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I have decided to start a blog, a guitar diary if you will, of my progress as a guitar player from being a TOTAL beginner to hopefully a legit musician. I will be posting every song that I learn through video, discussing troubles that I am sure will encounter, and of course talking about music in general.
Nikki Lane

—Gone, Gone, Gone

This is the song that sold me on Nikki Lane. She’s like the modern day Wanda Jackson. What a find! Like I said, there’s great music all around in this day and age. You just have to find it.

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Hunx And His Punx - You Don’t Like Rock N Roll

Oh…my…goodness! This is so hilarious and inevitably catchy - you have to watch this. It’s kind of like a train wreck. You don’t want to look, but you can’t stop staring.

mmguitarbar:

A lot of people ask me how I measure the string to know for certain I’ll get 3-5 wraps around the tuning post. The answer: I pull the string tight and cut the string three tuners past the one I’m stringing. This works for every string! Keep your eyes peeled for a post on proper stringing techniques at mmguitarbar.com! #guitar #guitartech #jazzmaster #fender #tips #tricks #seattle #blog #plug #secrets (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

Good to know!

mmguitarbar:

A lot of people ask me how I measure the string to know for certain I’ll get 3-5 wraps around the tuning post. The answer: I pull the string tight and cut the string three tuners past the one I’m stringing. This works for every string! Keep your eyes peeled for a post on proper stringing techniques at mmguitarbar.com! #guitar #guitartech #jazzmaster #fender #tips #tricks #seattle #blog #plug #secrets (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

Good to know!

Keep it Light

Tonight my plan is to work on two songs: Rock Candy by Montrose and Northern Star by Hole. I’m slowly getting back into the practicing groove. I can’t believe I was able to go a few weeks without playing. I feel like one way to keep my interest up and to progress is to steadily learn new songs and not just focus on technique. There’s always so much to work on that sometimes I lose sight on keeping it light. It’s better to do 20 minutes of real work then goof off for an hour. So tonight I’m going to go over technique for 20 minutes and then work on the songs after for however long I feel like it. 

Rolling Stone The Year in Rock Calendar 2003December 12, 2002, #911
Credit: The Donnaholics forum on Facebook

Rolling Stone The Year in Rock Calendar 2003
December 12, 2002, #911

Credit: The Donnaholics forum on Facebook

This is pretty much what I look like when I sit and play in my room.

This is pretty much what I look like when I sit and play in my room.

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