They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Here is one glimpse of why I am in love with Puget Sound.
I added some new information to my music store page explaining the lossless audio format that my songs are available in called FLAC.
If you are interested in FLAC, but don’t have a clue yet whether it is something fighter aircraft try to avoid or the latest Starbucks drink concoction, you can read all about FLAC at this Wikipedia article that explains everything you ever wanted to know about FLAC. And, those nice wiki folks have even compiled a list of list of hardware and software that supports FLAC.
We spent the afternoon today enjoying the wonderful sounds of George Fredric Handel’s “Messiah” filling the air of the Linda M. Byrnes Performing Arts Center in Arlington, Washington. The chorus and the orchestra were led by Lyle Forde and composed of all volunteer community members. Besides the community choir, the program features the Overman Family Musicians who also composed a large percentage of the orchestra with a family member in almost every section. For a suggested admission fee of $5.00, we received a lot of bang (as in timpani) for the buck. Besides the complete Messiah there were also performances […] Continue Reading…
Continuing on from the last post, here are three Major 7 and Major 6 type chords with the root note on the 6th string, or low E string on the guitar. Major 7 chords do have a distinctive “jazzy” sound, so they will make you sound cool instantly. Be sure to notice that you must mute the 5th string with the tip of your first finger and the 1st string with either a finger or part of your hand . The Major 6 chord requires that you bar the notes on the 4th and 5th strings with your 3rd finger. And the […] Continue Reading…
I’ve started trying to learn some jazz. So here are a few jazz guitar chords that I have been working on this week. Of course, the first major chord is not just a “jazz” chord, but is widely used, but for a basic major chord with a 6th string root, it seems to be about the only option. I will post some more next week, assuming I survive this sinus infection that decided to make my head its home for the time being. For now I am concentrating on chords with a root note on the 6th string (low […] Continue Reading…
I believe Lincoln’s words speak for themselves. Have a happy Thanksgiving everyone.
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
In the midst of a civil […] Continue Reading…
Here is a track I recorded a little while back on guitar (okay, on electric guitar with drums too and a few other sounds for good measure) of an Irish fiddle tune that I found in a pile of my fiddle tune sheet music. In my fiddlers fakebook it is listed as an alternative title for Farewell to Ireland. But all of the recordings of Farewell to Ireland that I have heard are a different melody than this version of Farewell to Erin. At any rate they are both about bidding the green isle goodbye, as my ancestors, Bridget […] Continue Reading…
So now there’s going to be Samsung AP chips in iOS devices? The Korea Times is reporting that Apple selected Samsung over TSMC. How ironic after the global patent infringement wars that have gone on between Apple and Samsung.
One of my favorite t-shirts (and I love t-shirts BTW) is one that I picked up in Hawaii.
KIMO’S HAWAIIAN RULES
Never judge a day by the weather.
The best things in life aren’t things.
Tell the truth – there’s less to remember.
Speak softly and wear a loud shirt.
Goals are deceptive – the unaimed arrow never misses.
He who dies with the most toys – still dies.
Age is relative – When you’re over the hill you pick up speed.
There are 2 ways to be rich: Make more or desire less.
Beauty is internal – Looks mean nothing.
No Rain – No Rainbows!