Sonic Visualization Clinics And New Material For 2014

Hello everyone!

I just want want to take a moment and thank the people who braved the storm and made it out to the clinic/demonstration yesterday!

There were a number of technical difficulties and some set up issues that added to the challenges of doing a presentation like that in a public library.  It seemed like people got something from it (besides a book) but it was also an incredible learning experience for me!  I got really good questions and feedback that I think will allow me to tighten up the presentation and gave me some great ideas for other presentations that would help players reach their playing goals.  I’m really looking forward to the next one’s ahead!

As a community effort, I’m trying to do them at all of the libraries in the area so if you would like to have a clinic near you, drop me a line at and we’ll see what we can do to make it happen.

Thanks also go to the Gloversville Library Staff who were really great and accommodating, to the Amsterdam Recorder for writing about the event and to FMCC’s President, staff and faculty who were all incredibly kind and supportive of these efforts.

I’m heading into end of the year mode here, so there’ll be another lesson post here in the weeks ahead and some gear related posts up on before things quiet down for the holiday. In the meantime, there’s a new post up on reading making your own luck and creating opportunity that you might find interesting.  You can check that out here.

There’s an embarrassment of new material in the works and a lot of time developing 8-string and nylon string guitar ideas to work into those projects.  All new music.  All new books and a lot of clinics and teaching in store.  Already I’m looking forward to the year.

As always, thanks for reading and keep an eye out for a new Pentatonic Lesson coming in the weeks ahead.