FFM Artist – David (Pete Blue) Powell and ‘Long Time Coming’



Many people possess a talent,  great singing voice or a natural ability in music but are never heard. Occasionally, a few of these unsung heroes will surface after many years of quietly honing their skills and become an ‘overnight success’.

One such musician is Blues guitarist and singer David Powell. David’s voice sits somewhere between Joe Cocker and John Lee Hooker with his authentic and powerful guitar playing completing the package.

FFM are proud to release David’s debut album, ‘Long Time Coming’. 16 of his own songs including the moving Jesus is Crying, You, Her & Me, and this music fan’s favourite Crawling into Yesterday. This song caught my ear as it demonstrates David’s classical guitar technique fused with the blues feel and powerful vocals.

You can download the full album here and FFM will pay directly, to David, his royalties. There are no middle men at Freedom for Musicians.

Sample ‘Jesus is Crying’

Sample ‘You, Him & Her’

Sample ‘Crawling into Yesterday’

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David Powell
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One Million Guitars – A chance for all children to discover music


Music is the only true universal language. The transformative power of music is unparalleled. It unites continents and humans like no other medium. Yet access to music education for our most vulnerable communities continues to diminish.

One Million Guitars is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Foundation on a mission to impact the lives of millions of children around the globe through the power of a musical instrument. Having early access to music education can transform the future of a great learner and affect the trajectory of their entire life. Apart from the subjective notion that music lifts the soul, it has been empirically shown that learners with the benefit of a musical training excel in other academic and creative domains. Yet so many of our brightest minds, those that can inspire future generations to improve our world, do not have access to a music education.

One Million Guitars, 1MG, is going to fix this dilemma, one guitar at a time. Under the leadership and vision of master musician David Broza, a lifelong peace ambassador and children’s advocate, over the next five years, 1MG will distribute more than one million guitars worldwide to children and leverage social media to create an online music academy and community of engaged, young learners.

These millions of kids will each be empowered by and granted a 1MG scholarship that includes a beautiful professional instrument built to last, online training by world renowned recording artists and professional musicians and access to local events and peer to peer training.

This all starts and ends with a kid with a guitar. Given the opportunity to surface the best version of themselves., millions of like minded children around the world will unite in a global chorus of personal growth, potential, diversity and peace.

Join us on this quest to bring the empowerment of music education into the lives of millions of kids.

How does it work?

1MG offers a 1MG Scholarship to young students that includes the 1MG signature guitar, extra strings as well as the 1MG starter instruction book. Students then need everything they need to start on their transformation journey. Additionally they will have access to online video tutorials created by some of the world’s leading artists as well as community contributors.

How can I help?

You can join the community of passionate individuals making a difference in million of kids lives in a variety of ways. Contact us to join the 1MG team and help in creating instructional content, doing community outreach and starting a 1MG group in a community in need as well as help our fundraising efforts. Contact Us

How do I contribute?

Head over to our GoFundMe.com page to contribute to our tax-exempt 501(c)(3) Foundation. Your contribution will go directly towards facilitating the 1MG program and manufacturing and distributing 1MG Guitars. Every $100 contributed facilitates another life altering event for a child that would otherwise never experience the transformative potential of a musical instrument.




Intuitive Guitar – Major Scale Modes. A fantastic new App for guitarists



Why is it that many video courses, guitar lessons, guitarists, apps and tutorials explain the concept of modes for guitar over and over again? Because they are very useful of course, but somewhat fail as one usually ends up with fretboard diagrams filled with dots and patterns and it all seems like a big intellectual challenge to memorize all positions at once, all keys, all strings… so many different combinations, and how to make them sound musical and flow through them without sounding like a robot is going up and down a scale?

We believe the solution is learning through intuition and repetition with carefully designed objective oriented practice routines. Time is important, so optimizing your practice time is essential to make progress and stop wasting time.

This approach to learning the modes of the major scale for guitar is simple and effective, just play along a practice routine for 10 minutes a day and the whole fretboard will start to open up for you. The routines cover all seven modes of the major scale parallel to each other in the key of C. We are approaching guitar fretboard visualization in 3-string shapes that cover only one octave, which makes them easy to manipulate, instead of large 6-string shapes, CAGED, 3 notes per string or other conventional shapes. This process will allow you to always keep in mind the intervallic relationship of the note you are playing against the root. Basic modal theory is included and we focus on the 7 modes of the major scale: Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian and Locrian.

