Mr. Fastfinger album III progressing

Mr. Fastfinger‘s album no. 3 is slowly getting together. All the songs are composed, the song order is getting clearer and clearer.
These are exciting times, been working with bunch of great musicians and friends: Thomas Törnroos, Lasse Rantanen, Kai Hahto (Nightwish, Wintersun etc…), Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater) …and then there’s some new friends onboard, yet to be revealed!
Most guitars are recorded. One drum and percussion session to do with Thomas. A lot of bass sessions to do.
So thankful of being able to do this. There’s are still some mountains, or hills to be climbed, but this is very enjoyable phase in the overall production. Proud of these songs and performances. Will be a great album I’m telling!

You can bet this album (and something way much more) is coming out in 2015. Will be the ten year anniversary year of Mr. Fastfinger!

Mika


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Mika Tyyskä: Mixolydian Shuffle. 20 Licks!

Mika’s new package for Jam Track Central has been released. 20 Licks in Mixolydian mode played in Shuffle feel!
You’ll learn some great fretboard shapes and a wide range of scary techniques too. There’s quite an emphasise on slide, hybrid picking and economy picking techniques, plus plenty of string skipping, double stops and arpeggios ideas. Over all it’s a great workshop for anybody to get deep with the swinging shuffle playing alongside nailing the Mixolydian.
Mika is also slightly revealing his ideas behind the secret 2-1-2 approach with economy picking. Method he’s been developing and using in his playing from around 2006. There’s a lot of material to work for you here. Each lick is actually many ideas together, it’s licks are more like a mini solos! All the licks have easy and difficult parts, so there’s something here for everyone. There are also slowed-down versions, so you can pick out every note!

  • 20 original licks
  • 20 live videos (fast/slow)
  • Backing and jam tracks (3 different versions x 2 tempos)
  • TAB/Notation (PDF/Powertab)
  • Bonus technique/theory notes

Read more and purchase the package at:


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KaKalMas 3.4. at taidetehdas w/ Strandberg / Sabal-Lecco

Our KaKalMas -trio performs as an opening act for Arman Sabal-Lecco with Strandberg Project.

3.4. (Torstai) Taidetehdas, Porvoo.
21.00 KaKalMas – Tyyskä/Katz/Törnroos
22.00 Armand Sabal-Lecco with Strandberg Project feat. Jukka Gustavson

info:
http://www.taidetehdas.fi/fi/tapahtumat/177-armand-sabal-lecco/


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New Mr. Fastfinger material being produced

We can offically announch that we’re recording new Mr. Fastfinger tunes. Also animating new cartoons. Actually doing both at the same time . Not quite sure how many songs will end up recorded this spring, but I’m set to produce cartoons of 4 songs. The cartoons are part of a bigger project, but will most probably seeen as stand-alone music videos aswell. First song to be cartoonized is “Great Blue Waves” (a.k.a. Free Willy 6 ;) )  And what about the music release? When will it come out and will there be an EP or or a full album?
Stay tuned for more info. Please follow Mr. Fastfinger at Facebook or Twitter.

Here’s a little audio tease from a cartoon version of the song “Great Blue Waves”


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KaKalmas – Steamin Jazz club at Cafe Rongo

Steaming Jazz club at Cafe Rongo presents: KaKalmas on Friday 21.2. at 19.00. We’ll set the music free (improvise)  but might play some Mr. Fastfinger tunes aswell.

Mika Tyyskä. Guitar
Kalle Katz: Organ
Thomas Törnroos: Drums

Steaming Jazz Club Cafe Rongossa, Porvoossa. Perjantaina 21.2. klo 19.


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New Mr. Fastfinger design T-shirts available!

Brand new Mr. Fastfinger t-shirts available for men, women and kids at http://fastfinger.spreadshirt.fi/


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