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    Miniature composition with several scales involved

    Thank you! I'm glad you liked it.
  2. Thank you so much! If you are interested you can check out this video starting from 2:20. There is this same composition now in whole. Cheers, Mikko
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    Impro idea: circle of sixths

    That is nice idea too. Thank you!
  4. Hello This time wanted to share something different I have used to. I have started to make videos of Finnish nature with Bulgarian tambura (guitar and mandolin relative instrument) playing. The idea is to take instrument somewhere new place and start to improvise or play composition. Then it's recorded in that place with the mood of that atmosphere. This the fourth video of this idea. Here is little bit about this mysterious place: The pond of Kruunuvuori tells romantic and dark story. In these conditions this rare natural water lies in a valley 8 meters above the sea level and is surrounded by solid rock. Villas around the area were owned by Germans untill the defeat in WWII. After that these fine buildings and its domain where moved to Soviets. In 1952 Olympics multi-winner Emil Zátopek was housed by people in Kruunuvuori and he showed some running around the pond for the people. In the late 60’s there was found a body in the pond and he/she was killed by hits to his/her head with a blunt object. Every now and then I return to this pond and admire its remarkable magic. This time I took my instrument and recording equipment with me. Sat down the dock, picked some notes and let surrounding do the work. I hope you will enjoy this little trip! Kindest, Mikko
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    Impro idea: circle of sixths

    Thank you! Yeah I think so too. There is some kind of surprising moment happening all the time with this circle. I love it but it's still bit difficult for improvising to me.
  6. Hi! When practicing new instrument or new style I have found excellent aid to learn classical etudes. Playing bach's preludes or Paganini's caprices puts one in situation where one have to check out really detailed hand positions. This instrument (Bulgarian tambura) is little bit mystery in playing technique-wise for me. So i thought this would be good help for it. I have made transcription of this etude and it works well on guitar too (same tuning). So if you are interested check you tabs/notation from this link: http://mikkokarhula.wixsite.com/mikkokarhula/mikkokarhula
  7. Hi! Here is mini lesson for beginning guitarists. I hope you like it! Kindest, Mikko
  8. Hi! Although I sometimes find it hard to categorize my playing to jazz, I have to admit that getting understanding on jazz theory has helped me a lot with composing. Here is one example a miniature composition that uses several different scales. Despite that I recognized those scales while composing I tried to follow musical means as a priority. I hope you like it! Kindest, Mikko
  9. Hello! Years ago one Finnish guitar guru showed me idea where you could practice arpeggios by using circle of sixths instead of fifths. After this I saw same idea in Ted Greene's videos. I made little riff that maybe some day hopefully will be longer, maybe a song. I used mainly here circle of sixths that goes: A-F#m-D-Bm-G-Em-C-Am and then out of circle G-F-G7. The circle will normally continue after Am and eventually consist all keys. In this video I play 4 times the riff and improvise a little after that with this circle of sixth's idea. I hope you like it. Kindest, Mikko
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