My “Professional” Blog…

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Thanks in advance for your interest!


May 18, 2013 · kengon · No Comments
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On Birthdays: Older, Wiser or Neither

Today is my birthday. Oh, yes, thank you.

It’s been a pretty uneventful (and practically unproductive) day, but that wasn’t unexpected. Fortunately, the day isn’t over yet, so there is still *some* hope, but I wouldn’t place any bets! LOL

You see, I generally don’t do much on my birthday. Why? Let’s discuss…

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February 22, 2013 · kengon · No Comments
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More Ear Training Tools!

I know what you’re thinking… oh, here he goes again on an Ear Training rant! :-)

While I appreciate the vote of confidence, that’s not the point (this time). This blog is about a tool that I use on a regular basis that I wanted to share with you. We’ve already talked about Relative Pitch, but there is (at least) one other tool that you should have in your bag. In fact, there’s a lot more goodness to this resource than just ear training.

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March 2, 2011 · kengon · No Comments
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Still working hard, but still playing!

OK. I doubt there will ever be a point in my life where I am not working hard, but I am certainly keeping my playing up. My work with Ron Eschete continues and is going well. He continually inspires me and provides me with sources of fresh ideas. In fact, I was just noticing the other day how much my playing has altered, without really focusing on my playing (at least, from a mechanical, guitar playing perspective). Just wanted to post a quick update on what has been happening for me.

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February 26, 2011 · kengon · No Comments
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Start With An Ambitious Goal!

Yes, I think this is indeed the case. So, I decided that I am going to set myself a goal for 2011 — I am going to pick a block of tunes that are either my favorites or are just interesting to play and I am going to record an album in 2011.

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December 12, 2010 · kengon · No Comments
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Been Busy (Again)

Sorry that I’ve gotten busy again and dropped off the blogging. I have had lots of work to do and not much time. Have had a number of lessons with Ron Eschete and they have been great. Really learning a lot from him. Spending a lot of time analyzing and playing through different arrangements of different tunes. Trying to get under my fingers and into my ears what the different options are, so it stops being an intellectual exercise and starts being more of a practical one. Anyway, it seems to be working well.

I have a few posts that are sitting in my pending box that I haven’t finished. I’ll see if I can make some time to finish those up and add them to the list. If you like my other posts, you’ll like these. I have one on an ear training tool that I am fond of that I really want to finish for you, because I like it that much!

December 12, 2010 · kengon · No Comments
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Lesson Four

Went for my fourth lesson with Ron Eschete this past week. I get enough ideas and things to work on that I NEED the two weeks between lessons to work through the things he gets me thinking about.

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September 7, 2010 · kengon · No Comments
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Lesson Three…

Went for my THIRD lesson with Ron Eschete yesterday! Oh my. It’s been GREAT and INTENSE!

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August 23, 2010 · kengon · No Comments
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The Fog Is Lifting

Had my second lesson with Ron Eschete yesterday. It was jam packed from the time that I walked through the door…

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August 9, 2010 · kengon · No Comments
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“There’s gold in them thar hills…”

Well, I guess it’s more correct to say that there’s gold in those words. Specifically, the things that Ron told me at my last lesson. I have been reviewing the video and making notes like a madman. A lot of ground was covered.

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August 4, 2010 · kengon · No Comments
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