Broke Musician

My "Now" Page

Just what I have been up to recently.

This page was inspired by one of my mentors Derek Sivers.

Reading "The 48 Laws Of Power"

This is a book writen by Robert Greene. I am just loving the historic examples he uses to explain his ideas. I was just fascinated with the chinese strategist Zhuge Liang and his clever military moves. (The empty castle strategy is increbidly funny).

You can buy this book here.

Learning how to play tongue drums

After taking a break from playing guitar, I decided to try something new. I always wanted to learn how to play hang drums, but they are very expensive and can easily cost over two thousand dollars.

After doing some research, I found this very affordable "miniature" version of a Handpan. It is slightly different but the concepts are very similar and its incredibly fun!

It's hard to describe this instrument, but you can check me playing in the video below.

Getting started at calisthenics

After the lockdown, with the gyms closed I decided to do some pushups and abs by myself. I did only these two exercises for 3 months until realizing that it was necessary to change my routine a little.

I started to dig deeper in alternate bodyweight exercises on the internet and then I found about calisthenics and gymnastics.

It's pretty convenient to be able to do workouts anywhere, and many of them without equipment. Also, doing it surrounded by nature is much more appealing than a gym for me.

In order to get better at it, I am using the book Overcoming Gravity by Steven Low.

Steven have a huge Reddit community and he is always helping his readers there.

Learning how to code

I never thought that coding could be this fun! I got inspired after seing Derek Sivers minimalistic website. I have to admit that mine is almost like a cheap copy of his.

The idea of creating stuff just by writing weird things in a .txt file is just mindblowing for me. Right now I am getting deeper in HTML, CSS and Java Script. That's how I am doing this blog.

If you want to learn programming too, I definetely recommend the website W3 Schools. Everything I did here was learned there, and it is free!

That's it!

If you are familiar with any of these things and would like to share experiences, e-mail me at itsjalves@gmail.com. I would love to discuss about any of them.