Friday, November 18, 2016
Hello, blog, my old friend... Sunday afternoon practice sessions with Holly continue and I've trimmed the ever-growing set-list down a bit because I was adding too many tunes that weren't properly or fully-arranged. Since full-band practices are difficult to coordinate, this seems better suited for the group. Meanwhile, Holly and I continue to work out vocal arrangements and guitar/bass colorations. Some cool new chord-ings have arisen. Some lead parts are getting more locked-in. Finding a real warmth growing with the tunes. The one song that may be added and still needs work is "Another Way of Loving You." Worked out some cool twang-bar parts; hopefully I can remember them.
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Turned on the rig last night and was really feeling it. A very good evening at playing. Started with a tutorial video on "She Said, She Said," which really helped ... Dsus chord worked it's way into just about everything else I worked on last night, as well! So we've got "She Said, She Said," "Rain," "Vibrating," and "Hard Day's Night" and a reinvigorated "Another Way of Loving You." Cool whammy part on that. More later. Felt really good to play. One of those magical nights where everything just felt right! Today early voting then a quick stop at Target; really want to get some "fairy lights" for the music room...
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Thinking a lot about life, music, friends... life is a strange riff, after-all. I think I might've found a new re-approach to a "guitar group" (all other recent attempts having failed) and am now interested in giving it a shot. I'm frankly running out of workable scenarios. But today I "heard" something and said "yes". So tonight or tomorrow I'll test drive these ideas. Also (note-to-self) I need to find the power cord for the Ditto.