Streaming is the *new* law!

Streaming is the future present of music distribution, no matter who likes it and who doesn’t, that is a fact. And as such, there has been plenty of outcries both in favour and against it, the latest one being country music superstar Taylor Swift, who recently pulled her music out of Spotify claiming that low per-stream payouts were damaging and inconsiderate with the art she spent time crafting.

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Taylor Swift pulls out of Spotify… So What?

If you’ve been keeping up with the entertainment news you should know by now that Taylor Swift pulled all her music from Spotify; all but her newest single, that is.

Original photo: Dwight McCan - http://www.dwightmccann.com/

Original photo: Dwight McCan – http://www.dwightmccann.com/

This might seem like a big deal and a massive blow against the streaming giants, but what does that mean? Is Spotify really that bad of a deal that the only platinum artist of 2014 decided to prevent her listeners to access her music via the service? The short answer would be: No, but also yes…

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Proudly endorsed by Tension Accessories

Tension has officially become the first company to endorse me and my music, and I am extremely thankful to all the people that have made this possible.

I am proud to know that TENSION has decided to trust me and my talent, and it is very exciting to have a Colombian brand supporting me in all these new adventures ahead.

This is the beginning of something wonderful, and I’m very, very happy to have them by my side.

Tension Picks

Tree branded Tension custom picks

Tension Jazz Picks

The guitar picks are formed in that beautiful teardrop shape, allowing me amazing mobility and extreme versatility. Durable materials and, of course, that lovely Tree logo that makes things very special indeed. I will be writing a few reviews in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for more!

Needless to say, I fully recommend everyone shopping for guitar picks in Colombia to check them out and get the word out. These guys are the best!!

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TLTP – Melodic Series #1

Wait, what? Yes, this short song is called TLTP, and it’s part of a series of melodic improvisations that I will be releasing over the next few weeks, different styles, harmonies, guitars… and perhaps other guests, who knows?

Boo! Melodic Series are spooky!

Special guest!

I am constantly studying and exploring chords, scales, patterns, this, that, etc… and finally decided that I want to record little snippets using all that stuff, and hopefully show it to all of you, so, every week I will put together short backing tracks that I will use to improvise some licks and phrases exploring possibilities, and finding new ways for what is going to eventually be my debut release (more on that soon, I promise!).

I will make the backing tracks available eventually and you’ll be able to do your own thing over them, using some scale maps and patterns that might work for you.

So, without further ado, here’s TLTP – Melodic Series #1

Please, make sure to show this video to all your friends and family! Sharing is caring!

🙂

A.

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New Goodies Added To The Store

Store gear

So, here’s the deal, I’m ultra happy with everything that’s happening with my musical life these days and it’s only going to continue this way and improving every second. Now I jumped in the store bandwagon and created some cool props that you can own by clicking here and making your selection! Initially the only design available is the Chaos Theory Tree logo.

The original Tree logo was designed by one of my best friends and ultra-talented designer, Nicolás Pérez. Check his portfolio up, he’s awesome!

Store by Spreadshirt

All the merchandise found on this site is manufactured and handled by an awesome company called Spreadshirt, and they will take good care of you, your orders and your money (by passing it to me 😉 )

So, head over to the Shop tab on the menu, or click here to get yourself that Coffee Mug you’ve always wanted!

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Chaos Theory Now Available From Any Store

Get Chaos Theory in your favourite store or streaming service.

Get Chaos Theory in your favourite store or streaming service.

Great news everyone! you can get Chaos Theory in most online music stores and streaming services starting right now!

After a long wait, the decision was made and I submitted my last release to all major stores, including iTunes, Amazon, Google PLAY and streaming services, such as Spotify, Deezer, Rdio, Beats Music and so on.

This marks an important milestone, alongside the opening of the online shop, where you can get cool merchandise like beer mugs or hoodies with the Chaos Theory Tree Logo!

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Short video coming soon

I’m working on getting another video soon, which would be the first one since… gosh, who knows, an eternity?

But just so you’re not wondering about what it is all about, here’s an IG clip from the writing sessions… (I can almost certainly guarantee you that what you heard didn’t make it in the final cut… but hey, who knows?)

Also, please remember to subscribe to my mailing list (just to the right of your screen) so you can get more updates, because the trip has just begun and I’d like to take you all with me!

xoxo

-A

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Shameless Shirtlessness (NSFW?)

Not much of a situation here, just made a video of myself practicing Chaos Theory in its Power Trio version for an upcoming show, but because I do whatever I want, I decided to play guitar without wearing a shirt (I know right?, shocking!!)

In any case, this is very close to what people will be able to hear during my band’s debut show on Halloween at the Hard Rock Cafe in Niagara Falls, ON.

Still lots of blunders and shitty camera sound quality, but clearly production value wasn’t my focus here.

Hope you still like me.

A.

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The Quantum Zeno effect… Wait, what?

Yeah, that’s correct, a post about quantum mechanics and one of its many possibilities: The Quantum Zeno effect, is the phenomenon of a particle frozen in its known state.

Furthermore, it is a progressive experimental metal power trio formed by three talented musicians (more details to be disclosed soon! PROMISE!!) who couldn’t really give a damn about people’s taste in music. Anything can be expected out of this… ANYTHING!

Said trio will be performing a unique show during the night of Halloween, at the Hard Rock Cafe, in Niagara Falls, ON.

More details to follow!

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New projects, long silence, the director and several other demons…

So, I’ve been absent for the last five months and have no real excuse to make up for it, so instead I’m going to tell you what I’ve been up to and what you can expect from me and this site in the coming days.

First, I’ve been rather busy writing music you will soon hear in you favourite tv ads and cheesy cable shows, because life is fun like that; second, and far more exciting, I’ve been working with several individuals to get some projects going, one of them that’s getting a lot of my attention lately, codename: The Director, is a fantastic experiment that will soon see the light of day. This project involves A LOT of talent, and I’m extremely honoured to have been invited to be a part of it.

Furthermore, I’ve been constantly working on a full length album, jokingly named Chinese Democracy 2 for obvious reasons, that will hopefully be released sooner than anyone expects it! So stay tuned for more news on that.

And last, youtube videos… those will come back. Gear reviews, wishlists, musical rants, me playing random stuff (because that’s always fun), and even some tips and tricks. I will stay away from straight out guitar lessons, because, seriously, the net is already plagued with those and I have no interest in becoming another guy.

Also, this: (PLEASE NOTE THAT I AM IN NO WAY INVOLVED IN THIS VIDEO, AS MUCH AS I’D LOVE TO…)

So there’s that… Please stay tuned, things are just about to get interesting!

A.

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