Vlog: Chicken Nuggets + Dip Shootout

The Premise of the Chicken Nuggets Shootout I wanted to do another food video and got to talking with my friend, Thomas, who suggested that we should do a chicken nugget shootout together. So, he’s in the video and we executed his idea with my methodology. We essentially followed the idea from the cheeseburger shootout […]

Original Poetry: “A Pointless Poem” by Jose Bernardo

A Pointless Poem Words Flow For no apparent reason Their existence Is perhaps Pointless Hurt, anger, happiness Thought, fantasies Human Madness Reverse Forward Talk with hands Talk to the hand Lies Truth Beliefs I’ll argue!?! Pointless! Useful! Why bother . . . Do you listen??????????????? This is an original piece by Jose Bernardo. 2001 © […]

Original Poetry: “Slowly” by Jose Bernardo

Slowly Kiss me Do you really need me? Love me Should I be so lucky? Slowly Let me fall in love with you Shake me If I laugh Taste me When your lips caress mine Slowly Let me fall in love with you Lay awake Light the way for me Find me Should I get […]

My love for Soundgarden and Chris Cornell

Rest in Peace Chris Cornell Much of the internet is abuzz today with news of the sudden passing of Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell. As I sit here trying to make sense of this news, I am going to pour my sadness out here on to my blog. I don’t normally cry when my […]

Original Poetry: “Hypnotized by You” by Jose Bernardo

Hypnotized by You It’s quarter to 3 Night or afternoon It matters not Time flies And it’s all so meaningless to me …I float… In the same place Motionless As if I were in the Dead Sea On a waveless day In a moment Shorter than a blink of an eye Things happen in peoples’ […]

Site Update: Jose’s Gear Page (May 2017)

Jose’s Gear Page Update (May 2017) Jose’s gear page has been updated. Please click the link below to see the page or click GEAR under “About Me” in the site menu above. https://halfdeafguitarist.com/en/gear/

Original Poetry: “Meeting Jimi” by Jose Bernardo

Meeting Jimi It started out like a dream I was floating in the air Amidst the blazin’ purple haze, Green horizon, And an orange moon The globe was kind of crater like As if turned inside out I guess the universe must have shrunk Kind of So I asked this guy on the road “Where […]

Lessons & Tips: Marking Music (Part 1)

Marking Music (Part 1) In this lesson video, I am using Joe Satriani’s “Tears in the Rain” as an example piece. I am concentrating on the first 8 measures of this beautiful composition. Part 2 will focus on the last 8 measures of the first half of this song. While this video turned into more […]

Video: “Baby Baby” by Amy Grant (Instrumental Cover)

“Baby Baby” by Amy Grant “Baby Baby” is a song by Amy Grant and Keith Thomas. Thomas wrote the music and Grant wrote the words. The song was released as a single in 1991. The arrangement and key in this video is based on a live arrangement from one of Grant’s performances which is embedded below. […]