Features:
– New effortless approach to learning music theory and skills
– Fly through the 7 Modes of the Major Scale
– 21 well designed guitar practice routines for daily practice
– 14 Backing tracks/modal loops with advanced audio pitch-shifting, tempo variations, and an equalizer
– Fully featured tab section with zoom, fast scrolling, loops, tempo and tonality change
– Modal Music Theory
– Built-in Metronome

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All music is composed and played by Otto Reina

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Wow! What a Great Song



When a songwriter produces song after song after song of this quality, promoters such as myself, sit up and listen. David Powell is one of those musicians. I make no apology for sharing my new found star from West Virginia, USA.

More from David Powell

David Powell
David Powell and son



 

Latest release from FFM Records – ‘Measure of Abstract’ by Slawomir Rataj



Slawomir Rataj is a guitarist and composer from Poland. Recently released under the FFM Records label,  Slawomir’s debut album ‘Measure of Abstract’ is an instrumental album that combines electronica with Slawomir’s phenomenal guitar playing.

You can download the album here, at itunes and stream on Spotify.




The unmistakable sound of David Powell



By Roger Moisan

Many people possess a talent,  great singing voice or a natural ability in music but are never heard. Occasionally, a few of these unsung heroes will surface after many years of quietly honing their skills and become an ‘overnight success’.

One such musician is Blues guitarist and singer David Powell. David’s voice sits somewhere between Joe Cocker and John Lee Hooker with his authentic and powerful guitar playing completing the package.

David is building a catalogue of his own songs including the moving ‘Jesus is Crying’, ‘Desecrated‘ and ‘At The Bottom‘ with this music fan’s favourite being ‘Crawling into Yesterday‘. This song caught my ear as it demonstrates David’s classical guitar technique fused with the blues feel and powerful vocals.

This amount of talent in one place cannot go unnoticed for long and as David Powell is experienced by more and more lovers of the genre, I am sure we will soon be able to enjoy David’s first commercial release. I for one would be more than happy to release a Powell debut album at FFM Records, but I imagine we will be beaten to the post by the big boys in the industry.

David Powell
David Powell and son



 

How To Find The Chords You Need For Songwriting



In this video you will learn about 2 basic theory tools to help you find all the chords you need for songwriting. These tools and the techniques can be used by all guitar players so dig in my friends!!

Thanks for watching this week’s lesson, I hope you found this chord and songwriting discussion helpful!!

Check back next week for another lesson!! In the meantime, please check out my website and social media pages!!

-Erich Andreas – MU Educator

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String Rakes on Bass Guitar



In this video I’ll show you how to spice up your bass playing by using string rakes!!

Thanks so much for checking out my weekly bass lesson here at Musicians Unite!! I hope you found this lesson on string raking helpful!!

Please check back next week for another video and in the meantime catch up with me on my websites!!

-George Urbaszek – MU Educator

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Creative Bass Lessons
Walking Bass Lessons
Blues Bass Lessons
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How To Unlock The Entire Fretboard Even If You Are A Beginner



In this livestream I discuss how you can unlock the guitar fretboard today even if you are a total beginner!!

Thanks for watching this week’s lesson, I hope you found this livestream fretboard lesson helpful!!

Check back next week for another lesson!! In the meantime, please check out my website and social media pages!!

-Erich Andreas – MU Educator

www.yourguitarsage.com
My top 30 guitar lessons for FREE!!
Your Guitar Sage on YouTube
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How to Replace Chords with Guitar Magic



In this video I’m going over how you can start incorporating some cool stuff (aka MAGIC!) into your chord playing!!

We’ll take a regular old A minor chord and break that bad boy down into its chord tones (A-C-E) and make some licks out of that in different positions on the neck!!

Thanks so much for checking out my weekly lesson at Musicians Unite!! I hope you found this”guitar magic” lesson helpful!! Feel free to leave any questions in the comments section below!!

Make sure you check back next week for another video, and in the meantime head on over to my YouTube channel and subscribe, and connect with me on social media!!

Sean Daniel – MU Educator

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