Made some progress on a number of fronts this past week:
2. Buy and learn how to play guitar with my daughter, the Bean - learn to play,
wait for it, Stairway to Heaven (remember the scene in Wayne's World?): The Bean and I continue to take lessons and learn together. I am amazed at how much easier playing comes for my daughter. I hope she sticks with it - she'll be a really competent player one day. Our instructor showed us how to do Stairway to Heaven. Let's just say I won't be playing it for a while. It sounds like such a simple melody, but is far from, except for the very first chord.
20. Read 10 of the unread books on my bookshelves: I finally put a nail in Jonathan Kellerman's With Strings Attached: The Art and Beauty of Vintage Guitars. Just a beautiful book for anybody who is interested in the fine art of making guitars. The prose and photography are lush.
I have also finished a book called Guitar Zero: The New Musician and the Science of Learning that does a serviceable job in laying out the challenges the brain faces in learning how to play music, and how the brain changes as the instrument is learned.
37. Blog the A-Z Challenge: I have registered for this particular challenge and have tentatively come up with topics for each letter of the alphabet. More importantly, I have pre-written about nine or ten - the only way I'll be able to make my way through the daily grind of posting six days a week.
42. Learn how to download e-books from the Ottawa Public Library to my Kobo
E-Reader: Finally done. The instructions on the OPL website are as clear as mud but with a little perseverance, I was able to figure out how to download. I'm still not sure how the e-books get "returned", but I'll find out in a couple of weeks, I guess.
And that's the scoop on last week's progress.