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Free live broadcast with Mika Tyyskä aka Mr. Fastfinger

Join us for a live workshop and Q&A with Mika, Tuesday Aug. 21 at 2pm ET / 6pm UTC

By August 20, 2018News

Live broadcast with Mika Tyyskä!

Tuesday, August 21 — 2pm ET / 6pm UTC

Mark your calendar! We’ll be on air with Mika tomorrow afternoon, talking music and technique and answering viewer questions live.

It’s a free broadcast, and we’ll be streaming to YouTube — but to submit questions, you’ll need to log in to the Cracking the Code Platform and head to our Live Studio.

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Click the button below to tune in at the appointed time!

If you haven’t yet watched our full interview with Mika, check out the interview excerpts below for a preview of his tasty tone, musical creativity, and incredible chops.

Everything Mika plays is just damn beautiful—readily apparent when you take away the backing tracks to reveal the lush guitar tones beneath.

Mika Tyyskä plays his awesome tune “Effortless”, and discusses the genesis of his seminal “Guitar Shred Show”—a pre-YouTube viral hit.

Top Comments

  1. tommo says:

    I love his style and tone, would be great to see him magneted :slight_smile:

    Unfortunately I can’t watch it live, looking forward to the upload!

  2. Should I tune in? lol

  3. Troy says:

    Indeed. Mika sent some closeup shots of his entire rig and we’re going to step through each setup he does. We did this sonically in the first interview, but it we didn’t have a camera on the pedalboard, so now we’ll get a look at that.

  4. Great interview and it was cool hearing about Mika’s gear.

    His amp settings seem to be on the contrary to the sound coming from it. He runs his treble and mids quite low and has his bass higher…unless those settings are there to throw us off.

    His tone reminds me of a treble boosted Brian May / Tony Iommi sound, although with a bit more sparkle.

  5. Hah, I saw your question about EQ yesterday during the broadcast. Sadly, they didn’t get to discuss it. They didn’t get to ~half of the questions :disappointed_relieved: Well, at least they talked about other ~half of them and some other things as well :slight_smile:

    All in all, it was a cool event :+1: I’m definitely going to steal few licks from the time Mika was left alone to entertain us :innocent:

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