Jul.07

A Tribute to Matt McWilliams

Since I decided to learn & master harmonica, Matt McWilliams has taken it upon himself to become my booking agent & signed me up as the entertainment for the ShareASale Think Tank.

Shortly afterwards, Todd Farmer (who’s using Learn and Master Guitar) inquired if I were available for a gig in Michigan around the 4th of July, so I dropped in on the 3rd and Todd and I had a little jam session, including a tribute to Matt McWilliams

Premiering today, here is Nagel & Farmer’s, Tribute to Matt McWilliams

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Matt McWilliams
AM of the Year
Matt McWilliams
He’s really awesome, so I hear

Chillin Poolside at the Farmer’s
A new FourSquare check-in for me
I hear the mayor’s quite a charmer
It’s the happ’nin place to be

Matt McWilliams
AM of the Year
Matt McWilliams
We can only play by ear

I wanted to make some money
And learn to play guitar
So I called Matt McWilliams
Now I’m a rich affilite rock star!

Matt McWilliams
AM of the Year
Matt McWilliams
We wish you were here

Legacy Learning Systems
Get your links from ShareASale
Make lots of money with ’em
‘Cause they convert so well

Matt McWilliams
AM of the Year
Matt McWilliams
Mention this song, and he’ll buy you a beer

Just Fun

May.21

Learn & Master Harmonica

Learn & Master HarmonicaI’ve been wanting to learn a musical instrument for some time… I played the drums when I was younger, but gave up on that (dumb decision!). I can goof around on the piano and play a couple songs, mostly by ear, but I’ve never been good at reading music (drums were different – I could read the length of a note, but not which key). The Scottish in me wanted to try Bagpipes, but that’s a huge commitment. So I decided on the harmonica.

Why the harmonica? Because it fits nicely in my pocket, and I didn’t think it’d be too hard to learn. I thought it’s be a fun thing to have at Cub Scout campouts, too.

So I picked up a Lee Oskar Major Diatonic Harmonica in C from Amazon and Instant Harmonica: Quick and Easy Instruction for the Beginner. I love the harmonica I chose, and the book was a good intro. However, now I’m stuck.

I’ve been bugging my friend Matt McWilliams on creating a Learn & Master course for harmonica, as they don’t have one now. To help to to persuade him, I wrote Matt a little song:

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I’m writing this little song
For my buddy Matt McWilliams
He’s a cool affiliate manager
For Legacy Learning Systems

But I’ve got a little problem
and even Matt can’t help me out
I wanted to learn to play the harmonica
But there’s no course for that

So now this is all I can do
Just 4 simple notes
And Matt’s got me booked
As the entertainment for the ShareASale Think Tank!

Hopefully Matt can show this to the powers that be, and they’ll make a Learn & Master Harmonica course 🙂

Just Fun