Niccolo Paganini’s 5th Caprice – Guitar TAB

Hey everyone, just wanted to let you know that the latest video was uploaded (on Friday, I know, I’m late with the blog)

The video, as you can tell from the title, is Niccolo Paganini’s 5th Caprice for Guitar.

This was transcribed by Yngwie Malmsteen . . . . . . . by ear . . . . . . when he was a teenager.

I wish I were that good.

Hope there’s some Guitarists out there that find this useful.

~TJ

Skyrim Released As A Metaphor!

Yeah, it’s a bit of a running joke now that Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has been milked for all that it is worth. A game that was originally released in 2011, is still being ported to systems as new as the Nintendo Switch and in Virtual Reality (VR). The jokes are pretty scathing on the internet, but if people are still buying it, why wouldn’t you make the game available everywhere?

The thing is. I have never played Skyrim. I didn’t own a PS3 or 4 or Xbox 360 or One and for a long time I had an Apple Mac as my main computer, so gaming during Skyrim’s initial release was as far removed from the AAA games market as a Duracell battery bunny. But this port to the Nintendo Switch, is giving me the opportunity to play this game for the first time, 7 years after it was originally released on 7th generation consoles.

At the moment, I am currently playing Skyrim on the Everyday Reboot channel. It’s a bit challenging because I have never played it before, I don’t know where to go, where to trigger quests and side quests, who to talk to, who not to talk to, where to go and in what order. But the game is most enjoyable because of that unknown. It makes it more challenging because the game is set in an open world, but more rewarding when things pay off also.

I am looking at Skyrim as a metaphor for my life on YouTube so far, both on my own channel and as a guest at Short Lane Studios. Yeah, many people may have been doing this a lot longer, many people maybe fed up with certain types of videos, like they are with Skyrim, but if people are willing to watch and I am enjoying the process, why would I not do this?

I am still finding my feet with YouTube, and there is a sense of frontier-ism, a sense of the charting waters that for me are as yet uncharted. But this unknown, finding my feet and learning by doing through trial and error is as exciting as playing the games I do on the Everyday Reboot channel. I just hope that my audience are as equally positive about my experience so far as I am. Currently there is only one thing I require, patience as I start my journey both in game and on YouTube.

You can catch my The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim play through on the Everyday Reboot channel.

~Adam

Guitar Finger Exercises – Final Part

Hey everyone, hope you’re all having a great day.

Today you get the 4th and final part to the finger exercise mini series. I hope there are some Guitarists out there who have found these videos useful. If so, leave us a comment letting us know, especially if you have added any of the patterns to your daily practice routine.

We have a different kind of video coming next Thursday, so stay tuned.

Also, maybe think about following us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. We post daily on the socials.

~TJ

Yamaha Piaggero NP-V80 – Demo

Hey everyone. Had a very busy couple of days getting todays video editied. Due to one of the PCs fucking up and not letting me use some programs anymore. Pain in the arse.

Anyway, it’s done. And this video has our first special guest. Her name is Bobo and she is a very talented pianist.

Shes playing some of her favourite music for the video and half way through you get me attempting to play to show off some of the 500 sounds the keyboard has.

I hope someone out there finds it useful.

~Tj

A word from Adam

Hi there everyone, Adam from Everyday Reboot here. TJ has invited me to write a few words about The Banner Saga, but we’ll get onto that it a minute.

First of all, I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has visited, viewed, commented, liked and subscribed to both the Short Lane Studio and Everyday Reboot YouTube channels and socials since their respective launches. We started from nothing, and though nothing has gone viral, we appreciate all support regardless of how big or small (that’s what she said).

TJ has been working extremely hard to film and edit all the Short Lane Studio content, and to be apart of that is not only an honour but a positive experience that I am enjoying immensely. Though we have planned to make content together for years, I didn’t think we’d end up making regular content like this with so many factors against us, including the flood to the studio last year, but we’re here now ready and raring to go.

Now I have gotten the mushy sentiments out of the way, it’s time to get back on track as I am here to talk a little bit about Everyday Reboot. This week I have been playing some games. I started with Mini Metro, I’ve also played a bit of Fortnite too. But this week has been special, because I have started my first play through series of a game that I have been waiting to play for such a long time, The Banner Saga.

The Banner Saga is a Norse inspired tactical role playing game. The story is interactive, meaning the players choices and decisions effect the overall story arc. The game is hand drawn, has a wonderfully orchestral score and though an independent title stands out from it’s competitors for being different in more ways than one.

As I type this I have recorded a few parts already and I must say that I am really enjoying it. So, if you are unaware of this game, if you want to try before you buy, you should watch the series to get a feel for it.

~Adam