Noodling around on the USA Hamer Newport. You can’t really see the orange-sparkle finish on the hand-carved, spruce arch-top, but it looks nice in person. Here’s a little bit of bluesy nonsense I came up with for fun.
Taking a break from the drawing board, here’s another piece of guitar nonsense I came up with several years ago. There are a few obvious mistakes, but I can’t seem to get through a song without making errors no matter how many times I’ve played it. Anyway, let me know what you think…
The the thing about social media is you can either post the same thing everywhere or do something different for every separate site; I’ve made the judicious decision to opt for the latter, somewhat lazier course, so if you’ve already seen this elsewhere yesterday, just ignore it.
Anyway, this is me (in my work uniform) taking a break from toiling at the drawing board (or, rather, the Cintiq). This was a little tune I made up. It’s not really a “song”, since it’s short, has no singing or additional instruments, and isn’t really structured. But, hey, it’s fun to play. Anyway, I tend to get nervous in front of a camera, so there are a lot of little mistakes, but you’ll get the gist of it.
Deviating from the visual arts today, I thought I’d share a picture of my toys with which I engage in the art of music. In this case, it’s only a hobby and not a vocation, but it’s something that provides a lot of personal enjoyment while still being creative.
These are all USA made Hamer guitars. I tried to get different styles of guitars to cover different styles of music, so I’m pretty much done acquiring guitars (to the relief of my wife, whom I still owe a new kitchen floor).
The thing is, one can only sit and draw/paint for so long before getting restless. When those moments of restlessness hit, I crank on an amp, pick up one of these fiddles and, if no one is home, proceed to shake the walls. Although, with the hollow body on the left, it’s great for jazz tones, so I’m enjoying trying to play quietly on the little Musicmaster Bass amp. It’s different, but a nice change of pace.
I suppose I could have found something else to distract me when I get restless, but for now this is it. (I actually have a 2009 EVH Wolfgang sitting in its case in a corner out of frame, but I’m selling that, so I didn’t bother including it in this photo of my Hamer trifecta).
So what do you do when you’ve sat at your drawing board, easel, or computer/Cintiq for too long and get restless?