Thursday, April 13, 2006


As I introduce balance in my playing, I'm beginning to discover that I'm pushing myself out of balance into this new realm and away from primary ear studies.
But new things are exciting.
I spent some time today playing around with parker's head on Confirmation from the omni book. I was working on the tune with a metronome, then the loop station (backing chords), and then downloaded the song and worked from there. The recorded version of the tune had a couple more approach or pick-up notes and illustrated what the trill or slur lines meant. I don't have a lot of background in reading those things.
While I was doing this I would also take a break with free-improv and then improvising over the parker changes by ear and just see what happens. My default fingerings, melodies and improvs are getting better and more clear. Some of the old stupid mistakes are clearing themselves up and other stupid mistakes are still there. I'm having a good time improvising and I'm curious to see what a Parker head will do to my ear & playing.
On top of that I'm working on preparing some tunes for Valerie's recital this weekend. I've got to break out the classical guitar for that. I'm not looking forward to it. I like playing one guitar for long periods of time and I don't want to put the Klein away. I should just get a nylon Kleinish guitar. I would never need another instrument.


Blogger Brendan Burns said...

I wish I could still adjust the time on my blogger posts. I missed Wednesday by moments.

12:02 AM  

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