I’ve been looking around at a lot of the other guitar blogs to see what people are writing/ blogging about. There’s a lot of people trying to sell their lessons, I guess ‘why not’ because guitar players need to make a living, but I guess the question arises about whether they can play or teach, that’s not a criticism but more a curiousity. A bit of the theory I’m seeing is a bit skewiff, but it’s a bit rude for one guitar player to comment that some the theory they are teaching is incorrect and has errors in it. Typos are forgivable but incorrect information is a worry.
But after digging through a lot of articles, i’m finding it really hard to find any really good inspirational blogs, and they are out there somewhere, I’m sure of this. So please, if you find any, don’t hesitate to recommend them, even after 38 years on guitar I’m open to learning, I guess that’s a good sign.
The approach that I’ve taken in this blog relates a lot to the headspace / mindset of guitar players. I guess this has come about by playing in so many different musical combinations and styles, and also from studying with exceptional players.
I’ll be blogging soon about studying with the guitar master Ike Isaacs, the former Stephane Grappelli guitarist and the Indian Sarod player Ashok Roy, the student of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. The fascinating thing about Ashok was he knew nothing about the guitar and we ended up with the tuning (bass up) B F# B F# B F (natural), yes an odd tuning but I think it’s important to discuss what I learnt, it was only recently that I heard that Ashok had passed away and I’m not sure if any other players were studying Indian music on the guitar with him. There are other ways of learning that I think could help players open up a bit. Neither of these players specialized in acoustic guitar, that’s why i think it’s important to discuss their approach to music.
So drop in with some guitar blog links if you think they are inspiring in some way, and let me know why you think they are good.
Oh yeah, is there any acoustic air guitar happening out there?
p.s Also I have been wanting to update my simple guitar theory blog at blogspot but there’s been some techy issues.