Steve Vai – Building The Church | GUITAR COVER

Hey everyone! It’s been a busy few weeks working on the RPM project, but I thought it would be a good idea to take a bit of a break from that stuff while also putting the chops to the test. So for today’s cover we’ve got a song that I’ve been trying to learn for quite literally years. Coming from the wonderful mind of Steve Vai, we’re ripping through Building The Church! I’m not joking… Continue reading

Justin Strode – Sky Charmer | GUITAR PLAYTHROUGH

Hey everyone! We’re kicking it at Okzygen as always, in the midst of this years RPM Project. It’s still a bit early to tell how things are going, but songs are getting written, ideas are getting trashed, strings be vibrating (possibly in more dimensions than we can comprehend), and at the very least, noise is being created. Even though we’re elbow deep in the creation of this weird, thing, we can’t just not have a… Continue reading

Palanavra – Record Production Month 2024

Hey everyone! After a brief hibernation to recharge the batteries, we’re coming back swinging with new videos on the YouTube channel starting tomorrow. And I’m bringing something else to the fold to help start out the new year. I know it’s been a few years since we’ve done this, but I’ve decided it’s time to give it another go. That’s right, we’re doing the Record Production Month challenge again! Last time I tried this was… Continue reading

Justin Strode – House on the Horizon | GUITAR, BASS, and SYNTH

Hey everyone! We’re once again back at Okzygen studios working on some stuff. This time around we’re revisiting an older tune of mine from 12 years back, a little tune called House On The Horizon. The first version was a rather laid back, stripped composition with only a couple of clean guitars and a basic drum beat. It was a rather relaxing, melancholic song back then, and was actually one of my most played ones… Continue reading

Frank Zappa – Watermelon In Easter Hay | GUITAR COVER

Hey everyone, and welcome back to the Utility Muffin Research Kitc– wait. No, that’s the wrong place. Let’s try that again. Hey everyone, and welcome back to Okzygen Studios, where we’re embarking on another journey through time as we embrace the wild madness of one Frank Zappa! Today we’re ripping through one of his signature tracks, Watermelon In Easter Hay, taken off the absolutely fantastic album Joe’s Garage. If you haven’t listen to this album… Continue reading

Justin Strode – Victims of Infinity | GUITAR PLAYTHROUGH

Hey everyone! If you’re here, then you probably know what day it is and what to expect. The weekend is upon us, and it’s time for another video. Although this time we’re doing a couple different things. First off, we’re going back to some original music, with Victims of Infinity, off the 2020 album of the same name. Secondly, we’ve added another camera! Well, phone. Phone camera. Broken phone camera that has no working USB… Continue reading

Joe Satriani – Always With Me, Always With You | GUITAR COVER

Hey everyone, it’s time for another video! It’s been just over a year since I rebooted the YouTube channel, and even though I’ve only been doing the regular upload things for the last three months, I wanted to mark the year with another Joe Satriani cover. So today we’re running through the track Always With Me, Always With You. I had this track figured out a few years back and played it during one of… Continue reading

Justin Strode – We Take The Grave | GUITAR PLAYTHROUGH

Hello everyone, and happy Friday! It’s been a bit since I’ve done one of my own tunes, so today we’re ripping through We Take The Grave, off the 2018 release Megalomaniac. This album was part of the Record Production Month challenge, when one records an albums worth of stuff in the 4 weeks of February. I took it a little bit further and wrote all the music as well during this time, because I like… Continue reading

Justin Strode – Forever Out of Time | GUITAR PLAYTHROUGH

Hello you beautiful people! We’re back again playing an original song called Forever Out of Time, taken off the album Burn. This is one of my favourite tunes to play, and when I was playing live gigs I would normally close out the set with this song. There’s something uplifting and energetic about it that just sits right in the ears and the mind that makes it really difficult to stand still. Hell, it was… Continue reading

Justin Strode – Burn | GUITAR PLAYTHROUGH

Hey everyone! Another Friday has come upon us, so as tradition demands it’s time for a new video! Today I decided to rip through one of my originals from 2019, Burn, from the album of the same name. This is definitely one of the more upbeat songs I’ve written, with a much funkier vibe full of brass stuff going on, while still keeping that heavy melodic fun stuff going during the solo. I actually had… Continue reading