In my 2014 post I announced that the biggest goal I was going to work on this year was my album project.
One track/month would lead me to a finished album at the end of 2014.
Go ahead and ask how many tracks I’ve completed so far?
Yep, you guessed it – a big, fat ZERO.
It’s funny how quickly plans can change. Within 2 weeks of making my public announcement, my good friend Bernie (the best guitar student I never had / until recently “Tangerine Dream” guitarist) and I decided to resurrect an old project.
See, back in 2009 we already had worked on a video guitar course together with another friend. We shot more than 600 video clips in a green-screen studio we built ourselves. More than 800 people signed up for the course and there were articles in the Austrian press about us and our course.
Still, we put the project on ice after our friend got a great job offer he simply could not refuse.
Guitar Yoga – Warming-Up
So, instead of working on an album, I’ve been working on our 1st video guitar course called Guitar Yoga.
It was a lot of work but the two of us are really proud of this course. Level 1 is ready and published. 94 full HD videos with short, to-the-point explanations and lots of practice play-along videos.
It’s truly a learning-by-doing course that covers an important, but often neglected topic: warming-up. Once you’ve worked through the individual exercises, take a shot at the 12+ minutes final work-out that will get you fully warmed-up and ready to tackle whatever you wish to work on.
Check out the short promo video we created for the course:
Pretty rad, don’t you think? I especially love those synchronized finger movements in the final scene on the beach.
Levels 2 and 3 for intermediate and advanced players are in the works already and should be finished soon. (Famous last words, right?)
The moral of the story is that it’s ok to change plans. I will record my own album, at some point. Maybe I’ll even be able to catch-up during the summer months when I don’t teach as many students.