This week I added the ultimate toy for any bad guitar player- a loop station pedal. I have considered getting one for years but held off because I always felt like I should work on my playing and not add gear that would just add to the goofing off at the expense of actual playing.… Read More Diary of a Bad Guitar Player: Gone Loopy
A Woodpecker drumming Against a tree, his tapping Echos over sleepy streets.
At the bird feeder, Chickadees, Finches, and Swallows- Inside- watching, sipping coffee.
I have been thinking about rhythm a great deal this week after writing about “locking-in” last week. Rhythm is so essential to music- play it poorly and you will sound terrible, play it well and even simple things shine. But while rhythm is an essential concept, it is not a simple one. Playing with great… Read More Diary of a Bad Guitar Player: Feeling vs Counting
In bed, soft and warm, Holding you tight. Your breath rises And falls in the dawn light
In my sleepiness, Sitting on the couch, still dreaming As bird softly sing.
Hello again, my guitar playing friends. Well, it has been another week in quarantine and another week of solid practice. I am seeing progress on the two new fingerstyle songs I am working on and that feels great. On the other hand, I have really gotten away from ear training this week and I feel… Read More Diary of a Bad Guitar Player: Let’s talk about Locking In