Monthly Archives: January 2021

What influences you as an artist?

I made my choices. SOOOOO hard. I chose items from my life that I still own.  They all related to art and design but with one exception were not fine art.  My choices included a few from 1930s with mainly German influences and some related to modern technology.  Some clever people chose paintings...
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Architectural model making

My recent paintings and drawings have been inspired by domestic interiors as a means of human expression. I have always been interested in non verbal communication and and homes often become an extension of our personality. For the upcoming Hatchery exhibition I wanted to expand my skills to create ...
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recording

Session with Zoom H6 field recorder. On the premises for some time but finally got around to having a go. Difficulty In doing a  overdub  hopefully sorted for next time with a YouTube lesson. Pleased with general sound quality of  voice and guitar through headphones.  Got several pointers for fu...
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Making meaning through form

  The Marriage is a Failure The recent piece I made called “The Marriage is a Failure” brought home to me a number of elements of making that relate to the making of meaning. With such a small piece, so simple in form, how can I be meaning something? How can I be saying something [&hell...
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chords 2

‍Another interesting one is Strange Brew featuring E7 ♯9 (the so called Hendrix chord) followed by (2 frets down) D7 ♯9. Also thanks to Yves for re igniting my interest in Let it Be. 4 straight forward chords, I IV V and vi, fun to play in as many different keys as poss.‏...
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blogs

Ha. That was fun trying out colours and features. Had to be told what a blog was and enjoyed posting that last one. Is it possible to add fonts so that I can get music symbols? Looks like you can paste from Word at least. ♭♮♯½    ...
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Chords

Been working on unusual chords and chord runs (including unusual chords) from various songs. (The chords are unusual to me, anyway!) They require great left-hand precision and the “buying of a micro-second” (due to unfamiliarity) sometimes while the chord change is effected. Interesting ...
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