As you might expect, I’m doing things wildly out of order. I have several songs I should record for you before this one, but this is what I’m working on right now, so this is what you’re getting right now. This is what I call a ‘low down and dirty’ recording. I’ve recorded it with […]Read More New Tune: Anthem (or some other title that’s better which I haven’t thought of yet)
I said I was going to upload an update on Delaware last week, but I was still picking at it. There’ve been these little bits in the lyrics that I just wasn’t quite happy with and I couldn’t think of what to replace them with. So, for the past week or so, I’ve been listening […]Read More Tune Updates: Delaware, Monsters, and Time Traveler’s Love Song
Observation: It’s really, REALLY hard to practice bass with a head cold and/or allergies. I’m not quite sure what it was that hit me abruptly at around 7 pm last night, but I know I took a benadryl and it did a whole fuck lot of nothing, but woke up totally fine this morning. So, […]Read More Observations
Last night went pretty well on all fronts. In spite of limited hours in the day, I was able to spend a little time with all three instruments – if not as much as I wanted with the bass and ukulele. Even so, after my fumbling recently it was a pretty good practice session all […]Read More The Funny Things That Happen
Then again, I haven’t ridden a bike in 15 years, so I’d hardly call myself an authority on the subject. You may have noticed, but I’ve been talking a lot about the ukulele lately. It’s stupidly fun, and the adorable little thing just brings a sense of charm and joy to the room every time […]Read More Riding a bike, it is not, and a comparison between Rocksmith and Yousician.
…that I didn’t learn playing guitar. That’s such a loaded sentence, isn’t it? 🙂 But, it doesn’t make it any less relevant. And, it doesn’t mean you can’t – or won’t eventually – learn about these things learning guitar. It does mean – like earlier comments I’ve made about bass, that the ukulele poses some […]Read More Things I’ve learned playing Ukulele.
Slightly wasted an entire day on this project. It’s 2 am where I’m sitting, and I am covered in thread and bits of fabric, BUT! I have made my own little padded case for my new ukulele. I had ordered one, which will potentially arrive some time before next year. Then, I got the idea […]Read More DIY Ukulele Case: Mission Accomplished!
Well, I think I mentioned in my last post that I decided to buy a slightly better ukulele, since I’ve determined I am enjoying it enough to justify. I’m still very much a beginner though, and on a budget, so those things definitely factored into my decision. I eventually want to try a concert sized […]Read More Ukulele Comparison Time, Rookie Style! Diamond Head DU-150 vs Kala KA-15S
I know I promised to write about the various bands I saw this weekend, and I’m going to, but I want to give a good listen through all the new albums first, and, you know, actually also have time to practice. Rest assured, that’s all coming soon. Life is just a bit hectic. And, I […]Read More Bass and Ukulele Observations
Well, it only took almost 40 pages before I got into something in the Bass for Dummies book that I could pick up my bass for. I’ve got to say, I really like the accompanying videos (all 2 that I’ve watched), since the instructor talks through everything really slowly, and moves just as slowly. It’s […]Read More Practicing the Bass, Playing with the Ukulele, and more fumbling with the guitar, with thoughts.