Today I am launching a very exciting competition, the follow up to the Guitar Noize Anti-Shred solo contest called “Blue Noize”. This contest is a blues solo competition as I explain in the video above and all styles of blues are going to be accepted, in the end the judges will choose what they believe to be the best solos. Guitar Noize’s Paul and myself Jon will whittle down the entries to a top 20 and then hand them over to the international panel of judges, Suhr Artists Andy Wood (Andy is also the guitarist in the band Down From Up), Rick Graham and Tom Quayle who will then choose a top 3.
To enter first download the backing track by heading over to the contest page at Jamtrackcentral – http://jamtrackcentral.com/blue_noize.php, you will also find a preview of the track with a sample solo on this page too to give you some ideas.
Once you have the backing track, record your solo and upload your video to YouTube as a video response to the video above. To do this first upload your video as per usual, then go to my competition video click in the post comment textarea and a “attach a video” link will appear to the right, click on that and select your video it will be automatically added. You don’t have to solo for the entire duration, it is totally up to you.
The amazing prize pool is as follows:
All of the top 20 will also receive 3 sets of strings from Rotosound.
Thank you to the following for making this competition so cool:
PRS Guitars – http://www.prsguitars.com
Electro-harmonix – http://www.ehx.com
Suhr – http://www.suhrguitars.com
Jim Dunlop – http://www.jimdunlop.com
Rotosound – http://www.rotosound.com
Jamtrackcentral – http://www.jamtrackcentral.com
The competition will run for 6 weeks which should be plenty of time for you to record and upload your solos, actual closing day will be Monday 13 September. The contest is open to everyone in the world.
Good luck everybody I can’t wait to hear what you all come up with!