Rhythm Trainer App

Okay, so a few days ago (ish?) I was chatting with Vish over at Ugly Bass FaceĀ 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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Pick Practice

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 […]

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Meanwhile, in bass land…

  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 […]

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