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?
Both the blog, which has been used for nothing but announcements of poetry crap for a while, and my gosh darn guitar lesson books. Yeah, both need to be dusted off. As I write this, I remain absolutely terrible at maintaining the attention span necessary for book study. I used to be so good at […]Read More Alright, let’s dust this thing off…
This post is almost kinda sorta 50% about my cat. See, here’s the thing. She’s 1 yr old, and picky about treats. She loved these turducky dental treats I was getting from a local pet shop, so naturally, now that I found one she likes, I was no longer able to find them anywhere. That […]Read More Gear: Muzjig Pick Cutter
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 some steampunkery to talk to you about from this year’s festival, but I haven’t taken the pics off of my camera yet, so I’ll have to get back to that later (soon…ish), but in the meanwhile, I’ve been roughing up a new tune. Been debating on calling it ‘Wake up Dreaming’ or ‘Masquerade’, […]Read More New Tune: Wake Up Dreaming
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.
The inspiration for this song is weird. It comes from a thousand different places that all have nothing at all to do with the end result. It comes from my recent hike in Ramanessin where my shoes got stuck in the mud, and from the concentration camps in Chechnya, and from an anthill I stepped […]Read More New Tune: Adrift
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