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Led Zeppelin – Signed Double Neck Epiphone Guitar

LEP ZEPPLIAN GUITAR

Signing description: Jimmy signed this guitar for Bryan due to an unbelievable experience Bryan had one night in February 2005. Bryan was waiting alone on a quiet street in West Hollywood awaiting Jimmy Page to come back to his hotel. Jimmy arrived with his assistant and personal photographer Ross Halfin in a silver Jaguar that Jimmy had rented for his stay in Los Angeles. When they exited the car, The car alarm had sounded and both Jimmy and his friend Ross, could not figure out how to disengage the alarm. Alas, a great opportunity presented itself for Bryan, who offered his assistance and was able to silence the alarm. Thus, Jimmy Page thanked Bryan and agreed this one time to sign this guitar and take a very cool picture with Jimmy pointing at Bryan (see picture below) in the photo. A truly unforgettable experience of Bryan with The great Jimmy Page.

Amazon never ceases to amaze me. Nevermind the price tag unless your in the  $17,500.00 price range.  Seems like they have everything. I saw this price tag and it just goes to show you that there’s nothing that Amazon won’t sell. Check out this guitar and other signature guitars !!

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Posted: 02/16/2015 in Bass Guitars

Learning More and More

I’ve been away for awhile because their were some things I wanted to go over before reposting another blog. In the past month I’ve been re evaluating my playing methods. I recently restarted playing the Bass guitar. Being self tought I was a bit reluctant to change the way I address my learning. Turns out I don’t know squat !!!!  Sure I can mimic just about anything you put in front of me. But I asked myself, as I did 20+ years ago, NOW WHAT ? Where do I go from here ? I been doing some research and watching and reading other blogs and I must say I still have a lot to learn.

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Being an inpatient person, I never wanted to take lessons but I couldn’t understand what the teacher could possibly could teach me. ( Yes I know, I was on my hi-horse ) ! I thought I was somebody just because when I played years ago I was a highly sought out bass player. I got in to this band and that band,but I lacked creativity. I had it, it was in me but because I knew so much and never followed through with the lessons I knew I needed, I eventually crushed myself out and got frustrated and stopped playing. As I mentioned before I LET life get in the way. Terrible excuse because today it is my escape !

I can’t get over how everything’s so Greek to me. Yes I can build guitars and I love playing them but as far as reading notes and basic improvising I have found myself struggling. So I have posted things that’s been so helpful for me to get better with my challenges from other bloggers and I must say things are improving. Now when I improvise it doesn’t sound like whatever band I’m into at the time. Finally creativity has been released. Notice I said released. I thing we all have creativity in us. Like me you may need a little guides finding your way. I go back and forth from plucking to a pick. I am still trying to find which is more comfortable for me since I am learning the proper ways of playing.

The Order of Musical Notes

Knowing the sequence of musical notes is basic to understanding how to play music. On a bass guitar, each note (including sharps, #, and flats, ♭ó) is one fret, or a half step, away from the note next to it. Knowing how to read music is not nearly as important to bass players as it is for classical musicians. However, if you have a basic understanding of chords and scales and memorize the order of the notes for your bass guitar, it will go a long way toward helping you know how to place your fingers when someone shouts for an “E” or an “A.”

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                                                              Courtesy of Bass Guitars for Dummies….