David Lamkins picked up his first guitar a long time ago. As best he can recall the year was 1967: the year of the Summer of Love. Four decades later David has conjured up an amalgam of folk, rock and jazz solo guitar music for the occasional intimate Portland audience.
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location: Portland, OR USA

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2013 Musical Resolutions

2013 Musical Resolutions

Looking at the filesystem for my web site, I realize that I haven't posted any musical goals for a few years. That hasn't been due to lack of objectives, but rather because the existing goals (towards which I have made steady and consistent progress) were more of the same.

This year, I'm taking a somewhat different tack focussed on behaviors rather than outcomes:

  1. Improve mechanics
    1. play standing
    2. practice clean
      1. don't hide sloppy playing behind reverb
      2. fret clean
      3. practice with metronome
  2. Improve vocabulary
    1. slow down: name notes, intervals, scale degrees and chords
    2. rhythmic variations
  3. Visit the bookshelf
  4. Keep a journal

January 16 2013 08:25:12 GMT