May 8 2009

Sore fingers lead to research…

by Josh

One of the more irritating side effects of practicing the guitar more is sore fingers from pressing down on the strings.  I don’t have a good solution for this problem, but it has led me to doing a considerable amount of research, guitar shopping, and watching skilled guitarists on YouTube while I rest my fingertips a bit.

Tonight, my wife was flipping through channels and I noticed that Counting Crows was playing on palladia, so Adam Duritz is rockin’ it out as I write this post.  I really like his songwriting and I’ve been a fan of Counting Crows for a long time.  He’s got a blog that is very interesting, its worth a read!

Among other interesting things I’ve come across this week is Eric Johnson’s 1958 Les Paul Goldtop on Ebay for a ridiculous amount of money, which took me quickly to YouTube to find this video of him playing Cliffs of Dover.  I have no idea how someone attains that level of guitar skill.  Insane.  I’ve been very lucky to string a few chords together at a time, watching him play is astonishing.

Mores soon!