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Artcore Bliss!

My new Ibanez Artcore Expressionist AM93 (Thanks Sweetwater!) with my added RMC Poly-Drive 1 electronics (Thanks Richard McClish & RMC Pickups!) for Roland GR-55 synth access. Ahhhh…. Can’t wait to start playing it nonstop! 😎🎸

DB-14 How to Use the Metronome

Watch The Video Lesson

This is lesson DB-14 “How to Use the Metronome”, and is a continuation of my journal of things I have learned as an adult double bass student.

See the video for a few pointers about using the metronome.

Be sure to check out my Double Bass Lessons page for a complete list of all of my lessons!

Getting used to practicing with a metronome is really important. It will help improve your rhythmic abilities and improve your consistency of playing at a given tempo. And the more you practice with a metronome, you will find that you start hearing a metronome in […] Continue Reading…

Visual History of Boss FX Guitar Pedals

I thought this was pretty cool.  Courtesy of Roland UK:

MP3 for I Need You

To not hold anything back, here is an mp3 of my latest new song, “I Need You”.  You can buy the high res versions either from my web store or at CD Baby.

Thank you in advance.

 

Ukulele Bar Chords – F major form

Like I said, as I get the time to put these together I will share them with you.  Today’s chord du jour is the F major shape bar chord which has its root note on the second string, the E string as shown in the diagram below.  Have fun strumming!

I Need You Video

The video for my latest song, I Need You, is now live on YouTube.  You can also download it right here from my site if you prefer.

 

Album Art & Ringtones

I wish this could be on the cover of a 33 rpm LP, but I don’t have the budget for that and on top of that, this song is getting released as a single anyway.  But you can always dream.  So here’s the art for the cover of my new single, “I Need You”.  Also, here is a link to the I Need You ringtone taken from the song.  You can have it now for free, but in the future it will be available via my music store so you can throw some change my way.  Do you know […] Continue Reading…

New Song Coming – I Need You

“I Need You” is a love song that I came up while I went for a walk last summer.  Boom, done – all of the lyrics and the basic melody in less than an hour!  But then it has taken me since then to actually get it recorded.  For various reasons it sat in my notebook until February when I came across Graham Cochran’s Recording Revolution “One Song One Month Challenge”.  Of course the One Song One Month Challenge began in January, and by February I was already a month behind.  So, I got the song arranged and recorded by March […] Continue Reading…

Ukulele Bar Chords – A major form

Okay my ‘ukulele ‘ohana, here is my next installment of bar chords for the uke.  This one is using the open position form of the A major chord shape.  The diagram shows that you only bar the first and second strings with your first finger, but in practice I bar strings 1, 2 and 3 because that makes it easier to quickly change from for example Bb major to Bb minor.  I will share diagrams for some minor chord forms too once I get them completed.

Have you been using bar chords when you play the uke and how is […] Continue Reading…

Ukulele Bar Chords – C major form

This has been helpful to me, having first played the guitar and being used to using bar chords got me thinking it would be helpful to know how to use and play moveable bar chords on the ukulele.  So here is an example of how it works when using the form for a C major chord played in the open position as you move it on down the neck.  I will post some other bar chord forms in the future as I create the charts.

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