Battle For Wacken 2016

AI Wacken

The Wacken Metal Battles of the Band are an annual series of events in which local metal bands across South Africa compete against each other to qualify for finals.

After the finals, the overall winning band gets sent to Germany to play at the Wacken Open Air festival. This is a massive festival held in Germany with bands from all across the world playing along side world class bands the likes of Iron Maiden, Slayer, Cannibal Corpse, Megadeth and Metallica to name but a few.

The local battles are sponsored by Jagermeister, who send the winning Band to Germany covering all the costs involved with getting the band to play at Wacken.  Primarily organized by Louis Dupisani and Sashquita Northey of Emalyth Promotions and a team of local judges made up of respectable members of the local metal scene in their respective cities; who determine which bands go through to finals for the ultimate prize.The local battles happen in three cities Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

This year the battles kicked off in Durban and saw two bands, namely Desolation and Vulvodynia qualify for the finals in Johannesburg. Over the 28-30 April 2016 the Cape town heat blew many fans away as the competition was very stiff.

28 April: R.O.A.R
R.O.A.R kicked off the battles with bands such as Nebula Disrupt, WithDawn, Red Tape Riot and Bulletscript battling it out full throttle. Bullscript emerged victorious with a killer performance that had the crowd going ballistic and qualified them for the Finals in Johannesburg at the end of May.

29 April: The Rabbit Hole
The Rabbit hole exploded from the incredible performances from Alpha Sequence, Devislpeak who intensified their act with a bit of pyrotechnics and stage props making it a truly captivating performance, A price on a Kings Head, Zombies ate my Girlfriend and The Fallen Prophets. Zombies came out on top and will be joining Bulletscript in Joburg to battle it out for the number one spot on the Road to Germany.

30April: Aandklas
Aandklas in Stellenbosch and that had a stellar line up with bands such as Thread of Omen, Beeldenstorm, Fuera, Junkyard Lipstick and Subject to Slaughter setting Stellenbosch on fire with mad riffs and insane blast beats. Fuera (pictured above) then went for gold and wrapped up the Cape Town battles this year putting them in the run for the finals in Joburg 28 may 2016.


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Win a Microphone

As part of this years Ministry Month, we are running a competition where you could win a Carol E Plus 1 microphone valued at R795! There is one mic up for grabs at each of our stores.

Enter at any of our Ministry Month Workshops or in store

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This Week in Pics 5 May 2016

A look at some of the activities we at Paul Bothner Music were involved with this week. 29 April 2016 – 05 May 2016

We Powered Barleycorn
An interactive display set up at the Barleycorn Music Festival
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We Powered Barleycorn
An interactive display set up at the Barleycorn Music Festival
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We Powered Barleycorn
An interactive display set up at the Barleycorn Music Festival
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We Powered Barleycorn
An interactive display set up at the Barleycorn Music Festival
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We Powered Barleycorn
An interactive display set up at the Barleycorn Music Festival
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Theo Crous and Bill Bennett
The legendary Theo Crous popped in for a visit at our N1 City branch
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Vocal Survival Workshop
Eileen Pilot presenting her Vocal Survival workshop to a full house at our Stellenbosch branch
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New Guitar Contentment
There is very in this world that can make you as content as owning a new guitar
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Birthday Drum Cake
The guys at DV Village Music in Kimberly went all out with this Mapex storm cake for the Birthday Sale
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A Smile 1000ft Wide
Betsy Scott is loving her new guitar!
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Birthday Sale Madness!
Paul Bothner Music in Plumstead getting their floor ready for the annual Birthday Sale
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Fundamentals of Gospel Bass

AI Gospel Bass Player

Gospel music is a genre that allows bass players to experiment with musical genres as far ranging as blues, funk, R&B and even rock. While gospel music is spiritual in nature, it encompasses these genres to deliver a big sound that makes a perfect musical palette for gospel bassists. Although gospel takes on many musical personalities, the fundamentals of playing it remain simple. By learning basic patterns and playing techniques, you can play gospel bass lines that will provide a rich, spiritual rhythm foundation to the gospel music you enjoy.

