It looks like rehearsals may soon be shut down again. Crap. What will I do?
Despite the ongoing pandemic we are finding safe ways to play together. When the weather gets cold it will be a challenge, but we are staying on top of developments. If we must take the winter off, so be it.
1. Jam with singer/guitarist Michael McGuire: Swing and Trad. Oh what fun that was. Drumming
2. Rehearsal with guitarist Andrew Stevenson, a fellow educator. We'll be reviewing, refreshing our list of memorized jazz standards. Piano
Tis the season to buy instruments.
This is going to be fun. The microfreak is for synthesizer freaks, no generic patching here. Just hours of knobby fun to look forward to.
Gretsch Broadkaster drums, Bebop sizes. I tuned this puppy up, way up and ping. Jazz Heaven. Someday I'll be worthy of them.
I'm a minnow in an ocean of sharks. That being said, I have a thriving micro-business. I'm grateful, especially in the age of Covid-19.
From time to time piano teachers call me for advice and a consult. I admire their courage to reach out. Here my notes from a recent meeting with a young piano teacher with amendments.
Notes from out meeting:
Good luck and call me in a year.
Making music in the time of COVID-19
1st Covid duo jam this Wednesday with Rory. He'll stand inside the front door, I'll be in the dinning room on piano 15 feet away. It's a large room, good ventilation, masks.
July we restart the trios.
Practice, study, and teach. Most importantly: reimagining the future.
“Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell that solitude is fine.”
Week 7 of Covid captivity
What I'm up to behind the scenes.