Once again, I had the pleasure of performing at Orfila Vineyards and Winery in Escondido. This time the day after Thanksgiving. I really didn’t know what kind of crowd to expect. Would everyone stay home? Be burned out? Turkey hangover? Shopping? Well, the first sign it was going to be a nice crowd was there […]
Here is a recent video of one of my students. He performed at a high school function and played great!!! Keep up the good work Mr. W!!!!! In full disclosure…he worked this piece up all by himself!! See what practice can do!!!
Congrats to the San Francisco Giants on their 2012 World Championship! The Giants swept the Detroit Tigers 4-0 in baseball’s Fall Classic. Of course the Giants were my pick to win it all! On a somewhat different note did you happen to catch the rendition of God Bless America during the 7th inning stretch? As […]
Had great weekend of gigs! Friday evening at Orfila and a cool wedding on Crystal Pier on Saturday. Orfila is a winery located in San Diego’s North County near the Wild Animal Park…its still hard for us native San Diegans to call it Safari Park. Not exactly sure what is it; the mountains in the […]
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No Fear! Well, maybe some…but that’s ok. Its more than OK its human. Performing can be a tough gig for seasoned musicians. How about for successful career oriented adults who just wanted to learn to play the guitar? This Friday, four of my ‘successful career oriented adult’ students ARE taking the stage. Not only taking the stage […]
“More Human than Human” is a blog series here at 12 Notes & the Truth! dedicated to the unexplainable moments in music that defy words. Sometimes there is an extra-human element that finds its way into recordings and performances that can’t be explained…a visit from the Muse! You know the parts of a song that […]
I get plenty of these type responses, as to why people don’t want to pay a professional musician to perform their ceremony… “My nephew plays guitar,” “My Uncle’s barber’s son plays guitar and will do our wedding for $50,” “Our best man plays guitar,” and so on and so on. Careful you might get this […]
Ahhhh Classical music, enjoyed by the aristocracy, your grandmother’s tea sipping friends the 1% in todays terms…. Well that was the scene 100 years ago today as Stravinsky’s, “Rite of Spring,” was premiered. Well that was allegedly the scene. Would you believe these said music aficionados and high society folks kind of started a riot? […]
I have seen a lot of musical acts in my day. My first concert was Ozzy with guitarist Randy Rhoads just two months before his fatal plane crash. I’ve seen Eddie Van Halen, Michael Schenker, Jimmy Page legendary rock/metal axe-men. I’ve seen classical greats John Williams and the Romeros. I’ve been to the Chicago and […]