F Chord progress

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 […]

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Argh. F Already?

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, […]

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Where Video Tutorials Fail

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? […]

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The Learning Curve

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 […]

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Rhythm Trainer App

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 […]

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Strings are weird.

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 […]

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