Monday, August 31, 2015

Rode exercise bike for 1/2 hour.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Mish-Mash

Yesterday, we played  a really nice gig for appreciative folks at a retirement home. 
Rode exercise bike for 1/2 hour.
That's it. When it comes to learning how to improvise, no more learning 500 shapes to utilize at certain points in a song. I'm going to play the guitar more to learn improvisation. Will be using Robert Conti's "Ticket to Improv" Volume 1.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Rode exercise bike for 1/2 hour.
Cut the darn grass.

Friday, August 28, 2015

MONKEES

What a great night of music. Saw the Monkees (Peter Tork and Mickey Dolenz) tonight in a concert. Mickey's voice was great and quite amazing. Peter's guitar playing was also cool; tempted me to get a Martin acoustic. Those songs!!!!


Rode exercise bike for 1/2 hour.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Rode exercise bike for 1/2 hour. Feels good taking better care of my health.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Rode exercise bike for 1/2 hour. Taking care of health better. Yesterday I continued to work on Elliott book. May get a book re: chord melody. I don't know my chords that can help with chord melody! 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Rode exercise bike for 1/2 hour. 

Monday, August 24, 2015

Guitar

JazzGuitarLessons.net is a cool source of info.

Up to Chapter 2 in the Elliott book.

Learned some maj7 chord fingerings.
Rode exercise bike for 1/2 hour.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Guitar

Selling some piano learning stuff on order to get a Fender Telecaster.

Up to page 4 in the Elliott book. 

Tomorrow starts a diet challenge with a friend.

Friday, August 21, 2015

New Post

It's been awhile since I've posted in detail, so here is a "new post" as to what's going on musically.
* Still in the band that plays jazz as well as old style rock and roll.
* Still in the Blues band. We will be expanding what we play to include rockabilly as well as old blues. 
* Sold my Epiphone ES-339 Pro. Bought an Epiphone Casino (picture is below this post). I had a Casino before, sold it, and missed it! I really like this guitar.
* Made an "offer" on a Fender American Special Telecaster. We'll see what happens there.
* Still struggling with learning to improvise. A couple of bandmates suggested that I am approaching the issue too academically. Perhaps I can benefit from just playing jazz more rather than focusing on learning it.
* However, I still need a methodology! I'm now working on the book "Introduction to Jazz Guitar Soloing" by Joe Elliott.

Anyway, here is my Epiphone Casino:



Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Rode exercise bike for 1/2 hour.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Rode exercise bike for 1/2 hour.

Monday, August 17, 2015

From @SuccessFastlane (on Twitter): "Free yourself from the thought that you are what you are. Don't let your options for the future be limited by your choices of the past."

Rode exercise bike for 1/2 hour.