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I'm a guitar-playing rhetorician professor.

New Banjo Bridge

I have only been playing banjo since December, but I am already changing out the parts! Today I installed a new bridge, handmade by Tim Purcell. I ordered it from his site. Tim makes bridges out of many different types … Continue reading

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Clawhammer Banjo

During winter break, I was suddenly struck with the idea of learning to play the five-string banjo.  I had never had a banjo, except for one I borrowed briefly about 20 years ago.  I wasn’t particularly interested in bluegrass.  I … Continue reading

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Yamaha Guitalele

A while ago I promised a post about my guitalele.  I am finally getting around to it.  Mine is finished in “persimmon.” You can also get them in natural and black. They are $99 almost anywhere. I think that Yamaha … Continue reading

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Spring Break Sort Of

I hadn’t been playing much music for a while because I was too busy with teaching.  Today I recorded something. It’s EZDrummer 2, with a bassline recorded through Voxengo Boogex, with an Ampeg cabinet model.  The guitar parts are the … Continue reading

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Changes and New Stuff

I haven’t posted here in quite a while, though I have posted to my other blogs.  Since my last post here, I got married, moved, got another computer.  The computer is a Dell from Costco.  It specs out fine for … Continue reading

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Cracked Cymbal

I recently bought a Paiste black label 2002 20″ crash from a colleague.  I will probably write more about that later.  However, my friend threw in a cracked 20″ A. Zildjian & Cie Constantinople ride cymbal for free.  This cymbal … Continue reading

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Sillenium Jest

This is another track featuring the Wuhan China.  It has moments, but it is not tight.  I needed someone to hit the record button for me because it was hard to get behind the drum kit in time. The ride … Continue reading

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