Travel tales

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How I practice guitar after 30 years of trying

Guitar practice is sometimes fun and rewarding, sometimes slow and ultimately rewarding, and sometimes frustrating. Recent research into musical and other types of mastery has shown that many, many hours of practice is the secret to mastery--not innate talent. And practice isn't necessarily fun.

Without a certain amount of reward coming often enough, practicing isn't worthwhile for hobbyists like me. This is what caused me to restart and give up the guitar over and over again between age 18 and about three years ago, with three years being the length of time I'd spend on it before dropping it yet again. So, these days, I've tried to figure out what rewards I require and what I can do to get there. Random practicing and strumming casually through songs I already know won't work, as I learned a long time ago.

I take a class that meets every two weeks. It's inspiring, fun, and social, but doesn't demand persistence on learning any one thing and doesn't hold us very accountable from one session to the next. I have to find these incentives elsewhere. So, through the guitar teacher, I met two other women students, and I meet with each of them about once a week to practice whatever songs we decide on. I'm not satisfied with our level of commitment because we move on too quickly to new songs. I'm always thinking about how to change this, and trying to dance away from the knowledge that we should start playing at open mikes if we really want to grow.

The thing that made me seek out these two guitar partners was seeing Alison Krauss and Robert Plant in concert last October 1. They were so electrifying, in spite of mostly tranquil song stylings, that I got obsessed with learning to sing harmony. I have a fair ear and voice, not great, but again the main thing is going to be PRACTICE, so I've decided to quit wondering if I'm "talented enough" to let anyone hear me singing. I'll just practice!! My two partners feel the same way, so we bump and weave our way through melody lines, declaring it not a crime to wander on and off key. Off-key singing and mistaken melody never killed anyone.

I've also slowly developed a guitar practice session agenda for myself. I naturally and compulsively document stuff, so in my Word-file songbook (where I paste song lyrics and fill in the chords as I figure them out), my first page is "Stuff to practice every day." Going through it all takes about 90 minutes of guitar time. This is what I have on the practice list now:

Warm up:

The root shape

"Running on Faith" (slow arpeggios)

Babe I'm Gonna Leave You intro (more varied arpeggios)

Triplet rhythm strums


"I'm On Fire" palm-mute arpeggios; or non-ringing barre arpeggios on 3 and 4 strings; or "House of the Rising Sun"

"While My Guitar Gently Weeps" including whole (originally piano) intro

"Over the Hills and Far Away" entire intro


Everything Is Free (soloing on break) or other soloing over music


Harmony singing (at the moment, for the chorus of "Leaving on a Jet Plane")



Lead playing and harmony singing are tons harder than learning to strum and sing casually. When I practice those, I take breaks. It's key to have the chord changes memorized like the back of my hand in order to do either. That's a great excuse to listen to great songs over and over again. If I can learn to find good lead notes over chord changes, and learn to sing harmony a bit more easily and confidently, I think that's what will finally make me feel like a musician after 30 years of on and off guitar playing. Playing publicly is going to have to figure into that somewhere too. Yikes.

Danged Squirrels

Nancy gave me a pair of beautifully shaped birdseed pinecones, attached to each other with twine. I looped them over a branch of a small cherry tree. The squirrels found them in about 48 hours. I was only surprised it took them that long. Yesterday by the time I looked, one cone was on the ground being devoured, and then I caught the second culprit on video removing the other cone. Meanwhile, little birds were waiting nearby for their turn at some seeds. Maybe there were a few left scattered on the ground for them.

Gardening season started yesterday

Yesterday I planted 12 new fragrant, white daffodils that Nancy gave me for Christmas. They sell them at Christmas for forcing indoors, but I just want them in the ground. Besides, I don't like the expression "force." It makes me feel sorry for them.

I did some weeding after that and more today. I spent maybe a half-hour yesterday and 90 minutes today weeding and cleaning up dead stalks and ornamental grasses that were flattened by the snow. I use my fingers and my metal "claw" tool to comb the grasses, particularly the Mexican feather grass. This pulls out lots and lots of dead stuff and leaves the green behind. It doesn't make them stand up exactly, but they look lighter and will look better when their new growth comes out.

I dug out several of these leafy, glossy evergreen bush shoots that have really deep taproots while they're still small. I can't remember the name but I had three big ones removed years ago, and they keep sprouting here and there. They start with a P, I think. While I was doing that up on the top of the back slope I found some ivy that I yanked.

My main task today, though, was to hoe or scrape out a bunch of these little spreading rosette weeds that I always get in bare soil and compost. They would cover the whole ground if I didn't get them out. They are especially a pain because they're tiny and there are zillions of them, and they will never stop coming back. Covering soil or compost with wood chips seems to be the only way to not get those. I need a load of chips!

For the past few years I've been really good about digging dandelions out of the flowerbeds, and it has turned out to be true that the more you remove (before they flower), the fewer you get the next season. So, dandelions are the least of my problems. I'd say the biggest challenge is that little spready stufff, and grass growing into the beds from the edges.

