Saturday, March 29, 2008


Watch Out Folks! He's armed and dangerous!

At this point the only danger is to your ears!
I've always wanted to learn to play guitar. I've had a few friends and family encourage me to but I never did.
I believe the conversation with The Architect went something like this...
"David, do you know what your problem is?"
"No. (but I s'pose yer gonna tell me."
"Your problem is, you never picked up a guitar."
When I had the chance to pick up a Stratocaster for less than a third of what it would cost me new I attacked it.
Picked up a little Fender Frontman amp at a pawn shop. I've got a stack of books with chords and music lessons. I'm working on my callouses.
OH! Yes, that of course is a Snap-On 11/16's deep socket/ slide.
Ya wanna hear something REALLY scary?
I've got a mic and I know how to plug it in!!!


The Piano Wizard Queen said...

If you want to learn the guitar, you should use Guitar Wizard, which is coming out this fall. Guitar Wizard is a music software that will teach you how to play the guitar and read notes as well. You will learn how to play the guitar within a month of using Guitar Wizard. Guitar Wizard comes with a real guitar but you can use your own guitar with it. You can learn how to play virtually any song with Guitar Wizard. For more information, read this article on Guitar Wizard.

Bob Barbanes said...

Hah! Love the name you called the picture. Nice strat! Looks good on you, like it belongs. I myself have been haunting guitar shops and websites, trying to decide which one to buy. Lots of reasons to get a Strat, yeah, but I love the look and sound of the Gretsch Country Gentleman (I just don't have that kind of cash). So I'm kinda leaning toward an Epiphone...maybe a Casino? Then again, people keep saying good things about Ibanez guitars for newbies. I don't know. Maybe I ought to see if I have any talent to learn before I plunk down a lot of money.

Or maybe I should just go out and buy Guitar Hero and be done with it.

Have fun!