Bonnie McKee’s Guitar Crash Course For ‘CSI:NY’

checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@bonniemckee) on Wednesday (November 12), discussing how she took on a guitar playing role on ‘CSI:NY’ even though she doesn’t play guitar, forcing the singer to take a crash course before hitting the set. McKee writes:


So I kinda sorta took the role of Eleanor Rivera, a street musician who plays GUITAR without telling anyone that I don’t, in fact play guitar at all. Whoops! I knew it was wrong and I did it anyway! haha….

I have taken minimal guitar lessons throughout my life. Once when I was fifteen in Seattle with a hunky guitar teacher that made my hands shake too badly to even hold a chord. Or it could’ve been the meth, who knows? LOL Those only lasted a few months… and then I gave it another shot when my ex bought me a guitar and showed me a trick or two. But I always kinda felt like “Why the hell would anyone ever want to play an instrument that fu**ing hurts so bad?!!” and I always gave up before I even had the chance to build up the calluses to numb the pain.

But this time, folks… I didn’t have a choice!! I knew it would be a great opportunity for me to finally buckle down and master this guitar thing I’ve been wrestling with my whole life. So I dusted off my old guitar and got to work! I had about ten days to figure it out, but they didn’t know which songs they wanted me to perform yet. I sent them 8 songs and then immediately was like “SH**!! Why did I do that? Now I have to learn 8 fu**ing songs in ten days!!!” Luckily, I tend to write in the same keys so as long as I knew the chords, I knew I’d be okay.

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