Saturday, March 25, 2006

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I'm having trouble playing the last 11 seconds of Tim's solo up to speed. There is a sweep-picked arpeggio (I think) and it's done quite fast. Right now I'm thinking about it to much and I'm trying to the extended lick into my fingers at a 10% slowdown, hoping that this will help me to flow through the piece when it's time.
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I've got the lick pretty well down at 10% less and I'm going to take a break to let my fingers process the information. There is a point of diminishing results that we can run into with any sort of playing. Right now I feel like I'm at the point of diminishing input. I don't think I could do anything else to get my fingers to understand this lick. I've played it enough times, they've just got to figure it out on their own time.
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Half the day passed before I picked up the guitar again and before I did, I listened to Tim's Solo on loop in the background. As I picked up the guitar again the solo was better under my hands and only shaky in a few random places. The solo could use some steeping (maybe a week or two). So the solo has officially been learned and now I move on to tune #3.
When I came back to the Paul Desmond Solo I was a little out of place with it from having worked so much on the Tim Miller solo. Paul Desmond is such a different soloist. His time, feel and melodic sensibillity is so different I had a difficult time getting back into his swing. I'm too worried about it, as I bring these two tunes back into balance I think it will all even out.

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