Groove of Perfection.

  • Workout #2: Rowing machine

    Photo: The next exercise I do at the gym is to use the rowing machine. I did another test where I should row as fast as I could for 500 meters. Quite happy with the result, but hopefully I can do it much faster in a few weeks.

  • Workout #1: Treadmill

    Photo: I have just begun to eat healthier and to exercise regularily at my local fitness center. I will document my progress in a series of posts. I usually wake up at 05:30am, read until 06:15am, get in the shower for 15 minutes and eat for another 15 minutes. Then I go to the […]

  • Review #1: Google Nexus 10

    Nexus 10 was launched by Google and manufactured by Samsung in late 2012. The Nexus 10 is my first Android tablet and comes with a 10.6-inch screen and Wifi-only network connectivity. I bought the Nexus 10 for 3090 NOK from and it arrived in the local post office after 3 days. The CPU is […]

  • Lesson #5: The Shadows – Apache

    Photo: The Shadows recorded Apache in June 1960. Intro 1 (Am) Play the open 5th string, 2nd fret on the 3rd string and then the 1st/3rd/4th/3rd fret on the 2nd string.Intro 2 (Dm) Play the open 4th string, 2nd fret on the 3rd string, 1st fret on the 2nd string, then 5th/3rd fret on […]

  • Lesson #4: Kåre and The Cavemen – Filadelfia

    Photo: Filadelfia was released on the Kåre and The Cavemen album Long Day’s Flight ’till Tomorrow (1999). The guitar techniques Hammer-ons and Pull-offs are used in the main riff in this song.  The terms hammer-on and pull-off were invented and popularized by Pete Seeger in his book How to Play the 5-String Banjo. Pull-offs: Bar the strings on the 7th fret with your […]

  • Lesson #3: Band of Horses – The Funeral

    Photo: The Funeral on Band of Horses’ debut album Everything All the Time was released in 2006 and was named the 67th-greatest song of the 2000s by Pitchfork in 2009. The song is divided into three parts: intro, verses and bridge. The 1st bar in the intro is in time signature 4/4 with a […]

  • Lesson #2: The Surfaris – Wipe Out

    Photo: The surf rock hit Wipe Out by The Surfaris is quite easy to master on the guitar. The song was written by Bob Berryhill, Pat Connolly, Jim Fuller and Ron Wilson and recorded by The Surfaris in 1963. The melody starts on the 9th fret on the 5th string, then on the 7th, 8th and 9th fret on the 4th […]

  • Lesson #1: Weezer – Island in the Sun

    Photo: Island in the Sun by Weezer was the first song I learnt from my guitar teacher Gary Gramolini. It is a good song for beginners since the riff consists of only 4 different chords: Em, Am, D and G. There is a bridge that consists of D, G, D, G, C, Am, D […]

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