Category Archives: Music and Guitar

Posts about music, guitars, amplifiers, new songs, etc.

Instrumentals

Craig has a new Magic Amp Vibro Prince.  It is beautiful in appearance and in sound.  We grew up playing Fender blackface amplifiers–Twin Reverbs, Bandmasters, and Deluxe Reverbs–so the blackface sound is what guitar amplifiers should sound like for our … Continue reading

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Another Drum Track

Yet another rehearsal.  Craig said my drumming was 45% better than last time.  The last song was a 17 minute jam that started out as Purple Haze, morphed into Taxman, and ended up somewhere else.  I have cut it down … Continue reading

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Rehearsal with Craig Saxon

Craig and I got together to play today. It was the first time I had played the Tama kit, or any acoustic drums, with another musician. I also added a new cymbal, a Sabian Raw Bell Dry Ride, to the … Continue reading

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Three Snares and Some New Hi-hats

I have had the Tama Silverstar Metro Jam kit for almost a month now.  My touch is getting better, and I can pretty much do on the Tamas everything I could do on the TD-4.  I like them! Before I … Continue reading

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Tama Silverstar Metro Jam

I love my Roland TD-4 electronic kit. It’s great for small gigs and for recording midi drum tracks. It made me interested in drumming and I learned a lot. However, it also made me interested in acoustic drums. I especially … Continue reading

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Gig at Portola Elementary School Fair

Yesterday I played a gig with the Craig Saxon Band at Portola Elementary School in Ventura.   It was my third gig as a drummer.  I am getting better!  The Roland TD-4 kit performed well, and it is certainly easy … Continue reading

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Wuhan Traditional Series Cymbals

I bought my Roland TD-4 electronic drum kit to input midi drum parts into music I was recording on my computer.  Drumming turned out to be a little more complicated than I imagined, so I had to work with some … Continue reading

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