The day has finally come and it is now time to enter my melody writing contest by going to http://www.premierguitar.com/NiliBroshContest/
!!For those of you who might've missed the last email describing this contest, here's a recap of the details:
I've teamed up with Premier Guitar magazine to bring you a brand new kind of guitar contest: write your own melodies over a short backing track from "A Matter of Perception" (a download link will appear once you select "yes" when asked "will you be submitting your melody?" on the contest page). Once written, film a video of yourself (can be an iPhone video) playing your new melodies over the track and upload it back to www.premierguitar.com/NiliBroshContest/. Your videos will be judged by Jason Becker, Greg Howe, Marco Sfogli, and myself! Remember - the objective here is *melody*, not soloing. So don't let the number of notes these guys usually play fool you - they're all looking for melodic genius from you!
I must say, my favorite thing about this contest is the prizes. You are entering for your chance to win:
3rd place: a $100 donation to Jason Becker's ALS fund in the winner's name, Dean Markley strings and Dunlop picks of the winner's choosing.
2nd place: a $150 donation to Jason Becker's ALS fund in the winner's name, a set of EMG pickups of the winner's choosing, an EMG swag bag (t-shirt, lanyard, stickers), Dean Markley strings and Dunlop picks of the winner's choosing.
1st place: a $250 donation to Jason Becker's ALS fund in the winner's name, an Ibanez guitar thumbprinted by Jason Becker and signed by his dad, Gary Becker. The guitar is also signed by Greg Howe, Marco Sfogli, and myself. An EMG pickups endorsement deal, two MXR pedals - the Carbon Copy delay and Analog Chorus, and Dean Markley strings and Dunlop picks of the winner's choosing.
The contest will run starting today, June 13th, to July 25th, after which there will be a 3-week judging period. If you need more details, watch my promo video by clickinghere. I'm not going to waste any more of your time by takling...get at it and write those melodies! We are so looking forward to hearing them!