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Ricky Skaggs – Highway 40 Blues: Guitar Solo
Some nice country picking licks to be learned!
There were some dances last night and other events going on around the province today, but not it isn’t a national holiday in Canada. I’ve heard that Newfoundland and Labrador are the only jurisdictions where Saint Patrick’s Day is a provincial holiday. Not too sure about it though.
As much as I’d like to goof off today and drink some green beer, I guess I’ll have to take a pass on it. Monday is right around the corner.
One time when I was married and living in Calgary, my wife and I attended a Saint Patrick’s Day bash at a pub that catered to Newfoundlanders. LOL… one of the best parties I’ve even been to in my life
I was reading an article about it this morning on the CBC website, The article was Wanted: People willing to die on Mars. In the article it says:
“The technology to get humans to Mars and keep them alive there exists,” Bas Lansdorp told Day 6 host Brent Bambury in an interview that aired this week on CBC Radio.
“The technology to bring humans from Mars back to Earth simply does not exist yet.”
It sounds very exciting! But I don’t think I will be applying to be a candidate. How about you?
Alan Jackson – Chattahoochee (Country Guitar Lesson)
You’ll find the backing track here.
Sounds pretty slick!
Jazz Arpeggios Workout
Playing arpeggios is common in melodies because they contain notes that naturally sound good with the song’s chords (because they ARE chords.) And that’s all that they are — the chord tones that make up the notes of the chord you’re playing in.
This means if you come to a solo and find yourself in an unexpected chord change, it’s easy enough to fake your way through it, by just playing an arpeggio. Since they only contain the notes of the chord, you don’t have to worry about hitting any bad notes.
Steve Krenz has a tutorial on the Gibson website called Jazz Arpeggios Workout where he shows you how to play various arpeggios from the same position. If you’re not familiar with this concept you can watch the video here and you can download the tab for the lesson in pdf format here.
Wouldn’t it be great to look at a chord and immediately have a great sounding arpeggio to play over it anywhere on the neck? The seven arpeggio forms in this workout can get you there. Add a little time and effort and you’ll get a tremendous payoff in your playing and soloing.
Well… if you master this lesson — you’ll be able to.
Feel Like Makin’ Love by Bad Company
This is one of my favorite tunes from the ’70’s. If you’re over fifty, I’m sure you remember it too. But in case it’s been a while since you heard it, here it is:
Guitar Lesson: Improvising with Flatpicking Licks
This video covers some flatpicking guitar licks that you can use in the bluegrass songs Way Downtown and Nine Pound Hammer and others.
Beginner Rock Guitar Lessons – ACDC – Hells Bells – Beginner Guitar Tutorial
Andrew Wasson of Creative Guitar Studio answers a viewers question:
Question: Can you make a video that goes over the concept of playing both major and relative minor scales over the same progression. For example; If there was a chord progression that went: Fmi Bbmi Db Eb could you demonstrate playing over it in two ways. Once resolving into the Major key of Ab Major and then doing it again but playing into the relative Minor, F Minor. Joe Satriani seems to have amazing control over this kind of thing and Id like to know more about it. I find it very difficult to do.
– Douglas – Seattle, WA.
Here is his answer in a video:
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If dating isn’t the right choice for you now, end it. I had to do the same thing one time. After my first divorce people were coming up to me and saying things like, “so you’ll be looking for another woman now….” And I assumed that was what I would do. But there isn’t anything worse than getting into another relationship for all the wrong reasons.
See, you don’t get into a relationship because you are alone. That’s the wrong reason. You get into a relationship because you care about someone else. If you’re not committed to the relationship, there is a good chance you’re in it for the wrong reasons. And you don’t have to make up any stories to end it either. Tell the truth. Just say, “Look, I really have enjoyed our time together, and I like you, but I’m not ready for this.” I’ve had to to this very thing. You can do it too.
Yes, I miss my kids too. Although one of them is all grown up and living on the west coast and has given me three grandchildren.
So you’re lonely, but not miserable…. That’s a start! You’re on the right track! Now just try and think of things you could do that won’t make you so lonely. I offered some suggestions in in my previous post. You have to get out of your apartment, and get involved. Don’t think about partners. Think about new friends and experiences for Marla. Put yourself out there.