Declan Patton, research assistant, Andrew McIntosh, associate professorfull neck snapping report
1 School of Risk and Safety Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia 2052
Correspondence to: A McIntosh email@example.com
Objective To investigate the risks of mild traumatic brain injury and neck injury associated with head banging, a popular dance form accompanying heavy metal music.
Design Observational studies, focus group, and biomechanical analysis.
Participants Head bangers.
Main outcome measures Head Injury Criterion and Neck Injury Criterion were derived for head banging styles and both popular heavy metal songs and easy listening music controls.
Results An average head banging song has a tempo of about 146 beats per minute, which is predicted to cause mild head injury when the range of motion is greater than 75°. At higher tempos and greater ranges of motion there is a risk of neck injury.
Conclusion To minimise the risk of head and neck injury, head bangers should decrease their range of head and neck motion, head bang to slower tempo songs by replacing heavy metal with adult oriented rock, only head bang to every second beat, or use personal protective equipment.
Sunday, 26 July 2009
The #1 shredder alive unveils his brand new track "Dimebag" honoring the late, great Dimebag Darrel at his July 25 clinic at the Willis Music Superstore in Louisville, Kentucky. Drums on the track are by Vinnie Paul and Mike is using his signature model Dean right off the wall of Willis through an EVH 5150 III.
Michael Angelo Batio "DIMEBAG" @ Willis Music Superstore
The lord of the strings tears up a classic by his favourite band Deep Purple. He's using a Dean MAB that is right off the wall of Willis Music through an EVH 5150 III amp.
Michael Angelo Batio "BURN" @ Willis Music Superstore
Yngwie Malmsteen : (ABBA Cover) Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (Your Love after Midnight)
Alvin and the Chipmunks - I Am a Viking
Ivan Mihaljevic - Destination Unknown studio podcast Day 11
As a tribute here is his own sons moving track
Gustavo Guerra: my wife
Buby Guerra, Gustavo Guerra jam on a track together.
Que nena sos vos?
Gustavo and Buby Guerra in London!!!!!!!
London part 7
Buby's YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/BubyGuerra
Ohhh, such a horrible loss, my truly condolences to Guerra family and their friends. Buby was a very kind person, God blesses his soul,
RIP Buby, you'll be missed.
This really is a tragic loss. I too had the pleasure of meeting Buby at the Guitar Idol final. He and Gustavo even stayed in the same hotel as us! He was an extremely kind man, who I was glad to call a friend. RIP Buby.
James Edwards: "
Buby Guerra: RIP god rest your soul": Buby was indeed a very kind man, with an infectious enthusiasm which was evident for all to see. Condolences from all of us over at Guitar Idol
Its so sad, I am really shocked! My dearest condolences to the Guerra family. He will be missed greatly. RIP Buby Guerra
Gustavo My heartfelt condolences on the passing of your father, was a very gentle person, I had the opportunity to speak on 2 occasions, my heartfelt condolences to the Guerra family.
Wow...I got the news from Gustavo on Sunday and was just stunned. I had the pleasure of meeting them both at NAMM 2009 and they were amazing people. Buby was an extremely kind man and friend to my family. I am so happy I got to meet them,eat with them and show them the sites of LA when they came. Gustavo and Buby even gave me a lesson on guitar, I will never forget it. Buby was always one of the first commenting on my youtube videos after we met and still to 2 weeks ago he did so. I will never forget him. My regards to the Guerra family.
Buby Guerra will not be forgotten, EVER.
R.I.P Buby, my friend
Condolences to Gustavo and his family. We also met last year Buby Guerra. A friendly person, who was very fond of music !
Lorenzo and Andrea Gottardo
God Bless his soul, my condolences to Guerra family.
There's just one week left in our July sale, so if you want to get some jam tracks or albums at a massively reduced price, do it now! Included in this special offer are Guthrie Govan's Contemporary Series, all Jambusters full bundles and all Jan Cyrka albums. Each price is reduced by over 25% so don't miss this opportunity!
The sale might be ending, but we still have plenty of cool summer guitar stuff happening... Jack Thammarat, Guitar Idol 2009 winner and composer of the unfeasibly catchy "On the Way", has recorded a special new video for us. This video features another of his fantastic melodic rock tunes, and we're building a Custom Shop package with it, containing the usual backing track and Tab. We'll be launching this very, very soon!
Our talented songwriter friend James Graydon has put together a lovely set of jam tracks designed for melodic soloing. There are some rich, sophisticated chords and a general soulful feel. As usual, we'll let you know as soon as Melodic Series 1 becomes available! We wondered who should play the sample solos, and settled on some guy called Guthrie Govan. Perhaps you know him? ;-)
Basking in the glory of his Guitar Idol 2009 win, Jack Thammarat tops the heap this month. Alex and Guthrie also prove to be as popular as ever. New tracks from all three players are due very soon. Based on downloads for the last 30 days, the most popular bundles are:
If you have not checked these packages out, click any of the links above to find out why they are so popular with fellow guitarists worldwide.
Lick Of The Month
You know those times when you hit a nice bend, hold it for a while... and then realise you're nowhere near the end of the solo, and the note is starting to decay?
This month's lick shows a few suggestions.
Without releasing the bend, you can reach up with your 4th finger and hit a higher note (Steve Lukather does this a lot) or tap a note... or even tap and slide!
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Shred this - Truth In Shredding Competition-take one