Traveler’s log, vol 34.
This week, I’m working extremely hard to learn Hey You by Pink Floyd. Hopefully I make it but I’m running low on time. After Weds, I’ll work on Tears in Heaven. I also played Space Oddity at the bar, it was fun.
I’ve only been working on Hey You mostly last week.
Traveler’s log, vol 33.
So this week, I’m learning how to play Tears in Heaven. I’ve actually become very good at it, because it uses fingerstyle, something I’m somewhat new at, I just need to learn more of the song. I’m hoping to learn a solo this week and practice the old ones. I also need to learn my lydian scale, I’ve just been extremely busy.
Last week, I learned all of Space Oddity, I just need to practice it a bit more. I’ll probably practice Stairway a bit more and some other things.
Traveler’s log, vol 32.
This week, I plan on learning the Lydian scale and work on my lead work and I guess work on my newest song, White Room. Hopefully i will get to Wish you Were Here, possibly I’ll work on it a lot tomorrow, unless I get that letter I need.
So it’s been an interesting week, since I can’t currently work because of my lack of a license, I’ve been working on music a lot. First, I’ve essentially learned all of Space Oddity, I just need to practice a few parts some more. I know Breathe and Greensleeves perfectly, just have to practice them too. My scales that I know so far are in good condition. I’ve been playing Stairway and wrote the tabs on Guitar pro. I also learned how to play White Room, save the solo. I feel I’m getting great at chords, but I need more help with solos. I also jammed out with a friend and worked on a bit of lead work, quite fun. I hope soon I can find a bassist and/or keyboardist to play with, i feel that will amplify my skills.
Traveler’s log, vol 31.
So, this week, I bought a rad new Marshall amplifier. It’s clean and 45 watts, 10 watts more powerful than i wanted but I’m not complaining. I’m going to probably finish memorizing Breathe, I can get most of it without looking. I’m going to practice Wish You Were Here, just got tabs to make it easier and sound better. I’m going to practice my modes a bit more, as of now I know my Aeolian, Ionian, Dorian and Phrygian as well as the pentatonic and blues scale. I’m getting quite good at Greensleeves and after a warm up, I can play it quit fast. I plan on practicing Smoke on the Water’s solo as well as Play that Funky Music, it’s been a while.
Last week, I practiced Space Oddity heavily and learned a good portion of Starman, practiced Greensleeves and Breathe a lot too. I relearned the Phrygian mode too. I feel I need a bass player to practice with though.
Traveler’s Log, vol 30
So, on vacation, so I’m just going to practice Space Oddity, Stairway, and Greensleeves and Breathe I guess. I might pick up my lap steel too.
Still practicing the scales and random things. I’d talk more but I’m on vacation.
Traveler’s log, vol 29.
So, this week, I’m working on the songs from last week songs, also I’m practicing the scales I know because I got sidetracked.
Last week I practiced a lot of acoustic songs, Space Oddity is coming along, both the guitar and interesting enough the bass, Breathe is coming along, Stairway is being maintained, Smoke on the Water was maintained, Greensleeves is getting better.
Traveler’s log, vol 28
So the electricity is back, yay. This week I’ll be practicing Stairway some more, I’m learning Greensleeves, and hopefully the bass to Space oddity. I’m also learning a little bit of blues, because my favourite rock guitarists, Jimmy Page, David Gilmour, Eric Clapton, got their start with blues. This week is the week to learn the Phrygian scale.
I’ve practiced Space Oddity, Greensleeves, Stairway on the acoustic/unamplified electric guitar and I’ve had plenty of time without electricity… I haven’t practiced like this since I began playing the guitar, this time, it’s focused.
Traveler’s Log 27
So, apparently my electricity is out, so I won’t be able to practice any solos this week. I think I might just practice Space Oddity, it’s an acoustic song that I more or less know. I’ll probably practice the transitions in Stairway to Heaven too.
Last week I practiced my major and minor scales as usual, and I practice the pentatonic scale, the blues scale and I learned and practiced the Dorian scale. It is my mission for the next 4 weeks to learn how to play the Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian and Locrian 2-octave scale, one per week as to not lose the previous scale.
Traveler’s log, vol 26
So, I’m practicing chord progressions this week and the second solo to Comfortably Numb. I should be getting a book on Surf Rock for the guitar and Hawaiian music for the lap steel, so surfs up.
Last week I was practicing some chord progressions, the solo to Comfortably Numb, which I learned, playing a minor scale through 2 octaves, which I must admit, I don’t know how I didn’t practice for two years. I also played most of Stairway to Heaven, save the solo, which I guess I’ll learn next I guess. Also a bit of bass. Also the harmonica, specifically Low Rider’s riff. I was also reading up on Chord Embellishment as well as diatonic chord substitution. It might serve me in the near future.
By the way, halfway though the year…