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Corrado Montoneri wins on the @GuitarWank podcast!

Some time ago we partnered up with the @GuitarWank podcast (read more about that here). It’s a great listen by monster guitar players Scott Henderson and Bruce Forman and hosted by Troy MacCubbin.

In April the guys at GuitarWank launched a competition and the winners could win some awesome guitar prizes. And one of the top prizes was a free license of our very own software! Anyone who bought a GuitarWank mug or t-shirt could send in a photo with it to make a chance of winning.
Needless to say a lot of creative entries made…

Riffmaster Pro on the GuitarWank podcast!

We recently partnered up with the awesome GuitarWank podcast and we are very honored that this is happening.

For those of you who don’t know this yet – the GuitarWank crew consists of some awesome, badass, monster guitar players and not only are they skilled – they’re also funny and insightful. Their podcast is great to listen to and very interesting.

It’s by Bruce Forman, Scott Henderson and hosted by Troy MacCubbin and you can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or Stircher.

Below is the podcast that…

Two things for your ears

Two good things for your ears here

1. enhance your ear training,
2. to reduce the Ringing in your ears – Tinnitus! (see below rarely spoken about)

The learning journey of music is always a winding one as we find different influences and sounds that we are attracted to and endeavor to play re create or expand. My personal experience as a musician has taken me down many different paths…

Stairway to heaven solo slowed down on riffmaster pro

Please have a look at the video below. It shows a demo of our software slowing down the solo of “Stairway to Heaven”. This demonstrates how easy you can get your songs slowed down!

And below you can see a video of me playing the main solo at half the speed. You’ll hear the sound as it plays over Riffmaster Pro at that speed, while you see me playing the guitar along as practice.

Hopefully this will inspire you to do the same as well!

iPad and iPhone Version 3 released with new features

hey folks.

As requested by many we have made some new additions into the latest version for Riffmaster pro for iphone and ipad.

Firstly a great addition is the dropbox access. This is great as we are no longer stuck to just accessing songs onto Riffmaster pro

via itunes on the device. Now we can set up multiple folders in dropbox and load up various audio files to access them in Riffmaster pro.
Watch the quick video below.

Riffmaster pro -How to slow down music on iPad Iphone

In the second update video we’ve added the ability to slow down…

Invitation to the GuitarWank roadshow in Hollywood!

We’re pleased to invite you to the GuitarWank roadshow in Hollywood next month! Below is the official press release from Ben Scholz.

Ben Scholz
Cell: 940.206.8045
Office: 503-297-6949
info@benjaminscholz.com

 

“GuitarWank Roadshow”
Live podcast taping featuring performances by Bruce Forman and Scott Henderson.
Thursday September 1st 2016, 1pm at
Musicians Institute Concert Hall
Free with event RSVP
Musicians Institute
Concert Hall
6752 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

 

Los Angeles, CA – Announcing a live podcasting event sponsored by “Guitar Wank Podcast” and Musicians Institute.

“GuitarWank” is the off-center brainchild of guitarist and host Troy MacCubbin.  Recorded weekly at Prohibition Studios in North Hollywood CA Troy, along with guitar legends Bruce Forman and Scott Henderson…

Slow down your music on iOS 10!

Apple has recently released the beta for iOS 10! The official release will follow in the Autumn of 2016.

We’re in the process of testing our software to see if it’s still compatible with this latest release. If you’d like to help out in this process then please drop us a mail at support@riffmasterpro.com

In any case we’re going to make sure you’ll be able to slow down your music on your iPhone and iPad on iOS 10 with Riffmaster Pro as well!

Slow down your music on Mac OS Sierra

Apple has recently released the beta for Macintosh OS Sierra. This is the successor of el Capitan and it is packed with new features.

We’re in the process of testing our software to see if it’s still compatible with this latest release. If you’d like to help out in this process then please drop us a mail at support@riffmasterpro.com

In any case we’re going to make sure you’ll be able to slow down your music on Mac OS Sierra with Riffmaster Pro as well!

3 Easy Scales, 3 keys playing over a backing track for practice


What i find useful is changing the key of the backing track a few different times usingRiffmaster pro iphone app to give myself opportunities to play the scales in different positions on the guitar.
While I’m still playing the same scale shapes and same licks in different keys – the “sound” of the key can sometimes give me different ideas on the approach to the notes I play.

Firstly I’m using the Am Pentatonic, Am blues and A Dorian scales. These are all complementary scales and sounds when playing over the Am7 vamp. Useful scales…