Willie Nelson’s Beloved Guitar: “Trigger”
I love the story of Trigger, Willie Nelson’s guitar. It embodies the connection between player and guitar. It’s a long-term relationship; and a serious one too. I enjoyed this Rolling Stone video about Willie and his prized guitar: I especially like the story of the hole in the soundboard, and what they did about it. […]
Roland Blues Cube Combo
These Roland guitar amps just hit my awareness today. I’m interested because I like the sound it works to imitate. And, it has solid state reliability. I had to share this video from Anderton Music. Rob Chapman and Lee Anderton put the amp through a series of tests. I think you’ll agree: the sounds are […]
Hard Work, or Plain Old Talent?
‘Talent Is Overrated’ by Geoff Colvin is an excellent read, well worth the trip. The tagline reads: ‘What Really Separates World-Class Performers From Everybody Else.’ The book delivers that answer in a clear, concise way. There are many gems here. I suggest you check it out if you are attempting to become good at anything; […]
Are Musicians Born Or Made?
Guitar Zero gives an interesting perspective on whether you are born with talent or create it. What is happening in your brain as you learn the guitar (or any other instrument/activity)? Check out this review.