nag simula akong mag-aral ng gitara ng 1979, a great music year. it was also a time of great change for me. i was 13 years old at bukod sa problema ko about my daily erections, my mom and dad had just split up. para matanggal ang lungkot, nag-aral akong mag gitara. self study lang, kaya amateur pa rin ako to this very day.
nalaman ko: ang pinakamadali palang paraan para matuto ay basahin ang jingle magazine beatles chordbook. pag tiningnan mo kasi ang mga kanta ng beatles – from their early days to their final “abbey road” LP, mayroong progression ng degree of difficulty. so, you start with the 3 chord, “love me do”. then as your skill grows, you try their “revolver” songs then graduate with the hard songs of “sgt. pepper’s” and the “white album”.
one weekend, i took out my guitar and recorded some songs. no overdubs, no practice – just plain 1 take eveything kaya recorded lahat ng mga mali, tawa at background coaching ni jet. online na ang mga ito ngayon at pwede nyong marinig (kung gusto nyo, hehe) sa “MGA KANTA NI BATJAY, ANG DATING FOLK SINGER NG MA MON LUK”. hindi naman ako magaling kumanta but i’ve got a lot of soul (and a lot of lakas ng loob). kaya, pag pasensyahan nyo na.