Insomnia

(this will make no sense to non-guitar players) I picked up my duct-taped and superglued guitar tonight when I couldn't fall asleep. This is what came out: |--------3-2---------------------| |--3---------3---------3-------3-| |----2---------2-----0-----------| |0-----0---------2h4-----4p2p0---| |--------------------------------| |--------------------------------| ...and repeat. If you're a guitar player, help me figure out where to go next! If you can't read it in facebook, …

Let’s Dance

When we returned to Ecuador in January, we had a few changes to implement to our after-school care program here. One of those changes was the addition of a two-day literacy program, and a weekly music program. We launched out music program yesterday by learning that everyone is a musician, and that musicians all over …

Batswana Xylophones

In elementary school, I loathed music class. Hated it. I knew what music was supposed to sound like, and it certainly was not what came out of the various implements in Mrs. Whatzherface's classroom. Imagine the intital grimace, then, as my colleague Newman informed me that I would be leading the marimba (huge xylophone) classes …