So, I’ve been learning to crochet. I’m not sure what triggered the impulse, but it seemed like it would be an inexpensive new hobby, so I went with it. I’ve only been at it for about a week, and what I never expected was how similar it was going to be to learning to play […]Read More Crochet, it turns out, isn’t all that different from guitar. Huh. Weird.
Well guys, I’m writing this one while on hold with a certain vendor that I currently want to stab in the face so just how coherent this is going to be is up for some serious debate, but I need to do SOMETHING other than listen to their shitty hold music. I am attempting to […]Read More F Chord progress
I won’t lie, guys. I have been living with a fear of barre chords. I’ve attempted to get the feel for them a few times, but there’s that part of my brain that says ‘but this is the hard shit!’ that has made me kind of shy away. I know I need to learn it, […]Read More Argh. F Already?
Well guys, it’s 3 AM as I write this post. Yes. 3 AM. The time of night when any sane person is unconscious, but I’m shaking off barre chord practice because that’s just apparently how I roll on a Saturday night. The house is quiet, Roomie’s asleep, and I’m not far behind, but as long […]Read More More thoughts on the F Chord, and Barre Chords in General
I have a lot of thoughts. This post might end up being a little bit all over the place. I’ll try to keep things coherent, but since thoughts and ideas don’t tend to happen in a sequential way without beating them into submission, all bets are off. I was going to put of writing about […]Read More Thoughts on Scales, Barre Cords, and whatever else in between.
Well, get ready to hear something shocking from me – the person who struggles to focus on book lessons and usually hates charts and graphs. Ready? Just learn your scales from books. I mean, if you’re going to learn scales, have a fricking chart of the scale in front of you. Where’s that coming from? […]Read More Where Video Tutorials Fail
I haven’t talked about lesson progress on here in a long time. There are some really simple reasons for that. Firstly, that I’ve been consumed for a bit with creative energy, which I don’t think is ever a bad thing, and that’s been swallowing most of my practice time. Secondly, I’ve also been consumed with […]Read More The Learning Curve
Okay, so a few days ago (ish?) I was chatting with Vish over at Ugly Bass Face about metronomes. I have a weird relationship with metronomes because I know they’re a useful, practical learning tool, but absolutely hate how they sound. That chirpy, clicky noise sets my teeth on edge. I’ve done a few runs in […]Read More Rhythm Trainer App
Observation: different strings go different kinds of weird when they start to die. You’d think once you’ve had a set start to go on you, you’d know what to expect going forward. But, I’ve been trying different strings just about every time I swap them out. After all, my hands and ears won’t know what […]Read More Strings are weird.
I potentially should be working on you know, the songs I already have that need work and/or memorization, or learning a few cover tunes, or any number of things, really, but I’ve got it in my head to get a new chord in my guitar repertoire. G, A, Am, C,D E, Em…it covers a lot […]Read More Adding a new chord to my repertoire, and the latest update on the progress of the Poetry Album