Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Equipment check.

As I'm getting started, I thought it would be a good time to list what I've got to work with. I've got a d'arddio 4 string pilot deluxe, a model that was discontinued a bout ten years ago. I've got a Vox 65 watt practice amp. I've got a handy little tuner that plugs into my output jack. And I've got a computer, which gives me access to online metronomes.

I've got some other junk too. But none of that matters at the moment. At this point , it'll only get in my way. For now, its all about focusing on fundamentals.

Practice: Today I did a chromatic run up and down the neck with a pick while a metronome clicked away at 92 bpm. I then bumbled around playing 3 or 4 songs. All in all not awful, but not much more than a session to wake up muscle memory and start work on a new set of calluses.

Next up, finding a teacher and scheduling some lessons.

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