31 Oct 2013

The Trooper - Steve Vai Phil Hilbourne (2012)

Song : The Trooper
Performer : Steve Vai (G), Phil Hilbourne (G), Andy Frost,  Peter Eldridge (V), Nicko McBrain (D)
Origin: USA
Album :  Youtube live, 2009

This is seem like obviously a jamming session between Nicko McBrain and friends. Notable was of course Steve Vai on guitar. The duo partner was also notable guitarist Phil Hilbourne who already a regular guest at Nicko McBrain band. Vocalist was a little not convincing but still he managed to reach all the notes.  The intro riffs was very powerful with Steve and Phil adding more harmonics to it. Solos was killer but I think Steve should not 'wasted' the bar with that JEM tremolo tricks.

Steve Vai on our favorite Iron Maiden tunes!

Styles: Heavy Metal
Faithful to Original version: yes
Re-Arrangements: 3/5 - guitars parts got boost (1=notes per notes, 5=extreme deviation)
Vocals: 2/5
Rhythm guitar: 5/5
Solos: 5/5
Bass: 3/5
Drums: by Nicko himself
Sound and Production: live video recording

Two watchable Youtube videos :

8 Oct 2013

Run To The Hills - Ken Tamplin (2012)

Song : Run To The Hills
Performer : Ken Tamplin
Origin: USA
Album :  Youtube video lesson, 2012

This is interesting 'lesson' cover song of Iron Maiden's Run To The Hills by vocal guru, Ken Tamplin. He demonstrated the first verses of the song and you can listen to his powerful technique over Youtube. Of course this is a professional lesson cover and the demonstration is on that level. Ken Tamplin over vocal lesson and you can check it here.

Run To The Hills as one of professional vocal coach demonstration.

Styles: Heavy Metal
Faithful to Original version: yes
Re-Arrangements: 1/5 -original backing track (1=notes per notes, 5=extreme deviation)
Vocals: 5/5
Rhythm guitar: -
Solos: -
Bass: -
Drums: -
Sound and Production: -

Check her video:

Professional vocal coach, Christian Rock vocalist Ken Tamplin in covering Run To The Hills
note that the video is in two parts

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