I'm Back!!!

Goldfinger with her "Got Guitar" plate

     Hi everyone.  I've had a few people asked if this blog is no more.  The answer is no...I just took a break.  I felt like I was forcing out posts, which I didn't want to do, so I wasn't feeling to creative with it.  Anyways, I'm back... just not on a weekly basis.

"Toby" a Tobias Standard IV Bass

     I have a couple of things going on since my last post.  Most notable is that Guitar Lessons with Jim Ronan is now offering beginner bass guitar lessons.  Many of you may not know but I played some bass in high school and ended up switching to guitar out of necessity.  I just started recording my practice hours as I want to see how long it takes me to get to the recommended 10,000 hours (I calculate that I have roughly 9, 999 hours & 20 minutes to go).  If you are one of those people that think that bass is easier than guitar....SHAME ON YOU!!!  It's refreshing for me to be back at square one again as I notice that playing bass feels more like...work.  As a guitar instructor, it helps me understand what my students experience.

     In two weeks I'm traveling to Erie to record an episode of Dirty Dog Live.  For those of you not familiar with this show they have subscribers in 5 states (NY, PA, Ohio, Maryland & Deleware... I think) and invite local musicians & bands as guests.  So, I'm the featured guest on one of their episodes.  The taping is open to the public if anyone is interested in attending.  Please email me if you plan to attend.

     Speaking of Guitar Lessons with Jim Ronan... NEW LOGO!!!  I was hesitant about making any logo changes (surprise there) but Mary Fair really came up with a great idea.  The new logo is already on our Facebook page for viewing.  I'm hoping that this will inspire me to look at some new ideas for swag and marketing.  Regardless, I'm sending out a big THANK YOU to Mary for sharing her talent & coming up with a KICK ASS LOGO (that's the best way to describe it).

     Hope to see you out there in live music land sometime soon.  As always, visit Clean Slate's website and stay alert for Facebook events for those opportunities.  Visit my website for information on guitar lessons, beginner bass lessons and other happenings.  As always don't forget to "Play Guitar...Play Guitar Often" ... or bass!!!

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