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Pedalpalooza Week 6

Rolling Stone’s Top 10 Guitarists

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Rolling Stone knows a thing or two about great guitar playing, and their top 10 list is rooted in the classics. Click the pic above to see if you agree.

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Shred Fest 2013 Recap & Showdown Video

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CLICK PIC TO SEE THE SHOWDOWN!

We’re all about giving musicians some glory here at Willis Music, and one of our most popular annual events is Shred Fest. This year we had 21 guitarists post 60 second videos of themselves “shredding”. The top 7 with the most “likes” came into our store on September 28, were split into 2 groups and played live in our auditorium for a packed house of guitar worshipers. Judging for this portion of the contest was done by 2012 Shred Fest winner Chris Alia and Louisville musician and educator, Brian White. The winners from those groups, Monte Phillips and Cheyenne Powell,  then went head-to-head against each other in hopes of winning a brand new B.C. Rich Flying V guitar. Judging for this portion of the event was based entirely on audience response. At the end of a spectacular guitar battle, Cheyenne Powell of local band Overload walked away the winner. Thanks very much to everyone who played, voted and came out to support musicians who’ve worked incredibly hard on their abilities. 2014′s Shred Fest will be the first to feature a backing track entry video, so start prepping now!

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The final 7 left to right are:

Sean Cook, Monte Phillips, Ryan Preston, Cody Weigleb, Garrett Morton, Mark Doss, Cheyenne Powell

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Shred Fest 2013 is Here!!!

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We’re giving away a new B.C. Rich V this year… you should win it!

ENTRY RULES-

Submit a video no more than 60 seconds of you shredding any style on any kind of guitar to our Willis MusicSuperstore Facebook page.

The more “likes” your video gets, the better chance you have to be a finalist.

The 8 videos with the most “likes” come in on Sept. 28th and go at it.

Judging is determined by 3 panelists, including last year’s winner Chris Alia, and crowd response, so bring people!

The winner walks out with a brand new B.C. Rich guitar.

GOOD LUCK!

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Shred Fest 2013 is Here!!!

shred 2013 blog

ENTRY RULES-

Submit a video no more than 60 seconds of you shredding any style on any kind of guitar to our Willis MusicSuperstore Facebook page.

The more “likes” your video gets, the better chance you have to be a finalist.

The 8 videos with the most “likes” come in on Sept. 28th and go at it.

Judging is determined by 3 panelists, including last year’s winner Chris Alia, and crowd response, so bring people!

The winner walks out with a brand new B.C. Rich guitar.

GOOD LUCK!

 

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Mogami Cables Are Coming!!

Mogami cables are unbelievable. Lots of companies say they make the best sounding cables in the world, but saying that doesn’t make it true! Mogami says they make the cables professionals choose, and that’s why we looked so long and hard at the line. We want to give our friends the best sounding and performing cable we can, and now we do!

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Click the pic to learn a bit more about why Mogami’s are so unique!

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April 6th We Celebrate Our New Lexington Store!

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Our new store in Lexington kicks butt… but if you aren’t making the drive for their party, we invite you to ours! Tons of specials await you!

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Even Legends Started With The Piano

The legendary Eddie Van Halen said, “The piano is a universal instrument. If you start there, learn your theory and how to read, you can go on to any other instrument.” A solid foundation in theory opens doors to easily expand the number of instruments you play and efficiently expand your repertoire. The piano is one of the most accessible instruments to vastly expand your theory knowledge. The piano has the capability to express the multitude and diverse aspects of music in its mere 88 keys. The transition from piano to all band and most orchestral instruments becomes learning the instrument, not requiring the labor of learning new aspects of theory, as many other transitions can require. As the exclusive Steinway & Sons dealer for the Cincinnati / Dayton we have the opportunity to provide the World’s Finest Piano for you and your child to become a truly fine musician…whatever instrument is the goal.