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Four Questions

I’m really enjoying all of the responses to the Four Questions I’ve been posting. Here are four more questions:

1. How do you discover new music?

2. How long have you been playing guitar?

3. What is the favorite guitar you’ve ever owned?

4. How do you get your guitar-related info? (online, magazines, friends…)

Here are my answers:

1. In general, I find out about new music from friends, either in person or online. In fact, I recently learned about some new music on Twitter.

2. I’ve been playing off and on for the past 16 years.  I wish I could say I’ve been playing straight through, but there’s been times I’ve set the guitar aside for a prolonged period of time, unfortunately. I don’t plan on letting that happen again.

3. Probably my current Strat, although there’s a special place in my heart for all of the guitars I’ve owned.

4. Nowadays, I actually get a lot of info through guitar blogs and other online sites. I still subscribe to several magazines, though, which seem to be struggling to stay relevant.

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Four Questions

Last week’s Four Questions sparked some great comments. Let’s see if we can keep the momentum going. Here are the four questions for this week:

1. What was the first concert you ever attended?

2. What has been your favorite concert you’ve attended so far?

3. What person or group do you most want to see that you have not seen yet?

4. What was the first concert you ever played in?

Here are my answers:

1. The first concert I ever attended was for the country band Alabama (we didn’t get many shows going through the town I grew up in). I think I was about 8 or 9 at the time. I don’t remember much about it, except falling asleep during the show :)

2. I’ve seen a lot of great and memorable shows, but my favorite was probably seeing Eric Clapton several years ago. He’s one of my all-time guitar heroes, and it was great to see him play in person.

3. Led Zeppelin

4. The first concert I played in was for a girl’s birthday party when I was about 15. It wasn’t much to write home about and I’m sure we didn’t sound that good, but it sure was fun!

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Four Questions

It’s time for another episode of Four Questions! Here are this week’s questions:

1. If you were Slash, who would you pick as the next lead singer in Velvet Revolver?

2. How many guitars do you currently own?

3. What guitar do you plan to buy next?

4. What are your five “desert island” CDs?

Here are my answers:

1. This one was easy for me since I was a Soundgarden fan in the 90s…Chris Cornell. I’d love to see how he fits in with Slash and the rest of the Velvet crew.

2. Including my bass, I currently own five guitars: 1 acoustic, 1 classical, 2 electrics, and 1 bass.

3. This changes weekly for me based on what music I’m currently listening to! ;) Ultimately, I’ll probably buy a semi-hollow body at some point in the future, since I ended up returning Lucille.

4. The 5 CDs I’d want to have if I were trapped on a desert island would be: 1) Stevie Ray Vaughan – Texas Flood 2) Metallica – Master of Puppets 3) AC/DC – Back in Black 4) Led Zeppelin – IV 5) B.B. King – Live at the Regal. This list is also likely to change each week, but these five albums continue to move me every time I listen to them.

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Four Questions

A local sports talk radio station has a weekly segment they call “Four Questions,” where they ask four interesting (and sometimes silly) questions, ostensibly about sports, but also about general culture. I thought that might make for a fun idea for this site, so here are four guitar-related questions:

1. If you had to give up the guitar in favor of another instrument, what instrument would you play?

2. Which Yardbird do you prefer: Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page or Jeff Beck?

3. Which of the six guitar strings could you live without?

4. Humbucker or Single-coil?

My answers are:

1. I’d probably move over to the bass, but if I had to give up fretted instruments altogether, I think I’d take up the drums. I enjoy being part of the rhythm section.

2. Definitely Clapton. Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck are undeniably great, and they all make timeless music, but Clapton’s music and guitar playing just speaks more to me.

3. If push came to shove, I could probably live without the B string. In a rock context, I’m more of a rhythm player than a soloist, but I think I would need the high E string to add some high harmony to the lower strings.

4. It really depends on what kind of mood I’m in, but until last year, I didn’t own a guitar with humbuckers, so I guess I would choose single-coils if I had to choose between the two. I do love my Strat.

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