This one speaks for itself! Quality-wise, what we have here is a minor masterpiece, a redo of a funky song … to make it even funkier! Sugar really rocks the house in North Stonington, CT in this music video!
And to boot, it was a fundraiser for a charity organization known as Madonna Place(more below), held at Jonathan Edwards Winery,a place where you arrive to enter a postcard; like a movie set depicting the beauty of the rolling hills of Southeastern Connecticut. Wine country. A perfect setting.
Just happens this song was made famous by “Madonna” herself!
Who’s got two minutes and forty-four seconds to spare? Go!
This song was written in 1927. It was the theme for our AM radio station’s (Westerly, RI) nostalgic music format, many years-ago. Stardust was on my license plate. After all the years, I conceded the MANY varieties of notations of this song weren’t working for me on guitar, so I arranged it myself. I wrote all the chords you see me playing, and when I was done, I remember thinking it was kind of amazing that I didn’t listen to the song once, and I don’t think I’ve heard it in years. It’s just in there, in my brain! Continue reading “Stardust”
I can assure you, when you start playing barre chords, you’ll also start to learn how to play the guitar! You’ll begin to understand the simplicity of how the guitar is laid out and how to find all the notes you need!
Everything on a guitar is done is sections, even when it appears a guitarist is flying all over with his hands. There are simple reference points, which can be found by counting up to what fret you’re on, using the dot markings as reference points, or, most likely, using your current position as a reference point (where you’re moving from).
Let me show you how versatile and simple the guitar can be, by starting in one place. There are many things you can “assign” to a location on the neck of the guitar. Then, I’ll show you how you can move at once, to another location, and, relatively-speaking, everything stays the same.
When Mackie came out with its “Big Knob” series of monitor controllers (designed as big volume knobs to save you from having to walk over to your powered speakers and turn them up and down), it was a brilliant invention; and first of its kind!
I’ve produced a couple of guitar lessonvideos and plan to make more as well. I enjoy discussing my own journey learning guitar and helping others. I find music is an important part of my daily life! I enjoy giving beginners tips in a sometimes-confusing art, where lingo can turn into a different language when a teacher has education chops.
Did you get a new guitar for Christmas?
Today’s article comes from a Quora answer from me.
Q: How many psychiatrists does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: Only one. But the lightbulb has to really want to change!
First of all, you have to really want to do it! I can tell you what I do!
I practice every day, and I have no idea why, generally! But I do remember picking up the guitar about ten years-ago when I was older, and I put a completely different, stronger, effort into it than I had as a young person.
There seems to be two ingredients to getting into a regular relationship with my guitar, and they’re not easy: time and patience. Oh, I love the way the guitars sound, and touching and playing them, creating music … Continue reading “How To Be a Guitar Beginner”
We don’t know much about this song. It was on John Mellencamp’s“Life, Death, Love and Freedom,” which would make number 5 on the Rolling Stone’s list of 50 Best Albums of the Year in 2008.
We know the original was produced by T Bone Burnett, who gives the song some depth and texture … and heavy smoker Mellencamp was experiencing a late-in-life voice change, getting rougher every minute.
I’ll put the lyrics and chords below. The song is about a man who just wants to be left alone and has no friends. It’s the ultimate blues song, and the way Mellencamp presents it, you’d immediately think it was about himself. Continue reading “John Cockers”