For starters, things have been extremely busy lately with the Holiday Season! A lot of new products are on their way to being put out soon and we have had many orders from the new online store! Things keep looking up for us at Rock House and I'm proud to have become a part of it!
Gus G of Firewind and Ozzy Osborne’s new guitarist stopped by for his DVD shoot. This was a very exciting program to work on. Gus was highly motivated and a totally chill guy, very down to earth and friendly. His guitar playing is excellent! Not only can he shred but he can lay down great rhythms as well! I worked with him on his backing tracks and also as a cameraman. From what I’ve seen of his program it will be an excellent addition to our list of titles at RH. He has some awesome lessons on tapping Phrygian Major Scales and all kinds of goodies that he uses to make his style of play unique!
Next up after Gus G was a return Visit from The Amazing Rusty Cooley!!!
He shot a program called Arpeggio Madness. And let me say it was incredible watching Rusty Cooley play some of the most insane arpeggios known to man. I got to hang out with Rusty a little bit and he showed me some sick approaches using 7 string arpeggios and scales combined. He truly is one of the best guitarists I’ve ever witnessed and I’m honored to get to work and learn with him at Rock House on his instructional programs.
After Rusty stopped by we had Dick Neal come back for a round neck resonator program. I worked the right hand camera on this program. Dicks got some cool bluegrass style chops. It was fun and interesting to see an instrument that is so similar to a regular acoustic guitar but with a completely different approach.
Also, last night was the Rock House Christmas Party!! Everyone had a great time and it was nice to get to see everyone who works with us in the same room. Were like one pretty good sized growing family! Many of us have known each other for years and years.
There is lots of awesomeness to look forward to in the year 2010!!!
More DVDs with Alexi Laiho from Children of Bodom, Andreas Kisser from Sepultura and Hail as well as Mattias IA Eklundh the ridiculous guitarist, Vernon Reid and more!!!!
Also, I’m proud to announce that I’ve written my first article in Guitar Player Magazine for their Ultimate Metal Guitar 2 issue powered by The Rock House Method. It’s called Breaking the Rhythm Code. Check it out! I’ll have more updates for everyone soon! I got a new band and we are playing our first show together with the new lineup at Toads Place in New Haven CT on Tuesday. It should be a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to shredding it up!!