Tuesday, January 17, 2012
"EDM #17: Draw a Musical Instrument"
The steel guitar lessons were taken in the panhandle of Texas. Steel guitars were a big deal down there. Still are. But when we moved to Washington state, the lessons stopped. Of course at the time, I didn't really care too much one way or the other. I was tired of always being harangued to "go practise your guitar, Jim." I didn't see much need for it. Each week when the teacher played the new lesson/song for us, I had it. Could play it by ear. I never learned much the difference between a sixteenth note and a whole note, but I did learn enough about fractions that it came in real handy once I got to sixth grade.
My good buddy, Harold Bradley, and I used to play our guitars at school assemblies in Texas. Once I got to Washington state no one ever knew I could play one of these things. Odd isn't it, how things change, evolve and turn out.
Anyway, I tried to blend these two so very fond memories in this sketch. Obviously I've lost about as much technical details on mechanical drawing as I have that old guitar. Oh, and by the way, I still have it.
Posted by Jim Bumgarner at 4:50 PM