Diary of a Bad Guitar Player: Fingerstyle learning and deep listening


A million days into quarantine (approximately), my practice on the guitar has fallen into a steady routine. I am working on new fingerstyle songs, practicing the ones I learned the last week, working on improving on one or two of the songs I know and play regularly with a focus on implying the changes and… Read More Diary of a Bad Guitar Player: Fingerstyle learning and deep listening

Diary of a Bad Guitar Player: Week 4 of the Guitar 30 Challenge


The final week of the challenge was an interesting experience. I played the Whole Tone scale, which is something that jazz musicians use frequently but which I had never learned and really did not “get” from a sound perspective for the first days of practicing. I eventually started to hear it in context and that… Read More Diary of a Bad Guitar Player: Week 4 of the Guitar 30 Challenge

Diary of A Bad Guitar Player: Week 2 of the Guitar 30 Challenge


Week 2 Focus- Minor Pentatonic, Harmonic Minor, Melodic Minor Week 2 was a great learning experience. Like many great learning experiences, it was alternately frustrating and enlightening, humiliating and invigorating.  I learned a lot about what I still need to learn and even managed to learn a little about what I was hoping to learn.… Read More Diary of A Bad Guitar Player: Week 2 of the Guitar 30 Challenge