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  1. Chris Johnston

    @Lindsey Honestly, the picture doesn't even do it justice 😍👌

    @Lindsey Honestly, the picture doesn't even do it justice 😍👌
  2. Chris Johnston

    Creepiest A7x song

    Creepiest tune for me is the middle 8 in 'Unbound the wild ride' - but it's equally beautiful aswell 👌 A bunch of youngsters singing these lyrics that they might not fully understand is quite creepy for me: 'There's nothing here to take for granted With each breath that we take The hands of...
  3. Chris Johnston

    How to figure out what scale to play over a chord progression that isn't in one key?

    Not at all man! You explained it really concisely and straight to the point 👌 I've been on the same journey as yourself it seems. If you've never checked out Tomo Fujita's stuff on youtube I'd highly reccomend it for just great ways to think about soloing with chord tones. Coming across his...
  4. Chris Johnston

    How to figure out what scale to play over a chord progression that isn't in one key?

    This is a really interesting progression! I'm not at my Guitar just now, but Scale wise for the first 3 chords you could technically use E Locrian Natural 2 (Really G Melodic minor) - You'll want to miss out the Bb in the scale when the Em chord hits also. G A Bb C D E F# It might sound...
  5. Chris Johnston

    the songwriting process , what are your thoughts about it ? what is art?

    100% seconding @Ed Seith here. Great work! The Sweet Child of mine riff is also only 8 bars and that's one of the most iconic riffs of all time. Keep chipping away at what you've got 👌
  6. Chris Johnston

    Staying in time with metronome

    Hey! So besides the Theoretical side of playing with a Metronome, the first thing you want to do is get acquainted with the FEEL of playing alongside it. (You'll want to get used to 4/4 time before tackling triplets if you're not sure if you're playing in time 😊) Here's a simple way to get in...
  7. Chris Johnston

    the songwriting process , what are your thoughts about it ? what is art?

    As a main Songwriter for my band, here's my two cents 😊 Songwriting is a skill, just like Guitar playing, so in order to improve at that skill, it helps to do it a lot! The more you put yourself in the position to write, the better you'll get. I've personally never sat and tried to brute force...
  8. Chris Johnston

    @Jeremy Healey It definitely is! 🤟

    @Jeremy Healey It definitely is! 🤟
  9. Chris Johnston

    @carlosmqr Thanks man! And it does indeed! I just need it set up with 10 gauge strings and it'll...

    @carlosmqr Thanks man! And it does indeed! I just need it set up with 10 gauge strings and it'll be ready to go 😊
  10. Chris Johnston

    I'd like to introduce you all to the new love of my life 😍 [MEDIA]

    I'd like to introduce you all to the new love of my life 😍
  11. Chris Johnston

    Shadows' Revolver Interview - New Album Timeline, etc.

    I'm so so excited, as whatever the band release always surprises me & surpasses my assumptions of what they could do next 🤟 The fact that they're going essentially unsigned is amazing for a band of their following. It'll be really interesting to see how that plays out creatively for them. If...
  12. Chris Johnston

    🎊 And with 2021 gone, here comes 2022! 🎉

    A bit late to the party but Happy New Year guys! 🍺🤟
  13. Chris Johnston

    Songs that touch your soul

    This is so tricky to answer for so many reasons but the first time I remember ever having an emotional reaction to a song was 'Can't Stop' by Red Hot Chilli Peppers - It was the first time I watched the Kerrang Music Channel when I was young & that song just hit me right in the feels for some...
  14. Chris Johnston

    Celebrating The Rev

    Great point man! That's one that didnt spring to mind for whatever reason but I agree 👌 and I definitely doubt it was anything other than a tonal choice
  15. Chris Johnston

    Celebrating The Rev

    Jimmy was an absolute genius of a songwriter. One of my favourite things about him (besides his blistering drumming) was the sheer distinctiveness of his voice - his high octave backing vocals on one of the final choruses in ALPOH still gives me chills/makes me tear up. His personality came...
  16. Chris Johnston

    Just Some Personal Things I'd Like To Share :)

    Wow, that sounds like it's been a lot to deal with! The good thing is that with all of those things, you took active steps to try and combat them, which a lot of people don't do 👌 I think it's also a guitarist thing, because our playing life consists of identifying issues and working on them 🤔...
  17. Chris Johnston

    Cordially Inviting You All To My First SynTV Stream!

    That's much appreciated! I'll certainly try! Red bull is a wonderful tool 🤟
  18. Chris Johnston

    Comment by 'Chris Johnston' in media 'The Musical Alphabet (Chromatic Scale) & How To Use it (On Guitar)'

    Haha! Thank you! Spelled out it's like something from Lord of The Rings 😂 When people on my side of the pond phonate the US accent it's something like this: A gatcha mayn - I got you man Fur streengs and nat a prablem- Four strings & Not a problem 😂
  19. Chris Johnston

    Cordially Inviting You All To My First SynTV Stream!

    I'll try my best to stay up and catch this! It'll be 1am UK time for me but it's not unlike me to stay up till then 👌
  20. Chris Johnston

    The Secret Santa Has Chosen!!

    I'm sure my liver is going to beg to differ 🤟🍺