Tagged: December 2014 – Guitar

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A Disappointing End to Guitar Month

I had big plans to perform a few Christmas tunes this week. Me on guitar with family and friends joyfully singing along. It didn’t happen. I couldn’t get it together. I thought I had a good strategy for tackling this project. It was simple and focused and I understood that it would take time, patience and hard work. I was happy to do...

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8 Chords, 12 Hours, 403 Drills and 9320 Transitions Visualized

I like spreadsheets. Give me something to crunch, calculate or forecast and I’m a happy camper. Want pretty charts and a Power Point presentation? Even better. So I like tracking things. Sleep, steps, finances, weight, fertility, productivity – I’ve got a pulse on it. And as for guitar practice, well, let’s just say I took note-taking very seriously. Call me a...

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The Beatles & What I Learned With an Hour of Practice

Every now and again, I like to sit at the piano to play a few songs. I play, I tinker, I improvise, I mess around. Pop songs, kids songs, classical pieces, my own melodic bits – whatever pops into my head really. I do a lot of things on the piano, but the one thing I do NOT do is practice. You...

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Let’s Learn the Guitar

Everyone, meet Charles. He’s my new best friend. I’ve had him for 7 years, but I only named him a few days ago because he’s spent the past…errr… 6 years and 49 weeks sitting in the corner of my basement. It’s the usual story – big fantasies of playing the guitar, little motivation to actually do the work. It’s too hard, too boring,...