There are few things more challenging to remember to do (both for myself and for every single one of my students) than SLOW practice. Here is some genius advice from Bassoonist William Short. Source: Getting the Most out of Practicing — William Short
Siberian Sleigh Ride, by Don Byron came on my headphones reminding me how much I love Byron’s Bug Music album (wiki). “Old” tunes, quirkily arranged, sometimes complicated, joyful, and thoroughly enjoyable. Sounds like a description of a person I like. Here’s Siberian Sleigh Ride
Adam Neely, Paul Davids, Ben Levin, Nahre Sol and Samurai Guitarist try to make something musical using the Locrian scale (7th mode of the major scale). Bjork’s Locrian tune Army of Me
Kurt Vonnegut When I was 15, I spent a month working on an archeological dig. I was talking to one of the archeologists one day during our lunch break and he asked those kinds of ‘getting to know you,’ questions you ask young people: Do you play sports? What’s your favorite subject? And I told…
I’m really enjoying Jake Lizzio’s offerings on YouTube. He’s also got a Patreon page. Here’s his excellent analysis of John Lennon’s Imagine.
Some great stuff in here on different types of practice, structuring your time, and words of wisdom, like this gem: “Practicing technique is like polishing a water faucet. It doesn’t make the water taste better or make it any more pure.” Pat Metheney Though Beato uses guitar playing to illustrate these ideas, you can absolutely…
Great content. I especially enjoyed hearing the “off” versions (sometimes with a chuckle), when Jake uses the scale in a less-than-ideal way.
Viento de Agua – La Reina Mía: Daniel Díaz y su Tripandero