A wonderful post appeared on the “Play A Little Guitar” blog a few weeks ago. It was the 2nd of a 2-part list about the author and his guitar playing… I will re-publish the 2nd part below – be sure not to miss the original post by CLICKING HERE.
1- Before I took up guitar, I didn’t listen to instrumentals. With no words to sing along to, I just wasn’t interested. Now I love to put on some lyric-less Dick Dale or Leo Kottke or Link Wray because I can now appreciate what goes into making that sound.
2 – The original bridge pins on my Alvarez were white with black dots. A while back I switched to black pins with white dots. This did not improve my playing.
3 – I’m no masochist but I like it when my fingertips are sore. That means I’ve been working at it a lot and enjoying it a lot.
4 – It amazes me that Leo Fender couldn’t play the instruments he designed.
5 – I think if I started taking lessons again I could really make a leap.
6 – Once I start to get a song down, I tend to get tired of it and want to move on to something new. I wonder if I have a case of adult attention deficit disorder or something along those … Hey, look! There’s something shiny!
7 – I played so well yesterday I thought I was wearing someone else’s fingers.
8 – I’m working on a joke that starts “A Gold Top Les Paul and a Sunburst Strat walk into a bar …” but that’s as far as I’ve gotten. I can’t even decide what kind of drinks they would order.
9 – I would have enjoyed “It Might Get Loud” more if the director had found someone other than Jack White to represent the younger generation. No disrespect to Mr. White.
10 – There’s something about the fretboard that bothers me. There are markers on the third, fifth, seventh and ninth frets but the next one is the double-dot marker on the12th. Shouldn’t it have been on the 11th fret? Can anyone tell me why?
11 – If I ever have to tune a guitar by ear, I’m sunk.
12 – I recently put a ding on the front of the Alvarez when I accidentally knocked a stapler off the desk. It’s not especially ugly but I was briefly distraught.
13 – Finger-picking sure sounds prettier than strumming but I’m just not ready for it yet.
14 – I’ll never be able to do a full F chord but I’m OK with that. I’ve got the baby F down.
15 – Regarding No. 12, it already had a couple of other minor dings. That just gives it character, right?
Be sure to click over and read the ORIGINAL 25. I am still laughing at most of them!
Very well written. And so true… so very true.