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Tim Mirth

Guitarist for Chromadrive, Night Terrors, and Red Side Visible. Check website for albums and free lessons. Limited private lessons available.

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Did not even know this was put out as an album till a few days ago. Just received it on my way to go see Chris Coles group at @blujazzakron . Come hang.

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Was messing around with Shawn Lane lick I figured out, then moving around the fretboard. Here I go from highest notes of the guitar to the lowest. #shawnlane #shredguitar #burning

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Messing around with my setup to get a good lead sound, which means I should be able to tap with it, ha. So here is some pretty fast tapping. There is a lot of string skipping and in general I'm messing around with some melodic minor stuff and planing the tapping which incidentally isn't the easiest thing to do very seemlessly. Cheers

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A little "Body and Soul" melody. I've taken a greater interest in making expressive melodies lately, it's something I hope to get really good at. People like Lester Young were masters. Anyways, in the guitar there are a lot of ways to be expressive. Here I'm using harmonics blended with vibrato bar work. I hope to keep refining it. Cheers I plan to put together a Jazz group where the guitar is treated more like a horn and the rest of the group is acoustic.

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Playing around trying to get a sax like sound, and of course I end up in Holdsworth territory. Not the worst place to be. Figured I'd record me messing around with the sound and feel. But kind of doing my thing too.

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My husky even looks good when he's popping out fur, ha. #siberianhusky #husky #lazydog #notactuallylazy #chillin #redandwhitehusky

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My wife got tickets to Dave Matthews band Pit seats. Pretty sweet.

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Lately, I've been in the good habit of recording my live shows. It has been enlightening to say the least. It is interesting how you think it sounds when you're doing it and compared to what it actually sounds like. I will say, to my ears, it is more rough than pleasant, but I guess that is the way it goes. It also shows what kind of effort this sort of thing takes. We all have these ideal sounds in our heads of what we want to sound like and hope that we are moving towards. But that is why it is important to record yourself so you can actually hear what you sounds like. Like, I realize I have about 2 million more hours of practice before I get closer, haha. But it's not all bad I guess. One thing I always get from my recordings and live shows is the fact that, without a doubt, I always go for it and am, almost always, truly improvising. It does not sound like a lick fest, which I despise, but it is a lonely road this path down this road. However, I can keep taking action on the things I think need the most work. For me, it always seems to be about timing. There are 2 things I fight. Really locking in with the cymbal and my own consistency of time through the line. At least that is how I hear it. However, I don't want to remove the combustion of the "going for it" vibe. So I'm trying to play to masters a bit. But that is where someone like Coltrane or Shawn Lane lived...that sort of fire in time. So record yourself. It is well worth it. Even though it will be a bit demoralizing. Ha. #lifelessons #musicianslife #recordyourself #learning

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One of the greatest albums you could possibly ever listen to. Simply amazing in every way. #babadjanian #naxos #classicalmusic #greatmusic #music

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This album changed my life the first time i heard it. Coltrane live was something truly special. And lets not forget Eric Dolphy. Check it out. #coltrane #jazz #villagevanguard #ericdolphy

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For some reason I felt it was important to mix an Octave Fuzz with Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody. So I put on the Horowitz record and learned a few parts. But whatever, it's a great tune. Stick around long enough to catch the crazy tapping half way through. #fuzzpedal #liszt #hungarianrhapsody #guitartapping

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New live bootleg from my band Night Terrors. Check out my Bandcamp page for more info. Live show from Columbus in April. Extreme guitar, drums. Gongs, dynamics, technical, free. Etc...

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Another fretless video. This one more Asian influenced. I'm a little rusty on the fretless front and still need some new strings (heavier too) but I love the subtle pitch changed you can explore with fretless. Adds a human quality to it all. #fretlessguitar

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Got the Fretless back up and running. Apparently it brings out all the best guitar faces. Some gnarly heavy riffage and atonal something or other. The hat was mandatory for the proper angst metal look. #fretlessguitar

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Messing around with fast walking bass comping thing. #jazzguitar #walkingbass

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Analyzing some Coltrane. Getting in there. #coltrane #jazz

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Night Terrors hitting up Columbus tonight

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