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Chalk

by Keith Miller

Melodic, Heavy, Hard Rocking Instrumental Guitar Music by GuitarSlinger Keith Miller. Using both 6 & 7 string Guitars this CD is a must have for anyone who loves the Guitar and Guitar music.
Genre: Rock: Instrumental Rock
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1. Chalk
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2. Saphire Pools
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3. Grid Lock
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4. Melodic Dance
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5. Clock Talk
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6. Flip the Switch
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7. Eyes to Heaven
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8. Inner Turbulance
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9. Rubber Room
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10. Noodlin
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11. Crazy
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Keith Miller (U.S.)- "Groove Train" and "Chalk" (2003/2004 self) From the cold plains of Minnesota, the possibility of an immediate thaw is imminent once any of these discs are played. The molten strings that lay on the glacial frontier are owned by this axesmith, Keith Miller. One of those unheard ofs, Keith Miller, like many guitarists, started at an early age and was self-taught before placing themself in a school for more advanced knowledge of
the craft. Keith did that before entering Musictech College in Minneapolis to hone his skills even more. He also has the similairity of playing in childhood/teenage year bands and had some success with a band called Plex'd which he still is part of today.



"Groove Train", the 2003 debut has a nice heavy flavor to it with licks from the blackest depths of hell without relying on the monotonous finger-diarrhea that many of these guitarists do on their very first album like they have to prove something. Fans of "Satch", Gary Hoey, SRV and Torben Enevoldsen will definately understand the wizardry of Keith Miller. He may not be a huge name but
he's not a clone either; just has influences like everyone else. Recommended songs off this CD (despite I would say all of them!!) woud be: "Groove Train",
"Thump-N-Groove", "King", "Grab It" and "Engine #9". 9 tracks and a bit over 38 minutes.

"Chalk" is the brand-new release and it's pretty much the same thing here if you like your instrumenal stuff a bit more progressive and edgier. There's one vocal song on here called "Crazy" and it's pretty good and is somewhat along the lines of what Kotzen does nowadays. The heaviest song off either album is on this one by the name of "Inner Turbulance" which is very uptempo and then you get tracks like "Chalk", "Saphire Pools" (sapphire dude! and turbulence; sorry I'm anal about spelling!!), "Grid Lock" and "Clock Talk" with the heavy progressive delivery; plus it helps with tonality to have a 7-stringer!!!
"Flip The Switch" was interesting as the main riff took me back to the 80's when riffing was studied and was a thing of one-upmanship by many bands. "Rubber Room" has some neat effects in it while "Noodlin'" is just what it is and is a one-take track of just messin' around in rehearsal. Two albums and not a bad song off either one of them...now that's impressive!! So do yourself a favor and
check this guy out, you won't be disappointed.
By: Wayne Klinger © Quintessence







By: Robert Silverstein

Minnesota-based guitarist Keith Miller is receiving lots of well earned praise for his two recently released self-produced CDs. Comparisons to Joe Satriani, Metallica and the Galactic Cowboys aside, with the release of Groove Train (2003) and Chalk (2004) Miller is staking out some rare musical territory all his own. A virtual steamroller of hard-rock guitar instrumental guitar sounds, Miller wrote, recorded and mixed all the sounds on both CDs, while demonstrating impressive guitar skills as well as his expertise in the studio. Among the guitars Miller features on the CDs are a variety of Carvin and Switch models and a Cordoba classical. Both CDs fall right into the hard rock instrumental realm and Miller comes through with some dazzling guitar tones and techniques to further assure his rising guitar stature.
© Robert Silverstein / 20th Century Guitar Magazine


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Jimmie Sea Breeze

Outstanding!!
I'll say that Keith's skills are really jaw-dropping!. I am absolutely in awe of Keith's guitar skills. This second effort slams you with awesome and thick grooves that can shake your soul! I find myself in awe each time I listen! I can say that this is honestly one of the best instrumental guitar releases I have heard in quite some time. Imagine a mix of Steve Vai and Joe Satriani with a little hint of Vinnie Moore thrown in for good measure...and BAM...you have this masterpiece!! Go for it!! The sounds are massive!!

George

This guy is gonna go a long way!
This is a great CD and I hope his second CD is only the tip of the iceberg of what we're gonna see! All but a couple of songs are on my "A" play list right now. I'm a big fan of Joe Satriani and Keith's music fits in the play list very well with out sounding like Joe. Songs like Saphire Pools and Melodic Dance will make you stop and listen as they have real musical sole to them. He's not just another fast guitar with a pretty face! Give this one a try and keep an eye on this guy.

Tony

Buy this if you like guitar or play, Period.
If you bought his previous album and enjoyed it you will love this album. His style is so natural, complex and hard all at the same time. Being a guitarist myself I always find myself jamming along with this cd. The last song on the album has vocals on it, the rest is all instrumental. I prefer the instrumental work, but that's just me. Keith Miller the Riff Master.

Terry

Awesome second CD...more polished than Groove Train
Keith's second CD is better than his first CD Groove Train in that it's more polished. His first CD was meant to be kind of raw and it worked great for the songs he did. You can tell he put the time into making this CD a well polished, musical CD. The choices of songs are great...including the last track in which he sings. He is simply a master guitar player and shows more of what he can do on this CD. I highly recommend this CD to anyone who likes stuff by Vai, Satch, and those like them. Keith definitely has his own style and it really shines on this CD. I look forward to hearing more music from him in the future. Awesome CD!!!

Rob Lee

Awesome Guitar Playin` !
If you dig guitar instumentals with a variety this CD has it.Great Playin` all around and you will not be dissapointed with this CD!I found alot here to inspire my own playing. Thanks Keith for a great CD!

Tony Thomas

Stunning Second Effort!
Keith Miller's "Chalk" is a very polished CD that is a standout in the guitar soloist category. If you like Satch, Vai and Petrucci, this CD should be right up your alley. Keith proves he has the chops and the songwriting capability to pull it off...

John Ozturk

This guy has mastered the art of soloing from A to Z!
I'm a guitarist myself and i love to solo. I didn't even know of this artist but im sure glad i took time to check these songs out, the guitar riffs are electrifying and the solos are breath-taking! If this guy ever makes it as one of the big names, he already has one fan.

Greg Allen

CHALK IS GREAT
My fellow rockers!, buy this cd,and add it to your arsenal,this cd will sure ROCK ,and stand up to anything others can throw at it,,it is road tested,,and it,s pure guitar warfare!! Greg Allen

Matthew

Better then the first CD
if you like the Satch/Vai instrumental stuff you will love this cd as well. a few notches up from his first CD, but still has everything you love from the first one. Chalk even includes a track with Keith singing, called crazy. the singing is not bad at all, i hope to hear more of it on future cds.