Again, picking up the guitar, remembering why it all started. Getting back to the core of the music and losing yourself to the pure joy of the rhythm and the riff. I love playing complex stuff and getting my head around different types of challenging music, but there’s nothing like being a part of a groove and being able to fill that little hole in the music with just the right part to complete the musical machinery. Playing pop/rock has always been about that for me. Being a part of the band machine that keeps on grooving, no matter what!
I’m happy to announce that the Swedish Arts Council is supporting Thymeshift+Amsler for 2019. We’re grateful and prepared to create some new sick music. Our current plan is to finish mixing and mastering our newly recorded album. Hopefully it will be out soon! We also have a fall tour in the pipe so stay tuned!
In da pocket! Having both Nile Rodgers and Paul Jackson Jr playing on the same album must have been a dream come true for the guys in Daft Punk. I consider these two guitarists among the most prolific rhythm players on the planet. I love the contrast of the loose, jangly rhythms that Nile provides and Pauls tight, muted riffs. I could keep playing this stuff forever ❤️ The first riff is guitar straight out of the sound card w/some compressor, no amps. The other guitars were recorded w/Line6 Native using this patch: https://line6.com/customtone/tone/413… 👉PLAY LOUDER👈
Thymeshift + Amsler has been on the road for an intense week performing at different venues around Sweden. Besides playing regular concerts, we’ve been doing some really fun workshops with students at different stages in their musical development. The common theme for the workshops has been improvisation. Everybody can improvise in music, it’s no different than improvising in your everyday life. We make split second decisions all the time everyday and we can do the same in music. It doesn’t need to have anything to do with playing the “right” scales or notes. It’s a mindset! We had some really rewarding moments with the students during the week. Fun, fun, fun!
Also worth mentioning is that we’ve now completed our forthcoming album. We spent 2 days at Studio Zen in Gothenburg recording several new tunes. We’re stoked about this. It will be a great album, maybe there’s material for a double album. We’ll see!
Finally, look out for our last shows on this tour!
September 29th, 7pm, we’re playing @ Glenn Miller Café in Stockholm, Sweden
October 6th, 2pm, we’re playing @ Hagakyrkan in Gothenburg, Sweden
The tragic loss of Avicii earlier this year had a deep impact on me. I started listening to his work. I had already heard much of it, but not really listened thorougly. I discovered new sides of him that I never been exposed to. Like this tune. It’s a beautiful song with some deep lyrics that got me hooked. Me, Lindha and Johan decided to give this tune a go and here it is!
Ten more days under water
And I already know
I’ll be fine
Ten more days ’till it’s over
‘Till the darkness goes
And I see the light
I’m torn between
Fulfilling my wildest dreams
To satisfy the beast inside of me
And I grounded love
That raises me high above
The grabbing hands of cowards
And of thieves
Ten more days to find my way
Ten more days ’till I’m awake
Ten more days ’till I don’t have to fight
I don’t need a future king
There ain’t a prayer that I could sing
Ten more days and I’m gonna make it right
You see my conscience betrayed me
But baby I’m strong enough to take the tides
The bed it trembles beneath me
But wherever the road is rough
You know I’ll rise
This one is an old favorite. I’ve used this tune lots of times in my guitar teaching, enabling the students to get a grasp of Drop D tuning and getting started with playing octaves. The tune is also a great display of fine rhythm playing. In this case I used the baritone guitar to get that low grind needed when playing “bass less” 😉