I came across this article by folk musician Harvey Reid during some recreational internet surfing today.
As someone who has made a living essentially playing folk and “unpopular” music, I am inclined to listen to what he has to say. Its interesting reading this stuff now that i have just finished making a recording. I definitely agree with the first tip, you have to figure out what you are, and what you are best at. I love alot of different types of music, dabble in various styles, but have always felt my best music is arranging celtic tunes for guitar. Who knows what direction i may take in the future, but thats where i am for now.
I still need to do the high five guitar recording i mentioned below. I realized that to replace my sixth string with a high first string and tune it up to G i would need a super light string. It would be easier if i had a railroad spike or a Third Hand Capo that would allow me to capo a single string. I think if i get a super light string, perhaps an electric guitar string, it should work. I hope so, i would really like to record the tune for folks to hear.