Thursday, February 21, 2008

New opening times for SKYE

Announcement, people!

The new operating times for SKYE Music Centre are as follows:

Tuesday to Thursday:
7pm - 11pm, advance booking only. Please call SKYE at 019 8951326.

7pm - 11pm, open as usual.

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday:
10am - 6pm, advance booking only. Please call SKYE at 019 8951326.
6pm - 11pm, open as usual.


The RATES are:

1 hour = RM 35.00 only
1/2 hour = RM 18.00 only

See you at the jam room and rock on!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Skills that defy natural reflexes

I like to believe I was born to play drums instead of the axe. When I write songs I always try to create a very filling drum arrangement in my head for each part of the song, even though I know there would be no hope in hell I could play any of those parts that I had imagined/arranged.

This vid shows Dave Weckl, Vinnie Colaiuta and Steve Gadd in a drum solo medley.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

LATEST NEWS from Skye Jamming Room

Good news, folks!

The management of Skye Music Centre has decided to fix the price at RM35.00 per hour ONLY, from 17th February 2008 onwards. Half-hour rate will be RM 18.00 only.

Please spread the news around.

We hope to see our regular, loyal clients and newcomers soon at the jam room!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Great bands at the Jam Room

It's been a rather busy 2 days at Skye's jam room. Yesterday Friday 8th February, we had clients coming in since 6pm until almost midnight, with only an hour break from 9pm to 10pm. Our regular clients, Kevin and friends from nearby came to jam for half and hour, as well as Dominic and his friends who played for an hour. Another band who came for the second time to the studio, Chakwau Cyndrome, also took an hour's session. I managed to chat with the band's lead vocalist and leader who informed me that most bands who had jammed at Skye were very happy with the studio's equipments and room size. However he added the studio should provide a 4-string bass coz some players are not accustomed to the 5-string Ibanez we have. Also, a crispier crash cymbal set-up would complement the PDP 7-piece drum set better. Today's business is very much kicking as well; we had our first client for the day at 4.30pm and as I was leaving the studio at 10pm tonight, bands were still waiting their turn to jam.

That's definitely great feedback from the bands who've visited us. We thank all of you for your continued support of Skye's jam room and we hope to provide even better equipments and services to you in the near future. Once again, thanks a million to our clients Chakwau Cyndrome, Kevin, Dominic, Reynold, Danny, Acie, Fred, Justine, Tearju, NYMSKL, Cydric and the rest of the people and bands I've not mentioned here.

Support your local music scene!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Gilbert hammering at lightning speed

My favourite axeman doing what he does best - hammering an Ibanez.

When I grow up (as a guitarist) I want to be like Paul Gilbert.

The best non-blues blues tune I've ever heard - Blue

Only Yngwie can come up with something bluesy which is not blues:

It's after watching clips like these that you wished you had 12 hours a day to practise on your own axe to be this good.