I don’t know where you all are, but here in Washington, most of us are nearly shelter-in-place status, although as of this writing it’s not a mandate yet.
But fear not. I feel that some of us will be gifted with free time to read that book we’ve always been putting off, tackling that DIY project in the garage, or just feeling the unusual but welcome separation from the modern rat race.
Me? As a guitarist, I’ve been finding music theory resources online to help train my mind and ear – as opposed to my fingers. I’m going to share some of them in hopes that they enrich your composition and performance skills as well.
Karl Blau played a solo acoustic set last night at Kennelly Keys Music in Anacortes. It was vintage Karl, making jokes about tuning by ear, and sudden screams into the microphone. I’d been waiting to get some good pictures of him for a while.
My friends in the band Bachelor Number Four invited me in to their recording session last night at the Unknown Studio in Anacortes. They had put in a long day already by the time I had arrived but were gracious enough to allow me to lurk while they laid down the guitar/bass parts on several songs.
The band consists of: Dave Lervik / guitar & vocals, John Bisagna / Guitar, accordion & vocals, Don Morley / bass & vocals, and Andrew Culp / drums.
Look for this power-pop album of originals at one of their upcoming shows!