Is Eric Clapton really struggling to play guitar due to nerve damage? That would be sad indeed. While I’m not the biggest Clapton fan, I sure am super found of his early stuff, specifically – but not exclusively – the couple of years he spent with Cream.
Oh-oh, that’s one of those dreaded guitar questions, isn’t it? Maple vs. Rosewood Fingerboards! Some people are convinced that there is not even a noticeable, but actually rather significant difference in tone and not just the way they feel. Personally, I have my doubts that there actually is that much of a gap, as a matter of fact, I would go as far as saying that if there is in fact a difference, it’s marginal at best. And as such, to me, irrelevant when it comes to the sound and tone question with regard to Rosewood vs. Maplewood neck.
Just when you think you’ve probably seen it all, there it is; meet the ‘Match Guitar’, and electric guitar completely made of matches. And yes, it actually works. So, who’s behind this rather unique idea and how would anyone think of taking 40,000 matches to design and build a full-fletched electric guitar?
Alright, I admittedly don’t know anything about guitar cigar boxes. I just realized, I actually never ever seen one of those other than on videos or TV. With that said, I was really blown away when I read this nice article (with videos) about the 2016 Cigar Box Guitar Festival in Webster Groves.
I’m not into all these talent shows. My wife watches ‘The Voice’ religiously. I can certainly appreciate the talent showcased and all that, but it’s just not really my cup of tea. Anyway, for those of you who like that kind of stuff, just a quick note that the popular TV Show “Guitar Stars” is about to start into a new season.
“I think it’s hollow, I think it’s kind of haunting”. This is how its inventor, Kent Viles of Gunnison, Colorado, described the sound of his famous invention, the Dobrato. I think that’s a perfect description to describe the rather unique tone of this equally unique instrument, which kind of sound like a hybrid of a banjo and guitar.
Well, it I guess it depends whom you ask. Before I share with you what I think of this whole ‘Learn Guitar In 21 Days Challenge”, let’s first discuss what you actually want. I need to better understand from you why you feel you need to learn guitar in only 21 days. Do you really only have three weeks of time? Because if you do, in all honesty, I would actually discourage you from even thinking about this project any more.
Here is why: let’s say you want to learn a new language, which is actually very comparable to learning guitar in a way. So, what do you think you can reasonably expect after less than a month of studying a foreign language? Not all that much, right? Otherwise all of us would be fluent in a bunch of languages, if it was that easy.
The fact is, it’s not that easy. It’s as simple as that. However, you didn’t come here to have me telling you what can and can’t be done. So, if you are really dead-set on getting this 21 days guitar challenge going, then let’s see how you can go about it.