Tomorrow is the 31st of July. So I’ve made the July video with plenty of time to spare. That’s the lie I’m telling myself at least. I am very much behind the eight ball here. July absolutely got away from me. But never fear, I am determined to not let the July edition of the monthly guitar riff video challenge define me. No … My inability to defeat the dredded migraine monster is what will define me. But that’s another story for another time. It’s probably a story for another place too. Migraines aren’t very metal at all.
It’s still June and I’m releasing the latest video for the Monthly guitar riff video challenge. Look at me sticking to a schedule!
I used the same extended drum track this month as my previous (May) entry for this monthly guitar challenge I’ve set myself this year. In an attempt to keep pushing myself however, I decided to test my skills in regards to the video capturing process. You don’t see them all in this month’s video, but I did capture the exact same recording from eight different angles using eight different video devices. That was honestly a challenge. I wanted to make sure each camera was not in sight from any of the others as I recorded (excluding the camera mounted to the guitar’s headstock). It’s probably the closest I’ve ever come to having an audience as I played guitar to be honest.
It’s only been a month and I’ve already uploaded a new monthly riff video. That shouldn’t be as amazing as it seems to be to me. Why? Because the initial challenge I’d set myself at the beginning of this year was to create and share a monthly guitar riff video. It’s not that difficult.
I stumbled at first, but I’m now on track to continue to deliver on a regular, monthly basis. Who knows … I may even end up writing about other things one day. Things beyond this monthly challenge! I’ve done it before. I know it’s possible. … Monthly guitar riff video challenge … the May edition
The monthly guitar challenge … surely by May I’ll work out how to make these videos on a monthly basis. Still, with today’s video I’ve kept some form of consistency—back-to-back videos that feature the combined riffs from two individual month’s guitar riffs. I’ve also managed to create content in two consecutive months. That’s almost a win. Still, next month will hopefully be only partially consistent—monthly video and blog post, but one riff. Hopefully it will still be interesting enough to warrant the blog post it is posted in. … The monthly guitar video challenge (with two entries once again)
Earlier this year I thought I’d set myself a monthly video challenge. It was an idea I had with the best of intentions. It’s also an idea I wish I’d had actual time to dedicate to earlier this year. Still, I think I’ve managed to find the time and the motivation to get cracking now. I’m filled with so much faith now that I’ve decided to play catch-up by releasing my first video that includes what could technically be classified as the first two months of challenge results in the one recording. Could be. But really it’s just a poor attempt at playing catch-up.
2017 was an ordinary year for me. Nothing terrible happened, but nothing outstanding happened either. I neglected this website and all of my social media channels. I lost my way, but I have plans to get back on track in 2018. One thing that I know will be new, is this website’s design. I am making the transition into a new theme design. Exciting right!?
Well, considering the lack of … everything in 2017. This is a big step forward. But there will be more. So read on to see what is planned. If you care to.
So I’ve opted to try something different as I investige what electric guitar to potentially buy next. I always try to get something different with each guitar purchase, but I’ve been wondering if there is such a thing as the perfect electric guitar. There are clearly many aspects of an electric guitar to consider when purchasing a new addition to your current collection. To help me make sure I get the next purchase right, I’ve decided to let social media choose the perfect electric guitar for me.
Last year I closed my original Facebook page for this website. It was relatively successful when you consider how meaningless this website is. The page had 1300 Facebook followers and the overall trend was an increasing follower count. But I noticed a few things—nothing terrible or overly negative—and decided to close the page down and start again. With the new Scarebear Rocks Facebook page comes new rules and expectations. It’s a social experiment I’ve decided to run on a social network.
Ground breaking right?!
So … what happens if you only promote your Facebook page on your own site/s and refuse to promote the page or any individual posts through Facebook itself?
52 Pedals. That article series certainly isn’t going to plan is it? I’ve covered 26 different pedal manufacturers which sounds like a small victory, but it isn’t. I could say “Yes! Half way there!”, but as far as the calendar year goes, we are actually in week 37. Epic fail. I have some serious catch-up to do—and right after the last post I made about catching up! Oh well.
I could say I’ve been busy doing all kinds of cool guitar related things. That would be an acceptable excuse right? “I hand carved a solid body electric guitar using nothing but a whittling knife!” … But I’d be lying. The past month or so has simply been real-world chaos. But I’m hopefully now on top of all of that. Why? How? Good questions. I don’t have the answers because I’m not that smart. What I will say though is this. There are new articles, pictures and possible audio/video to come.
I recently became aware of a new trend on the Interweb. Colour. Some people refer to it is color, but that’s OK. You can’t be right all the time. I’ve always prided myself on keeping up with the times and at times being somewhat of an Interweb pioneer. Keeping that fiction in mind, today I introduce the all new Scarebear website. There are many changes. You’ve hopefully noticed some already. Read on if you care and I’ll share the amazing details with you. I might also start explaining the details using actual facts and less fiction.