I am happy to announce the release of my second ebook, “Guitar Odyssey 2: Talkin’ Dirty.” In this rocksolography (a practice-journal-but-so-much-more), I record my progress as I learn C.C. DeVille’s guitar solo on Poison’s “Talk Dirty To Me.” I also take several side-roads into music theory, rock trivia and, of course, poetry. GO2 sells for $2.99 […]
Improve the feng shui of your practice area. BEHOLD the DIY Guitar Player’s Caddy! Here’s the how-to video:
The Chinese New Year begins February 19th, 2015. The Year of the Horse will end, and the Year of the Goat will begin. The twelve Chinese zodiac symbols are all animals (pig, rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog). Since everything in the universe is related to the guitar, I got […]
If you know the G, C and D chords, here are 11 songs you can play in their entirety! NOTE: The last song, “Queen of Hearts,” actually has a key change at the end which requires additional chords… but you can still do a nice version with only 3 chords. Enjoy!
Hi, I’m an 89A3444aerl-jazz. What are you? In the style of personal classified ads (remember those?), I have created the ESGATH26G scale. The ESGATH26G is not a musical scale; rather, it’s a shorthand method for guitar players to describe themselves using a string of letters and numbers. Here is how the ESGATH26G scale works, element […]
Guitar is a cornerstone of rock, but what about pop? Specifically, what about the pinnacle of pop: a Billboard Number One Hit? Using one my favorite reference books–Joel Whitburn’s “The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits”–as well as some Wikipedia lists, I looked at the many #1 hits over the years, from 1955 (when the […]