Monthly Archives: April 2012

A banjo player and a nun walk into a bar …

I love musician jokes. Here’s a few I’ve heard. I’ve thoughtfully categorized them. You’re welcome. General How do you get a musician off your porch?      Pay for the pizza. What do you call a musician without a girlfriend?      Homeless. How … Continue reading

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Ten favorite practice excuses busted

I’ve played the guitar for about 40 years and taught for 8. I’ve become an expert on excuses for not practicing. Read on for ways to get beyond them. 1. I don’t have time. Definitely the most heard excuse. And … Continue reading

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Easy to play string instruments – size matters, doesn’t it?

Well … no. Surprised? So are some of my beginning mandolin students. Not that you should forget about playing that cool little instrument, just don’t be misled by the small size. Wondering what instrument to pick up? Here’s a list … Continue reading

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Pardon me, is that a beaded bra or are you just here to surprise me?

I stood there in the middle of a cavernous college student center with my acoustic guitar, singing songs for GLBT pride week. Some students were scurrying off to classes while three or four lingered around the pride week information tables. … Continue reading

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