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This forum is about everything regarding my fingerstyle arrangements and tutorials. Tips, techniques, and ideas can be shared here. It's also a place to request songs!

New tutorial structure

TutorialsPosted by Isac Saleh Mon, December 05, 2016 13:32:47
I've managed to include the sheet part of the tab, by letting it take up half of the bottom screen. I believe this, in addition to a close up of the left and right hand will better show the important information and finger positions / movements.

I also chose to go back to the old style where I only play the tutorial in half speed of the performance. This is due to lack of time and I also believe it's too redundant having a 75% part. Instead, I will let the viewers (or student) use the setting cog in order to change the speed to either 0.5, 1, 1.25, 1.5 or 2 (performance tempo).

One thing I will change for the future tutorials, is after the segmented tutorial, show the tutorial in one piece, to show the transitions between the segments as well.

If I get more time in the future I will also add "slow motion" replays of extra hard parts.

Best Regards
Isac Saleh



New album up!

NewsPosted by Isac Saleh Mon, December 05, 2016 13:03:51
Since I have so many songs from Skyrim I decided to make an own album for it, "The Elder Scrolls Series Vol.1". It was published last month on Loudr, iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and some other stores. The album can be found on my webpage or here.

I chose to call it The Elder Scrolls Series, partly because it has the Morrowind main theme in it, and also because Vol.2 will contain songs that are from Morrowind, Skyrim, Oblivion and possibly from The Elder Scrolls Online.

That being said, there will be more albums coming as soon as I've created a larger collection of other songs. To get an idea of what's to come, please have a look on my news section.

In other news, I've moved to a new place together with my girlfriend and we have been occupied with moving both her and my (brothers and sisters) stuff to the new place, basically spending the majority of November on moving, cleaning and selling stuff. This is the reason for me being a month absent from Youtube.

Now, everyting has settled down and the studio is set up, so everything should run smoothly. I will first try to make 2-3 videos a month and see how that goes.

If all goes well, my goal is to put up 4 videos a month and hopefully the channel should run as normally again!

Best regards
Isac Saleh



New albums coming!

NewsPosted by Isac Saleh Thu, May 12, 2016 11:24:34
I've done many songs since the latest album "Game Themes Cover Mix Vol.1" and it is time to make some new albums!

As the latest album is named "Vol.1", logically "Vol.2" should follow. I did however receive a request to separate my songs by game type and the motivation behind it was that some game music are more relatable than others, because people often play similar type of games. Too much variation in the songs could therefor include songs not relatable for some listeners.
For instance it would be more relatable to have Skyrim songs in an album together with The Witcher and Morrowind, Dragon Age music etc, than mixing it with Super Mario and Zelda themes in a etc.

So, I will make two albums, one being more "medieval" with Skyrim, The Witcher and Morrowind music, Dragon Age music (I need to figure out a cool album title), and one album being a mix of game songs with Zelda, Super Mario, Kingdom Hearts, that will be called "Game Themes Cover Mix Vol.2"

I will try to do these before the summer starts.

Hopefully they will be approved and published in June! :)

/Isac



Additional changes in tutorials

TutorialsPosted by Isac Saleh Wed, February 24, 2016 16:24:05
As you've seen I've now started to include a close-up on my right hand to more clearly show the finger positions. The tab has again been moved to the bottom side of the frame in order to make room for the neck / left hand finger positions.

Even though I'm fairly satisfied with this set up I will keep experimenting and try to also include the notations from the tab some how.

Maybe a close up of the neck will make more room for the tab / sheet notation.



Changes in tutorial structure

TutorialsPosted by Isac Saleh Thu, August 27, 2015 10:58:55
I've gotten a lot of feed back regarding how to improve my tutorials and a common request have been to have the performance in the beginning of the tutorial. This is to show new people, who still haven't heard the performance, that the song is actually playable. Many have also complained that the tempo in the tutorials is too high to keep up.

I will also include a part of my own approach when learning a new song. This means my future tutorials will have the following structure in chronological order:

1. Performance of the song (100% tempo)
2. A tutorial divided in sections with real time tab display in the bottom of the screen
3. Each section will be performed and repeated in three different tempo's: 50%, 75% of performance tempo.


In reality I start with approx. 50% of final performance tempo, practice through the whole song, and then increase incrementally with 10% for each day until I reach 100%. However, with my current free time limitation I simply don't have enough time to record / edit all five tempo's in the tutorial.

/Isac















Request a song!

Song requestsPosted by Isac Saleh Thu, August 20, 2015 15:19:57
Have a song you always wanted to learn on guitar? Request it here and I will evaluate if I can do it!