Playing guitar is difficult. Playing any instrument has challenges. Many of my students struggle with improving, even in optimal environments. They often voice their concerns in such a way that reminds me of their inner sensitivity (this is at least partially responsible for why they are drawn to the self-expression of a musical instrument inContinue reading “Growth and Goals, Romance and Reality”
The best way to make progress isn’t to be the most organized or the most ambitious, or to be the best planner or the hardest worker. The best way to make progress is to stay focused on the work–laser-focused–to overcome the daily resistance that reduces any long-term goal to nothing more than daydreams. Resistance makesContinue reading “A Personal Clarion Call”
The board To keep things minimal from a liability and a functional perspective, I slimmed this pedalboard down as much as possible. I was bringing my Fender AVRI Jazzmaster, which has that dreaded 60 cycle hum, so first order of business was to omit as much of it from the signal chain as possible byContinue reading “Rig Rundown: My Travel Pedalboard, Etc.”
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