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The DAW 30 Day Challenge

For those of you who know me, I have struggled for ages with Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) like Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Ableton, and many, many others. I have tried just about everything, and invested hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars over the years. Audio programs like these are super powerful, but the learning curvesContinue reading “The DAW 30 Day Challenge”

A Personal Clarion Call

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 Shopkeeper

I recently read a book called “Keep Going” by Austin Kleon–a fun little jaunt through the common struggles artists face. Being an artist (or aspiring musician) is very much like a long-term relationship; there are ups and downs, high and low arcs, times of discovery and joy, and times when it seems like nothing isContinue reading “The Shopkeeper”

D.I.Y. Guitar Pick Hack (Never Lose Your Pick Again!)

Here’s a simple hack for slippery guitar picks. Take some course, 150 grit sandpaper (or equivalent) and pinch & twist the pick back and forth a bit. Make sure to avoid getting the tip. What she said. 

Making a string mute from a bridge cover D.I.Y. (Fender offsets, Jazzmaster, Jaguar, etc.)

If you own an offset like a Jazzmaster of Jaguar, then you might dislike the microphonic noise created from heavy strumming. Personally, I enjoy banging on my axe pretty hard, and sometimes (like when I’m playing funk) I don’t want to hear that noise build-up that comes from the excess string length between the bridgeContinue reading “Making a string mute from a bridge cover D.I.Y. (Fender offsets, Jazzmaster, Jaguar, etc.)”

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