We're heading down to Memphis to compete at the 2012 International Blues Challenge. We're looking forward to organizing some benefits' & raise $$ to fund our trip...stay tuned for more details
Guitar playing tip #1: Picking is about 80% of your playing ability. You know how you hear those country players (and I'm not one of them) say "Nice picking boy", well it's no bullshit. Having complete control of your picking will increase your playing ability 100%. Up/down picking is the key, use up/down picking when doing finger exercises, scales and arpeggios and be hard on your self. Start slow, and if you mess up, start over. Doing this will give you the physical ability to play anything as far as your picking hand is concerned. -Scott LeBlanc
Guitar playing tip #2: Regiment your practice. Have structure. There is a difference between "playing" your guitar and "studying/practicing". I'm sure you can figure out which one is the most productive. So, if you are practicing every day, and you should be, do it for at least an hour a day, or more, if you can. Structure it just like this: First 10 minutes - finger exercises; next 20 minutes - scales & arpeggios; next 20 minutes - chords their voicings & applications; last 10 minutes - spend time having fun and putting things in context. After that do all the playing you can sink your teeth into. You'll be amazed by how precise your playing will become, and how aware you will be of the significance of what you are playing, just by structuring your practice.