Monthly Archives: September 2010

Impossible Guitar Sounds

When I was a teenager, first learning how to play the electric guitar, I encountered the Electro Harmonix range of guitar effects pedals (or “stomp boxes”) and I was immediately enchanted by the way you could twist and morph the … Continue reading

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One More Habit of High Gain Lead Guitarists

If you saw my previous post on being a lead guitarist that likes to play with high gain and distortion (called Seven Habit of High Gain Lead Guitarists), you might like to know of one more trick to clean up … Continue reading

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Art Instruction Books

Some people think art instruction books are evil.  I don’t agree.  I like them.  I think you can learn a lot from them.  One of my favourite things is to get inspiration for a new style or a new technique … Continue reading

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How Long Should You Spend On A Painting?

It depends.  Everybody will tell you that, but there isn’t much good information around on what it depends upon.  This is my attempt to say what it might depend on.  My list is not exhaustive, but it’s a few things … Continue reading

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Imagination, Failure and Empathy

This address, by J.K. Rowling (a woman who, by now, is so rich we dismiss her as sorted out for life), offers some insights into failure, the broader power of imagination and how empathy is at the root of imagination. … Continue reading

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How To Get Stuff Done

I’ve touched on aspects of this many times before, but this post attempts to tie it all together and if you’re like me, you need reminding anyway.  🙂 This is an algorithm, or method, for getting stuff done, which works … Continue reading

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Too Many Ideas

Too many ideas, not enough lifetime.  Maybe it’s not a common problem (or maybe it is; I have no idea), but it’s a problem I think I have. Perhaps it is not for me to judge and to claim to … Continue reading

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