I am an amateur upper-mid-level acoustic guitar player. I’ve been playing since 1980, both nylon and steel string guitars. I play classical jazz, old-style Russian and Western music, all in ‘fingerstyle’. I am not a fast player, so I prefer slow ballads with ‘jazzy’ chord progressions and nice melodies.
I still learn how to play, and this blog is my attempt to share with fellow players my guitar harmony discoveries, interesting licks and small tips & tricks. Add to that my gear findings, reviews for books, CDs, DVDs and few my video and audio clips, and it pretty much describes what this site is about. I hope that you find it useful.
I live near Seattle, WA with my wife and two daughters. I speak Russian and RUnglish – English with thick Russian accent and its typical mistakes. It is tricky to pronounce my name, so I’ll call myself in this blog “VB” – just by initials.
From time to time my posts will contain affiliate links to guitar books, gadgets, CDs or DVDs. I call it “my nano-business” because it doesn’t even cover the cost of Internet hosting services 🙂 I’m just looking at how all that stuff works and do something more serious about that later.
Thanks for visiting and happy playing!
VB (aka Vladimir)
December 29, 2011