# # Guitar Archives - coreyshead

Brother, I Can See Your Skull.

Brother, I Can See Your Skull. - The Coreyshead Blog

Posts Tagged ‘Guitar’

American Idle – Steamy Creamy Beanness

March 27th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

I’ve been getting back into guitaring, as I like to say, and this has gotten me back into … looking back at things which have sprung before, unbidden from the instruments I torture.

Steamy Creamy Beanness is a musical idea I’d almost forgotten about – a bit of doggerel, a knock off – but I rather like this short edit of my initial concept combined with this silly, time-lapse video, here. Doop-de-doo … what else lies in these vaults, I wonder

Steamy Creamy Beanness

Once again, please forgive the sound quality (much less the hamhanded playing) – this is recorded live onto boombox sometime in 2002.

For more of this kind of torture …

Monday Morning Improvisational Guitar #4

November 4th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Monday Morning Guitar Improv

An old friend saw one of these videos and actually liked what he heard enough to send me a track of stuff *he’s* been working on – “It needs a solo.”

Whoa. Uh, I’m nowhere near ready for that!

That being said, I’m now very much itching to get my four-track repaired – and to start practicing out of my arpeggio book again.

Monday Morning Improvisational Guitar #3

October 28th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Monday Morning Guitar Improv

As I get back in the habit of playing every day, the more eager I get to start working once again on compositions – but my fingers aren’t sure enough, yet despite how quickly my version of “chops” returned.

So many things learned poorly, so many old habits back that need to be hammered away.


Monday Morning Improvisational Guitar #2
Plus a Theme

October 21st, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Monday Morning Guitar Improv

I already feel things loosening up. So much so that I thought I’d share this goofy little theme I stumbled across:

Monday Morning Guitar Improv

Yeah! Still a looooong ways to go …

Bruce Norton, a Digitech RDS 800, the Harmonic Minor, and Me

October 14th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Monday Morning Guitar Improv

I’ve been playing guitar with varying degrees of seriousness, now, for almost 25 years.

Knowing that, you’d think I’d be way better at it than I am but the key part of that statement, above is “varying degrees of seriousness.”

Read the rest of this page »

American Idle – Part the Second; Still In The Basement

June 30th, 2012 by Corey A. Edwards


Sharon's Basement 2006


The last few months have seen my return to music creation at the cost of much else in my life. I remain obsessed with regaining – and then hopefully surpassing – all past musical endeavors and, as such, have spent much time in pouring through the audio diary I’ve kept (more off than on these last five years) since 1991.

Thinking quite correctly that the better bits would be at the end rather than the beginning, I started transferring the most recent tapes to digital and sifting through the resulting tracks for nuggets with which to kick start the practice and aim of my renewed passion.

Read the rest of this page »

American Idle ~ or ~ The Early Recordings of CAE

November 26th, 2011 by Corey A. Edwards

CAE - Early Noises Collected


I fell in love with music very early on in life but, as with the visual arts, never really caught the bug to create any myself until well past said age.

In 1989, I began work as a security guard and there met Bruce Norton, an amateur blues guitarist. In casual conversation with him, I voiced the guitar-playing pipe-dream most young men of our culture have and he assured me that the dream could be realized. In short order, he sold me a guitar and showed me a few tips and tricks.

Read the rest of this page »