Archive for March, 2014

I found it very helpful to slow down the playback speed when I am learning a new song, particularly when I need to get the notes of a riff or try to catch the chord changes. Here’s how I do it in MS Windows Media Player (for Windows 7)

1. Start by playing the song then switch to the Now Playing mode by clicking the Switch to Now Playing buttonPicture of the Switch to Now Playing button at the bottom right corner

2. Right-click at any open space. This will show a menu. Select Enhancements, and then select Play speed settings.

Step 2 - Enhancements


3. Click the Slow, Normal, or Fast link or move the Play Speed slider to the desire speed. Un-check the Snap slider to common speeds checkbox if you want to select speeds between the labeled play speeds.

Step 3 - Select Speed

4. Click the Close button Picture of the Enhancements Close buttonat the top right corner when done.

I had a lot of fun learning Someone Like You by Adele. It is a piano song but it sounds beautiful with the fingerpicking on an acoustic guitar as well.

Here is a video of me playing along.

[Stay tune for the video …]


Video recorded on ____________


Here’s the forecast for Edmonton, AB –
Pockets of snow this morning, ending near noon. 1-2 cm possible.
Wind: NW 30 gusting to 50km/h
High: -5C  Low: -15C

Here’s a songbook you can download for free from featuring 33 of the most popular Christmas carols set to simple arrangements for guitar and/or piano. Thank you for the special gift from Feel free to make copies and share with as many friends as you like.

[Download Christmas Carols for acoustic worship] 

christmas carols for acoustic worship

The following Christmas carols are included:

  1. Angels From The Realms Of Glory
  2. Angels We Have Heard On High
  3. Auld Lang Syne
  4. Away In A Manger
  5. Away In A Manger (Cradle Song)
  6. Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus
  7. Deck The Halls
  8. Go Tell It On The Mountain
  9. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  10. Good Christian Men Rejoice
  11. Good King Wenceslas
  12. Hark The Herald Angels Sing
  13. I Saw Three Ships
  14. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
  15. Jingle Bells
  16. Joy To The World
  17. Let This Christmas Be
  18. O Christmas Tree
  19. O Come Let Us Adore Him
  20. O Come All Ye Faithful
  21. O Come O Come Emmanuel
  22. O Holy Night
  23. O Little Town In Bethlehem
  24. Silent Night
  25. The Birthday Of A King
  26. The First Noel
  27. The Twelve Days Of Christmas
  28. Up On The Housetop
  29. Wassail Song
  30. We Three Kings
  31. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
  32. What Child Is This
  33. While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

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