On the wall, shadows- The leaves of the trees outside Rendered in black-and-white
Now the sun shines through my window And the morning breezes blow. On the weeping willow tree Small white flowers now grow. But the air still holds a chill And the streets are laying still No one’s walking up to my door And I wonder if they ever will. These empty streets are crying For… Read More Poem of the Day 4/1/20
I am happy to say I completed the first week of the Guitar 30 Challenge without missing a practice session and I am seeing some of the results I was hoping to see. I keep a running log of each day’s practice so I can share my journey from #badguitarplayer to #OKguitarplayer with the world.… Read More Diary of A Bad Guitar Player: Week 1 of the Guitar 30 Challenge
The space between us grows As if we are all drift, Set alone on our on rafts Carried apart by different winds and different tides. Now only the ocean and the sky can be seen- Blue and empty. And fear the ocean for its emptiness And fear drifting too close. In the sky above, the… Read More Poem of the Day 3/27/20 – Distance
A gentle snow falling, Lands on empty streets and disappears. From inside, we watch.
Although I did not plan it, by happy coincidence, one of my favorite guitar podcasts, The Play Guitar Podcast with Lee Anderson launched a 30-day practice challenge that began the day after I introduced my Diary of a Bad Guitar Player. You can learn about the challenge and Lee’s excellent content here. Because consistent practice… Read More Diary of Bad Guitar Player: The Guitar 30 Challenge
Hi, my name is Deck and I am a bad guitar player. Wow, it feels good to get that off my chest. If the title of this series hasn’t clued you in, this is not a guitar blog that will be full of helpful advice, pro tips or keen musical insights. If I were capable… Read More Diary of A Bad Guitar Player- Introduction