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The Beatles – Day Tripper

The Beatles Day Tripper


As I mentioned in my lesson post last Friday, my instructor gave me Day Tripper by The Beatles as my homework.  The song is pretty straight forward, nothing very difficult really.  I can play all the bits and pieces, but for some reason, I had the toughest time playing the song straight through without constant screw ups.  It took more takes than I’d like to admit to get what’s in the final video.

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More Jimi Hendrix Products By Gibson

Gibson Jimi Hendrix Mandolin & Banjo

On the heals of Gibson announcing the Jimi Hendrix Piano, Gibson’s mandolin and banjo departments did not want to be left out.  So, available immediately are the Authentic Hendrix Gibson Purple Haze Mandolin and Authentic Hendrix Gibson Wind Cries Mary Banjo.  Both are created to the exacting specifications of the Authentic Hendrix corporation, stating “We at the Authentic Hendrix corporation take pride in upholding the integrity of the Jimi Hendrix brand and are proud to put Jimi’s name on the instruments that he helped push in new directions.”
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Gibson Jimi Hendrix Guitar Canceled?

Jimi Hendrix Guitar On Fire

Ok, this is strange, but all of the links to the Gibson Jimi Hendrix guitar have been removed from Gibson’s website.  Has Gibson come to their senses and pulled the plug on the guitar that seemed to be wildly hated across the internet?  Could my fake Fender Les Paul post have been what made them see how utterly ridiculous it was for them to be making the Jimi Hendrix strat?  (don’t worry, I’m not that delusional)
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Guitar Lesson – September 25th, 2009

Dr. Suess

For this weeks lesson we continued with the “circle of notes” diagram that I wrote about in my last lesson.  My instructor Kit likes to call this his “Dr. Seuss” lesson since at first glance it doesn’t quite make sense and I need to trust that it’s going somewhere.  This week I learned that this was more than just a memorization exercise to learn the notes backwards and forwards from any given note as I wrote last week.  This time, Kit added two new circles (shown below) with different “note spacing” between the notes.

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Fender Les Paul Model Revealed

Fender Les Paul


Not to be outdone by Gibson’s recent announcment and revealing of the Jimi Hendrix inspired guitar, Fender today announced they have just finished production of their new Fender Les Paul Model*. The model will soon be available at all Wal*Marts for a retail price of $199.99US and will include three picks, four guitar cables, a guitar strap, a “Les Is More Amplifier”, and a LP-500 Multi-Track Recorder.

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