Listen to as much gospel music as you can. Listen to the choir at your church, listen to gospel CDs, and go to gospel performances. One of the best ways to get ideas for gospel bass lines is to hear and see them in practice. Immerse yourself in all the various sounds that gospel can encompass, then experiment to find your own sound. Listening to gospel before you attempt to play it is essential to helping you develop the feeling that goes along with playing.

Familiarize yourself with the 1-4-5 progression. These numbers indicate chord positions within a key of music. Gospel is played in all of the major keys. The fundamental gospel bass line is built around the chords built on the first, fourth, and fifth notes of a given scale. In the key of C (C-D-E-F-G-A-B), C, F and G are the first, fourth and fifth notes of the scale. The basic major chords built on these notes are C major, F major and G major. These are the chords you will use to build your fundamental bass lines.

Break down the notes in each chord. Any major triad (three note chord) uses the first, third and fifth notes of the scale with the same name. A C major chord, for instance, uses the first, third and fifth notes of a C major scale. These notes would be C-E-G. These are the three notes you might use over a C major chord. An F major chord is made up of the first, third and fifth notes of the F major scale (F-A-C). These notes work over an F major. There are twelve major keys, so keeping a major key chart handy as you memorize all the notes in every key can help you structure a chord at a glance.

This lesson was taken from www.ehow.com and was written by Carl Hose. For the rest of this lesson click [here]


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Music Mastery: Demystifying The World of the Studio Engineer

Southern Suburbs: Join international award winning and master producer Florian Castellano as he demystifies the subjects, concepts and techiniques pertaining to the world of the Studio Engineer.FC 1Presented By: Florian Castellano
When: Wednesday 4 May 2016
Time: 18:30pm
Where:Paul Bothner Music Plumstead

Join international award winning and master producer Florian Castellano as he demystifies the subjects, concepts and techiniques pertaining to the world of the Studio Engineer.

Florian has been working professionally in Europe for over 25 years and has won numerous awards for his work. His work and the music he produced are air played internationally on all major radio stations.

One lucky attendee from each workshop will win a free entry to Music Mastery 2016; Engineer, Music Production & Artist Development Course
(5 – 10 May 2016)
Hosted at Platinum Studios Woodstock: http://www.sotncapetown.com/music-mastery-presents-workshop-international-producer-florian-castellano/

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Music Mastery: Demystifying The World of the Studio Engineer

Northern Suburbs: Florian Castellano has been working professionally in Europe for over 25 years and has won numerous awards for his work. His work and the music he produced are air played internationally on all major radio stations.FC 2Presented By: Florian Castellano
When: Tuesday 3 May 2016
Time: 18:30pm
Where: Paul Bothner Music N1 City

Join international award winning and master producer Florian Castellano as he demystifies the subjects, concepts and techiniques pertaining to the world of the Studio Engineer.

Florian has been working professionally in Europe for over 25 years and has won numerous awards for his work. His work and the music he produced are air played internationally on all major radio stations.

One lucky attendee from each workshop will win a free entry to Music Mastery 2016; Engineer, Music Production & Artist Development Course
(5 – 10 May 2016)
Hosted at Platinum Studios Woodstock: http://www.sotncapetown.com/music-mastery-presents-workshop-international-producer-florian-castellano/

 

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Your Worship Band: Beyond the Basics

Winston will be looking at a few elements that you and your church band can incorporate in order to elevate your band to the next level. A few key points he will look at are:Winston SPresented By: Winston Siljeur
When: Saturday 7 May 2016
Time: 11am
Where: Paul Bothner Music Somerset West

Winston will be looking at a few elements that you and your church band can incorporate in order to elevate your band to the next level. A few key points he will look at are:

