The video above is my first post to my YouTube Channel, Guitar 10000 (https://youtu.be/jS33j5eESHU). It’s the first of many I hope to post, documenting my journey to become a performing musician in fifteen years (when I retire). It’s a Jason Becker lick over a jazz chord progression. It’s a fun little lick. It was a great exercise, too, for working with a backing track.
Away a While, But Still Learning!
Despite the fact I haven’t posted in a long time, I’ve remained hard at work learning how to play guitar. I’ve also been hard at work ironing out a solid practice routine (there’s so much to learn, it’s easy to get lost in the scramble to do too many things). In addition, I’ve been working hard at learning how to record and edit audio and video.
Last month, I joined a group on Facebook called, Play Jazz Guitar. It’s helped immensely. The group’s founder/moderator, Matt Warnock, teaches guitar through song. That may sound like a no-brainer to folks, but it’s not easy to do. Matt provides a structure and depth to learning a new jazz standard each month. What’s more, this group is a friendly, safe environment in which to learn with one another. Players regularly post videos and offer positive, constructive feedback.
Updating My Workout Routine and Stats
I’ll take some time tomorrow to update my workout routine and stats. Though I’ve not posted, I’ve averaged 2+ hours of practice on most days. I’m on winter break (I’m a teacher) and have been able to put in 4+ hours on most days. It’s been a productive break!
Happy New Year!