Music, Uncategorized  Comments Off on Mandolin
Aug 062011

I’ve been playing guitar for quite a few years now. It’s not anything I could do professionally, but it feels good and its fun to jam with friends.

A year or so ago, I got interested in playing mandolin, and bought a cheap $50 mandolin on the internet, just to see if I really liked it, and had any aptitude for it.

I recently got this Eastman 515. The difference in tone is amazing, of course, and although I’ve got a long way to go, I can have a lot of fun jamming along with friends on guitar… Thank goodness for the pentatonic scale!


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 Music  Comments Off on MP3s
Jul 281999

Here are a few MP3s of me playing guitar. Nothing spectacular, but fun for me.

      1. warmup-stereo.mp3
      2. variations-stereo.mp3
      3. runaround-stereo.mp3
      4. holyland.mp3
      5. hammerpicking.mp3
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 Music  Comments Off on Guitar
Aug 061996

When I was 18, my parents gave me a guitar for my birthday.

I tried to learn to play it, but, at 18, I think I didn’t have the patience. I was too busy trying to get laid, I think…

Years later, faced with growing frustration at work, and my daughter Maia’s disability, I was looking for some sort of stress-relief. For some reason, I picked up the guitar.

I progressed more rapidly, partly because I had more patience, partly because I worked hard at it because I found some release in it, but a great part of my success was because Maia encouraged it. She would perk up and smile and laugh and squeal with joy when I played. So I played a LOT.

After a year or so, I decided that I wanted a higher quality guitar, and After shopping around, I settled on a used Taylor 810.

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