Do your part: Which will basically be about every instrument doing what they were designed to do (with in the band setup), for instance, drums are rhythm & groove, bass is firmness & groove, keyboard & guitars are responsible for harmony & accompaniment which means that bassist should focus on groove and not harmony nor accompaniment, just like the guitarist don’t have to focus on harmony & accompaniment when keyboards are present but more on colouring
Multiple keyboard players: How to go about with more then one keyboard player in the band setup
Supporting the vocals: which will deal with how not to over power the vocals with your playing and rather support them. It will also deal with dynamics
Working together as a team: When it comes to the church & praise & worship, it’s not about us but allowing ourselves to be guided by the Holy Spirit to lead the congregation into God’s presence where they can experience God and receive what it is God has in store for them

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Gospel Bass Playing: Improving Musicianship

In this not to be missed workshop, Shaun will be covering topics surrounding practical musicianship. These will include discipline in your practice, playing with sincerity as well as honesty in approaching music in general.Shaun JohannesPresented By: Shaun Johannes
When: Saturday 7 May 2016
Time: 11am
Where: Paul Bothner Music Claremont

In this not to be missed workshop, Shaun will be covering topics surrounding practical musicianship. These will include discipline in your practice, playing with sincerity as well as honesty in approaching music in general.

Shaun will also be highlighting some things to work on to be a more consummate bass player in ministry.

More About Shaun
“Shaun Johannes is Cape Town’s foremost bassist capable of playing a wide variety of genres of music with great understanding and intent…”

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This Week in Pics 21 April 2016

A look at some of the activities we at Paul Bothner Music were involved with this week. 08 April 2016 – 14 April 2016

A Family That Plays Together
Mom and 3 daughters all getting their first guitars at Paul Bothner Music Plumstead
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Drumming Buddies
Roy Davids and Kevin Gibson hanging out at Paul Bothner Music in Plumstead
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New Ukulele
Cat Van Zuydam and her new Ukulele bought from DV Village Music in Bloemfontein
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Greg Bennett Happiness
Coetzee Hamman is loving his new Greg Bennett that he picked up from DV Village Music in Bloemfontein
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Just Band Prac Things
Laney amps, Stingray Bass and Band Practice. What more could you ask for?
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Acoustic Wall
Jean Village Music has a great looking acoustic guitar wall!
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Take Your Pick
What is your pick of choice?
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Chris and Jimi
Everyone is loving these Hendrix Strats. Come down and try one for yourself
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Gavin and Bunny
Gavin is loving his new bass that he picked up from the N1 Store, and his bunny is loving his new home
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Best 21st Gift Ever
Robin got this beautiful Jimi Hendrix Strat at the N1 Store for his 21st birthday
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New 7 String
Gavin Clyde is loving his new 7 strong which he picked up from Paul Bothner Music in Parklands
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A Warm Welcome
The staff from Somerset West are always waiting to greet customers with a warm smile and a hearty hello
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Music Class Fun
The Idasvalley students with the guitars they bought from the Stellenbosch store
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Stellenbosch Beer Fest
Just busy setting up for the craft beer festival in Stellenbosch
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Mapex Storm
The stunning Mapex Storm kit is waiting on the Stellenbosch store floor for you! Go check it out
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Wall of Guitars
An impressive wall of guitars awaits anyone who visits Jean Village Music
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The Hendrix Shrine
N1 City Paul Bothner Music has built this shrine to one of the Greatest Players of all time
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Time to Jazz It Up
The University of Stellenbosch Jazz Band, powered by Paul Bothner Music
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Community & Church in a Changing World

An interactive dialogue facilitated by Pastor Samual Dean

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Pastor Sam will be hosting interactive dialogue entitled THE COMMUNITY AND THE CHURCH IN THIS CHANGING WORLD encompassing the phrase MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE TO THE LORD. This is a must for ALL Pastors

When: 11am, Saturday 30 April 2016
Where: At Paul Bothner Music, N1 City
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