2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats. A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewedContinue reading “2010 in review”

Merry Christmas from Miguel

These are my wishes of Merry Christmas for all of you visiting my music. May the Music be with you always! Miguel

Practice Versus Perfect

This is an original song I made over the last weeks that I would like to share with you. Hope you enjoy. Thanks for sticking around! Miguel The idea started while trying to make another (yet unfinished) song. I thought it was getting too complicated and took on some accidental playing on my guitar. IContinue reading “Practice Versus Perfect”

September Gurls

Perhaps my favourite Michael Steele bassline, but there are many… This was one that I started playing bass with, back in the days I bought the album in ’86 and I got my first bass on the following year. What strikes me the most about this bassline are the subtle passages on chord transitions, whichContinue reading “September Gurls”

Koprivshtica 2010

(i) “Koprivshtica sings!” . I would like to share with you some of my wonderful experience at the Koprivshtica festival in Bulgaria. With the few pictures and video clips I was able to record, I hope you will taste a bit of the atmosphere of this unique event, celebrated only every 5 years, and toContinue reading “Koprivshtica 2010”

Hold Out Your Hand / You By My Side – BASS AUDIO with TRANSCRIPTION

This clip includes the same audio that I recorded in 2008. The bass audio production was improved and slightly over-mixed to make it more audible. Youtube’s audio compression is much better than 2 years ago and that largely improved the results. Thank you very much Simon Gilman for another excellent contribution with the transcription! DownloadContinue reading “Hold Out Your Hand / You By My Side – BASS AUDIO with TRANSCRIPTION”

Starship Trooper – BASS AUDIO with TRANSCRIPTION

This is an old cover from 2001 where I added some non-bass parts played on the bass, to fill in for “Disillusion” and the guitar intro of Würm. The tremolo effect is a Boss TR-2 pedal, while the final fuzz was done with the multi-effects Boss ME-8B, along with it’s octave effect at the veryContinue reading “Starship Trooper – BASS AUDIO with TRANSCRIPTION”

Astral Traveller – BASS AUDIO with TRANSCRIPTION

This is the first contribution from Simon Gilman, who made his bass transcription of Astral Traveller. I added the same audio of my original audio bassline from 2008, with a slightly louder bass in the mix. Hopefully it will sound a bit better (along with the apparently better audio encoding of YouTube) . Download theContinue reading “Astral Traveller – BASS AUDIO with TRANSCRIPTION”