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Bleeding Boyfriend MixTape – IndiePulse Music review

Review by Joseph Timmons: IndiePulse Music Magazine If you have followed the Indie Music Scene and track the Instrumental Guitarist genre, then the name Jay Katana is not unknown to you. As a highly-skilled guitarist and performer, Jay injects his signature brand of individuality into any song. With his tonal range and flawless technique, the … Continue reading Bleeding Boyfriend MixTape – IndiePulse Music review

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Speed

Brief guide on developing your right hand speed Level: ADVANCED “If you’re not first – you’re last“ Ricky Bobby, Talladega Nights How fast you play is absolutely crucial for guitarists. Even though technical guitar solos are appearing less and less in today’s hit songs, the need to be able to play fast riffs is still … Continue reading Speed

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Guitar Cleaning

Level: BEGINNER “Leave something better than it was before you had it…” Cleaning your guitar comes down to three main things: Strings, Fretboard and Body. I have two different cloths – one for fretboard and strings, and another one for the body, headstock and the back side of the neck. First start with String Cleaner … Continue reading Guitar Cleaning

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Practicing Routine

How to schedule your weekly guitar practice so you can grow efficiently as a musician and stay in top form. Level: INTERMEDIATE “Repeating something many times doesn’t necessarily mean improving it.” When you’re on tour or working in the studio, you’re likely doing fine in terms of performing and creating. You’re probably playing at least … Continue reading Practicing Routine

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Left Hand Warm-Up

A Quick and Efficient Warm-Up Exercise for the Left Hand Level: BEGINNER “Warming up increase your chances of delivering the best possible performance, right here, right now” Everybody understands the importance of a good warm-up before a performance, recording or even a practice session. The main point is to get the blood running through the … Continue reading Left Hand Warm-Up

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For The Record: Jay Katana’s ‘…Brighter Than Your Future’

Welcome to a new edition of “For The Record.” Guitarist and composer Jay Katana’s new debut solo offering is titled “…Brighter Than Your Future.” While your rockin’ reviewer will not make any assumptions about the readers’ future, if this initial audio offering as a solo artist is any indication, Jay Katana certainly has a bright future ahead of him. A … Continue reading For The Record: Jay Katana’s ‘…Brighter Than Your Future’

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Single / Video Review: When She Dies by Jay Katana

When She Dies” is a dark and brooding track, as an instrumental, it conveys the message of the song perfectly without words. The new single “When She Dies” by Jay Katana, launched today with accompanying Video via YouTube, this is the first look and listen to material that is from the forthcoming album “Brighter Than Your … Continue reading Single / Video Review: When She Dies by Jay Katana

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Guitarist Jay Katana Releases New CD, “Brighter Than Your Future”

As a highly-skilled guitarist and performer, Jay Katana injects his signature brand of individuality into any song. With his tonal range and flawless technique, the Atlanta, GA-based musician works his signature style into virtually any musical genre. Katana’s sound is very recognizable; his leads are intense and versatile. His composing skills, performance and onstage action … Continue reading Guitarist Jay Katana Releases New CD, “Brighter Than Your Future”

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Rockwired Radio Profiles – an exclusive interview with Jay Katana

The best music out there is the music that tells a story. Even if there are no words involved. Russian-born guitar virtuoso JAY KATANA has a story to tell through music and images in his new EP release BLEEDING BOYFRIEND VOL.1. It’s all here! The ups and downs of love on the nightclub scene gone … Continue reading Rockwired Radio Profiles – an exclusive interview with Jay Katana

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