*DISCLAIMER* This blog was stolen from my friend Dennis who is the owner/instructor of Permian basin guitar. You can find more info at permianbasinguitar.com or follow his blog at permianbasinguitar.blogspot.com. I thought this post was a great read, here we go:
This post is not specific to the guitar, and originates back in my saxophone/band days. When beginner musicians learn new songs, they have a tendency to play real soft or quiet, rather than with full tone. Maybe because they are not confident in there reading abilities, or because they are scared of hitting the wrong note.
I tell my students, "would you rather hear the wrong note played with a weak tone, or a wrong note played with a full tone?" The point is that a wrong note is a wrong note, and they happen. However, if you play the wrong note with a full tone, at least the note will sound full, wrong pitch but full. And in the music world of complex chords, sometimes the wrong notes can be hidden within complex chords. [...]
This is a fiddle tune composed by Jay Ungar for the PBS Series "The Civil War." I played this a couple of weeks back for a fiddle trio and guitar (me). I did the chords behind a lovely 3-part fiddle piece. I found a buddy who let me use this music which is arranged for guitar. Having a blast looking at this beautifully somber piece. Here is the link
Hey everyone. Just wanted to keep you up to date that I've been working with the legalities in business startup, ie. business license, Texas state sales tax permit, IRS details, SBA financing to help keep everything running smoothly. It has been a lot of stuff to deal with this and prepare for graduation and moving, but I have a handle on everything and it just takes some paperwork, never-mind. A-L-O-T of paperwork. Its all good and things are going at such a pace where I won't have any large issues when the studio opens up. I'll just have to run and manage the business (haha like thats gonna be a walk in the park.)
Keep checking back online. It looks like Friday I will have a major announcement THIS Friday (4-15)
I am thrilled to be a vendor in this years wedding expo in San Angelo TX. I have worked for something like this for quite some time and It's finally coming together really well. I just started what is my last semester at Tech and I am only taking a few classes, which means I can focus more time with my music and getting things together with my profession. Sure Ill miss the Raider Nation community but I know that this learning experience is second to none. I am truly thankful for my guitar professor, David Brandon and everything he has showed me in the past 4 years along with all my other professors who spend a great part of their time in and out of the lecture rooms. I now feel very confident in anything I am going to tackle in the music wold. I probably won't post more blogs until after the expo and the feast of santa angela on Jan 29th. 'till then I hope everyone has a great start to the new year and gets back in the swing of things smoothly.
are an amazing invention. When you are sitting in the SUB (Student Union Building/University Center) and you are working on important stuff it's great just to put in some nice tunes. I'd rather listen to some classic Bob Seger rather then hearing the rambling that people have to shout out about their personal, school, or work drama.
Oh yeah and in Goin' Band slang It's "Beat UT Thursday !" ---WRECK 'EM TECH