Editing your video, the final step in producing high quality video content

You may wonder why I covered so much about video on a guitar-related blog. The simple reason is that I am fascinated by it and want to learn as much as I can about this medium for years to come.  Also, so many guitar players love to video themselves and their bands, and post the videos to sites such as YouTube, so why not do an in-depth series on video? If you plan to use video as means to promote your music and yourself as a musician, why not learn as much as you can about it and be the best you can be? Continue reading Editing your video, the final step in producing high quality video content

The Importance of a Regular Practice Routine

The Importance of a Regular Practice Routine

Music brings people together and makes them feel. Makes them feel happy. Makes them feel sad. Makes them feel hopeful, fearful, or bold. Music makes you think. Think about life. Think about love. Think about issues; about people; about your soul. And sometimes music just makes you want to cut loose and crank it up to 11, in a Spinal Tap kind of way. To be part of something so visceral and so real, as one who brings it into the world, is a tremendous feeling and hugely important responsibility. Continue reading The Importance of a Regular Practice Routine

The Journey of an Elite Level Mountain Bike Racing Commissionaire, Part 2 of My Interview With Michael Drolet

The Journey of an Elite Level Mountain Bike Racing Commissionaire, Part 2 of My Interview With Michael Drolet

In Part 2 of this interview, we get a much more in-depth perspective of the intricacies of organizing and running such complicated events. Mike also gives us a glimpse of what it was like to be at the World Cup event at Snowshoe, West Virginia, and at the two Olympic events he has had the privilege to take part in. He also describes the fairly major differences between the Rio Games and the Tokyo Games. Mike shares with us the wisdom he has gained over the years of taking part in these world-class events, and how he has learned to apply them in his work life. He also talks about how the lessons he has learned in his work life have helped him in his role as a commissionaire. Continue reading The Journey of an Elite Level Mountain Bike Racing Commissionaire, Part 2 of My Interview With Michael Drolet

The Journey of an Elite Level Mountain Bike Racing Judge , Part 1 of My Interview With Michael Drolet

The Journey of an Elite Level Mountain Bike Racing Judge , Part 1 of My Interview With Michael Drolet

In this episode, we follow Mike’s journey from his early fascination of the new sport of mountain biking right up to his reaching the pinnacle of his chosen field. What started as a mere curiosity for an ambitious young man turned into a rich and rewarding second career for a successful business executive. He is now a seasoned veteran in the sport, having participated in several World Cup events and two Olympic Mountain Bike events. Continue reading The Journey of an Elite Level Mountain Bike Racing Judge , Part 1 of My Interview With Michael Drolet

The Blessing and Curse of Modern Technology

The Blessing and Curse of Modern Technology

Like many things, tech can bring people together but can also drive them apart. It takes time, money, effort and resources to learn and keep up with tech. It also takes the desire to invest all of this effort into it as well. Society in general needs to be more understanding that not everybody has the ability or will to learn technology. And as in the case of our seniors, not everyone can relate well enough with it to learn enough to use it proficiently enough to use it as a daily tool that so many of us take for granted. Continue reading The Blessing and Curse of Modern Technology

21 in 21: Twenty-One Great Songs From the Past Twenty-One Years Featuring Excellent Guitar

21 in 21: Twenty-One Great Songs From the Past Twenty-One Years Featuring Excellent Guitar

There are plenty of songs in the new millennium that prove guitar based music is alive and kicking. Here are just a few examples of guitar based songs from the past 21 years that sound great and do a really good job promoting the guitar as a central instrument in a song’s arrangement. Continue reading 21 in 21: Twenty-One Great Songs From the Past Twenty-One Years Featuring Excellent Guitar

Images

Images

We paint images with words. We paint pictures with notes and chords. We write words with pixels and moving pictures. We paint pictures with sound and with silence. We paint pictures with color and with the absence of color. Silence gives sound meaning. Blank spaces give colors meaning. Black and white are also colors. Choosing just two colors, black and white, that’s also a choice. Continue reading Images

Inspiration From Greatness – 5 Essential Guitar Solos That Fit Perfectly With Their Songs

Inspiration From Greatness – 5 Essential Guitar Solos That Fit Perfectly With Their Songs

Throughout the years, rock & roll has produced some truly awe inspiring moments of musical genius. Nowhere more so than in the arena of guitar solos. From the early classic rock masters such as Hendrix, Page, and Clapton, to head bangers like Van Halen and Angus Young, the history of rock & roll is full of guitar mastery and brilliance Continue reading Inspiration From Greatness – 5 Essential Guitar Solos That Fit Perfectly With Their Songs