Musicianship

Thanks to everyone who pitched in for the guitar. I have thanked many of you, but probably not all of you. As many of you know, I have been playing guitar off and on for ten years now. I have gotten to the point where if you give me a song to play, I can sit down and learn it within a day. However, to me this is akin to reading a book by memorizing word shapes and sounds and not understanding that each word is made up of letters and are put together using grammar. So I am setting out to learn the letters and grammar of music, or rather the language of music. It’s a challenging goal, but I think it will make me a much better player in the long run. Additionally, I need to work on my playing technique. Like the fine instrument it is, the Epiphone requires only a delicate touch to play. I am used to my acoustic, which requires an over-firm fingering of the fretboard to make music. Anyway, the next time you see me, I will be a much stronger player.

7 thoughts on “Musicianship

  1. What you DIDN’T know is that the guitar was secretly intended to prep you for playing at our wedding. mwahahahaha!

  2. We are proud to have helped you open a new frontier of your life. We always knew you were pretty sharp. “That Jason!” we would marvel. “He’s just flat good! A natural!” So now you have to actually figure out how to DO the sharps, flats, and naturals. Don’t forget to keep up the tempo. And, whatever you do, DON’T play through the rests. The rests are Caleb’s strong suit.

  3. I’ll be sure to note any incidental progress, continuing to cut time out of my day to practice. I think that’s the key to success.

  4. Well, yes, the acoustic really is for the wedding. But you can’t play any good Billy Idol songs without an electric.

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