“Erwin Schrödinger demonstrated the vibrational capacity of every atom … I have spent my life in the creation and study of music, a coherent expression of sonic vibration and beauty” – Erika Luckett
Home of Slutar Studios. This is where Slutar does his music thing.
Playing, writing and recording music is a kind of therapy for me. I’ve been playing guitar since the Fall of 1980. I do it out of a shear love for creating & playing. I push gently on myself to improve along the journey.
Leaves – 2015
Strings & Things – 2013
Jazz, Blues, Rock, World and Classical
Eclectitar – 2011
Acoustic, Jazz, Blues and Rock.
Songs From School – 2010
Re-envisioned music from 1981 to 1983.
Saturday afternoon jam sessions, songs under construction, guitar solos & who knows what all can be found here.
Primary Guitar Influencers
- Alex Lifeson
- Jimi Hendrix
- Joe Satriani
- Stevie Ray Vaughn
- David Wilcox
- Michael Schenker
- Robin Trower
- Carlos Santana
- Ritchie Blackmore
- Johnny Winter
- Peter Parcek
In mostly favorite order (this isn’t a “best” list). If you don’t agree with my list that’s fine – please don’t “flame” me, go make your own list. I’m sure I’m missing a few I can’t think of right now.
If you live in the US, without a doubt the best place and the nicest & most knowledgable folks to buy guitars from is Wildwood Guitars in Louisville, CO. I have purchased all of my guitars there. They totally rock – way better than the big box stores, hands down. What an unbelievable coincidence that they are 10 minutes from my home – I am most fortunate.
I have found these useful over the last several years as I push my playing to more advanced levels.
JustinGuitar.com – Justin Sandercoe
Guitarjamz.com – Marty Schwartz
GuitarControl.com – Claude Johnson
Care and Info on Acoustic Guitars @ Taylor Guitars
Guitar Practice & Learning
For years I had wondered how the guitar legends could fly up & down the neck, seemingly with such ease. A few years ago my instructor (Bob Story) showed me how the pentatonic scale works. There are 5 “patterns” that fit together like jigsaw puzzle pieces. This info was invaluable. Suddenly the light bulb went off & I understood. I share a couple PDF files below to help you on your journey. Learn these 5 patterns. Commit them to memory – it will be the best memorization exercise you’ll ever do.
Cool Picks Cat Tongue Guitar Picks, love these things.
The perfect temperature and humidity to store an acoustic guitar is 70 F @ 50% relative humidity. I use these Oasis Guitar Humidifiers – it’s really dry here.