What Did I Do This Week? – Just Do It!

What Did I Do This Week?!? – Just Do It! My push to myself this on this weeks edition of “What Did I Do This Week?!?” has been “Just Do It”, and “Just Get It Done”. Stop over thinking and put your feet to the floor and start...

Improving Improv Melody

Improving Improv Melody How did it take me so long? I recently had a breakthrough while working on improving improv melody. It feels a bit like finally finding the clutch in a manual car after being stuck in first gear. This whole time I knew there was a way to shift...

Circles – Post Malone – Song Breakdown

Transcribing Notes From John Neil (Head Transcriber) – Breaking Down – Circles by Post Malone A few general things: In every 4th measure, there is some sort of F chord, sometimes definitely major, sometimes, kind of minor, though the vocals sing an A...

Reflections – What Did I Do This Week?

Reflections – What Did I Do This Week? Doing a weekly “What did I do this Week” blog has helped me reflect on my daily progress, which this week, wasn’t much. But I do think it would be a great time to reflect on why “Music By The...

Be a Drummer, Seriously

Be a Drummer Seriously, just do it. It’s just one of those simple facts of life that everyone plays guitar. If you need a great guitarist, chances are you’ll have more applicants for the position than you can handle. Like a colony of ants that is mostly...

Kiwi – Harry Styles – Song Breakdown

Transcribing Notes From John Neil (Head Transcriber) Apparently this song started out as a joke for Harry Styles, and then became a big hit. One fun story was that he once slipped on a kiwi thrown on stage at a London show. This lead to a Manchester store banning...

“It’s ok to say no”

What did I do this week? #3 And “It’s ok to say no” “It’s ok to say no”, was something that played in my mind most of this week. Along with “if I say “yes” to something Im saying “no” to something else. Do that for a week; let it guide your decision-making process, it...

Slide Guitar, Oh Man

Playing Slide Guitar, Oh Man. An audition and… slide guitar. Like, a lot of slide guitar. Now, don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against slide guitar. I greatly enjoy a competent player. For me the emotion a slide guitarist can express is perhaps the...
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