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“Tradition and our ancestors matter. We study past efforts, going all the way back. All while pushing the front edge of 6 string guitar into new territory. This helps keep the instrument alive. We work both ends of the spectrum and feel our way into our resonance abode, somewhere in the middle. Applications are infinite.”
I’ve built a bunch of stuff here. Do you need it all? Yes. No. Everyone goes their own way. Rarely would someone go through all of the path. If you did, you’d certainly know more “inside guitar” than most musicians. One way I’ve been using it is with practice design. I custom build “mini-paths” or “meta-paths” for students with a Custom Practice hub.
The path is mostly for 6 string guitar in standard tuning. ST is a fascinating holographic tonal configuration which deserves our attention, to figure out. It informs other tunings (alt/open) as well. And you know that I love open/alt tunings. There isn’t enough time on earth to play in all of them (or even tune into all of them; or own 300,000 guitars all tuned in a new one). I’ll explore and map these territories until the end (right here, sometimes not right now). Try CGDGCD or even just DADGAD. They always deliver. On this site, alt/open will be a big part of our explorations through the next decade.
A couple of baseline quotes which inspire me to get to work, and bring new awareness into my practice:
“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.” – Suzuki
“The depth of any understanding is intimately correlated with the depth of one’s confusion.” – Stephen Batchelor
I’m trying to get every topic on the site to have “the exercise” and “the take” (where needed). It will take me a while to get there, but it’s happening. The “exercise” is the training part; do this to improve. The “take” is a creative application. I’d eventually like to see this site include takes of others → anyone who wants to “run the experiment”. Long arc.
The blog is in the Waves. Post-waves are unknown. I like naming things.
I have around 250 songs/compositions to record and I’ll be sharing my process and results over the next decade. Just waiting on equipment!