Big middle of big week
Performing tonight and tomorrow night. 3 gig week. High water mark
Lots of emphasis on finding tension and releasing it.
Lots of super stretching. Working out my lower back with gravity as I write. Left shoulder could really use some love too
Lost in the Stars!
Get flute part to Patrick.
Keep working on diminished sounds
Playing relaxed is easier, takes less energy, sounds better, allows you to learn faster, and releases tension built up during I relaxed practice
I should care I should learn.
It’s coming slowly and I don’t know why. My brain doesn’t seem to be in a super retention state this week which is too bad. Some times you learn like what, other times not. If there were metrics for tracking things like how fast I’m learning music that would be sweet. Feeling like you’re not leArning music isn’t the same thing as not learning music. Of course you want to feel like you’re taking it all in, but in most ways it’s better to actually just take it in. Press forward
Getting better. Kink nearly worked out of my left shoulder. Don’t know how it got there, but likely as a result of not bowing in a relaxed position, should too high, too much tension and force. Whoops!
Dim harmony stuff
Passing, dominant and auxiliary diminished chords. Pass chords typically step down by semi tone between degree 3 and 2 in major. Diminished chords can also have a tonic function
In C, Emi7, D#°7, Dmi7.
D#°7 = D#, F# A C, or D# E# F# G# A B C Cx
Dmi7 = D F A C or D E F G A B C
The root and third stepping down is a nice sort of settling to an otherwise restless sound.
Dominant diminished chords are also sweet. They work like a tritone sub in many ways, where the root steps down by semi tone. “
C#°7 = C# E G Bb, or C# D# E F# G A Bb C C#
Slap an A under the C# and you’ve got A7b9 which leads to D all day. Dominant diminished chords pass upwards.
Auxiliary diminished chords expand harmony, typically either a Maj7 or a 7 chord, but I think it could find use else where.
CMa7 | C°7 :||
C7 | C°7 :||
C e g b
C Eb gb a
Or c e g Bb
C Eb Bb Gbb
Chord chart idea:
Dmi | % | G
Listening to John Scofield, it’s nice to find a guitar player that I like to listen to. It was getting to be quite a while.
Mode 1 string
Long tones fifths c Mel min
Stretch! My left leg is getting tight from biking everyday
Get rehearsal together for this week end.
Practice long voyGe
Start straight no chaser transcription on bass
Work on September song.
I Should Care
So much to do so much to see
Long Voyage rehearsal
Practice my part
Long tones in 4ths c Mel minor
Continue learning I should care
Email to Marie and Brandon for oct 18th
Sinatra September song
Thank Alli for poster pick up
Update chess club ladder
Out of Nowhere bass line in new key.
Practice day. So much time to practice on Thursdays.
Keep working on Long Voyage. Good progress yesterday.
30 min of transcribing tonight
September song Frank Sinatra lift.
Long tones in 9ths ascending Mel minor.
Test tune memory.
Edit to do lists and calendars
Oh it’s a long long while
Working in mike’s Stella exercise
What is this Thing Called?
To light on technique, too much to do today for the full thing.
c Mel minor long in 7ths for 6
1 string modes
Sort of music for Chase Sanborn ensemble
Good long technical warm up
7 beat long tone 5ths Mel minor
Ear traininging ‘9
Vocal jazz at 11
Ear training at 2
Write out Murley lick assignment
Figure out a blues to transcribe. Talk to Jim about it
What is this thing called love
Work on long voyage, reading work and playing too!
Rehearsal for it is at 11. Continue to work on Frank Sinatra September Song thing. Must memorize the changes by the end of today for lesson, which is after master class.
Then, what is this thing called love.
I need a blues solo to transcribe.
Long tones fourths
Single string modes of melodic
Start working on Stella By Starlight and September Song.
Hit up black board and print those materials off.
Getting I. Touch with Monty is a great idea! Also I should spend the 15 minutes on sight reading again today.
Pick a bass blues to transcribe too.
Technique including hedge hog
Speak low in keys