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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Carulli’s Blessing Set 2 – Bourree in 4 Parts, Part 3

If Jethro Tull’s Bourree is a Cocktail Lounge…Yngwie Malmsteen’s is the Jungle combined with the Grand Canyon. Buckle your seat belts, kids… When I watch Yngwie Malmsteen perform Bach’s Bourree on his so-Godlike-instrument, I see the guitar transcended into a type of hard rock organ.  Clearly, Yngwie pulls out all the stops. Do you know […]

Carulli’s Blessing Set 2 – Bourree in 4 Parts, Part 2

The Court Jester Lives…and his Mastery is Unmatched. The guiding force behind Jethro Tull, in case you aren’t familiar with this incredible band, is Ian Anderson.  He is the flute playing master jester and musical genius starring in the video of Bach’s Bourree above. Both the video, and Bach’s piece speak for themselves, so please, […]

Carulli’s Blessing Set 2 – Bourree in 4 Parts, Part 1

So yesterday, the magic struck again… Before I tell you all about the magic that struck, let me share a second image of my beloved little Nando, my metronome, so you can see the detail of his setting… So what was the magic that happened Sunday, 25 May 2014?  Well, to answer, I have to […]

Escape Velocity: From Generalization to Application – 5 of 4 – CORRECTION!

Whew, I couldn’t have been more wrong, yesterday; please allow me to explain… Newton’s Famous 3rd Law’s Equation No, Einstein did not discover the speed of light.  And no, I have no idea at all why the speed of light is a limit, but according to our man Albert – and I believe virtually all […]

Escape Velocity: From Generalization to Application – 4 of 4

Law III: To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction: or the mutual actions of two bodies upon each other are always equal, and directed to contrary parts. If you’ve ever heard a scientific law stated, this is likely the one.  Every action triggers an equal and opposite reaction. And if you’re a […]

Holy cow, Daniel, that was incredible!

For those who loved Daniel Donato’s amazing video in the previous post below and would like to learn more, here’s his Facebook page. Make sure to “Like” it and post a message about how moved you were by what you heard. And if you can’t think of anything else to say, just quote subject line […]

So tell me… who’s YOUR Hero?

I know you’ve heard about the power of choosing a hero before, but have you? Have you chosen a hero? If you haven’t, let me help you. My hero is a 19-year old Country Lead Guitar player named Daniel Donato. I’m a recent convert to Country Music, and Daniel has a lot to do with […]

Escape Velocity: From Generalization to Application – 3 of 4

Law II: The alteration of motion is ever proportional to the motive force impress’d; and is made in the direction of the right line in which that force is impress’d. Do you believe?  Sure, I’m really asking, do you believe in Tinker Bell; or perhaps, have you ever even tried? I have.  If I keep […]

Escape Velocity: From Generalization to Application – 2 of 4

Law I: Every body persists in its state of being at rest or of moving uniformly straight forward, except insofar as it is compelled to change its state by force impressed. First, let me repeat our program of the moment.  We’ll look at each of Newton’s 3 Big Laws, and find a specific application for […]

Escape Velocity: From Generalization to Application – 1 of 4

The test of a general truth is tangible, immediate, real world application. Over the years, decades really, I’ve railed against the failures of education.  It is SO tempting to do so again right now.   I’m going to do my best to resist this urge and focus, instead, on us, ourselves, or perhaps the mandate of […]