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Author: SoloDallas

13 Jan AC/DC’s “Let There Be Rock” (earlier video series)

So, thanks to member GoingDownOnTheWay, I was able to get this video back. I don’t know how to thank you for this.

It’s nothing great, but I really had had a blast with this one. Played on a 1971 SG Standard and Guitar Rig 4.1

AC DC s Let There Be Rock GuitarLess Version Studio SoloDallas from SoloDallas on Vimeo.

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11 Jan A Collaboration: AC/DC’s “Hells Bells”, Featuring Jaiminho Pagina & SoloDallas

Well, I love collaborations. Not that I did many to tell the truth 😛 This is my second one, and my second one with André. I like working with André.

We worked hard – the both of us – on as many aspects we could on this as it was possible to us. But let me introduce you to the video performance first, chatter later.

Fil’s parts: Angus’ Rhythm and solo, backing track re-editing & mixing

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10 Jan Aracom Amplifiers Features SoloDallas.net

Well, we’re honored to have Jeff (Aracom Products owner) feature us on a dedicated page at their website.

Aracom didn’t endorse us, I like to pay for great products since I have the chance to do so (and I am nowhere famous and never will be to get such a treatment). Jeff has many friends all over the world, and I am just one of them.

You can find our dedicated page here: SoloDallas’ at Aracom Products. Here’s Jeff’s own comment about us:

For quite sometime we have been a big fan of Filippo’s (Fil) work and “love” his guitar skills and his awesome tone. We were thrilled when Fil contacted ARACOM to purchase the PRX150-DAG attenuator. Fil has become quite well known througout the world with his guitar tutorial videos on YouTube that generated some 14 (fourteen) million video views and a few thousands subscribers. He has now created his own website solodallas.com, featuring his excellent video: Tutorials, Performance and Gear Reviews, all in HD Video.

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31 Dec Happy New Year!!!

Well, holidays are almost over, and I will be able to return to post stuff here. But that will only happen in… 2011!!!!

I wish all of us a terrific 2011. Full of the music type that we like the most – whatever that may be – and learning, learning and learning.

Lots o’ loving,

Yours,

Fil :)

PS

Our Australians friends have already started the partying!

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18 Dec Quick Message To All Rockers

‘morning all, you brothers.

I was answering a question of a dear friend this morning, and this is what I wrote him (email):

Okay listen carefully. It’s practice. And physical approach. But it’s easy (the method), nothing that needs a scientist. See how I move? It’s not for the pleasure of moving, nor because I like to dance. It really is because by moving, I will bop and bump my body in order to be able to physically do things. That is really all to it.
I force myself to do things, in a total blend of mental concentration and physical effort. Nothing else. And practice only makes it possible. Don’t sweat it. In the sense that, do NOT lose trust in yourself because you are not being able to do it. I am nothing special, I have no particular skills. I just tried and tried. At the end, the reward is immense.
Now onto your questions.
Question 1 – you HAVE to learn the parts perfectly. That is the basis of it. So, begin with the chords and their progression. It is sufficient that you learn one or two songs like they were built in you to let you quicken the process with new songs in the future. But you will have to have done the whole process of learning and knowiing at least one full song inside out. And the rhythm is always key. So learn those chords and the way your hands change position to get them properly. All the strings that need to be struck and heard will have to be heard. Practice that with your most favorite song of all times, and bring it out.
Stomp your feet, release your anger and or frustration on that song by moving while playing in order to FORCE YOUR BODY TO BOP WHILE YOU ROCK. I SAY AGAIN, I move only because I have to!
You will see how those chord progression will come out right, in time.
Question 2 – play the tempo you can master! It’s senseless to play stuff in a crap way but at the original tempo. You WILL get there, once you are comfortable with your own tempos. It will take time! Do NOT worry. Only time, practice.

Since I think it is worth for all to understand, I wanted to shout it out.
Love, Fil

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17 Dec AC/DC’s “Have A Drink On Me” (Metro Cover)

Some time passed huh? Thanks for staying with me!

Here’s a cover of “Have A Drink On Me” that George Metropoulos (MetroAmp Founder and Owner) has asked me to play along. The original backing track is played by George himself (with a Metro amp of his) and his band.

The original video (without my parts) can be found here:

I added some guitars on top of it. Rhythm and Solo, plus some other part “underneath”.

I played this one exclusively with a Metro JTM50, boosting channel one with a clean boost (no overdrive, just volume boost) to add some drive. A bit like Angus used to do with his Schaffer Vega. Result is as you hear it. Can be made better, no doubt. The guitar is a 1966/1967 “issue” Gibson SG Standard that sounds and plays like butter (you’ll still have to fight with it to resemble Angus’ tight playing).

I chose another camera angle for this one, as I wanted you to see a bit of the mess I play in! 😛

I hope you’ll enjoy. With this, I’ll revert to “posting mode”. Been away almost three full weeks… good to “see” you all again!

FIl :)

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