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January 2009 Blog Posts (8)

About My Blog

For several months now I have been keeping a blog at another web location, a chronicle of my relatively recent re-dedication of attention to my music in general and the guitar in particular. Please visit blog.brickpig.com if you're interested to read about it.



By the way, you can find songs I've written and recorded, some cover tunes, and other assorted goodies at my main website, BrickPig.Com. Stop by for visit… Continue

Added by Monty Smith on January 22, 2009 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

I HAVE TWO WHOLE FRIENDS!!!!!

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

Added by Karl Hepler on January 21, 2009 at 2:28pm — 3 Comments

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Added by Guitar Player University on January 20, 2009 at 2:18pm — No Comments

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Added by Guitar Player University on January 20, 2009 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Learning harmony parts in a hurry

Singing harmony in a bluegrass band becomes much easier the more time you're able to practice with your bandmates.



My band is lucky if we can get together once per week. Couple that with the fact I was the last to join, and I had a big challenge to learn parts quickly for a lot of songs.



I found a method that works for me, though, and it might for you.



This assumes you know the song's melody and have more or less worked out your harmony part, even if you don't… Continue

Added by Erik Rolfsen on January 11, 2009 at 3:48pm — No Comments

A New Year

I hope the world becomes a better place in 2009. So much strife, so much misery..makes one want to go write a sad song.

On the other hand, we had a baby in the house last night, first time in a way long time. The lil smile on her face this morning gives me hope .. and scares the heck outta me .. its a tuff, changing world she will have to navigate.. but I reckon thats a grandparents place.. take all the hugs and worry !

The look on Amya's face when I get to playin the Clarence is… Continue

Added by Bill Startz on January 10, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

Clay Hess Pick

I met Clay at a guitar clinic and, long story short, he have my girlfriend a pick. Over time I acquired the pick. I have been playing with this pick for literally years and lost it today. I can't play as well with any other pick and I am freaking out! This, apparently, was hand made by Clay. I have a huge gig coming up in ten days and am lost. Does anyone know where I can get a pick like this?

Added by Peter Holmgren on January 5, 2009 at 11:35am — 2 Comments

My first gig. Like, ever.

It's taken four years of woodshedding and a lot of 7-for-6 orders from County Sales to get up to speed, but I've officially made the transition from guy who could strum a few chords around the campfire to working bluegrass musician.



That's right. Apparently people are going to pay to hear me play music.



I would have laughed out loud if anyone had suggested this when I attended my first 'slow-pitch' jam at… Continue

Added by Erik Rolfsen on January 4, 2009 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

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