Gear: Acoustic-Pedalboard (video)

Acoustic-Pedalboard I made a little video about my acoustic pedalboard. The one in the video is a bit different from the one I posted on Instagram a few days ago. I had to take off my Malekko Trem and Xotic EP Booster, so the board currently consists of only pedals from TC Electronic. The pedals […]

Lessons & Tips: Planning a 1-hour Practice Session

Episode 2: Planning a 1-hour Practice Session In this week’s episode I take a deeper look at how to plan a practice session. Specifically a 1-hour session for intermediate level music students. However, much of this can be applied to any discipline as time management is a universal topic. Please keep in mind that this […]

Video: “Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica (Instrumental Cover)

“Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica There’s no other way for me to says this: I LOVE THIS SONG! This is not only one of my favorite Metallica songs, it is also one of my favorite ballads of all time. It was released as a single in 1992, during the “Black Album” era. As much as […]

Lessons & Tips with Jose Bernardo: A New YouTube Series

Lessons & Tips with Jose Bernardo I’m launching a new YouTube series today called “Lessons & Tips”. It is going to be a weekly video series. I have not decided how many episodes will constitute a season. At this stage, it is just an experiment. I’ve already completed the first two episodes plus a series […]

Video: “Rain” by Madonna (Instrumental Cover)

I HAD TO TAKE DOWN MY COVER OF MADONNA’S “RAIN” – update March 14, 2017 I got hit with a copyright claim and they muted my video. I tried to appeal it, but it got denied. Since it is pointless to keep up a muted cover video, I took it down. Sorry. I really enjoyed […]

Video: “The Best” by Tina Turner (Instrumental Cover)

Choosing a Tina Turner Song There are obviously so many to choose from when it comes to an artist like Tina Turner. “The Best” is probably my favorite song by her from my childhood. Turner’s career spans so many years that she was still making new records when I was a kid. I remember this song […]

Video: “Isang Gabi” by Jose Bernardo [2017]

I made a little video of myself playing this tune which I released in 2006 on “Outside Looking In”. The 2006 version featured guitar playing by me and Eric Ecklund. I played the bass and percussion on the 2006 version as well.

Video: “Come To My Window” by Melissa Etheridge (Instrumental Cover)

  My Thoughts on “Come To My Window” by Melissa Etheridge Ever since first hearing “I’m the Only One”, I’ve been a fan of Melissa Etheridge. I still listen to that song regularly. But, I’ll talk about that song another time. This time I want to talk about “Come to My Window”, which is also a […]

Gear: TC Electronic BodyRez Pedal

BodyRez This is my new secret weapon. Well, not so secret now. I love this little pedal for what it does. I don’t totally understand what it does, but it does something very cool. The room I record in is not very quiet. It isn’t a studio quality room. I’m also surrounded by drummers at […]