Doug's (Eraser_Team) post made me think about this. And I had started a similar thread last year. For those of us not fortunate enough to be joining those lucky slugs at the Guitar Gathering this week, what are we doing?!?
I don't know if I believe that misery loves company (or not). But for the purposes of this thread let's assume that I do.
So my thread, I'll start. And believe me, for a least the next couple days, with a heat index here of 105-110, most of what I do will be inside! 1) I am really going to pound those pentatonic scales and, while I don't plan on finishing session 11 this week, I'm close. I've about got the "sets of 4" completed for all 5 boxes. I've been trying to work my soloing to the "A minor Pentatonic Blues" and it really sucks. But I will continue to work it. I am moving on to session 12 very, very soon.
2) I am working "Day Tripper" in the Song Hits. But I have taken a little different approach to it. I am about done with it but rather than play the melody as Steve teaches (which I did learn) I bought a backing track from Karaoke with vocals. So I bought the backing track version without the guitar part and I am playing that. If I could just get that da#$% switch from the riff to the F#m barre chord down!!!!!!!!
3) Since I can't be there in Nashville to participate in Corey Congilio's session the next best thing is one of his TrueFire courses? Ok, not even close but it will have to do. I am working his "30 Beginner Blues Guitar Licks You Must Know" and it is a lot of fun. I've been working it for a few weeks now and it is great and probably perfect for where I am at. In addition to the licks, it is getting me started on bending, vibrato, etc., so I should possibly have a good start when I get to sessions 13, 14, 15, 19.
4) This week-end in Omaha is our annual "Playing With Fire" concert. This is our blues concert single handedly put on by this one guy here in Omaha, with volunteers, of course, to provide for the community. Great acts every year. This year it's Dawn Tyler Watson, Aynsley Lister, Ben Poole (who is an amazing guitarist), and Tommy Castro. So it is some consolation if I had been Nashville I would have missed my favorite concert of the year.
All the rest of you back home, what are we doing this week, guitar-wise or other-wise? Anything exciting to report?