I have been playing guitar for 40 years and I really love the blues, but I am well versed in Rock And Country. My influences are my Dad who taught me to play as well as Johnny Cash, Elvis, and muddy waters and My wife Nikki
SONGS THAT TELL A STORY: I watched an interview done with Mr. Tony Bennett awhile back. The jest of the story was that Tony Bennett is about the last of his kind when it comes to storytelling in a song. No one is interested anymore in a song that tells a story because you have to actually listen to it to the very end to get the message. In no way do I compare myself to this man who at 80 odd years still has a voice that put kids to shame. I do relate to his observation on songs though. For the most part I write things that touch me and I hope touch others. I am finding that writing a song to be produced is becoming m...
Tres Hombres: My fellow "Tramps" and I got together last week to work on some songs and talk about a possible side project. I'm encouraged and hopeful that it will work out. We have an advantage in that we already gig together so we can try out songs live as we learn them...makes sense...but there will be some songs that we might not be able to play at Tramps gig...might be too heavy ; )
Today's Practice 1/9/08: 45 Minutes
Minor Pentatonic Scale
Chord changes (A,E,D,G,C,Am, Em, Dm, A7,E7)
Strumming with chord changes
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