Getting Stuff Done

Getting Stuff Done

Over the past few years I've accumulated a giant pile of original material that exists only in my mind and as little musical snippets scattered throughout my digital life. I kept thinking someday, I'm really going to sit down and record some stuff. But then life gets in the way and that thought becomes when am I ever going to get enough time to record?

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The Holistic Stack

The Holistic Stack

Jimi Hendrix was once quoted as saying that he didn't play the electric guitar, he played amps. The point being that the art of electic guitar and his unique sound were about more than just the wire-and-wood strapped to his body. While he says "amps" I really think of this as more like the entire signal-chain.

In this first article in a new series, we'll start exploring each stage of the signal-chain from your brain all the way back to your ears. 

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Warmup vs. Training

Warmup vs. Training

I have a somewhat-unhealthy affinity for collecting finger exercises. While we can all agree that, by themselves, they aren't very valuable musically, they aren't totally useless—if you put them in the right perspective. To use them effectively means understanding what your goals are and how they fit with them. One approach is to understand the difference between warmup exercises and training exercises.

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