What My Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Represents to Me

It’s been rough few weeks because I injured my elbow again. From playing the guitar. I’ve maintained a healthy left arm for four years, but early November I had a session where I was recording a guitar solo for the cover song I’ve been working on. I recently made some …

What I Do to Prevent Relapse of My Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

I’ve had wrist and elbow problems on and off for years, but ever since going through a more serious episode of cubital tunnel syndrome in 2013, I’ve taken strides to improve my health and keep physical problems at bay.  I still feel a slight burning sensation in my elbow sometimes, which reminds …

Looking for My Song to Sing (3 Key Questions in Any Pursuits)

I’m doing vocals for the song I’m working on.  Vocals are always a bit of struggle for me.  I love to sing but what I hear in my head and what comes out are two different things. Vocal is one example of where the concept of “discovering who you are …

Nirvana “Smells Like Teen Spirit”: What Went into Writing an Anthem of a Generation

Kurt Cobain is a songwriter with a very distinct personal style. What he didn’t know was how many people would resonate with what he was expressing. Whether it’s a blessing or a curse, when you create a highly expressive piece of art, one that crystalizes and sharply evokes a focused …

The Most Important Instrument in a Rock Band

This link came in my Facebook feed, in which Brian May is quoted to tell guitarists that they are not the most important instrument in a rock band. I agree. And from the songwriting perspective, for songs with vocals/lyrics, obviously guitars are accompanying instruments to vocals. But even from a band …