Alright... So we're doing this! Jazz guitar crash course week 1 is memorizing chord voicings that are very common in jazz (and pop): Major 7 chords, Dominant 7 chords, and Minor 7 chords. I should confess: before researching, I didn't know that "7" chords (like C7, D7, E7, etc.) are the same as dominant 7 … Continue reading Day 162: Guitar Study – Week 1
I saw an interesting lesson plan on reddit for studying jazz guitar in 3 weeks. I’ve played electric bass and drums in a jazz band before, and I’ve listened to a bunch of jazz music. But, I’ve always been too intimidated to play jazz on guitar. Now, I can’t really tell who posted this comment … Continue reading Day 161: Guitar Study
So Animal Crossing: New Horizons came out yesterday and I'll probably play a bunch of that to maintain social distancing. Music is fun, but meeting on the internet to jam with my band isn't as convenient or entertaining as playing video games online. I'm definitely not opposed to practicing music on my own and learning … Continue reading Day 160: Other Interests
I've been fantasizing about working from home since I started my current job in 2016. I dreamed of sitting in front of my computer, writing & recording music all day every day. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, my company has me working from home starting today and I'll be starting at 2:00 pm. It's definitely … Continue reading Day 159: Quarantine & Working from Home
Kirk Hammett Signature Guitars: (left) ESP LTD KH-203 & (right) ESP LTD KH-502 Let's dive into the specs since there aren't many differences between these guitars: Model: 203 // 502Contour: Les Paul // Double CutawayConstruction: Bolt-On Neck // Neck-Through BodyNeck: 3-Piece Maple (same)Body: Basswood // Alder Sides (Maple core)Fingerboard: Rosewood, 24.75" Scale, Spider and Skull … Continue reading Day 158: Choosing Between Similar Signature Model Guitars
I’ve been watching a bunch of YouTube videos since I’ve been sick at home for about a week now. YouTube suggested I look at Vow of Volition’s channel, specifically their How to Write Like Dance Gavin Dance video. They also have similar videos for chon, Polyphia, and Periphery, so I felt I could vibe with … Continue reading Day 157: Vow of Volition
I’ve been busy listening to new music and I stumbled on this band called Ghost-Note. They sometimes make funk tracks and they are amazing! You should definitely check them out.