Thursday, July 9, 2009

a real gig!

During part of my break from classes i had the honor of joining the guys formerly of Plumbline and Fin who are now under the front man's name Joseph Barkley. Joseph is the music pastor at my church. They needed a guitarist for a camp they'd booked in Montana, and they asked me to go. It was a blast! They had all some fun stuff planned for us and the speaker during the day, which we didn't really expect. We did a little rafting (which was freeeeeezing), some hiking, and some skeet shooting. It was great getting to know the guys in the band and i get to head back next week! Yeah, that mean missing a whole week of school, but i figured i came hear to learn how to make money playing guitar, so i may as well go do it.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Last Quarter!

I can't believe it's already my last quarter at MI. New classes are:

Guitar Repair and Maintenance 
Guitar Heroes of the 60s and 70s 
 learning solos, intros, etc from the greats
Guitar Studio Recording 
learning some songs inside and out and re-recording the guitars to back up tracks
Advanced Groove Concepts 
 gettin' funkalicious, playing in odd meters and over meter/groove changes
Developing the Art of two-line Improvisation 
this really old, brilliant gentleman who's played with all sorts of people you wouldn't believe got bored and started trying to improvise two lines at a time like a bach fugue, or with chord tones, scales etc. should be mind blowing!