So you’ve decided to record? By now your song should be well-practiced and smooth in performance, if you’re going to record it all the way through. Some people prefer to work by recording pieces of their song first. Either way you need an organizational system in place that is logical.
A tight budget might make paying for classes impossible. You can still work through a basic bass guitar lesson without paying. Many companies and professionals offer free courses that you can download or work through online. Some even create modules on social networking sites to help you get started.
In 2005, I met Charley Pride, and had my picture taken with him at one of his concerts at the Emerald Queen Casino, in Tacoma, Washington. About six months later, I took a vacation through the states of Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota. I had bought a new jeep and I wanted to put some mileage on it. My destination was Minot, North Dakota. I wanted to attend the “largest Scandanavian festival in the world.” This was the famous Norsk Hostfest. It is a huge, annual event.
Keep in mind that you want to start slowly. You wouldn’t want to begin by teaching your four year old how to use a rotary saw. Instead, give your younger child small jobs. A good task would be helping sand a plank of wood to prepare it for staining, or letting him or her draw a measurement while you hold the ruler and point out where the line should begin and end.
You’ve probably heard this one before, but most people don’t practice it. Stand in front of a mirror and draw in a deep breath. Notice what expands with your breath. If it’s your chest, then you aren’t breathing correctly. Your stomach should expand while your chest remains still.
I’m hard pressed to remember a concert I’ve attended or a bar gig I’ve watched when someone in the crowd DIDN’T yell out “Free Bird”. The lighters would come out, arms swaying in time with the music.
For those of you who have children under four years old, you can still get them acquainted with tools. Many toys resemble the kinds of tools daddy uses in the workshop. You can get a toddler-sized workbench with a set of tools safe for tiny hands, or toy versions of little power tools that your child can pretend to operate. Whatever the child’s age, you can find a way to spark an interest in woodworking that will last a lifetime.