A young man named Brian Gatheru recently found me online and wanted to ask some questions about guitar for a school research project. The interview focused on my beginnings as a guitarist, the learning process, the timeline involved, and continuing education.
As I answered his questions, I had a nice little trip down memory lane to when I began and what my life – my “Six String Life“, as I like to call it – has been like since I decided to devote myself to this great instrument.
I’ve posted the questions and answers below for your reading pleasure. If you’ve got some playing experience, you may see yourself in some of my answers. If you’re relatively new to guitar studies, then maybe my answers will give you some perspective or even something to shoot for. (more…)
I’d like to welcome you to join my new Facebook guitar group, Six String Life!
If you dig the lessons and information you’re finding here on my little corner of the web, then I know you’re going to LOVE this community.
I created the group so that guitarists of varying skill levels could share tips, techniques, lessons and stories, build relationships/network, and celebrate each other’s wins.
Anyone is welcome, from beginner to advanced players, hobbyists to gigging pros. And that’s the beauty of it! My vision for this group is a place where less experienced players can learn from the seasoned veterans.
To bump that up a notch, I’m going to have some guest pros – friends who are top players, teachers and technicians/luthiers – to answer questions from the group members periodically, a la Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything”. (more…)