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Wednesday Rock Camp

Last night I went home and practiced Simple Man with a metronome. First I tried to figure out the beat so I could set the metronome and then tried playing the arpeggiation. I tried it first by just playing the … Continue reading

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Rock Camp!

I signed up for Rock Camp! This is the second time I’m doing this and it’s great fun in general (you’ll see). Location: Guitars Etc 460 Main Street Longmont CO Basement Stage (go in the double doors, head back to … Continue reading

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My Inspiration to Learn and Play Guitar

Samantha, Rita, and Jeanne 🙂 Here’s why: I’ve been in to music since I was very young. My Mom had a lot of old albums like The Ink Spots, Marty Robbins Gunfighter Ballads (the pink album), and several crooners. My … Continue reading

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Black Friday Sale

Black Friday. I planned on heading down to the local guitar shop (Guitar’s Etc in Longmont) since the email they sent out said they had some good deals. I had my eye on a BC Rich as I wanted a … Continue reading

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New Guitar Day!

Chrismas 2011 I picked up a nice Ibanez Artcore. Sounded and looked great. After playing it a bit at home, I found it was too thick for me to comfortably play, at least at this time. I’ve spent the past … Continue reading

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Observations on Rocksmith!

Couple of updates here. There are over 150 versions of the 72 or so songs. Since each song can possibly reach 100,000 points, you’re talking 150,000,000 points. I’m only just reaching 4,000,000 points so I have lots and lots of … Continue reading

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List of YouTube plays I’ve uploaded

I do have a few other videos up of me practicing and playing but Rocksmith has been a load of fun. I should have a nice one of me fumbling along up on stage in February (OMG!) 😀 Anywhere, here’s … Continue reading

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With Drop-D tuning figured out

I started getting better with the two songs I have for the next event. Soundgarden and Muse. They’re both sorta fast but with my initial not understanding of hitting the E too hard, they’re both starting out quite simple. Heck, … Continue reading

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Drop D Tuning and Rocksmith!

I’m on the next set of songs for the event and three of the songs are tuned to Drop D. Normally your strings are tuned EADGBe. In these songs, you have to retune your low E string to D so … Continue reading

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Practicing and Rocksmith!

Woot!! Broke my first string on the guitar. I was practicing In Bloom by Nirvana and there is a fret 12 bend that is a whole note or better. I was really pushing it when “twang” and it was broken. … Continue reading

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