I have put myself in guitar school all over again! Instead of feeling pressured to get solos completely perfect, I am giving myself assignments for certain things and my assignment for this week was to get the rhythm of the song up to speed and played standing up as if I was in a performance. Next week I will start really nailing on the solo! I already know it but I can't play it up to speed yet very well.
I dedicate this video to @[4668:@Alicia Willis] who inspired me to have fun and let go and goof off if I want to be myself. I also dedicate this to @[59877:@Kat the metalhead] who doesn't ever give a shit what people think about how she looks or how she plays. She rocks hard on the camera and she is always true to herself. Something that I have forgotten about over the last few years.
Man...I missed me so active here.
I love how I can see my older posts so easily and I read the responses from you guys on one of them and I about peed my pants laughing so hard.
I love every one of you so much!!
Bill ended up giving us two badass singers that are so fucking good. And we're waiting to hear back from our first choice, who actually happens to be the singer of a band I like! I was like "WTF THIS GUY?!"
THEN, as the conversation went, Bill had to listen to the demo of the song and he goes, "Okay, I'm gonna give you a suggestion you didn't ask for but I'm doing it anyways." Needless to say, what he suggested was fucking GOLD. I told him, "I never really cared for Holly's melody here. I thought it needed to change more. But this fixed it!" He said "It's not her melody that needed to change, it's fine. It was your guitar part that needed to change."
The fucking song sounds INSANE now!!! I can't wait to record the new part!
See you guys at the live stream today!
In my last lesson Bill openly told me that I'm falling behind on my theory. I told him it was because my technique was so awful that I had been spending a lot of time on my technique methods he taught me and then working on this big audition song thingy. What he told me afterwards made me so damn happy. He said...
"I can tell you this. You're at a level now where you could walk into any room, pick up any guitar, and play any song and people would say 'wow she's fucking good!' But you're falling away from the level of being able to walk into a room of jazz musicians and play along. I shouldn't be seeing you counting on your fingers anymore."
So I closed all of my social media accounts and am pulling 8-hour days (5 of practice, 3 of band recording) and wow.
I don't always want a Synyster Gates acoustic. But when I do, I have to wait almost a year for them to come back in stock right after I drop $1,000 on the studio, getting my guitars fixed, and our drummer
I would like to thank my girl Alex, Patrick and Syn for letting me blow up their inboxes and phones with my technology meltdown today... and helping me through it. And most importantly, not judging me for it
Me: *issues contest*
Students: *pick noses*
Me: "I'VE ISSUED A CONTEST AND Y'ALL BETTER FUCKING STRAIGHTEN UP!"
Students: *Create platinum-selling album cohesively, design award-winning guitar, open up a charity to give each unfortunate child in a third world country a guitar, become masters overnight, have Yngwie Malmsteen asking them for lessons, and become complete virtuosos overnight*
Me: "Shit now I have to pick ONE?"
Y'all are kicking ass! THIS IS WHAT I WANTED TO SEE