Borrowing Rick Beato’s list of top 20 keyboard intros of all time… & will add one more.

First of all, I love watching Rick Beato when I'm trying to get motivated to play music again. I never get tired of the top 20 acoustic intros list--it makes me itch to pick up the guitar. So, when I'm feeling listless and need inspiration, the vids help. It's been a roller-coaster of an emotional … Continue reading Borrowing Rick Beato’s list of top 20 keyboard intros of all time… & will add one more.

Q#127: How can you effectively create calluses for guitar practice when you constantly have to wash your hands?

Thanks to Coronavirus and my workplace, I'm washing my hands far more often than ever before. I can't even use the fingerprint scanner on my phone anymore because it can't read it (unless I re-calibrate, but I'm debating on that). The one thing I heard when I first started guitar practice was the need to … Continue reading Q#127: How can you effectively create calluses for guitar practice when you constantly have to wash your hands?

Ten artists who’ve made me want to play music (& blow a few paychecks over it).

Music makes me feel. Whether I'm playing on a crappy day or a great day, or putting in a CD and just letting a fantastic album wash over me, well... music's always been there. It's not surprising to me that I would just go nuts wanting to learn some of my favorite tunes and figure … Continue reading Ten artists who’ve made me want to play music (& blow a few paychecks over it).

#105–Why are there no E-Sharp/F-Flat or B-Sharp/C-Flat keys on the piano?

I have to admit, the repetitive pattern of two black three black two black, etc makes it easier to find one's place on the piano (especially when starting somewhere NOT middle C for us beginners). But I always wondered about those gaps. When you look at the keyboard, where you might expect to find a … Continue reading #105–Why are there no E-Sharp/F-Flat or B-Sharp/C-Flat keys on the piano?

My First Guitar Lesson FINALLY Happened Today… and there’s a lot to learn.

I find it funny that nearly a year ago (minus about three weeks) I was writing about how interested I'd be in an electric guitar, despite knowing nothing about my Ibanez acoustic-electric that I'd just got a couple months before. I figured (at the time) I'd better save up and invest in some lessons quick … Continue reading My First Guitar Lesson FINALLY Happened Today… and there’s a lot to learn.