A video crew took some videos of my band rehearsing some Beatles bluegrass arrangements. George Harrison knows how to write a song.
Let discord of every name and nature be heard no more, and let the harmonious and the true sense of Life and being take possession of human consciousness.
—Mary Baker Eddy
Cease to tread any byway of dependency. Only by radical self-sufficiency and self-reliance does one gain personal freedom. Once free, our ability to help others is expanded.
For me there are only two kinds of music: good and bad, and I consider the music that expresses most the best music.
Trying my hands at self production these days…I used pro tools 10 and two neumann mics, a u89 on vocals and a km84 on my acoustic.
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.
I feel my fate in what I cannot fear.
I learn by going where I have to go.
-Theodore Roethke, The Waking
Time and rhythm are king! Number one! All notes seem to sound good when they are played with “good time.”
Often jazz educators present improvisation techniques by first teaching which notes to play and then describing how to put these notes to various rhythms. There is a profound difference in taking rhythms and then applying the notes to those particular rhythms.
Rhythms are inexhaustible.