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It Might Get Loud

My lovely wife treated me to a surprise movie called It Might Get Loud.

It Might Get Loud movie
For those of you who don't know, I've become a teensy bit obsessed with the guitar.  It pains me to say it, cause I still really suck, but I have practiced about twice daily every day since February.  Özlem can attest that she heard scales every day :) mixed in with occasional burst of chord progressions so everyone else doesn't go crazy.

I could just happily listen to myself doing scales all day.

Tülay graciously found this movie on our movie night and we went out to the the Sunshine to see it.  The movie tracks three guitarists Jack  White, The Edge, and Jimmy Page to a meeting where they discuss the guitar.  The only guitarist I knew was Jimmy Page, but I still couldn't recognize him on the screen until they said who he was.  Anyway, the whole movie, I was transfixed!  I'm such a music geek now.  I wish they would have gotten into some technical details, but they movie was targetted at a broad audience so I had to be satisfied with some allusions to how The Edge made the E chord more pure by "taking away notes".  (I tried it at home by just playing the root and fifths and it sounds pretty much like his music)

Three GuitaristsTülay and I compared notes after the movie and our biggest surprise was a huge increase in respect for Jack White of the White Stripes.  I knew and loved their music, but that guy is cool!  He plays on trashed out guitars just to prove that music can be made on anything, it's the artist that matters.

I'm no artist, I just rake my fingers clumsily across the fretboard for my own entertainment but I hope to get better so that more than just Drake will dance to the music.  He's my best audience.  But then again, he dances when I beat an empty plastic bottle, too. :-/


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