The final piece to our puzzle is box 5. I'm not actually sure what scale this is. It's cool and hits the 6… which is the first scale that we have the does that! Hey, hey, hey If we place this box at the start of our scale, we have 1(root) - 2 - 4 [...]
We're rolling right along to box 4! Let's ask this question, though. When should I add a new box to work on? Well, for each person, that's a little different. I think you should be able to play the scale backward and forwards without much trouble at a certain bpm. Let's at say 95 bpm. Does that number hold any special value? Hell, no. I just used it as an arbitrary number. You can pick any number you'd like. The METRONOME is the key part here! You should be able to have some "pressure" on you to keep you honest and moving.
Box three has become my favorite to play! It's the center of the pinwheel of the minor shape, and if placed at the root note on the sixth string, it's a suspended scale, which is cool because it means that even if the parts underneath you are major or minor, you still won't miss a note!
Hello, darlings! If you haven't read the last blog post on pentatonic boxes… literally the last post I made. Well, then I'm gonna do a little self-promotion and tell you to go back a post and give me a click. Seriously though, I suggest you go back there, so everything makes sense from here on [...]
Growing up, I knew the name of every single member of my favorite bands. I could have told you about their favorite movie and what their sign was. The band was a family, and I was a second cousin in my mind. There was something sacred about that. Now I've been playing around for a [...]
How are these terms defined? Everyone has their own schedule. It is determined by open communication. Someone isn't wrong by not wanting to commit an undefined (or a schedule sculpted a little too well) amount of time.
What a peculiar year. I have a feeling we will look back at this year as the year that showed us who we were. It seemed like we had nothing but time to work on (I hate this phrase) our quarantine album. But most of my "progress" came at the end of the year for [...]
That's the trick! Try it out the next time you have a hard time keeping a new strumming pattern while singing! I have used this trick many, many times, and it has helped me to get that "Patting your head, rubbing your belly" feeling to go away.
This is why therapy is so critical for our survival. I'm not trying to be poetic when I say critical. What's the point of life if you're not even living? You’re taught how to walk, you're taught how to speak, you're taught how to write and read. When it comes to working through the things that prevent you from happiness, you're left to your own devices.