Sunday, March 13, 2011

Lessons #4 and #5

Sometime in the past two weeks I've gotten lazy about blogging. (And doesn't that happen to most beginning bloggers?) Anyways, back to our feature presentation!

Lesson #4 and #5 were full of new scales (G and D major), exercises, and songs (The Beatles Drive My Car, Uncle Tupelo's No Depression, The Pixies Where is My Mind?).

Aside from really enjoying lessons, I'm haven't found anything about them particularly compelling as blog post fodder. Time to start branching out into explorations of the bigger concept stuff I think.

The biggest development in my playing in the past two weeks (aside from slowly getting better) is my new practice setup. I've moved the amp out of the bedroom into the home office. This gives me more room to stand up and play as well as the ability to use my computer (and it's nice speakers) for play-alongs. This morning I did an hour of Pixies play-along (Where is My Mind, Gigantic, and Cecilia Ann).

I'm hoping to start recording some of my practices soon in order to give them a critical eye. All in all, things are looking up.

In summary, fewer lesson recaps, more big picture posts, and hopefully a few interviews coming soon.

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