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Back on the Path to Musicianship

It’s Friday and I have to admit, it’s time to move forward pop over to these guys. I have started composing again and it came at the most unusual time.

Working it out in the high end

Jamming with the Writer

The first piece came to me while reading an acoustic guitar magazine. I was just noodling a bit with 2 of the chords in the exercise given by the writer.

It’s like jamming with the writer and you come up with a different riff. Then you develop it over a few days. Not intentionally, but sort of like living and breathing the piece. Adding and subtracting from it each time you pick up your instrument.

I have since added a chorus and have started developing a 3rd bridge type part.

Hopefully soon I will put up the first demo.

What accidental or “on purpose” composing experience have you had lately?

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Getting the Logistics of Your Studio Organized

Decided to get my studio set up.

So where do you put what and what should be in reach?


The studio prior to set up
A view from a length view

In my situation I use audio and video in the studio, plus some web programming. So where do you start?

I have a main computer work station (web, R and D, uploading and video. The music audio computer is a separate station.

Now the room is about 15′ by 11′ and 8’4″ ceilings. Hard wood floors and plastered walls. 1 window and a single door entry.

There is the placement of the equipment, monitoring position, acoustic treatment and a video back drop for video-webcasting.

The studio prior to set up from the width

Stay tuned to see how I pull this of.

Do you have any ideas, challenges and/or solutions for home based studios? Please feel free to share your thoughts

What is a chapman stick?

Well, I ordered a 10 string Chapman stick and it will take about 3 to 4 months for the company to produce it and ship.

So what is a chapman stick?

Emmett Chapman on a 10 string Chapman stick

Well take the idea of a piano and apply it to a guitar and bass. And instead of plucking the strings you just tap the note at the appropriate fret buy tamiflu.

Now imagine that you are playing the bass part with your left hand and the melody/chords with the right.

What does it sound like?

Here’s Kevin Keith on the stick just to give you an idea.