Hopefully, the previous 2 posts have given you some confidence and you are starting to strum a little and make some organized noise. If you’ve hit those exercises, your fingers will go where you want and form some cool chords. If you’ve practiced the CAGED system, hopefully you’re hitting chords in different places on the … Continue reading Who wants to start playing guitar 3
So now you have purchased a guitar. Maybe you picked up a tuner and some guitar picks but, what do you do now? Well, now comes the fun and probably most frustrating part of it. It’s time to get to work and learn the craft. When I started learning to play, it was during the … Continue reading Who wants to start playing guitar, Part 2.
I’ve had 2 different friends ask me lately about guitar playing and thought I’d put together some simple thoughts that I wish I’d known when I started. I’ve been playing since I was in my early teens and am 43 now. That doesn’t mean I’m any good but, I’ve been a constant student along the … Continue reading Who wants to start playing guitar?
Along with the Podcast that I’m doing with my buddy Rod, I will also throw in some album reviews from some of my favorites over the years. This entire album is as ingrained in my musical vocabulary as “Free Bird” or “Don’t Stop Believing” is for the casual radio hits listener. It’s backed by an … Continue reading “You Gotta Sin…”
This past weekend’s adventure was a quick, 24hr, trip to the heart of Chicago and the heart of the Blues, Chess Records. 2120 S Michigan Avenue is still the physical building and has been repurposed as the Willie Dixon Blues Heaven Foundation. My reason for going was to support and meet Kirk West and his … Continue reading “The Blues In Black & White”