When I first joined here (almost 7 years ago, wow!) and started with the Guitar Tricks lessons, it was a crossroads in my guitar journey and the beginning of a whole new era for me musically. I had been playing guitar for quite some time already, but this site, with the great instructional material, great instructors, and supportive community, helped me push through the barriers I was facing at the time.
I had focused on cover songs and electric guitar. I also focused on blues based improvisation. I started dabling with some recorded improvisations. I even started gigging in a duo and then a band. They were exciting times!!
Recently I became intrested in playing my acoustic more and I found the recorded sound inspiring. The acoustic guitar made me play differently.
It goes to show you never know where your journey will lead you. I've started recording these songs and releasing them. We live in interesting times where anybody can record and release music!!
I have shared a couple of these songs in various levels of completion. At the time I had no idea I'd release them one day. These are the finished versions along with a new one that I released just last week. I play guitar and bass on each song. My goal is write and record 3 more acoustic songs and put them together as an EP of 6 tunes. It's been a lot of fun to do.
This is where my journey has taken me. Where is your journey taking you?
Here are my tunes so far if you'd like to check them out:
My first song is called "Beams". This came to me at a time where I was frustrated with my playing and coming up with this song felt like "beams of sunshine" raining down on me.
My second song is called "Remember When?". When I was finished with it, it seemed to envoke a sense of nostalgia.
My latest is called "Byway Breezes". Upon finishing this one, I imagined myself on a scenic drive.
If you care to follow me on Spotify or Bandcamp, you can find my artist pages here:
Enjoy! And thanks for your support!