Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Holiday Cheer and Check In
OK, so I thought we could all use some Holiday Cheer!
I've been dealing with a cough and feeling really tired lately so working out has been challenging. I plan to be in the gym tomorrow. But I've been trying to walk and stretch as much as I can.
Musically, I really miss playing with my homeboy Mauricio. Maybe I just need to drop by his work and see how he's doing.
My practicing is taking a good turn, it's taken me a couple of years to start following through on some stuff, but it seems to be taking now. I started last night by taking an intro and the first pasadita to an Esteban Jordan song. Then after getting it decent, I move it through all 12 keys for the full range of my acordeón. I'll work on this through December. Then I'll see if I feel like my playing improved. I don't have a gig until February I think, so I'll have time to assess it. But I really want to get to a level that I'm happy with.
There's some basic jazz stuff I'm working on with the guitar and the bass also. I'll also be working on doing some blues improvisation stuff. I'm really trying to get to where hearing the changes and following along becomes more automatic. I haven't gotten to where I want with that.