Look at you, you’re someone with an awesome hobby/interest/career, and someone you really dig makes sweet, amazing music. You try, with what little time you have to get up to their level, but after several hours of practicing, you’re barely getting that one part down.
Don’t let this get to you. You already have an interest that excites you, and you picked it up again today. Good on you. Now, all you have to do is do a little bit better than what you did last time.
Tired of not knowing your way around the guitar? Can’t figure out where to play chords? How to build a cool solo over any song? The CAGED method can help. Clearly, there’s no way to learn these things without doing … Continue reading →
It’s simple. Not easy, but simple. I don’t understand why so many have the same question and never want to hear the only real answer: practice. If you want to get better, you have to organize your day to practice … Continue reading →
September 16 Coincidentally enough, two of the greatest practitioners of jazz on the classical guitar were born on this date. In addition to this similarity both Byrd and Klugh were noted for styles that used latin rhythms extensively. Happy Birthday, … Continue reading →
Fuller Sound For Albert Albert King is featured performing his signature tune “I’ll Play The Blues For You” during a live performance in the early 70s. The 1970s saw King teamed with members of The Bar-Kays and The Movement (Isaac … Continue reading →
Machine Gun is one of Jimi Hendrix’s greatest creative outlets. Band of Gypsys was the only live recording authorized by Jimi Hendrix before his death. It was recorded and released in order to get Hendrix out from under a contractual … Continue reading →
Voodoo Child (Slight Return) was developed from Voodoo Chile, recorded May 2, 1968, during a studio jam with Steve Winwood on organ and Jack Casady on bass. The next day, Hendrix returned to the studio with Redding and Mitchell for … Continue reading →
Multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and bandleader Ralph Towner was born in Chehalis, WA in 1940, moved to Oregon at age five and grew up there. He began to improvise at the piano at age four, imitating recordings from the WW II era. … Continue reading →
The real Blues Brothers… It was 1969 when Patrick Ford first came onto the San Francisco blues scene with brother Robben Ford. During the 70’s he spent time working with his brothers Robben and Mark in the Charles Ford Band … Continue reading →