Me and my Guitar(s)

•January 20, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Ok, so I’ve technically got four guitars (five if you count a 10 buck ukulele), but not really. I have a beat up, 3/4 size nylon string (which I love dearly), but the ones I use the most are a white Strat (technically a squire) and my prized possession, a Samick hollow-body. I love it because you can play it like a jazz guitar or with a distorted blues-feel. I guess I play the blues more than anything, but that’s mainly because my soloing style is very bluesy. I use the minor pentatonic scale more than anything, but I think I’m finding myself using jazz rhythms during my solos. But then again, I’m not sure…

One of the great things about creating your own music is that you often don’t know what you’re doing.

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Welcome to the Language of Tunespeak

•January 18, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Hi. Welcome to “The Language of Tunespeak”. Let me start by saying that music is an odd thing. Wikipedia says that “Sound is a disturbance of mechanical energy that propagates through matter as a longitudinal wave.” Neat, huh? Well somehow the human mind has been able to turn sound and silence into beauty – we call that music.

I’m particularly interested in the beauty created by a guitar, but definitely not limited to the one instrument. In this blog, I’m basically gonna talk about whatever I please, but I think I’ll focus on the guitar more than anything else. It might get a bit technical, but please don’t let that deter you from reading it simply because you’re not a guitarist – I hope there will be plenty else that’s interesting for you. So bear with me here, and please enjoy the ride.