There is one guitar riff that I can easily play at any time, even if I am woken up abruptly in the middle of the night, because we played this song hundreds of times. It seems to me that I’m the only one who can play it, find the right sound for it. Since everyone is looking at me, I should always set an example. And if I do not practice the game of this riff, then my level of ownership of the instrument will fall.
I was not motivated by the things that other people can be motivated by. I was just motivated by the desire to play the guitar well. In fact, after watching a movie about Jimmy Hendrix, on the way home I remembered that I had a guitar at home, and I literally dug it out of the pantry. Continue reading
I was very afraid of quite a lot: I was afraid of the world, I was afraid to speak, and I was a very, very modest guy, and music was the way to speak, that’s all. I could just keep a journal, compose poetry, write everything I could think of, and then sit down, play a couple of chords, put everything together and get myself. It’s me! So I tell the world about myself when I can not say in words. So the music was a voice that I didn’t have.
At my school there was one guy from a jazz band who was selling his guitar. He seems to have had a Gibson SG ’69 with a tremolo and he wanted to sell it. He asked me: “Do you want?”, And I told him: “Yes, how much will you take?”, To which he replied: “200 bucks!”. I begged my mother, did everything I could and finally, she gave the go-ahead and bought me my first real guitar. Continue reading
Ugly, vicious, destructive “- such epithets awarded white America a new musical style – rock and roll. But subsequent decades have shown that this trend, rooted deep in history, is not a passing fashion, but the musical culture of several generations.
The rock and roll style, which absorbed elements of both European and African culture, could appear only in America. Immigrants from different countries of Europe, who poured into the New World in the XVII-XVIII centuries, brought with them not only their music, but also their instruments. Slaves imported from Africa retained their musical traditions, but in view of the ban on playing national instruments, they had to be content with singing and dancing. Continue reading