Wednesday, December 6, 2017



Whoh!  It's been a long time since I updated this site.   I have been away from music for awhile but have come back since "re-retiring" from my day job.   Anyways, I've been uploading tracks on Soundcloud.  If you want to stop in some time to listen, I'm going by the handle bjmusicstudio.   The link is:

https://soundcloud.com/bill-jones-36

I've also setup a Facebook business site that points to soundcloud and features videos with my music in the background (of course).  The link is:

www.facebook.com/BillJonesMusicStudio

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Christmas Caroling with John Sipe

There were 39 of us caroling with Mr. Sipe last Saturday. I played for the group again. Jeff Christmas was kind enough to loan me the First Baptist Church's small amp so they could hear my guitar over all those voices! We performed at four locations, same as last year, with 1/2 hour sets at the first two venues, Dayview Care Center and Belle Manor Nursing Home, next was a shortened program outside at the home of Carolyn ( Miss Souders) and Ron Ossege. Our last performance was at the home of Joyce and Bob Lawler who also provided great food and drink for the group. I could feel the Christmas spirit creep into me as we sang holiday favorites.

Pinch Harmonics

Here's a clip of a track I improvised last night. It has a few examples of "pinch harmonics" on the lead guitar. To create pinch harmonics, (also known as "pick harmonics" or "squeal"), you allow the thumb of the pick hand to make contact with the string as you pick. Picking in different locations on the string generates different "harmonics" all from the same fretted note.

https://soundcloud.com/bill-jones-36/stevie-fun-2-clip

A nice note from Mr Sipe about our holiday caroling last month ....