Douglas Niedt
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Douglas Niedt

WHAT I'M DOING NOW

FINISHED: My Fretboard Literacy Project

After three years, I finished my Fretboard Literacy Project, which consists of the Ultimate Note Recognition Trainer/Introduction to Music Notation Course, and the Ultimate Fretboard Trainer. They are the most in-depth fretboard training courses on the planet. And both are free!

PLAY IT LIKE A PRO™

Now that I finished the Fretboard Literacy Project, I can get back to adding more titles to my Play It Like a Pro™ series. I haven't decided what I'll do next. I must choose carefully because each of these courses takes hundreds of hours to produce.

COOKING

Last Sunday I made one of my favorite recipes, beef tenderloin in cognac cream sauce. It is very rich and probably not good for the arteries, but it's a fabulous dish. The cognac sauce is also great on lamb (but with rosemary instead of thyme), and tasty poured over eggs on an English muffin for breakfast.

MY GUITAR PRACTICING

I'm jumping into a new piece (it's a secret!) which I plan to record/video by October.
I'm always staying in shape and maintaining my old repertoire.

TEACHING

I just got back to teaching in-person guitar lessons. I am SO pleased. Video lessons are excellent, but nothing compares to in-person, hands-on lessons. What a joy!

GARDENING

We've had a very cold and wet April and May in Leawood, Kansas. I planted several hundred flowers in the basement over the winter under fluorescent lights. They have been sitting out in trays on my driveway for weeks. FINALLY, it stopped raining, so I am getting outside to plant. I'm sure the plants are happy to be getting into the ground. It feels great getting out of the studio into the fresh air and sunlight for a few hours each day.

WEBSITE

I'm adding this new "What I'm Doing Now" page to the website.

I'm also rewriting some code to make it easier for customers to download items they purchase from the website.

TECHNIQUE TIP OF THE MONTH

I just sent out my May Technique Tip of the Month. I call it "Putting Out Fires." If you still make random mistakes in the final stages of polishing a piece, the tip describes a simple process to get rid of them.


Updated June 7, 2021
Leawood, Kansas USA