Chris Geden

Chris Geden
Born in South Africa, aged 26 with 7 years professional music experience. Chris has worked in several areas of the music industry and has been on several South African hits. He is currently an editor for Live4Guitar and is a professional musician/photographer.

Check out his stuff on the web:
Lick of the week no. 20 - Kotzen Style Pentatonics
Hi everybody - I'm back with another legato/tapping lick, this time using A minor pentatonic. Although quite a 'vanilla' sounding scale, the idea is to create an interesting effect using the legato/tapping technique.
Bitchstraps Review and Giveaway
This is our first ‘Product-Review and Giveaway’ for Live4Guitar where our community are given the chance to win small goodies, like the products we’re giving away today. We’ll being doing one of these again in a couple of weeks, so keep an eye out on our site, or on Twitter and Facebook.

MonkeyFest 2011

MonkeyFest 2011
Monkey Fest - “The Monkey Lord” or Rob “Chappers” as he's also known, managed to pull it off this year with some help from his manager, Dan Davies, and several generous sponsors such as Marshall Amplifiers, Blackstar Amps and Andertons Music. The festival, which is the first of its kind, was held at the Bisley Pavilion, near Guildford in England, and features: a camp site, a hall (where the stage was set) and several shooting ranges that provided us with an early wakeup call each morning. Over 250 people attended - some coming from as far as Denmark and Canada to gorge themselves on the endless supply of tasty notes coming from the jam-packed stage. Several artists shared their musical knowledge with the audience, not something that you come across often at festivals, but this festival was about learning and interacting, and not just about watching and idolising. There are too many talented musicians for us to mention them all but we'll do our best.
Lick of the week no. 14 - Legato in A
For this weeks' "Lick of the Week" I chose a mixture of techniques that can be used over an A7 backing track.
Interview with Pete Callard
Pete Callard graduated as ‘Outstanding Student of the Year’ from Musicians' Institute in Hollywood, California. Since returning to England his many credits include Lionel Richie, Queen, Annie Lennox, The Bee Gees, Ronan Keating, Will Young, Shirley Bassey and Chaka Khan, alongside numerous TV shows, films and recordings. He also leads his own jazz quartet and is a member of the electronica outfit Shpongle, with whom he’s recorded several albums and performed around the world. In the guitar community he’s perhaps best known for his regular columns in Guitar Techniques, Guitarist and Total Guitar magazines, and was for many years a tutor at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford.

Live4Guitar met up with Pete at one of his West End show gigs in London to find out what he's been up to over the years. During the interview we were given some brilliant advice about how to get into the West End, and were shown an approach to teaching group guitar classes. He also shares his gigging experiences with us, how he came to play rock guitar and progress towards jazz and what it's like to write for some well-known guitar magazines.

We've also included some footage of Pete's playing, which will include a brief lesson on "Intervallic Improvisation".
A guitar enthusiast and a growing brand, Rob Chapman, aka the Monkey Lord, aka Chappers, is taking the world by storm with his new guitar empire. Rob has acquired a massive following on YouTube, totalling over 14,000 subscribers. We’ll be looking at how the Lord of Monkies managed to amass such a huge following, as well as other useful tips about marketing yourself on YouTube, video editing and more!
Interview with CHRISTIAAN VERHEIJ VAN WEJK – aka Sam from AGHAST!
AGHAST! are a serious metal band and is not for the faint of heart! Sam works in advertising and has a very unique sense of humour. With his skills and personality combined, he has managed to apply all his knowledge and skill to helping to promote his band AGHAST! as well as acquire some endorsements. We’ll be talking to Sam about the gear he’s now using and how he managed to get hold of it! The band is due to play at the Bloodstock festival this coming Sunday (August 15, 2010). Make sure you check them out, as they are a band meant to be seen as well as heard!
Lick of the week no. 36 - Country lick A7 by Hamo Salihbegovic
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