Fantastic footage from the original Fender factory in Fullerton, California circa 1959 showing how Fender Strats were hand made all the way with careful craftsmanship.
Fantastic groovy tune by the amazing Paul Gilbert, check it out.
Today I discovered that all of the jQuery UI Tabs were not working, they had all degraded to inline images with links at the top, not good 🙁
Not sure how long they have been displaying like this but it could have been a few weeks at worst, so I apologize. I spent last night trying to figure it all out testing different jQuery UI plugins and removing other plugins that may have been causing the issue (W3Total Cache, Acunetix WP Security etc) but to no avail.
That’s all fine and dandy however, due to the characters inside the code itself, I was unable to perform a MySQL search and replace operation. I could have downloaded the entire database and performed a find/replace in Dreamweaver but this didn’t appeal to me. I keep all the HTML code for each page in a basic HTML document so I finished up doing a mass find/replace in those (250 docs) and then went right through the entire website copying and pasting the new code into each page. This also gave me the opportunity to fix some other minor layout issues on some pages too as well as some broken internal URLs.
I have not restarted the page, database or object caches in W3TC but the browser cache remains as well as the CDN network, which will keep the speed up. I have not had a very good experience with any caching plugins, they all seem to break code and require constant attention, so I will no longer be using a caching plugin except the browser cache .htaccess rules which should keep Google happy 🙂
There will also be some new website features coming up shortly and I’ll notify you when that happens.
Really interesting documentary on Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble with Tommy Shannon and Chris Layton talking about their initial success at the Montreux Jazz Festival and where it led…
Joe Satriani Live playing Flying in a Blue dream to perfection 🙂
Fantastic live/recorded interview with the legendary Steve Vai on his new DVD: Stillness In Motion – Vai Live in L.A. He also plays some amazing guitar for us to enjoy!
This is where I will be posting some cool photos from my travels, people I have met etc 🙂
I don’t often post YouTube videos but this is a superb example of musicianship from such an awesome band during their heyday. Sit back and enjoy!
Like at lot of people, I have always wanted an original 50’s Fender Tweed amp, but the price tag has always scared me off as they sell for $3,000 upwards depending on condition.
Recently I fell in love with a new amp from Fender called the Pawn Shop Excelsior that has the twang and vintage feel I was after, at a very reasonable price of around US$500. However Continue reading
Well finally after 6 or so months of coding, re-coding, optimizing and converting, I have finished the Ricmedia Guitar website transition to WordPress!
There have been quite a a few delays (which was annoying to say the least) but I guess that is what happens on long projects, particularly when working solo. I also have many health issues which means I am unable to put in the hours that most people would (I will explain that in a future post).
I will now be able to easily publish and edit posts on a regular basis, and I already have a list up to my eyeballs of improvements and lessons booked in so be sure to subscribe to the (now 100% working) newsletter.
Now with any new system there are always some glitches, so please email me and let me know of any you find, but I am pretty sure it’s all 100% working with the tests I have done, but you never know!
The music directory was full of obsolete links and one of my first jobs is to fix it, so if you have any link suggestions feel free to email me the details.
OK it’s time to hit the launch button so I will catch you on the next post!
Here’s a little music to celebrate 🙂
Today's lesson will delve into the world of flat five substitution, what it is, and how you can use it in your playing and Continue reading
If you have ever wondered what a step, tone or semitone is then today's lesson will reveal all so lets Continue reading
Today's theory lesson will reveal all about intervals, what they are, and how musicians use them, so let's Continue reading
This lesson will focus on the process of harmonizing the major scale and the resulting chords we obtain. This is a very important lesson so please Continue reading
Today we will learn all about the staff or stave, clefs and ledger lines we use in Continue reading
Today's theory lesson will revolve around rhythm notation, and follows on from the previous lesson Continue reading
Today's theory lesson will revolve around pitch & rhythm, and follows on from the previous lesson on Continue reading
Today we will focus on pitch notation which is specifically the tonal or melodic information written in a musical piece, rather than the rhythmic Continue reading
Today's theory lesson will revolve around the measure (US) or bar (UK) both terms being acceptable, and follows on from the previous lesson on Continue reading
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So far, we have studied note, rest and rhythm notation values and the symbols that represent them but today, we will be learning all about dots & ties which are Continue reading
This lesson will help you understand the different techniques used to create vibrato along with a blues riff showing how to incorporate vibrato into Continue reading
This lesson will focus on the twelve bar blues and it's most common variations, of which there are many. As chord progressions go, the twelve bar blues would have to be Continue reading
This lesson will delve into the often misunderstood subject of relative minor. The funniest thing is that relative minor is quite an easy concept to grasp if it is taught Continue reading