August 23rd 2014

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The Playlist

 

The Story

Of the Playlist

It’s been a while since I last heard a studio album by Metallica, like many other fans, I see Metallica (also known as the Black Album) as an abomination, or in other words, piece of cr**. Don’t get me wrong, they do have some good songs in Metallica, Load, and Reload, but in the end, it’s not Metallica as I love from the first four albums.

And there it came Death Magnetic, released in 2008. Yes, It’s been six years and I haven’t listened to this album until this week. This album is not Ride the Lightning, but it’s very far from their 90s releases, you want to know why? They got rid of Jason Newsted. For real now? They god rid of Jason Newsted.

This album slightly bring me back to 1984, I was only a year old. The metallic sound, the distorted guitars and Hetfield screams (almost) reminded me in almost every track, why I love music so much. FREEDOM I scream, with all the trash pop from Bieber and his kind, and the destruction of music by MTV, Metallica managed to realign (yes, almost) with their origin of true music. I gave it 4/5 just because I have high demands when it comes to one of the greatest bands ever.

The Request

As always, if you have recommendation for artists or albums you think I’d like you are very welcome to send it here, email or facebook.