Kind of an okay week of practice for me, I think I played every day but would have liked to have more time. Putzed around with some Christmas songs on classical, and worked a bit on "Sign of the Gypsy Queen" by April Wine. And a little bit of "Highway Song" by Blackfoot.
Ordered a Switchcraft toggle switch for my Epiphone Les Paul - Epiphone uses some special material on the contacts of the switch which tarnishes / corrodes faster than any other metal known to man, so every time you let one sit for a bit you're down to one working pickup. I think the switch is pretty easy to replace and hopefully the Switchcraft one will just work Seventeen bucks for that damned little thing - probably cost under a buck to make I'm guessing. Oh well, what else is new...
Got that Amplitube 4 and Reaper working with the ASIO 4 All drivers. Got a couple blue screens of death and actually had to shut the power off to the computer and turn it back on to get it working again, but yesterday I was messing around with it for an hour or so and didn't have any problems.
Pleased to meet you Hope you guess my name But what's puzzling you Is the nature of my game
Well still working on the Funk actually playing the rhythm in time. Otherwise not much else to report. This christmas no guitar gear, i got a pair of wharfedale linton heritage speakers for my audiophile system. Still love my strat from last year.
I wasn't going to post an update this week because I don't have anything new or exciting (to me) to report. But, I didn't want you guys to think I died or something.
I had intended to do a video. Then suddenly it was Sunday. A whole flew by.
I did get together with another guitarist. We're getting thru songs with less and less mistakes. When we do make mistakes we try to push thru them and find our place again without stopping. An hour playing with another person is worth a week of practice when it comes to timing, not stopping and restarting, and other aspects of actually making music. Obviously, technique needs to be practiced privately.