I'm starting to prepare for a post-Covid world, yes I really believe it will arrive. So, I'm back at the piano exploring new musical sounds getting ready. Enjoy.
I want to change my time sense. I play on top of the beat. Drums and piano ride front and centre. I want to learn to control my placement, consciously and deliberately. At age 61, why not? If not now, when?
Drumming ideas from Lowell Whitty
It's arrived. Lockdown 2.0
I'm changing the focus of this blog to a practice blog. I hope this will be helpful for my students. Secondly, it will help me stay focused over the winter as we await a miracle.
Her retirement project? Violin. Started 2 years ago. Next month she plays her first violin exam. I will be accompanying. Our first world tour can't be far off now.
This being throw-back Wednesday we present from last year: Batman Boogie Woogie
1. Developing exercises both tactical and auditory for my jazz students
2. Music history group forming: level 9
3. Bach, Beethoven, Brahms this week
4. Lesson next week
1. Paradiddle applications
2. Working on a more open and robust sound when playing in 2
3. Solid funk articulations in shuffle grooves
4. Composing a piano/snare drum duet of 16 measures for a student
5. Weekly lessons
1. Mixing for Fade/Dissolve cinematic noise trio
2. Some new patches for my Arturia Microfreak. Micro be damned, this things a monster
What we knew was coming has arrived.
What will I be practicing?
With whom will I be playing music with?
1. My wife. She has her first violin exam in December. What fun.
2. Fade/Dissolve Cinematic Noise Trio. We are mixing tracks now.
3. Piano/Drum duo, more news on that upcoming.
Stay safe, follow health directions, see you on the other side.
What I'm up to behind the scenes.