While I was outside yesterday I saw that many of my existing daffodils are up. I added some last fall in several spots, transplanting them from around the basement windows when the windows were going to be replaced. They had multiplied like crazy so they're still popping up under the new windows where I thought I had removed them all.

It is very sunny today and while I was out I heard a chickadee, a song sparrow (first time this year), and, as usual, our lone hummingbird was chatting away from his various high perches. I also discovered several perennial plants breaking dormancy, such as euphorbias, clematis, and lupines. On most of the roses, you can see the red growth tips looking like they're thinking about starting to shoot.


Okay, it’s a really hot day. Maybe over 80 by now. This morning instead of wandering around the yard and checking on all my flowers, I went for a bike ride. The plants can fend for themselves for a while now that they’ve been watered and mulched. I went first to the Japanese Garden at the arboretum, in order to hover over someone else’s plants instead of mine. I love the shady areas that are carpeted with moss. I took some pictures of the gardens, trees, and shadows with my Nikon F3. The camera’s light meter seems to be acting weird, indicating inadequate light when it shouldn’t… I think. Normally I’d just trust it, but after a couple of years of use, I seem to have learned what to expect from the light meter under various conditions. And something seems to have changed. I took my best guess, ignored the meter, and clicked away. If the pictures turn out good, maybe I’ll learn how to make them into notecards and try to sell them.

The garden was peaceful. The north end slopes up past a pond and the higher areas are sunny. So as you walk from the south end you progress through shade, near the water’s edge, along a small cherry orchard, and out into the sun. I’d like someday to go to Japan and tour gardens with a small group and a knowledgeable guide. I wouldn’t say I’m a Japanese garden buff, but I enjoy them, and that would provide a beautiful way to structure a visit to Japan. Otherwise I wouldn’t know where to begin or what I’d be interested in. Anyway—maybe someday.

Then I biked up the Burke-Gilman trail to 65th Street and over to Magnuson Park on the lakeshore. This park is a former military base of some kind so it’s more of a giant wide-open space than a planned and landscaped park. There are huge fields, a sculpture walk, a boat launch, decrepit old sheds, and lots of fields and weedy shrubs and trees. The ever-present invasive blackberry and Scotchbroom are not pleasant to see, but combined with all the grasses, trees, and brush the whole thing adds up to home for a lot of birds. Of course, most of the ones you see on a casual bike ride on the paved roads are crows and redwing blackbirds, but these are entertaining in their own way. I stopped at a little gravel beach and dipped my feet, and saw to my left a redwing taking a drink and a wade at the same time. Thirty feet offshore, a crow hovered over the surface for several seconds as if dipping his feet. I wondered what he was doing. I saw him hover like that a while later too. Each time he seemed to fly off with something in his mouth, but it had never looked like he was snatching anything from the water with his beak. Hmm.

A man came and its puppy pair of German shorthairs, sleek brown dogs that looked very fit and athletic. They were beautiful. They only stayed for a few minutes. It was a no-dogs beach; the man said the dog beach was not safe for the little puppy, but he wanted to let them have a brief swim. The puppy and mom dogs play-fought over an orange plastic throw stick in the shallow water. I asked the man if the dogs require a lot of exercise and he said they need to run two hours a day. That would be lots of fun but hard to manage. Tom and I would love to have a dog but we’d have to think carefully about how we’d schedule its exercise. Plus cleaning up after it, eew.

Got back on my bike then and backtracked to the U. Village mall, where I had a vegetable stir-fry I’d been pining for ever since I had it months ago on another mall visit. I don’t make vegetables at home often enough, nor eat enough fruit, so when I’m out I often try to get lots of vegetables in a meal. A typical day of eating at home would be granola, milk, and coffee for breakfast; a peanut butter and honey sandwich for lunch; a bit of smoked salmon or a Luna bar for a snack; and a can of soup for dinner.

Clarity in Writing

I posted a new essay, which is here. It's also linked from the right side of the home page under My Writing, Etc. This was a really different writing experience for me because of the subject matter (arguing), something I usually avoid thinking about. If you have time, please let me know what you think.

Yesterday I spent most of the day working on this essay and on one about bicycling that I started a long time ago. I edited that one and submitted it to Small Spiral Notebook. I thought it would be nice to be published by an independent literary site if I can. If they don't take it, I'll publish it here. Small Spiral Notebook takes the approach to unsolicited manuscripts that small print magazines take, which is that they don't pay and they take a really long time (up to 12 weeks) to let you know whether they are going to use your piece. Oh, well.

Today Tom went out to play volleyball with his coworkers and I felt lazy enough to stay home. Now I'm going to go outside and worry about my "bird's nest spruce," a new shrub that is turning brown. Based on my experience with azaleas and heathers back there (they died), I think it needs more acidic soil. From what I read it sounds like the best way to lower the pH of soil is to lift the plant, amend the soil with something acidic, and replant. I'll go out and get some manure and peat moss, or ferrous sulfate, and lift the plant tonight when the sun isn't beating on it.