Ok, something has been bugging me lately about modern church music. (And no, I'm not talking about the cliche'd Nashville instrumentation.) It seems like everything is emo, music dictated solely by emotions... and mostly depression.
Hey all, it's Shane Speal. I just wanted to let you know that StubbySlide.com will be back up and full of goodies in the very near future. I had to temporarily close the doors as I worked to launch Poor…
I've said it before and I'll say it again: "God bless the mad scientist feature writers who wrote for science magazines!" I'm always discovering more experimental instrument plans as I dig deep into guitarcheology. Today's discovery is a set of plans for building an electric banjo, taken from Popular Mechanics, October 1970.
Merry Christmas, everybody! The members of CigarBoxNation.com have just released their free download album, A Cigar Box Nation Christmas 2019 and I proudly have it hosted here on PoorMansGuitar.com, free for you.
My son, Shane Jr. (pictured above on drums) is a budding musician who is exploring as many instruments as possible.
Yesterday, he came downstairs holding his acoustic guitar with an excitement in his face that is indescribable. If he was a dog, his tail would be wagging off his butt! "I just invented a new tuning on my guitar," he said and proceeded to show me a variation of an E7th open tuning.
I'm fascinated with the art of Church worship. In my opinion, we could be doing so much more when it comes to creatively inviting people into the Throne Room of God. Today, I started a Facebook group called Creative Worship in order to get new ideas for instrumentation and increasing the effectiveness of music in the Church.
Last week, PoorMansGuitar.com shared the full documentary, Songs Inside the Box. (Watch it here.) Today, we have an outtake from the 2007 concert featuring Shane Speal performing "Blue Raga" on a 3-string cigar box guitar and Timothy Renner backing him up on a cigar box tampura.