Trapdoor2's Blog – May 2009 Archive (3)

How to Excel...Grimshaw.

Well, here I am...starting at #1 and working my way thru. So far, so good! I was able to play numbers 1-5 last night without breaking anything (except minor ego losses).

Sure, lots of stumbling around, mistakes, rhythm errors, etc. I'm trying desperately not to do much "pencil marking" on the pages. There are a few finger-twisters such as the Dmaj in m14 (Exercise #4) where one holds a D on the 4th (second fret) whilst making an A on the third (second fret), a D on the second (third… Continue

Added by Trapdoor2 on May 28, 2009 at 16:24 — 7 Comments

New 'hotrod' PC ordered...reading the dots...

OK, preliminary diagnosis on my old PC is that both hard drives are spinning up and appear to be in good health. I should be able to access them and transfer all files to the new computer. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed that this all works out!

The new PC has been ordered and is a Dell 17" "studio" laptop with most of the 'bells and whistles'. 4g memory, a 320g hard drive, CD/DVD read/write, HD screen, upgraded video, etc, etc. It should be delivered before mid-June. Until… Continue

Added by Trapdoor2 on May 26, 2009 at 14:28 — 6 Comments

1st Blog post...Good News/Bad News...


Bad News: my computer would not boot up last night. Not a 'bluescreen' error but a 'blackscreen' error that would not even let me get into 'safe mode' to try to resusitate it. This means I shall be taking the box down to our local "Computer ER" (that is actually the name of the place) to see if it can be raised from the dead. This particular error often indicates a hardware crash (at least that's what a 'net search said)...which may mean that about 10 yrs of music files could… Continue

Added by Trapdoor2 on May 21, 2009 at 18:16 — 13 Comments

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