Keeping it in time

When I first started playing guitar, I never used a metronome or anything else to keep the beat. In fact, I never played with other musicians so it wasn’t necessarily an issue if you understand me. A few years later and I began to rehearse with other musicians and it was quite a shock, to realise that nothing I played was in time witht the beat. This was a whole new ball game and I had to change my... read more

The process of undoing

Perhaps there are certain habits that one picks up in life that will lead to one’s undoing. Well, that’s as maybe but what I wish to talk about here is having to UNDO certain ways of doing things on the guitar that have gone unnoticed…things of a muscular, physical nature. Perhaps they have gone on for a lifetime. And then one day… Well, that’s where I feel I am at in the... read more