Jason Priest of Little Rock Jams is running a new blog series called My Life and Music. He asked me and a handful of other guitar bloggers to tell their personal musical life stories. His blog caters to his local guitar students in the Little Rock area, and this series is meant to inspire and educate his students about spending a lifetime with music.

Check out the nice things Jason said about me:

I came across his blog, From the Woodshed, a few years ago (2007 maybe?). I was instantly intrigued because this guy saved up his pennies and took a year off from work to do nothing but practice guitar. As if that was not enough to make me follow his blog, as I read his posts, I was impressed on how he stayed on track over the year and took advantage of his time to really dig in and explore the material his twisted mind came up with. He was a practice monster during this time and I took several ideas from him and incorporated them into my own practice routine. His blog is a must read for anyone that is serious about learning their instrument.

For my guest post, I focused on my recent experience in music school, offering practical advice to anyone considering it. My post is split into two parts, the first of which can be found here: My Life and Music - Joe Walker.

UPDATE: Read Part 2 here.