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(Re)Learning Guitar with Technology

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When I was about 13 years old, I picked up my first guitar. I named her Billy Jean. That was about 4 years ago now. When I picked up the guitar for the first time, YouTube was my teacher. I played guitar for my school's jazz band, and I was given music to learn on the first day I showed up for rehearsal. Obviously, I didn't know anything at that time, so I had to teach myself. Everything I knew about the guitar was self-taught, with the occasional help of YouTube tutorials.
There are good things and bad things that come from that. You can move at your own pace. You can learn songs that you like and you find cool. You can learn in a way that's easiest for you. That's what I loved about teaching myself how to play guitar. However, over time, I noticed that I was heavily focusing on one aspect of playing guitar. I learned how to play rhythm guitar like a fucking pro... but that's it. I could read tabs, but not well enough. I had trouble playing riffs. Things like that…

5'2 and Some Change... Revamped!

As you can probably tell by the looks of my blog, I changed a few things. Actually, I changed the whole layout.

I must give credit where credit is due. My fellow classmate Cece showed our class her blog yesterday and I really enjoyed the layout. I liked how organized and simple everything looked, so I used the same layout and theme she used. And I think my blog looks great.

You know what they say; new year, new blog... right? Except, I'm not making a new blog... and it's technically not a new year...

You get what I mean.

Sooooonnnnnggggg: Cool for the Summer by Demi Lovato

The Final Course UGH!

Here is my final essay for DP's class, a class I will miss very much. It's a bit lengthy, but even this doesn't fully cover everything I've learned in this course:

My Growth in This Course and My Ever-growing Curiosity      I am writing this essay with a heavy heart. You may be asking yourself why. “I mean, it’s just another English class”, my friends tell me. A curious girl with an intelligent mind, I’ve always longed to be in a class that would let me explore beyond the usual mathematical material, English grammar, and scientific discoveries. Teachers didn’t really seem to notice that though. For the past 14 years, I’ve been constrained by my teachers to only focus on the taught curriculum whilst pushing unnecessary thoughts and questions out of the way. The only good thing that came out of this is that I became very obedient. I didn’t speak without raising my hand. I didn’t give my opinion if it wasn’t asked for. I was polite and did what I was told, even if I thoug…

Current Mood

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As you can tell, I felt very creative and inspired tonight. Hopefully, DP will like my essay. 
Sooooonnnnnggggg: I Hate Everything About You by Three Days Grace. I absolutely LOVE this song and this band.