So this greatly slowed the progress made on the piano, and Billy slowly disengaged from the instrument until he said enough is enough, and in the 7th grade, picked up the guitar again. One thing Billy's piano teachers always said was that he had a perfect ear, he could hear and decipher each pitch individually, so this time around on guitar, Billy made more progress musically than he ever had in his whole life, and literally fell in love with the instrument. Within 2 years, he was playing advanced technical songs, one of which is posted: Classical Gas. Outside of the lessons Billy had started a band, that played at house parties, and small gigs, and a battle of the bands.
As time went on, music overloaded his life. Billy had also begun experimenting with drugs and alcohol to enhance creativity, and also deal with the problems that he had outside of his musical career. At one point, he had gotten so wound up about music he was forced to take a break from all lessons, bands, jamming, and guitar, to get other areas of his life caught up. The experimenting with drugs and alcohol led to Billy finishing up high school in a coed boarding school in Tucson, Arizona.
There he met a talented guitarist, Ryan Gonzales, who taught him many things, most importantly Reggae, and being able to Jam to the extreme, utmost enjoyment. So Billy returned back home, to start college with a greater, expanded musical horizon, which is what he is doing now. He also has started taking lessons again. Billy currently is taking guitar lessons from Scott Anderson, member and founder of the Arizona Guitar Trio, also teacher of Jim Atkins, lead singer/guitarist of Jimmy Eat World; Chris Thorn, guitarist from Blind Melon, as well as 7 other artist that have been signed to record deals.
Since starting back up with the guitar lessons, the progress that has been made has been quick, and uplifting for Billy's musical future. The recordings he does are all on his home computer, using a $10 mic from Office Max, recording with the Kristal recording software, and editing with Audacity. Billy recently just celebrated his 19th birthday, and he got a beautiful Kala, spruce top, concert ukulele, which he has promised to quickly learn, and post songs with, so stay tuned for that! Don't touch that mouse!!! And help Billy Farmer achieve his dream of touching the hearts of everyone he possibly can!!!! His myspace page is: http://www.myspace.com/billyfarmerandhisguitar Copy & paste that and go have a look around. He is also on the iLike platform to access on Facebook.
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