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My Biggest Fan

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A couple of weeks ago I received the final version of the files for my CD, Soothing Guitar. Eduardo Costa mastered it for me and did a fantastic job. He encouraged me to create an audio CD from the files he sent me. The idea was to listen to the tracks from an actual CD […]

Something Different

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Classical and fingerstyle music is always a challenge to learn on the guitar. Even the “easy” pieces are difficult. I love the challenge of learning new music. Reviewing the score, finding the right fingerings, getting it into memory, and then the endless repetition all lead to the reward of something beautiful. Every now and then […]

Perfectionism

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It’s no secret that I have been busy lately. Being a “do it yourself” musician is a lot of work. It’s easy to become consumed with the idea of “success.” Perfectionism is the enemy. It makes it easy to procrastinate. I find myself changing my mind over and over again about what to put on […]

Once in a Lifetime . . . .

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  A few years ago I was in the market for a new guitar. Maurine and I made the drive to Guitar Salon, International in Santa Monica, CA. I couldn’t find what I was looking for in Yuma. I wanted to play a really fine instrument. The Guitar Salon is not your “run of the […]

Freedom in Music

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Like every other kid who played the guitar in America, I wanted to be a rock star. My friends and I would jam to AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Rush, KISS and others. Back in the 80s, one of my friends went on to be a part of the punk rock scene in Los Angeles. My dreams […]