Mount Shasta, CA, September 25, 2007: In years past, Mobius Megatar published the **MegaTapper News** over several years, and it was very popular, containing articles, lessons, interviews, and news bits of interest to two-handed tappers around the world.
But in the press of moving to the mountains, setting up the shop all over again, installing and programming our new CNC machinery, and getting back into making touch-style basses, the newsletter fell to the wayside.
And better than ever. Delivered by email, in an easy to read format, the first issue of the MegaTapper News carries —
** An article on ‘motors,’ which are simple, repeating left-hand patterns so you can chug along while playing melody or improvising with the right hand.
I remember talking with Frank Jolliffe years ago — he was once well-known in the two-handed touch-style field, and he’s a great improviser — and he told me that, although it appeared that he was improvising with both hands, in actual fact he was switching his attention quickly back and forth, and he had a lot of left hand ‘motors’ to keep going while his right hand improvised.
So I made a study of ‘motors’ and discovered seven different kinds of motors, and breaking it down simply like this, it made it easier to learn one at a time.
I’ve actually written lessons about these motors, and it just so happens that the first one is being published in the new Mobius Megatar newsletter, first issue going out this week.
** Plus you’ll discover an intriguing series called (Easy Touch-Style) ‘Chordology’, which will make chords, and chord substitution and re-harmonization clear and easy, using a simple and new way of looking at chords and harmony.
** Plus … Tappy Tips … and more!
So if you haven’t already done so, I invite you to sign up for the free MegaTapper News here!
Here’s to speedy learning, music, and fun. It makes life more enjoyable.