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
I know, two posts in one night! This is a quickie though, guys. I was sitting here practicing working with a pick and it dawned on me, ‘hey, you know, in between all the posts about poetry, and photos, and the recent festival, I don’t think I’ve actually posted that I’m making progress on manipulating […]Read More Pick Practice
Yesterday was Thursday. That means yesterday was the one night a week I’m able to work on recordings for the upcoming poetry album. I was trying to sneak in recordings early in the morning, before the roomie gets up, too, but in terms of time I can work on the project due to outside forces […]Read More Things I’ve (already) Learned about Home Recording
Well, I haven’t had a lot to post about recently, in part because I’ve spent a large chunk of my time just sitting around watching old ass anime that I never got around to. Have I totally ADD’d from practice? No, not at all, but it’s been light. I’ve been fighting a mild sinus infection […]Read More Composing, Practicing, and fighting off the office plague.
I spent a good part of the day noodling around on my guitar and my bass. In guitar land, I have a new tune, and I have something vaguely resembling lyrics, but these two things don’t seem to bear any relation to one another, so it seems I’ve got two entirely different creatures in […]Read More Meanwhile, in bass land…