What To Do When You Don’t Feel Like Playing Guitar

The guitar is a fickle mistress.  One day you’re shredding like a coked-up Yngwie Malmsteen, and the next you sound like the most annoying noodler at Guitar Center.  It takes physical and mental energy to master this craft.  When you’re not at the top of your game, guitar playing can feel like a chore.

Worse yet is the procrastination that eats up precious string time; when playing should be the favored method of procrastinating from other menial tasks (like going to work, feeding pets, and sleep).  Inspiration is nowhere to be found, yet those six strings sit there just waiting to get dirtied up.

Fight against your tired, bored mind by….

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Suped-Up Classical Guitar “Daily Warm-Up” Exercise Routine

Pumping Nylon is famous for its “Daily Warm-Up” – the classical guitar exercise routine to refine the movements of both hands.  After years of playing through it, I’ve come up with a few of my own additions and variations – here are 3…

Daily Warm-Up – PDF guitar exercise tabs

 

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Astronaut Rhymes

 

I have listened to this album start to finish more times than any other, with the exception of AC/DC Live. Considering I’m obviously not a hip-hop connoisseur, that says a lot.  There is enough ear candy care of Del, Dan and Kid Koala to warrant repeated listening for a long time.  Plus like any good concept album, it’s great driving music. Continue reading Astronaut Rhymes