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Appearance on ABC-TV!

Appearance on ABC-TV!

I appeared on the ABC TV show Morning Blend playing my new Godin Montreal Premiere. This was to promote a few new singles from songwriter Julie Black. There were lots of good shots of the guitar, and it looked great. Two songs were filmed, with one banked for use later. Here is the direct link … Read more

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News and Updates

Some quick updates from what has been a busy spring/early summer. Work continues on a looping/ambient CD, this time of normal CD length. I am exploring the idea of multiple unsynced loops at once. I am also continuing to research alternative ways of setting up my guitar synth/looping rig. Boomerang III? Triple Play? The Boomerang … Read more

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ABC-TV Appearance and New Ambient Track

First, the new ambient track was recorded in stereo with a Fractal AX8 and a Boomerang III, which is capable of recording 4 unsync’d loops that overlap and don’t line up rhythmically. This song is part of a group of demos for a new CD. I will be writing more like this for an upcoming … Read more

Dave Eichenberger live at WMNF 88.5 studios

Playing What You Don’t Know

Advancing as a guitar player is never seen as a slow and steady climb. It is more like a series of steps with pretty long spaces in between. While it might seem like you don’t get better for weeks or months at a time, one breakthrough can lead to months of inspiration. Those are the … Read more

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Looping Devices I Use

Many loopers available allow you to switch between loops, so you can make an entire song over pre-recorded verse/chorus patterns. This isn’t the way I use loops though. While this idea might be fine for a 1 man band situation, or rehearsing ideas, it is the live manipulation of the loop which starts the creative … Read more

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Generative Music Apps

I love Brian Eno’s concept of Generative Music. Music that repeats, but never the same way. In other words, we set it in motion and it randomly generates. It usually focuses on a few keys, but it is something I can listen to hours. It is kind of like looping, but the patterns never repeat … Read more

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Reward Your Toil: Music to Quiet the Mind

Reward Your Toil: Music to Quiet the Mind This is a release I made that consists of 14 hours of music presented on a DVD. The DVD includes video, a recording blog, many pictures and details about the process of putting together such an expansive release. There are 14 one-hour pieces of music, with a … Read more

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That time I was ‘Artist of the Day’ in Tampa Bay

This was for my Collectives project, and I guess something they were doing at the time. This is from the big newspaper in the Tampa Bay area, so I am humbled they took notice of what I am doing. Check out the article here.

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WMNF Live Music Showcase

This Friday, we were on WMNF-FM 88.5 Tampa radio for their live music showcase. When we were on the show last year, one of our band members couldn’t make the show so we had about a day to scramble and get a set list together. This time, we were ready. This is the first radio show … Read more

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That time I was in Guitar Player…

Well, the first time, anyway. I was the last person to appear in Mike Varney’s Spotlight column, which was the springboard for many great players. I grew up reading Guitar Player, over all of the other guitar magazines. When I was young, an older friend gave me a stack of issues from the 70s and … Read more