Great Records, Influences and Magical Moments in Music History

A friend alerted me to something on YouTube recently that has become a favorite of mine. This channel has also brought me back in touch with what could arguably be two of the greatest records in the history of rock. A tall order I know but bear with me.  The YouTube channel is Bobby WhitlockContinue reading “Great Records, Influences and Magical Moments in Music History”

Questions Most Musicians (especially guitarists) Ask

I was listening to a great YouTube discussion between John Meyer and Paul Reed Smith. At one point during this very interesting and far-ranging discussion, John asked Paul, if he could go back in time and play through any rig, what would it be? (go to 20:00 for the question) Paul went with either HendrixContinue reading “Questions Most Musicians (especially guitarists) Ask”

The #1 Thing Every Guitarist Needs to Know (if they want to play well with others in most band situations)

I posed this question on our Facebook page recently and got some interesting answers, all of which we will address in future posts. Most of what people posted were, interestingly, what I would call “soft skills.” In other words, skills related to interaction and connections within the band context. I agree that collaborative skills, personalContinue reading “The #1 Thing Every Guitarist Needs to Know (if they want to play well with others in most band situations)”

Learning the Music World: How to find your groove in a world with so many choices

I get this question all the time: How do I REALLY learn to play an instrument, learn how to play with others, learn to be in a band, etc.? There are SO many choices and options and nothing seems to help. It was a question I had at one time as well and I knowContinue reading “Learning the Music World: How to find your groove in a world with so many choices”