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…
For the first time in a very, very long time, I signed onto Yousician (btw, I am no longer approving comments on the 10000000 year old Yousician post, which, yes, I am STILL getting comments on, much to my exasperation. Just let the damn thing die. It was a thousand years ago. I have literally […]Read More Dusting off the ol’ program and drilling a bit.
Once again, I told myself I would upload photos for you tonight, and then picked up my guitar and never did it. On the up side, I’m making really good progress (but not good enough for my liking) on a new tune I hope I’ll be able to share with you soon. I started working […]Read More
So, with poetry ramblings aside, let’s get back to some music ramblings (and I’m aware I also have several nature pics I haven’t gotten around to/bothered to post here yet). I mentioned last week that I’d decided to add Dm to my guitar repertoire. What better way to do that than to compose a riff, […]Read More Dm Progress
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
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…
Funny how things work. One day I like one pick. The next day, I favor a totally different one. Yesterday, I thought I’d never play the acoustic with anything but the wood pick because of the sound. But today I couldn’t seem to keep a grip on it when I was working with it, so […]Read More Pick practice isn’t always JUST about pick practice.