THE RIFF: Parkinson’s Law


Many of us believe that we don’t have enough time to pursue our goals. It’s true that achieving new goals requires time and effort, but let’s consider this…

…we all have the same 24 hours in a day. It’s not about the amount of time you have, it’s about how you choose to use it.

Think about it for a moment. If you need to go to the dentist, you’ll find time. When a new series everyone is talking about is released, you’ll find time to watch it. Even staring into space (I admit, I enjoy doing that too!), you’ll find time for it.

The point is, there are plenty of daily activities that don’t contribute to reaching our goals, and we can easily replace them with 30 minutes to an hour of working on new skills.

Consider this, dedicating that time to laying down a new guitar line in your iMac or watching yet another suspenseful ‘killer’ show on Netflix. Which one will truly benefit your goals?

You’ll be amazed at how much you can accomplish in just 30 minutes of music creativity.

It’s called Parkinson’s Law – “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion” or something like that!

But it holds true. After spending half an hour working on my tracks, I feel satisfied, knowing that I’ve made progress.

The key is to use the time you’ve allocated for yourself on a productive task instead of procrastinating.

By doing so, you’ll feel good knowing that you’re moving forward and achieving.

Now, below is a tip to help you make the most of your time. If you have any questions about what I’ve discussed above, feel free to hit reply or click the button below.

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Tip: Rock Track In One Week

You can create a completed rock track in one week using just 20 – 30 minutes a day by following the plan below.

  • Monday – rhythm guitars
  • Tuesday – additional guitars
  • Wednesday – bass 
  • Thursday – drums
  • Friday – final mix and composition tweak
  • Saturday – Master
  • Sunday – rest!

Don’t allow yourself to procrastinate otherwise it won’t work.  Stick to the task.

You may not end up with a masterpiece by the end of the week, however you might be surprised with how much you have achieved.

Remember, it’s not about having more time, it’s about using the time you have effectively. Let’s make each moment count towards our musical journey.

Riff Of The Week 

Guns N’ Roses – November Rain

I know we only just had Slash a few weeks back but after having watched Guns n’ Roses live performance at Glastonbury over the weekend I can’t not have him back in as Slash’s performance was just incredible.

Slash’s guitar playing was relentless and spot on, and a true inspiration to any guitarist out their.  To play the way he did in front of such as audience puts him up there as one of the all time true greats.


Back to the riff!… November Rain’s ending sequence.  Everyone remembers the video with Slash’s super wide stance as he plays the solo outside of some old American looking church in the middle of nowhere.

And then plays the ending sequence with the same wide stance standing on Axl’s piano!

Very over dramatic and just the way we like it!

The riff itself has always amazed and impressed me as although it repeats (about 8 times?) the second half of each riff is never the same.

Each ending blowing you away with his musical and technical playing, its as if Slash has just decided to show off… look how many time I can nail this riff differently and it still sound amazing!

What an incredible piece of music genius 

Watch the riff from the link below.  I have linked it straight to the Riff So you don’t have to go through the whole song.

November Rain

Audio Book I’m Listening To

“Scar Tissue”

Scar Tissue is the autobiography of Red Hot Chili Peppers vocalist Anthony Kiedis. Released in 2004.

I am not even half way through this epic book yet and its been playing in my car on my commute for a couple of weeks now.

So far the book has reach the 3rd album of the RHCP, but pretty much a story flooded by drug abuse!

It’s interesting to hear of Anthony’s earlier years. 

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Creating A Rock Track In The Style Of Evanescence – Join me on an exciting journey as I guide you through the process of crafting a rock track inspired by the signature style of Evanescence. In this insightful walkthrough video, I share the techniques, inspiration, and steps involved in bringing this mesmerizing piece of music to life.

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A Thought-Provoking Quote

“If you have a dream, pursue it. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do it.”

– Anthony Kiedis

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