Be Yourself; Do What Matters to You, Part 3 of our Mike Lanteigne Interview

Be Yourself; Do What Matters to You, Part 3 of our Mike Lanteigne Interview

Welcome to Part 3 of our interview with Mike Lanteigne, lead guitarist of the Ontario based country rock band, Jonnson’s Creek. This our third and final part (and…in my opinion, our best) of our interview series with Michael Lanteigne. Mike shares with us, more of his unique and intelligent insights on guitar playing and music, plus some very interesting information on recording music. Continue reading Be Yourself; Do What Matters to You, Part 3 of our Mike Lanteigne Interview

The Power of Music

The Power of Music

Many of us have been very disturbed and moved by the horrific images coming out of the Russia-Ukraine conflict. How could someone not be? As usual, those with the least to do with the conflict suffer the most. Unbelievably, there have been glimmers of hope, including flashes of musical brilliance. Continue reading The Power of Music

Part 2, First Level of                                                Serious

Part 2, First Level of Serious

In Part 2 of our series, the First Level of Serious, we pick up where we left off in last installment of the In-Tune Guitar Academy. Part 1 was an overall guide to investing in gear and sundry equipment for activities that you are passionate about, whether they be hobbies or sideline ventures. In this episode, our guest, Mike Drolet, an Olympic-class mountain bike race commissionaire (judge), gives expert advice on equipping yourself for serious cycling. Continue reading Part 2, First Level of Serious

Your New Year’s Resolutions Probably Won’t Work, unless….

Your New Year’s Resolutions Probably Won’t Work, unless….

I’m not saying to forget about having resolutions. Trying to improve your life by controlling your outcomes through positive efforts is great. I’m just saying that by reframing your resolutions into goals instead of what might seem like mere wishes, will improve your chances of success. Success breeds success because it’s self-motivating and empowering. Continue reading Your New Year’s Resolutions Probably Won’t Work, unless….

Patience, practice, and perseverance – Essential elements of being in a band

Patience, practice, and perseverance – Essential elements of being in a band

You will be dealing with different personality types, different worldviews, and different levels of experience and knowledge. You must recognize that we’re not all the same and that everyone has something to contribute – otherwise, why are you on the same team?
You may argue, disagree or even fight from time to time. Don’t make it personal or else your band will be doomed, and you might damage or lose good friendships in the process. Continue reading Patience, practice, and perseverance – Essential elements of being in a band