Saturday, March 19, 2011

Coming to grips with the 21st century

Welcome.  If you're reading this, I imagine you already know me.  If you don't - my name is Gary Prince, and I play the guitar, and that, more or less, is what this blog is going to be about.  There's more to it than that of course - I teach guitar at The Levine School of Music, in Washington, DC.  I play all over the area with various groups.  I am a resident artist at BloomBars.  I create original music, alone and in small groups.  I listen to a lot of music and think about it all the time.  I also busy myself with the general aspects of living, and that undoubtedly will feature here as well.  I went to the University of Michigan, where I studied Jazz & Contemplative Studies and Psychology. 

This is me coming to grips with the 21st century, where everyone can share their every thought online instantly, where as a musician, or a person up to anything interesting, you practically have an obligation to.  This blog accompanies my brand new website -  The site was created by fellow guitarist and Levine colleague Matt Dievendorf and all credit for its beautiful design goes to him.  The pictures on my site were all taken by one of my best and oldest friends Isabelle Carbonell, currently continuing her adventures in documentary film-making in the Mid-East.  The picture currently at the top of this site was taken by my friend and musical soul-sister Kate Olson, whose music you will undoubtedly hear a lot of here.  I also have a youtube channel now, where I'm gathering all the video of me I know about - if you have some, please contact me.  Note that the "Listen" tab on my site allows you to link to downloads of all the professional recordings I've made.

I'll be updating this blog at least once a week, and regularly posting music, video and photo.  Besides posting things that I enjoy and have something to say about, I'll be using this site as a kind of clearing house for my (extensive) archives of home recordings - if you've played with me, ever, you're liable to hear yourself here.  I'll be writing about teaching and using this as a space to update the world on performances or other events I am doing.  I'll probably even write a little about non-music things - though I promise no half-baked political rants, ever.  No similar promises will be made regarding soup recipes, thoughts about whatever I'm currently reading, or posts about how much I love sitting on my roof.

If you have a question about guitar or music that you want to ask, whether you know me or not, ask me, and I'll answer it.

That's all for now!  Thanks for reading and listening,


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